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

Thank Carlos Andres R
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank adsdadUsa
Santiago, Chile
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive. Very small portion. Really not worthit. Will not came back. Its very hot in the terrace. The wine is no good and unbelivebli expensive. Atention slow. The food was good tho. Very noise because the fan. Is like eating next to a truck.

Thank Daniel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I reviewed Vera last year, and have just returned to wonderful Cartagena and had dinner twice this week at Vera. Just as elegant and food just as good. I had a delicious warm starter of aubergine, tomato, and baby mozzarella. And amazing ravioli - very delicate. The waiters are so elegant in their white linen, and are charming. I think... More 

Thank Maureen K
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a fancy place, inside a hotel, which is really beautiful. They don't have air conditioner so it can get a bit warm, but service and food is good. Bit expensive but you'll have a nice time.

Thank Barbara C
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

Thank Mostafa R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 

Thank Brian M
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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.

Thank Loranyc
London, United Kingdom
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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!!!

Thank Paul V

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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
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, 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
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?