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“Good food, great atmosphere”

El Balcon Eat Drink Love
Ranked #126 of 797 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Colombian, International, Fusion
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ambient cafe/restaurant/bar set in the buzzy and historic Plaza San Diego. Delicious food at great prices. Famous for their authentic thai green curry, nachos, ceviche, hummous, and the best mojitos in town!
Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Beef dish was a little chewy but delicious. Seafood was in a very tasty sauce. The owner was so welcoming and made me want to be there. He speaks good English. Prices were quite reasonable (think $3 beer). It has open air balconies on two sides looking onto Plaza de San Diego, but also has air conditioners cooling those inside. Perfect local festive atmosphere inviting a casual meal with friends. Would love to go there again!

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

After walking all over the city, this was a great place to have dinner and drinks. It was not in the touristy area of the old city and it overlooked a plaza in San Diego area of the old city. Decorations in the restaurant were cool, the balcony of the place is the main attraction if you can get a seat. Need some help on wine service and for communication barrier, knowing what wine is what.

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Thank ncthomeexp
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Just when I was about to give up on Cartagena restaurants, I stumbled upon El Balcon.

What a great place to chill! The view over the plaza and people watching opportunities are fantastic and entertaining, the service was good, staff were friendly and the mojitos were great.

I ate Thai chicken curry. Also really good and my first decent meal in Cartegena.

Overall a really worthwhile experience. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Tamara248
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We ate ate the resturant because of favourable reviews. The ? owner assured me that they could do the Thai curry with vegetables only (I have been a vegetarian for 42 years). And I was very clear in ordering that I wanted the vegetarian Thai curry. (Sin carne) To my horror as I got down in the bowl, there were pieces of chicken. We complained to the waitress. The owner had vanished, and the cook said that it was prepared with chicken. Then they still charged me for the dish. Not happy. The food is expensive, and there are better places to eat.

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Thank BigAl1_8
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

" Resto bar El balcon " his a great place to have a little coctail and oversee the wonderfull place just in front...family owned Abdul Falah and his sisters make you fell at home and serve a simple and delicious local food with a taste of middle east and Thai food...if you want to have a great time..this is the place you are looking for..Thanks to the friendly atmosphere...

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