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“Best Food So Far”
Review of Restaurante Lamart

Restaurante Lamart
Ranked #6 of 286 Restaurants in Santa Marta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Contemporary, International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Food So Far”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

You wouldn't expect this place to be good, since it's situated in a row of restaurants where the waiters try to convince you to to come in. But the food was SO GOOD. I read some reviews in advance and they ring true - go for the risotto with the coconut milk, and don't miss the ceviche. We had the standard ceviche despite their attempt to upsell to a more expensive one, but the standard was so good I could only imagine what the better ones taste like. I'm not even a big fan of ceviche, but the fish was so fresh and they serve it with plantain chips (One bad note, they don't give you enough plantain chips and then over charge you for more, but it's worth it). The risotto is pretty heavy, but so flavorful. The shrimp in it are small, but not fishy. We also tried the black pasta which was great, but a little too much like the risotto with the shrimp and cream. We wished we had tried the chicken curry as people suggested. And, reviewers here are right...the mohitos are just awesome. They have a pretty wide window of happy hour so you'll most likely get it for about $5 (US) each. Lastly, the best part about this restaurant, in our opinion, was the location. The alley is full of restaurants just like it, it lit with fun, funky lights and musicians walk up and down playing for you. Very fun. Very delicious. Very reasonably priced.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent restaurant!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I went, backpacking to Santa Marta and we absolutely loved this restaurant! The service is excellent, and the food is equally as good! This is definitely a place one should go to when visiting Santa Marta!

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent service & ceviche”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

- excellent service.
- excellent ceviche
- fantastic Caribbean influenced chicken curry. Cooked to your taste of spice
- wonderful ambience on a pedestrian street
- reasonable value for money

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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112 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Best meals we had in Colombia”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stumbled upon this place on our first night in Santa Marta. It's on a narrow, pedestrian street, among other restaurants. This one looked the most promising, so we gave it a try. They are big on ceviche, and I must say that having traveled far, and having eaten ceviche in Peru and Ecuador, I came away convinced that I had eated the best ceviche in my life. I got to chat with the young chef, who had mastered his skills working in kitchens in Spain and Argentina. He truly is putting on some fantastic stuff here and the prices, I felt, were very reasonable. The young lady and guy who do the wait service are very nice, both bi-lingual, and made for very good company. We liked the place so much that we returned about three times during our Santa Marta stay.

  • Visited June 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“delicious”
Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

perfect service...........perfect food.......perfect drinks........good located.....a bit expensive but good value for money......highly recommend......

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Thank Rico G
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