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£3 - £13
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the sampler to share, all outstanding; the shrimp and avocado was my favorite, also the cabeza e gato. For our entrees, my friend got the mote soup and I got the sopa caribe—both delicious but mine was crazy good. We arrived a little...after they opened at 7 on a Thursday, got right in but they did fill up. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely, homestyle restaurant in the Getsemane area of Cartagena. It was recommended that we try the posta a beef dish cooked in a rich sauce of who knows what. It's a huge portion. It was served on pureed plantains, the best. Very tender and...full of flavor. I think my husband had their variety of a fish stew. Also delicious. The pumpkin flan is full of pumpkin flavor. I loved watching the various side dishes come out to the neighboring tables (and ours) in the cutest, colorful enameled dishes.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

Only American or European tourists were eating here with Nice atmosphere. No locals. It wasn’t a great bargain with entrees hovering around $20 USD including soups. The waiter was hesitant when I asked his recommendation like I was putting him out. I had a beer...and just left.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

Excellent spot, we had grilled eggplant, plantains & grilled sea bass. Friendly, clean environment. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

We!ve traveled the world and eaten at the finest and most local street food… so you could call us foodies of the versatile sort. Pepinas place was recommended by a local, but I have to say we were really disappointed. Food is tasty and fresh…...but the portions were small and overpriced. Just in comparison we’d eaten Conde that night before (amazing,highly recommended) and had generous lobster and shrimp platter, tostones and crab soup with live music and a team of attentive servers for the same money… But the kicker when the bill came, was the charge for a tablespoon of hot sauce that frankly was absolutely necessary for the ceviche. Don’t quite get the rave reviews… Seems like a fad … We will not repeat or recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

Everything was just delicious! As the first time I was there, the quality keeps being great. The Copa Sisisi one of my favorite starter, full of seafood and flavor, the corozo juice fresh and tarty, the Sopa Caribe with the coconut taste, the white coconut...rice, the avocado and tomato salad with a delicious vinaigrette, everything was supe tasty and fresh! Mateo the owner was very kind and friendly, we missed Christian but we know he is busy with the newly opened La Cocina de Pepina in Bogota! Recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023

dissapointed that the place was out of the two items we wanted to order for lunch come on, menu is small, shrimp soup, and the dried beef. i went with the fish soup, plenty of fish, with a hint of coconut and tomatoes, not wow..my...wife had the corvina apanado, plain, no condiments added. such great reviews, dissapointed overall..More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023 via mobile

My first meal in Cartagena didn't disappoint. A local took me to that Colombian restaurant for dinner and I loved it. Plenty of options, all of them reasonably price given the Getsemani location. Friendly and efficient service. Recommended!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

This was our favorite meal while in Cartagena. Order the cheese soup! It was the highlight. No reservations so you’re likely to encounter a wait.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

This was AMAZING! This is absolutely my favorite restaurant in Cartagena. The food is homey and so flavorful, and every dish blew me away. The appetizer sampler is the best, everything in it is jaw dropping in flavor and quality. 100/10!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

A real "locals " place. Other than the place being small, the food was really good and flavorful. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

Wife and I ate here based on a number of recommendations from the locals, and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing! Probably the best fish stew I have ever had. My wife had a chicken dish the was equally good. Probably the best...lunch spot in whole city.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 December 2022 via mobile

This is where you want to go for really authentic Colombian cuisine. It really feels like a family owned restaurant. I stopped in for a snack and ordered the moto de queso. Was so hearty and came with coconut rice and plantain chips!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2022 via mobile

A small place that is highly recommended with very friendly service. We had Covina Ceviche and an eggplant dish with delicious spices. Then we shared the fried Covina for dinner and flan for dessert. A wonderful day to end our first day in Cartagena.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

So happy my friend recommended this place. Went at lunch; waited for 15 minutes for a table, so worth it. It only has 6-7 tables. Friendly service. I got two appetizers, both delicious! One had eggplant, which was different from what I’d seen elsewhere. The...other was similar to ceviche but was avocado based. Fresh and fabulous flavors. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Hi,You can have spicy and the do have a spicy sauce which I used.
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LA COCINA DE PEPINA, Cartagena - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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La Cocina De Pepina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4