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“Service and Breakfast Top Notch!”
Review of Alma Restaurant

Alma Restaurant
Ranked #63 of 796 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $70
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed May 14, 2014

By far, the service during the breakfast service, was excellent. The servers have very good English skills and when isn't as strong, there is always someone else right there to confirm the information to give you exactly what you want. Fresh fruit, fresh juice, eggs to order and local breakfast treats with salsa and sour cream. We really enjoyed each morning's service.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great service and what a beautiful place. I had to write this review while I'm still having my dessert!

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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I usually take a couple of days to write a review, but this was so good that it couldn't wait.
It is absolutely fantastic. The food is devine. The tuna tartar is super special. It has Asian flavours of soya sauce and ginger with a touch of curry. It is the best I have ever had. Totally unique. I had the Chile's sea bass as the main and it had a sauce of coconut and miso and was sitting on a bed of seaweed that had some sesame seeds. Delightful!
Sat in the courtyard of the magnificent Casa Agustín and the sound of water and the fresh air were unique.
It is a must if you are ever in Cartagena, Colombia. Not cheap by local standards, but it is totally worth it.

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

We made reservations for 845 pm but the place was empty when we arrived. We got a good table inside and the wait staff were very attentive. We ordered the ceviche and the prosciutto which were excellent. For the main course, I ordered a New York Strip with string potatos which was also very good. My friend ordered a seafood risotto but when it arrived, there was no seafood on the plate. She called the attention of the waiter and he said that was how they served it but they still took the plate away and put some mussels in it.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

I had been hearing wonderful reviews on Alma, but I was honestly disappointed - the food is good, but not extraordinary, the service is good, but sometimes it doesn't feel natural, and it is very expensive (although this is the norm for Cartagena). The hotel though is beautiful! Alma is worth a visit, but do not bring high expectations like I did.

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Thank Keekeeseetah1
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