Donde Fidel Salsa Club
Donde Fidel Salsa Club
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4.0
446 reviews
Excellent
218
Very good
147
Average
44
Poor
12
Terrible
25

DaniBonato
Rio de Janeiro, RJ48 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Friends
We just sat on the table outside and two of my friends ordered beer. We said We would see other drinks later and the waiter said in a rude tone that 3 was the minimum amount of drinks to start. We found that just ridiculous and went away.
May be too overrated and even though the bar was empty the waiters were not polite/helpful.
Written October 19, 2021
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790jacquelinef
Nipomo4 contributions
Feb. 2019
Wow, what a place. I felt transported back in time at this fun music filled bar. The eclectic decor just added to the festive mood. Do Not miss going to this bar if you are in Cartegena!
Written January 11, 2020
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Adero J
10 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the music and atmosphere of this bar. The drinks were pricey but the vibe and energy made it worth it.
Written September 7, 2019
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Barry_in_Seneca
Seneca, SC88 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Stopped by there every evening for 4 days, early and late.. Nothing much. Columbia is a place where you expect live music in a salsa club.. just a DJ here. The club is actually 4 small rooms, 2 filled with tables and bored patrons waiting for something to happen. One is a bar, and the last is more tables with room enough for a couple couples to dance.. Columbian-style (like cigarettes in a pack).

There is a big plaza across the street, but we never heard any music there.

Highly overrated.
Written August 9, 2019
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jtatiana_x0
8 contributions
Jul. 2019
What I loved about this place is that they had all different types of salsa from all over the world. There is a bar area, upstairs and indoor small tables area and outdoor seating which gives the tourists options. I really enjoyed the service and recommend it for those who want to listen to all different types of salsa! You are able to have a quick drink or learn some dance moves with locals. Thanks fidel your vibe was great!!
Written August 5, 2019
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CFEIII
Center, TX4,807 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Solo
Always a great place, near the clock tower. Evenings for great people watching, music!I love the Cubano music and check out the musical instruments on the ceiling!
Written July 21, 2019
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Pdragula
Pittsburg, CA104 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We read the reviews and we went there hoping to find a “Salsa Club”....don’t waste your time. It is under the Hard Rock Cafe, on the corner. We had to walk by the place five times because we couldn’t believe that it was really just a hole in the wall bar. It was filled with old men watching soccer, with seating outside across from place. We went back several times and never saw any dancing at all, just really loud music.

Very disappointed.
Written June 23, 2019
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Chris Y
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
This is the spot to check out if you’re wandering this side of the walled city and need a drink and enjoy people watching.
Written June 1, 2019
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ElieBen
Toronto, Canada49 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
What can I say about this place?

It is where I started and ended my nights...

The venue itself it very small but luckily they have tables set up al fresco so you can enjoy the sounds and people watch in the beautiful walled city. We always started by sitting outside and then when we were ready to dance, we would move into the bar.
The waiters are great and attentive there...the best out of all of the bars/clubs that we went to.

The music was LOUD and I loved it!! They played the classics all night and although there wasn't tons of room to dance, people didn't mind squeezing tight to make room. I met some amazing people there and honestly, my best memories of my trip are on that tiny little dance floor.

Drinks are reasonable and I love the vibe! I hope that you do also!
Written February 26, 2019
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ditchthislife
Regina, Canada1,531 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Couples
We first travelled to Cartagena in 2013 and one of our fondest memories was spending time at Donde Fidel. Every day after our Spanish/Salsa lessons we would head over there for a beer before we hiked back to our condo in Boca Grande.

Fast forward to 2019. Drinking a cold beer at Donde Fidel was one of the things I was looking forward to the most! This trip we stayed right in the center and, although it was late when we landed, we made our way down to Donde Fidel to see if it was still as good as we remembered. I have to say, it was even better! We loved going over during the day but to be there at night was even better.

It's a great place to people watch, listen to old school salsa and drink the coldest beer in town. This really feels like a "local" experience. So many people come in just to see all of the pictures of Fidel posing with all of the greats of the salsa world.

Fidel is now 78 years old and he rules that corner of Cartagena. You can find him there day and night presiding over his historic bar.
Written February 14, 2019
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