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“Good music and cool atmosphere”
Review of Demente

Demente
Ranked #27 of 720 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: No reservations required!
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place has a good feel with great decoration and funky music. Quite expensive and not for the cocktail lover as just spirits or wine but deff worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

dont miss it! congrats to the owner! great music, great staff, great food!!. after a long term looking for a place to eat and drink in a casual style, we found this place. now you have two paisas fans!

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

I visit here often as I have been in Cartagena for over three months. The building is cool, the food a great value with big taste and the the staff first class.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

nice location on the corner of plaza trinidad
beautiful old style well restored house, nice bar inside and possibility to sit outside to watch the activities in the evenings while having a cold beer and some tapas.

although the beer is quite small - they do not offer large 0,5 l - it is well chilled.
the fresh fruit juices are nice

prices are rather on the higher side for colombia - 4629 COP without VAT for a 0,25 l glass!
for foreigners it is still cheap (2 €).

the scenery in the evening is very nice and it is relaxing to watch street vendors (burgers and hotdogs) and some artists - the plaza opposite is always quite filled with people - locals mixed with tourists.

the location is very save (you may take your children along as the there is much activity on the plaza) - some years ago this would not have been possible!

the staff is very welcoming and open minded - we wanted to have a burger from one of the vendors in front of us and the waiter allowed us to take it to the table (a big thanks to the staff - this is not very common).

please be aware, that the seating outside is not suitable for larger groups as there are just a view chairs and tables on the side walk.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

On our second visit to Cartagena my husband and I decided to stay in the walled city and in the Getsemani area. One night as we were walking to Plaza Trinidad we rounded the corner and stumbled upon Demente, a corner tapas bar/restaurant that stands out among the street vendors and acrobat performers. We sat at the bar and enjoyed some delicious tapas and the cheerful company of the owner Nicholas. We sampled the grilled octopus, the eggplant and the oxtail mini burgers and I must say everything we tried was so good and flavorful that during our weeklong stay, we ventured back again and again and...again. Nicholas has a small selection of wines on the menu but they are carefully chosen by him and are perfect with everything on the menu. The rose was a favorite of mine and on a hot day there's nothing better. The space itself it unique; the open air main room has a bar with stools, tables with rocking chairs and some outside seating. It's dimly lit in the evening which only adds to the sultry feeling of humid Cartagena at night and under the stars. This is an absolute "must do" when in the old city of Cartagena!

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