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Juan del Mar

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Plaza San Diego 8-12, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645862
11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant jut one block away from our hotel, we ate at the italian and it was delicious, excellent service and nice looking restaurant. We ate a lasagña and the ravioli yummm.

Thank Sgalvez
Cartagena, Colombia
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you sit outside on the terrace, you can ask both the menu of the Italian and the fish restaurant and that is ideal when you are in a large group with different appetites. The problem is that the food was not served at the same time and that you have to pay two bills (at least 30 minutes waiting... More 

Thank kesit0
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad service. We have to wait a lot for a seat. And the maitre de was a guy in underwear and apron seating people?

Thank Mrjuan2
Ajijic, Mexico
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally unacceptable! One house to receive our pizza which, although described as one of the most "loaded" with ingredients when received was: cold, dried out and so thin that you could hold it up between two fingers and see the lights through the pizza. The two uncooked basil leaves that had been dropped on the pizza actually blew off the... More 

Thank Carnivore44
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42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait 30minutes for our table as the queues were big but at the end we managed to eat on a table in the terrace. We ordered the pizza and it was really nice. For a recognised chef the prices were actually good and the mango juice was delicious. Overall I will recommend this place. The owner of... More 

Thank Laura P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all loved what we ordered including the steak (considering it's a seafood restaurant). You need a reservation or the wait can be long but the service was perfect and people were really nice. I would definitely go back !

Thank Carla B
northern NJ
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166 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good meal at Juan del Mar. Two of the four things we ordered were excellent, the other two average or below. The octopus appetizer was overcooked and chewy and the Langoustine was actually a large shrimp (U-15) perfectly cooked over sauced. The warm crab and shrimp with noodles appetizers were both excellent and reflective of what the... More 

Thank AKR1
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious, the service quite good and the place is astonishing! Located in a small plaza full of entertainment, you are guaranteed to have a great time. You can eat inside or out, both sceneries are awesome. Will come back for sure!

Thank asilberman
Cartagena, Colombia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meh...the food is good (not excellent), the elegant room is nice (quite normal). I like the live music and the green mango sherbet. If you chose the pizza restaurant (more informal) you'll find average pizza. Because I am local, I feel I always get average attention, not the ATTENTION I see others receive (get my point?). I believe restaurants must... More 

1 Thank AnaMGonzalez
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived in the historical district from NYC (JetBlue, the no food airline) just in time for lunch. A bottle of chilled white and some three smallish plates. A mixed salad, fried fish and this amazing shrimps in garlicky watery sauce with angel hair pasta. Very satisfying and off to a promising food experience in stunning colonial Cartagena. Carthage!

1 Thank riz_haider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza San Diego 8-12, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6645862

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