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Vera

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Calle de Sargento Mayor, 6-21 | Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6644445
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant requires long pants and close shoes but most of the sitting are outside and not air conditioned. The food was not good at all and the prices for Colombia was very high. The linguine pasta I ordered was like noddle soup and my wife's fish was advertised as like a Sea Bass but it was far from that... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

VERA, inside the Tcherassi Hotel & Spa provides a picturesque experience of dining on a poolside patio amidst vines and jungle-like vegetation. It is serenity and the cuisine matched the peacefulness around us! From sitting and enjoying VERA's finer touches (see napkin displayed in first photo upon first sitting), to opening a bottle of Rosé that complimented every bite, to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to dine in a private setting with a good wine list, then head to Vera. The architecture and out door setting makes it a must on your dining list. The food is very tasty and not low calorie. The staff was very friendly and provided helpful recommendations. Make a reservation in advance as it was crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of the old town....stunning décor with white everywhere.....amazing food and stunning service. Excellent!!!

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Vera is the best Italian restaurant in Cartagena. The pasta is homemade with excellent ingredients and it has the quality of any good restaurant in Italy. The boutique hotel in which it's located is beautiful and has a great taste (it's owner is a very well known designer in Colombia). I highly recommend this restaurant if you are a pasta... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had dinner here a few nights ago. While we were a large party, it seems that it was something they couldn't handle. Once we got the food, the quality of the dishes was very good, but we did have to wait a very, VERY long time to get our meal. The staff was not very helpful, seems like that's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Several days ago, my husband and I visited this restaurant. We spend a pleasant moment. The food was very delicious. Ayda, the waitress, made us very good recommendations about food. She was very friendly. Absolutely, I recommend visiting Vera Restaurante. We will come back in ours next vacations!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I never waited longer for a chicken dish in my life. I was told to expect a wait (I'm assuming it was cooked to order) but it was barely edible. It was salty roast chicken and although I was told it came with spinach, it was arugula. The ravioli was ordinary. We did enjoy the burrata, although I might say... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The place looks lovely. It feels a little too quiet and the energy is low, but it's pretty. The hostess was friendly and he drinks we had at the bar were well made. Once we were seated, it's as if they suddenly ran out of staff. Maybe three servers for the whole area, so the waits to order and get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We expected dinner at Vera to be extraordinary. When we got there, it took a while for the reception to notice us and longer yet for them to sit us at a table inside the air conditioning area, although we were just the second party to be hosted that evening. Later service picked up and we felt more welcomed. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$75
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Sargento Mayor, 6-21 | Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6644445
Description
Chef Daniel Castano of Bogota’s Emilia Romagna restaurant brings his authentic Italian coastal cuisine to VERA, a 50-seat restaurant and lounge set within The Tcherassi Hotel’s historic colonial mansion and interior lush garden. Indoors, the restored, original 250 year old stone wall stretches from the imported Australian floor up to the distinuished wood ceiling and beams made from rescued Colombian Guayacan and Ceiba. Modern mirrors adorn the backlit wall in a unique contrast that reflects the activity throughout the space and brings the outside in with vivid reflections of the lush garden waiting outside. Dress Code is casual elegant; men have to wear long trousers and collar shirt

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?