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Donde Chucho

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Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 16 December 2014

Nice place for a seafood experience. It is very famous in Santa Martha and now I understand why. Chucho's salad is a great mix of a taste of the sea.

Thank CreatG
Vaxjo, Sweden
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

I have been here many times because there aren't many restaurants in Santa Marta that will serve you a good plate of seafood. Generally the food is very tasty. However, it does seem to depend on the day. Some of the waiters are super attentive and friendly but we have had one who has just been standing in a corner... More 

Thank Turbo B
Melbourne, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

One of the best ocean front locations in Santa Marta !! Not to mention GREAT food and service. A must when you visit Santa Marta

Thank oceanpalmproperties
Irvine, California
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner because the restaurant looked busy. Sat outside and waited for the wait staff. Finally received menus and table settings. Ordered the passionfruit Seabass. The fish was NOT Seabass. Sauce was great but fish was very fishy. Prices are very expensive for what you get. Plenty of other choices in Santa Marta to go to.

Thank Ocdolphingrayneil
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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Beautiful location with great ambiance but food was not great. Salad was tasty enough with a generous helping of tomatoes cheese and lettuce (the italian salad). Fish was anything but great. Ordered the sea bass in passion fruit sauce with coconut rice. Fish was "fishy" and extremely dry. It was supposed to be sea bass...I don't think so! Sauce was... More 

Thank Desiree K
Bogota, Colombia
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Really good food, I decided to take the classic fry red sniper (Pargo Rojo). It comes with local tostones (Patacones as they call it) And coconut rice. It was amazing. I also tried the Chucho's special, which is a kind of mix of shrimp and grilled octopus. The taste was simply fantastic. The service is really good, the waiters are... More 

Thank Justo05
Miami Beach, Florida
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Went to this place for a dinner with a couple of friends. It was recommended by our local guide as a very good seafood restaurant. There were a lot of people standing in the line to get in. We waited for about 40 minutes and finally were got in. The food didn`t spoil our expectations - very,very good! We really... More 

Thank JJRodriguez
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Best food in town, service was ok, because the restaurant was full. The only thing are the cocktails, they are really bad. I had to order wine after two tries.

Thank Jorge T
Retiro, Colombia
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286 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We arrived around 11:45 yesterday morning and were seated - the service was a little slow. We ordered 2 Club Colombia Beers @ 4,000 COP each and a"salad" with smoked manta ray, shrimp, calamari, and octopus for 23,000 COP (they had a larger one for more money). They called it salad but the seafood was on a bed of Iceberg... More 

Thank HK2LS
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Nice restaurant off the side of the Parque de los Novios, recommended by a local Santa Martan. We had smoked stingray (hello?) and it was delicious in the ceviche. Price is reasonable.

Thank Francesca G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: 4210861

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