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Bar Restaurante La Cueva

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, South American, Colombian, Pub
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Carrera 43 No. 59 - 03 | La Cueva, donde comienza El Recreo, Barranquilla, Colombia
+57 3409813
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think Texasbilly should stay in Texas. I have been coming to Barranquilla since the 1980s and I speak fluent Spanish. I have heard about La Cueva but today's lunch was my first visit. I thought that it was pretty good. I had the cazuela de mariscos. I had mojito which wasn't bad though not as good as my favourite... More 

Thank Palsace
Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, classy.. the party is super nice. The enviroment was great! 100% recommended.. they have live music! For canavales is a good party!

Thank themummy16
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Live music, great tasting food. Tasteful decor. This was the meeting point of known writers and thinkers. Literature Nobel Prize Gabriel García Márquez and friends would gather to brainstorm and socialize.

Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Wow what else can I say about such a disappointing place. After trying to call for reservations and no answer finally greeted by a young voice telling me that no reservations were necessary. We arrived at the restaurant waiting to find the door locked. However the security guard let us in telling us it was open questions really? After being... More 

Thank Texasbilly1
Springfield, Illinois
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951 reviews
611 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is an institution with a lot of history in Barranquilla. Great music, food and drinks in a festive environment.

1 Thank Clevlander
Barranquilla, Colombia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Bad food in a nice environment. Has gone downhill in last couple of years I will never consider returning

Thank horaciojngg
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

LA Cueva is a very good place, with many information about influyen bohemian people in Barranquilla, like Garcia Marquez, Bohorquez, Samudio. They left their legacy with theircrazy life full of knowlegement and Vacilon.

1 Thank Camilo B
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It is a nostalgic trip into the glorious Barranquilla past. The food is good, and on Friday and Saturday night there is a good music band playing the son and bolero classics. A very nice change from the sometimes over-loud bars and music places. A very nice and natural atmosphere.

1 Thank Martin M
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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223 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Place is so quirky and different, I loved it. Live music, family atmosphere and nice food with good service. I would recommend going when there is live music as it enhances everything. Bar is pretty happening spot to hang with the locals who are worth meeting.

1 Thank Osdanuwati
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Nice dinner, good music, great service. Only thing about the restaurant is that it is a bit far away of nowadays Barranquilla, but it it THE ORIGINAL location where García Márquez met his friends.

Thank Jaime B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, South American, Colombian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 43 No. 59 - 03 | La Cueva, donde comienza El Recreo, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Atlantico Department  >  Barranquilla
  • Phone Number: +57 3409813

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?