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Calle de Sargento Mayor, 6-21 | Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6644445
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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we went for dessert only, and not having enough time for a complete meal. The room is a sanctuary from the city, an amalgam of ancient and contemporary. fine server and fine service. desserts were to die for- great presentation and yummy as all get out!

Thank hu-go-young
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our sons rehearsal dinner at Vera Restaurant in the Walled City of Cartagena. The Vera Restaurant is located in the Tcherassi Hotel and Spa. It is an elegant setting for dinner. We had 76 guests. Adriana Guerrero is the guest relations manager who did all the arranging for our dinner. We also worked closely with Alejandro Gomez, the... More 

Thank Nancy L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is gorgeous - service excellent. I had snapper which was perfect. One guest had the beef which though served medium rare as requested was tough. Perhaps beef is not the thing to order here in Cartagena as we keep coming across this problem. The wine was not exceptional but within our price range.

Thank RobynBSydney
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a top level Cartagena restaurant, it has a nice ambience, though it is somewhat lessened by the pool which the hotel guests use. It feels as a lesser level place when you are in the middle of guests around it. The food was good though as other reviewer mentioned it has excess amounts of oil. However, we were shocked... More 

Thank Fel M
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised to find just a few tables occupied here. Why don't more people know or respect the very good food and service here at Vera? Prices here are on par with some of the more "casual" restaurants in the area. This is a far better choice for a memorable dining experience. Servers were very familiar with the the menu and... More 

Thank LuckyTraveler18
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wound up at Vera by pure luck after the restaurant we had reservations at had a kitchen fire. The restaurant itself is gorgeous with tables in the courtyard near a small decorative pool. The food (Italian) was very good. We had the ravioli and and seafood linguini -- both of which were very good -- along with a burrata... More 

Thank Custo87
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were three friends that wanted some good Italian food and stumbled over this restaurant on Tripadvisor. The reviews were overly positive and we wanted to treat ourselves and gave it a try. Let’s start with the good things 1. The location is central and is in the nice cozy part of the old city of Cartagena. The restaurant is... More 

Thank Moal1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I loved everything at this restaurant! We stayed at Tcherassi Mansion for a few days and really enjoyed the food and all the exotic/interesting drinks on their menu very much. Their pasta dishes were exceptional! Dinner was superb and so was the selection of wines. It is the kind of place to enjoy very high end Italian cuisine complemented with... More 

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Miami, Florida
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and were quite in a hurry because we had a plane to catch. Upon our arrival we told our server that we had to leave the restaurant in one hour. We were apprehensive because the service in Cartagena is usually slow, even at the best rated and expensive restaurants. Nevertheless, every thing went accordingly and we... More 

Thank cia2travel
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ambience with very cool floral wall dropping into a pool. Amazingly fast and attentive service (unlike the rest of Cartagena). And delicious food. Fantastic

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$75
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
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?