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“Rooftop seating!”

Malagana Cafe & Bar
Ranked #34 of 811 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: If Cartagena were a cocktail it would be a brightly-coloured concoction, a perfect blend of eternal summer breezes, romantic history, music, stunning views and friendly faces.Re-creating this magical mix isn't as easy as it looks but Malagana Cafe & Bar has succeeded in blending the winning ingredients at its three-storey gem in the heart of Getsemani. Named after a sleepy village about an hour and a half from Cartagena on the road south to Palenque, the sisters (with a little help from the New York Times) have placed this town on the map with a winning mix of foot-tapping tunes, friendly faces in abundance and a lively rooftop view that comes with refreshing summer breezes seven nights a week.With all the Cartagena cocktail boxes ticked you are guaranteed a lip smacking evening at this joyous refuge for design-friendly patrons.A flashpacker crowd holed up in the nearby hostels have lapped up the sisters' exotic cocktail and converted Malagana from peaceful backwater into the hippest, mosaic rooftop terrace in Getsemani, fast becoming the coolest barrio in Colombia.The signature cocktails made with local fruits - the Mango Biche Mojito and Corozo Margarita - certainly hit the spot after a hard day's exploring.If you're looking to kick the evening off early arrive between 18.00 and 20.00 to take advantage of the two for one happy hour.
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Sat at the rooftop patio at night -- nice place. We just had beers and we had the patio to ourselves for almost an hour. The view is not really great but it is outside and up in the air and it was a romantic setting.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was there one month ago with some friends celebrating my birthday, I love the cocktails! and the staff were very special with me...I'll back there on december...

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Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Not far from where we were staying and having seen trip advisor reviews decided to give it a go! So glad we did - absolutely amazing! We just stuck to the entrees to try a few different things and lives it!

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We came here after seeing Trip Advisor reviews. We really enjoyed the menu after eating typical Colombian food (fish, rice, and plantains) for the week. Had an amazing green salad with real dark greens, which is hard to find there! The restaurant was quiet on the early side, but picked up later in the night. We even met the owners, two sisters from Bogota, who invited us to join their friends at a bar nearby where we met a ton of friendly Colombians! All in all a good experience.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We visited the restaurant based on the reviews from this website and the food was excellent. We ordered beef with mashed potatoes for main and starters were deli as well. It was only 5 when we came so perhaps thats why the atmosphere was not amazing but it was good.

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