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“Not just a meal - an experience.”

Saint Roque Restaurante Cafe
Ranked #6 of 871 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Having travelled from Mexico to Colombia, we four friends were about to go out separate ways and wanted a great meal for our last night together. Having looked through the reviews of the restaurants in Cartagena, one stood out - Gerard cares about his guests and his business and his school. We sat down and immediately felt welcome. Gerard must meet new people every night, but he is generous with his knowledge of Colombia and Cartagena - and of course the food he serves. We ordered 2x “rice table”s and loved the Indonesian food - the chicken was light and fresh; the beef richer and with a bit of zing. The house red merlots did not disappoint either.
Ultimately, this is the place to go if you want more than just a meal. In the West we get used to tasty dishes and ‘service’. But at Saint Roque, you feel like you get a taste of the real Colombia - from a Dutch guy with a big heart.

We could not recommend this place highly enough. It was a perfect last night together - relaxed, welcoming, delicious.

Thank Will F
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We were staying in Getsemani just around the corner from this restaurant...and were looking for a different restaurant to go to. The great reviews weren't wrong.....and even better, the owner, Gerard, is an amazing humanitarian. He is from the Netherlands, but started a school for homeless children in Cartagena. Part of the proceeds from the restaurant go to support this work.
Go to support his cause....and because the food is great. We had the rijsttafel (rice table)...one seafood and one meat as there were 4 of us. Each came with a bottle of very good wine for a very reasonable price. We would highly recommend going and would definitely go again if we're ever in Cartagena again!

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Thank lmasood1217
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Located in Getsemani, this restaurant is always our first choice when in Colombia. We have vacationed numerous times these past 10 years within areas of Colombia and the restaurant and owner (Gerard) have become a must giving great food, fond memories and friendship. The food without saying is a must, a pleasent change from the mainstream. Unrivalled Indonesian cuisine which can be tailored to your needs and presented in a lovely atmospheric setting. Believe me you will experience taste as no other and realise, yes I do have taste buds!!  Take time to chat to Gerard the owner. He has a realm of knowledge, pleasent, honest, and speaking many languages captivating to have conversation with.
Take and make the effort to visit and experience the great food and service. We assure you, you will return.

Thanks to Gerard, he's become a good friend and has helped immensely planning our recent trip with advice and help.

Look forward to seeing, eating, and drinking again in the future with Gerard at Saint Roque. Dean & Nina UK Xx

Thank SILVERSURFER18
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic IndoDutch Cuisine in the Caribbeans. Enjoy your stay and if needed, get most valuable support for your travels.

Thank Simon S
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

If you are looking for a great dining experience in Cartagena, you definitely need to stop in at Saint Roque. Freshly prepared, nicely presented and amazingly delicious Indonesian food. Opt for the rice table, - it is a bargain and gives you a variety of dishes. The friendly, knowledgeable owner who also runs a school for disadvantaged children so you can do some good while enjoying your meal. Also fun is the funky and atmospheric [but safe] chance to dine in an up and coming part of town - ask for a table outside if possible. Cannot say enough good things about the owner and food - we will definitely come back to Cartagena just to visit Saint Roque again.

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Thank brodyboy
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