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Restaurante Arabe Internacional

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Carrera 3 # 8-83 | Bocagrande, Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is a very pleasant, well-established icon in Bocagrande. We found it to be expensive in comparison to other middle eastern restaurants in the area. The Plato Mixto Vegetariano was good, but the presence of very doughy fried mini empanadas added nothing but calories. If your Spanish is good I suggest you try to get them to substitute more... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and were immediately impressed by the restaurants' decor, staff politeness and menu of middle eastern foods. Unfortunately for us we ordered the grilled chicken breast platter.We were presented with a dried out version of a double breast on a plate surrounded with a nice salad and French fries.when we showed The waiter... More 

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Miami, Florida
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346 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My brother recommended this restaurant, and was glad he did. Food was absolutely delicious. Staff were funny, but professional. Restaurant itself was clean and well presented. All in all, with quality and quantity, this restaurant is definitely worth the price.

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

As a frequent visitor to beautiful Cartagena we continue to eat at Arabe. It is always on our list of "to do's". My wife and I have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding, the service is top notch, all the little details are adherred to. If you are visiting Cartagena make sure this is on your list of restaurants... More 

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Columbus, OH
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305 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We found this place through TripAdvisor on the list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants; this is a hard city for those who don't eat meat, poultry or seafood. The menu had lots of options; menus are available in Spanish and English. The portions were huge. We ended up taking a lot home that we had for lunch the next day. The meal... More 

Thank gefilte63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Loved everything about this restaurant, the food was fabulous, the service attentive and friendly, the atmosphere relaxing, the prices are regular for Cartagena(i.e. On the high side) but the quality makes you forget the price. We rarely go back to a restaurant when on vacation, there are just too many other options and new experiences. We will make an exception... More 

Thank Catherine S
Richmond, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The price at this restaurant is on the high end (Colombian standard) but the food was really delicious. We were getting tired of meats and this restaurant offers many vegetarian options. The waiter we had was very helpful and made suggestions and all he suggested were very delicious. I wanted to try their Quibbe so he was able to swap... More 

Thank GSNRich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance of our hotel and found this one. We liked the ambiance and took a chance. we were not familiar with Arabian food but it was wonderful, We asked for recommendations from our waiter for the appetizer and main course. He did not disappoint. The taste was wonderful as was the presentation.... More 

Thank Lynel V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, authentic, flavourful with a lousy service. On a Wednesday night, our server appeared to be on Xanax. No suggestions, no desire to provide advise on the food or even a desire to upsell. Regardless, once we were finished and decided to ask for the bill, the wireless POS terminals to process credit cards were not working. Very frustrating.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The starter with pita bread and several fine tapas was delicious. I had ordered a steak and besides it was very big also very tasteful. At moment we were there it was empty and for such restaurant they deserve better.

Thank Ben L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 3 # 8-83 | Bocagrande, Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: 576654365

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