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“It's a good snack bar - not a resaurant”
Review of Lulo

Lulo
Ranked #3 of 286 Restaurants in Santa Marta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, South American, Colombian, Central American, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Natural and Fresh Cafe + Juice Bar specializing in Arepa Gourmet, Wraps, Panini, Pitas, Salads, Ceviches, Fresh Smoothies and Juices, Organic Coffee, Mojitos and Margaritas. We also have breakfast till 12pm and Happy Hour 7-9pm. Free wifi
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“It's a good snack bar - not a resaurant”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

The food isn't bad probably worthy of a bit more than 3 blobs. It's certainly better than the average Colombian areparia. Unfortunately, Trip Advisor doesn't have anything between average and very good and it's certainly not "very good". Also some other things let it down.

It's small and a bit grotty and service tends towards the disinterested end of the scale. But the really low point has to be the chairs - Their designer must previously have worked for the Spanish Inquisition. If we visit again I think we'll take the food away and go and sit on a wall in the Plaza de los Novios to eat it.

  • Visited February 2012
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Sydney
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Loved Lulo when I was in Santa Marta, the guys running it were fantastic and the food and drinks wonderful.
Loved the coffee.

Visited May 2011
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Thank Kat P
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Philadelphia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazingness”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Colombia has some great food, but it is kind of hard for vegetarians. Lulo was a refuge in a land of otherwise bland vegetarian options. Lulo had a modern take on the arepa. The ingredients were super fresh, and the smoothies were only topped by the cocktails. Oh...and the place is super cheap.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank WestPhillyKat
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cool, contemporary, casual, delicious”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

This is a tiny little cafe/sandwich place which I can't recommend enough as a little break from (delicious but samey) Colombian cuisine and aesthetic. Santa Marta is a fairly undeveloped place, and this cafe (run by an American and her Colombian partner) is the perfect spot to stop for lunch and a smoothie.

Menu is simple, delicious sandwiches and wraps, accompanied by great smoothies/juices and real coffee. I imagine an English language menu is available, but if not, your American hostess can surely translate.

Good pricing, good casual atmosphere, tasty food, no fuss. Enjoy!

  • Visited January 2012
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Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place to enjoy coffee or an evening meal...”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

I had several great meals at Lulo and most enjoyed the location and coffees... Great place to have a quiet evening meal...

  • Visited May 2011
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