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Restaurante El Bistro

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Calle 19 # 3-68 | Parque de los Novios, Santa Marta, Colombia
+57 4218080
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Santa Marta, Colombia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at El Bistro. The food was typical for high quality Colombia. Not only does the selection of beers far surpass the normal variety in this country, but the cocktails are quite interesting. I had a ginger mojito that was low in sugar (as requested). El Bistro sits in one of the best locations in the... More 

1 Thank Jacob_Schwarz
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

El Bistro is a lovely restaurant that my husband and I ate at three times during our short stay in Santa Marta. The food is delicious and the menu is great. However, I just want to point out that you should be aware of asking for any substitutions and/or add-ons....I ordered the original burger with extra cheese and the waitress... More 

2 Thank Carol K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

My experience at “El Bistro” in Santa Marta was extraordinary! I had the opportunity to stay in Santa Marta for several months, after sampling most of the restaurants in the area I found myself returning to El Bistro time and time again. It was not only the quality of the food but the ambiance and service was both friendly and... More 

Thank Brent H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

nice and deicious place in santamarta,very good location.very good steaks and the very best wines for reasonable price this place at calle 19 called "parque de los novios" i think is the best in Santa marta. go for it!

Thank RaffieBogota
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

I visited the town again this march and went back to this lovely place. It is great that they have kept up the good food and service. As always, the service was very nice and helpful. Their mojitos are the best in town! i would stop there any day for a nice drink and a meal!

1 Thank S0njaCanada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Great place yo visit while in santa marta ,the food is great supe isla the pulpo asado and the croqueta de manzana sito icé crean!

Thank Afrodita888
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

The meat was overcooked, creme brûlée served roated or expired, and they replaced it with an apple pie which was as hard as a stone, I guess it was at the freezer for the last century. If this is the no.1 restaurant in town I prefer to stay at home and eat a can of tuna.

Thank Camigome
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

I went with my husband for lunch and we found red plastic strips cooked into our gourmet fries! It was apparent that the plastic had been cooked because it was all wrinkly and wizened. When I showed it to the waitress, she whisked it away without a word. Then they proceeded to charge us for the fries! They didn't even... More 

1 Thank ktimene
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123 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

This restaurant is open everyday You can eat in the (quiet) street The food is excellent (meat !!!) The owner is nice and so are the waiters .... and the mojito is one of the best of my life !!

Thank renselme
Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Excellent bistro located one block off the main square in downtown Santa Marta, Parque de los Novios,. International menu with reasonable prices, light jazz music, housed in an old structure which retains its historic character. The vegetarian sandwich was great in flavor and presentation. Vegetables are the daily picks, homemade bread and spread were a delight as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 19 # 3-68 | Parque de los Novios, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: +57 4218080

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