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El Bistro

Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46 | frente de la Olimpica de badillo, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
+57 5 6602065
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (21 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly
Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46 | frente de la Olimpica de badillo, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
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1 - 10 of 290 reviews

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Bad food, full of tourists. The colombians here think you take their place. Looong wait to have a seat, to be served... Really awful experience.

Thank can a
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Best restaurant in Cartagena value quality vice, excellent service, good German style bread and desserts: I was their first customer when it opened 15 years ago.

Thank ole o
Reviewed 27 March 2018

It took 30 minutes to provide a draft beer and 2 sangrias (that were so full of fruit they were more of a fruit salad), and another 30 minutes to bring the fish. Simple and delicious, but why so slow on everything? Thank goodness we...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch in El Bistro! Soups were really, really good, and our plates (arroz caribeno and lomo) delicious. After 2 weeks in Colombia where sometimes food can be a bit boring and quite fat, we really enjoyed the food!!

Thank margotgil
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I got the octopus and my friend got some type of black pasta. Both were delicious! My plate was small so definitely order something in addition. The bread was really good too!

Thank Lina C
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I had excellent vegetable penne here for lunch and a nice craft beer on draft, but two things I didn't like about service that day: I was served a pint instead of the regular size beer without asking (14.000 COP) and the waiter insisted with...More

Thank Poly G
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as a recommendation for the best Mojitos ever, at the end was the only thing that we could have, our food was never delivered and after over an hour of waiting we decided to cancel the order, they never apologized...More

Thank Yulied G
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The food here is very tasty!! However they mix up the orders a little bit:) waiters are very nice and friendly. You pay around 15€ per person if order starter, main dish and a beer. A place to return!

Thank Bruno Fil C
Reviewed 25 February 2018

6 of us went to this restaurant for dinner, after the sunset at Café del Mar. The service was great, smiley, and fun. They did their best to communicate and the owners English was very good so we had no problem at all between our...More

Thank humanwavetheresa
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We ordered a simple salad and penne with Ragu sauce. 30 minutes after ordering, the waitress came to our table and asked if waiting another 15 minutes would be ok as they had an issue in the kitchen. 30 minutes later, she said another 15...More

Thank David C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 000 - US$40 000
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46 | frente de la Olimpica de badillo, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6602065
  • E-mail
Restaurante caribeño, fundado en 1999, sitio bohemio especializado en comida fresca de alta calidad utilizando productos de estacion y autoctonos de la region, trabajamos de la mano de diferentes fundaciones de emprendimiento social y cultural del departamento de Bolivar. Nuestra mano de obra capacitada con madres cabeza de hogar y desplazados.
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