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“Great, underrated place”
Review of Palets

Palets
Ranked #145 of 689 Restaurants in Cartagena
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Gastropub, Fusion, Wine Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Redwood City, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great, underrated place”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to this restaurant because at the time it was ranked second in tripadvisor. To my surprise it lost that ranking in the past weeks, and I think it deserves to go back to that place. It is located outside the walls of old Cartagena, but it is easily reachable by taxi. The staff is very attentive and the food is delicious. Do not miss the manta ray carpaccio. The fish soup was also delicious. It is not at all expensive, which means that this is probably the best price-quality relationship you will find in Cartagena.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Sandra K
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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“"Awesome"”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

I am a full time traveler,living in NY and I believe that I had extensive knowledge about local gastronomical choices. I decided to go to this place due to the good reviews written here and my experience was beyond my expectations. I went with friends and we were greeted by the owner upon our arrival . He was very friendly and always making sure that everything was going well. I liked the atmosphere and the background jazz music was the right addition to the nice environment for a perfect dinner .I liked the bar area. The food was delicious and very tasty . We followed the recommendations given by the server , I tried the paella negra and was very delighted by this choice .There are no words to describe the mixture of flavors . Also tried the "langostinos" and were also very good .
The restaurant is located outside the traditional downtown tourist area but still in a nice neighborhood and is worth the trip because you will really enjoy your visit . It is only 10 minutes away from downtown and close to the new developing Hotel areas in the city suburbs ,so getting there is not a problem.
I really enjoyed my visit and I definitively will go back to this restaurant every time I have the chance to come back to this magic city .I highly recommend this place .You definitively won't regret it .

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank labe7000
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not fantastic...not even close”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

The food is very good. The paella is unique and delicious. The ambiance, however lacks taste. The music is loud and not very good. Our server tried hard but really didn't know much. Couldn't recommend a wine an didn't know how to pour a glass.

Went once, wouldn't go back.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Steven L
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Roberto B, Propietario at Palets, responded to this review, August 4, 2015
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Sentimos muchísimo y sus comentarios lo agradecemos y con ello buscaremos mejorar la experiencia
Mil gracias
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Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the excellence of fine dinning”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been to many restaurants and bistros all over the Caribbean and some Europeans as well as central America and the USA. I want emphasize the fact that I am not a food critic but, I love food. Especially sea food and in particular "paella marinera". You see there is something special in the mixture of all kinds of sea food spices and rice that makes my mouth water. The other day I had the opportunity to delight me and my wife, with one of the best experiences in dinning. We decided to visit PALLET'S the trending new restaurant in Cartagena de Indias. We went on a Friday evening and Roberto, (the owner) came to welcome us. we sat on the terrace enjoying the smooth ocean breeze. Over the air we could hear nice relaxing jazz music playing. We were beginning to enjoy the evening. We went through the menu and decided to order...PAELLA NEGRA...OMG! exclaimed my wife, I told her I had tried it before elsewhere and that it was good. I was not prepared for what we received...the waiter had not yet reached our table and the aroma was already invading our noses, then there it was, it was a magnificent dish filled with all sorts of marine life exquisitely cooked and mixed in octopus ink tainted rice, the taste of ancient traditions invaded my mouth and my palate enjoyed an experienced never before encountered. It was pure delicious joy...once our pleasure consumed over copious glasses of white wine, we sat in contemplation and happily ended our dinner, dancing smooth romantic jazz played by the house band...in all an unforgettable experience. I recommend all locals and visitors to pay Pallet's a visit, you will never forget it!

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Roberto L
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