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El Balcon Eat Drink Love

Plaza de San Diego | Esquina 2º Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 311 7533034
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Colombian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Plaza de San Diego | Esquina 2º Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This was our first meal in Cartagena and it did not disappoint! The ceviche was excellent. Both kids and adults enjoyed our meals. We sat out on the balcony overlooking Plaza San Diego and enjoyed watching the horse drawn carriages, the performers, and people watching...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Such a cosy place to talk, chill and have a nice time with someone or by your own. Service is really good and food is excellent. Since I discovered it, I fell in love with that lovely environment. Totally recommend.

Thank Erika C
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was a very hip restaurant overlooking San Diego Plaza. The food was great--I had a cheeseburger. I had a margarita also and it was very stout. All four people in my party enjoyed their meals. The prices were good, as was the selection.

1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We only popped in for a drink but ended up having several! It was so nice to sit outside on the balcony enjoying drinks without being constantly pestered by hawkers! It was a good spot for people watching and the wine was good too. Unfortunately...More

Thank lozj1979
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Pleasant seating upstairs, food is okay, wine soso and totally overpriced for what you get. Rather for drinking beer than for anything else, which seems also what most people come for.

Thank Ursula S
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in randomly for a late dinner as we were headed back towards our hotel. The meal was absolutely fantastic and the most memorable of all our dining for the week. The atmosphere was perfect, the prices are externally reasonable and...More

Thank scott_welpe
Reviewed 19 January 2018

If you can, get here before the dinner rush and get a spot on the balcony. You won't regret it! We initially just stopped in for a drink on a whim and ended up staying for 3 rounds + dinner. The view over the park,...More

Thank NordAtHeart
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This spot overlooks the Plaza de San Diego in the walled city. We stumbled onto this place and ended up drinking on their balcony for a couple of hours. Prices were a little higher than elsewhere, but not by much. I can't say anything about...More

Thank Milo S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Great place for a balcony view! I went at night so it was very lively with great street entertainment. You will love the Michael Jackson and Shakira entertainers!

Thank Romel G
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is AMAZING! Kids are welcomed! Excellent Service! Great Vibes and 2 for 1 Happy Hour! ♥️🇨🇴

Thank Kristen B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:15
15:00 - 23:15
15:00 - 23:15
15:00 - 23:15
15:00 - 23:15
15:00 - 23:15
15:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de San Diego | Esquina 2º Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 311 7533034
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Ambient cafe/restaurant/bar set in the buzzy and historic Plaza San Diego. Delicious food at great prices. Famous for their authentic thai green curry, nachos, ceviche, hummous, and the best mojitos in town!
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