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“Best meal we had in Cartegena”
Review of Alma Restaurant

Alma Restaurant
Ranked #39 of 698 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $70
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Alma restaurant radiates the life of Cartagena de Indias and offers the best of traditional cuisine created by renowned veteran Chef Heberto Eljach. Guests enjoy a range of innovative classic Cartagenian dishes showcasing Chef Eljach’s skill, including exquisite seafood casserole, a variety of ceviches, prime aged beef in various cuts, lobster tail and seafood prepared with traditional techniques perfected. For dessert, local favorite – Coconut Pie with coconut lemonade sorbet – satisfies the sweet tooth.
Miami, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Best meal we had in Cartegena”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

you can't go wrong here. Breakfasts were fantastic and so was the dinner. We ventured out to other places but found the hotel restaurant to be the best choice anyway!

Visited June 2013
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“Fantastic dinning experience”
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We loved this restaurant from the pre drink mojitos througt to the fantastic sweets, the lemon and coconut pie being delightful. The wine list is very top end and it was difficult to find a more affordable bottle to match outr menu selection. In the end I went for a $140,000 bottleof Pinot which was lovely. This was one of the more affordable bottles on the menu although wine by the glass is available. The music and ambiance are perfect. If you don't mind splashing out on some good wine with great food in a wonderful romantic setting then this place is for you. A great treat.

  • Visited August 2013
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NYC
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231 reviews
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“very good food, great setting”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

the food is great. try their ceviches. their fish recipes are light, tasty and elegant. the ambiance is calm, and nice, good background music, almost romantic, without being corny. the service is very good. pricing was decent for what you get. Mojitos are a must, or an Cubano Viejo, or a Freddo Corleone, if you hit the bar first. the hotel is gorgeous as well.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A delicious meal in a lovely setting”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband, 15-year old and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Alma on our last night in Cartagena. The food was very well prepared and quite creative. The service was attentive. The decor at the restaurant was quite stunning. While pricier than some of the other top restaurants where we dined on this trip, it was an enjoyable experience.

Visited July 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Try the mojitos!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

You can get anything from a top notch cocktail to a great meal. The staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is superb!

Visited June 2013
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