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Santa Mesa

South American, Colombian
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Calle 17 # 3-38 | Centro Histórico, Santa Marta, Colombia
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was my first time here...Food was ok, good atmosphere and service good. Its is good place to celebrate big reunions, we had a big party and they aloud us to had recreations and activities.

1 Thank Marta S
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This was a nice and chill kind of restaurant. A place to eat with friends or your spouse. The food was good and so was the service. This is a safe area with things to see within walking distance.

Thank Jovan J
Virgin Gorda
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

We found the building and décor very pleasant surroundings. The restaurant was empty apart from one other table of two! The menu is well laid out with English translation apart from the Chefs specials! We ordered two entrees to share between the four of us a croquette with chorizo and chicken dish and a shrimp with mango one which were... More 

1 Thank 394susan
Bogota, Colombia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Nothing much to expect, the food was ok but not spectacular. Much better the entries than the main course. The mero was dry.

1 Thank CamiloBogota
Salt Lake City, Utah
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407 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

We were here as a group of 35 and basically took over the whole restaurant. We had a fixed meal of a fish soup - which was very good but not enough. Very small portion. Beef medallions with mashed potatoes and a very small salad on the same plate. The salad seemed more like a garnish - it was good... More 

1 Thank IntlTrainer
Modesto, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

They were very, very slow when we went in early on a FR night. I was a bit concerned about cleanliness due to the condition of the walls which needed repair and paint.

Thank CA_taveleer
Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Santa Mesa is an incredible restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is perfect and the owner Freddy is the best! We ate at Santa Mesa our first night in Santa Marta and it really set the bar high for the rest of the stay. We had starter of mushrooms with three types of pepper. It was amazing. The main... More 

1 Thank Emma M
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

We stopped by for dinner based on a recommrndation of a friend. The food was delicious, everything very fresh and worth the money. Loved the decor which fit in with the historic neighborhood. Have to try the "Mero Caño Dulce" of you love fish! Will be back.

Thank Barranquillajohn
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

We really, really wanted to like this restaurant. It had just opened and had an excellent review in El Tiempo. Well it looks the part. Good location, smart décor, the staff are attentive, the menu reads OK and at these prices you'd expect the cooking to at least be slightly above average. BUT - the food is horrible! Actually, I'll... More 

1 Thank samarangba1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 17 # 3-38 | Centro Histórico, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: 4217399

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