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El Boliche Cebicheria

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Centro Historico, San Diego, Calle Cochera del Hobo No.38-17, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 310 3687908
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely the best ceviche in town! It's not the cheapest, but definitely worth your money. Delicious ceviches and the empanadas are the best I've tried so far. It's a cute, little restaurant with great service and perfectly located. Definitely worth a must visit when you're in town!

Thank Rainbow N
Somerset, New Jersey
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First came to El Boliche two years on our first trip. Had one of the best ceviches I've ever had then, an untraditional creamy style. I was afraid such a creative spot would not last here. Well, two years later happy to find the restaurant has expanded its seating and more crowded than before. The ceviche in tamarind broth may... More 

Thank Kirreck
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to agree with many other reviews that the Ceviche was good quality and rich in flavors...BUT Visited El Boliche after a recommendation from a family member, I don't regret the service or the small uncomfortable setting or the huge plates with a minimal portion of food...I regret didn't review the prices before sitting! Is not about money is... More 

Thank LogicA-Trip
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really is the best ceviche! Flavors are unique and tastes like a 5-star chef made it. Had to come back here a second night. Compared to La Cevicheria (the one Bourdain went to), this one was hands down better! A must go in Cartagena. Try to make a reservation ahead of time since it really is not to be missed.... More 

Thank Susan Z
Whidbey Island, WA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food - creative and fresh plus a very friendly staff. You won't be disappointed. It was our first night in Cartagena and we are wondering if all the restaurants are this good?

Thank Grammy10
Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entered this small "hole in the wall" cevicheria based on good Trip Advisor reviews. Fabulous discovery. Tried four dishes and all absolutely excellent. Tasty, sophisticated fish dishes cold and warm. Charming , attentive service . Most tables were occupied by locals which is always a good sign. Much better than most other more expensive restaurants in Cartagena. This is a... More 

Thank Claurisam
Jundiai, SP
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the opportunity to have Ceviche in several places in Cartagena and I can tell you this the best ceviche in Cartagena or maybe in the world. 😀

Thank abalera
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place- don't doubt just go here. Excellent chef, very clean kitchen and great food. Friendly staff, very helpful. Price quality is perfect- really don't understand some more negative comments. Just try yourself, you will enjoy!!!

Thank Michiels_taste
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food in this restaurant was great. They offer a wide variety of ceviches with local ingredients and very fresh sea food. Also the staff was super friendly and very fast with our order.

Thank Natalia V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely decor and friendly staff. The menu is not extensive, but I don't think you can go wrong with any of the dishes. Tried the vegetable ceviche (prawns, octopus, crab, avocado, carrots, lettuce) and it came with some plantain and potato chips. It was very refreshing and the sauce had just the right balance of salty and tart. We also... More 

Thank wanderlustkarita

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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 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Historico, San Diego, Calle Cochera del Hobo No.38-17, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 310 3687908

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?