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“Best food,best service,best ambiance !”

Malagana Cafe & Bar
Ranked #41 of 698 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.
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“Best food,best service,best ambiance !”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I went there recently with my bestfriend.We went to the hidden rooftop. hands down best view of Cartagena . If you go visit Cartagena ,Malagana is a must go. Their corozo margarita is out of this world.

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Pleasant enough”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

I'm sure that with a group of friends, the tiny roof top space would be fun. Dining alone, wasn't quite so exciting. The food was pleasant as was the service and the decor.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Great place! Awsome food!!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Malagana Cafe & Bar is a great place to have great drinks and delicious dinner, the hospitality of the owners make you feel like family ¡definitely a Must in Cartagena!

  • Visited June 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Great place, Great ceviche!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I had the opportunity to have dinner in malagana and it met all of my expectations. It's a small but cozy restaurant with a beautiful rooftop, I really enjoyed my experience there.
You definitely have to try the ajonjoli ceviche!

  • Visited May 2013
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“Does what it says on the tin”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Nicely arranged over three floors. We had beers ($2) and quesadillas ($8) on the roof terrace. Not a great view but was good to get out of sweltering heat. Decor is great. Livens up later on.

  • Visited May 2013
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