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“Fun bar”
Review of FM RESTAURANTE - CLOSED

FM RESTAURANTE
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Right next to Pizza en el Parque
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fun bar”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is the most Americanized place in the walled city with 80's videos and sports playing. If you tired of salsa, this is a good alternative. The bar is open late and they have a small menu for late night bites.

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Tulsa, Okla
Level Contributor
131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“We enjoyed our first meal so much, we came back three nights later”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

In December, we spent a week in Cartagena's walled city, and had a fantastic time there. Tuesday night we found this restaurant and my wife's pepper steak was amazing. So on Friday night we returned per her request.

So we both had the steak after having the fondue appetizer. The appetizer was fine. The steaks were again wonderful. They came to our table cooked to our request (even though my Spanish is not good). Since my wife has a narrow acceptable range, that is not common.

The restaurant was not busy, but we ate early. Just before we left, a band starting playing. They have a courtyard, plus a couple of covered rooms.

So both nights the steak was memorable. I hope to return to Cartagena, and if we do, we will return to the FM.

Visited December 2012
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Meh!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The food was mediocre, & the service was marginal. They have English menus, but the translation was extremely inaccurate. There are many much better restaurants in Cartagena!

  • Visited December 2012
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Houston, TX
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Solid but not outstanding”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Service is solid, setting is nice. The concern is that one of the dishes was seriously close to dangerous - the shrimp in honey and digon mustard was not fully cooked - almost raw. The sauce dominated the seafood so it was not balanced. The pasta was unremarkable and was almost untouched when the dish was returned to the kitchen.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank AmyandDeanHouston
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Tulsa, Okla
Level Contributor
131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Fun evening with food and atmosphere”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

The prawn appetizer was nice. The bread and pâté was nice. The grouper was good.

The steak pimiento was amazing. Just outstanding. Not sure when I have enjoyed a steak more. I have had steak at the Capital Grill in Chicago, Emeril's in South Beach and a high end steak place in Manhattan, but this was as memorable or better.

We ate in the small courtyard. They have a fountain and large palm growing there.

The service was good. The waiter was not great with English, and I am not great with Spanish, so we had a good time playing with our oncersation that bounced between both languages. Very pleasant and fun.

The restaurant is sitting off of Plaza de Santo Toribo or Parque Fernandez de Madrid. It's entry is not that impressive, and it is easy to miss it.

Don't!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank tlccva
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