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Alma Restaurant

) #32 of 604 Restaurants in Cartagena $$$$ Caribbean, Seafood,
Calle de la Universidad No. 36-44 | Downtown (Centro), Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6810052
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Calle de la Universidad No. 36-44 | Downtown (Centro), Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying in the Casa San Agustin Hotel so we had a lot of opportunities to try Alma Restaurant. The food is very good as well as the service, my only complaint would be how long it takes for the food to arrive after...More

Thank patriciaDubai
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If stuffy crowds, pretentious waiters, imitation cocktails and less than appealing foods are your jam, then Alma is for you. In our first night in Cartagena, my friend and I were ecstatic to try one of the highly rated restaurants as we had previously been...More

Thank joleenoerman
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear, Thanks for your comment. The reason why ALMA is one of the best restaurants in Cartagena for several years is exactly because we have high standards of service, quality and freshness in our food. I must say I read your review with disbelief. I...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The excitement of enjoying the delicious cuisine Cartagena has to offer at one of the many highly rated restaurants quickly turned to disappointment as I dined at Alma. As far as food: the sangria was unimaginative and watery, and the seafood pasta was overcooked and...More

Thank Kjacks527
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear, Thanks for your comment. The reason why ALMA is one of the best restaurants in Cartagena for several years is exactly because we have high standards of service, quality and freshness in our food. I must say I read your review with disbelief. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant is beautiful, nicely air-conditioned, and friendly. Food is mediocre. Had the hamburger sliders. Hamburgers were average and the bun was dry. Also had the Seabass which had an odd flavor and was way too thick and overcooked. Staff is very nice. I would return...More

Thank ac1318
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear, Thank you for your comments and your visit to our restaurant ALMA. I offer them a sincere apology for the experience they had in our restaurant. For us the feedback from our guests is very important and we take them very seriously. I will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch at Alma which had been on my list.... but locals suggested others. I went with MY choice after trying several "top restaurants ". What a divine experience!! We sat outside in the courtyard so we could experience the beautiful atmosphere, but honestly, anywhere...More

Thank cache99
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear, Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to serve you at ALMA for us your feedback is very important and we take it very seriously. Brayan will be very happy to know that you remembers them for they service. These wonderful comments...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow!! it is unbelievable. We had some great drinks at the bar while we waited for our table. The outside terrace was excellent. We ordered as an appetizer the octopus on top of a criolla potatoe puree. We went to heaven an back. For our...More

Thank Javier R
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Javier, We appreciate your valuable comment, our main priority is to offer you the best possible and culinary service you deserve, We always try to give the best quality in our products with authentic flavors that we offer and the personalized service for which...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and amazing service .. next time I'm here I'll definitely come back! The lobster empanadas were to die forMore

Thank Carly h
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Carly Thank you for your review and wonderful comments your satisfaction is our top priority, the attention to detail is something in which we focus special attention and it is a pleasure to know that is noticed with your appreciations. I will gladly share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly amazing food served with flair by friendly waiting staff. Cocktails are some of the best I have had anywhere, seafood is cooked to perfection. A stunning restaurant.More

Thank Alan W
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Alan, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at ALMA Restaurant. I also appreciate the opportunity that always gives us to serve you, the attention to detail is something in which we focus special attention and it is a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

my fiancée and i went to alma on a saturday night for a quick drink. we were pleasantly surprised at the decor (modern with old world charm). we each ordered a cocktail and they were fabulous. i've had craft cocktails in san francisco, new york,...More

1  Thank Manuel C
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Manuel, Thank you for your wonderful comments, your satisfaction is our top priority and we really hope to have it back to delight you with our signature cuisine and satisfy you as you deserve. We always try to give the best quality in our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is my 3rd trip to Cartagena and we have been here for a week sampling the best restaurants in the old city. I also want to point out that I am very very picky about my seafood/fish as there are many ways to cook...More

Thank Scott R
Carolina B, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Scott, Thank you for your wonderful comments your satisfaction is our top priority and we really hope to have it back to delight you with our signature cuisine and satisfy you as you deserve. We always try to give the best quality in our...More

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serendipity96
9 January 2017|
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Response from sandra c | Reviewed this property |
we walked in. once you arrive to Cartagena ask the concierge of your hotel to make the reservation in the restaurants you want to go.
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Raymond F
8 December 2016|
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Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
The reservation are made calling directly the hotel... +57 (5) 681 0000 They transfer you to the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$70
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de la Universidad No. 36-44 | Downtown (Centro), Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6810052
  • E-mail
Description
Alma restaurant radiates the life of Cartagena de Indias and offers the best of traditional cuisine created by renowned veteran Chef Heberto Eljach. Guests enjoy a range of innovative classic Cartagenian dishes showcasing Chef Eljach’s skill, including exquisite seafood casserole, a variety of ceviches, prime aged beef in various cuts, lobster tail and seafood prepared with traditional techniques perfected. For dessert, local favorite – Coconut Pie with coconut lemonade sorbet – satisfies the sweet tooth.
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