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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
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were excited to go here since it was written up in the NY Times - 36 hours in Cartagena. The servers were all young men who really lacked any type of training and were just not at all engaging with the diners. The fish was overcooked, salt was lacking in everything, drinks came after the complimentary soup and only... More 

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Thank usha18
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The grilled octopus dish is the best octopus I've ever had. I definitely recommend ordering it. Our service for lunch was mediocre though, we sat for over 15 minutes after finishing our meal and the waiter did not come over once to see if we wanted dessert, coffee, or the check. But that can be overlooked for how amazing the... More 

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Thank Andrew W
Cali, Colombia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best !!!!! Very nice waitress All the menu is excellent No reservations need , but they accept them. Near Santa Clara hotel ! One block distance

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Thank nenitakdna
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A definite must try place in Cartagena. Best empanadas I had in Colombia and we shared 3 of the different ceviche dishes, all of which were amazing! Cute little place with great atmosphere and service. We went again our last night because the food was so good the first time!

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Thank LizfromCanada
Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waitress (who spoke English) helped us select 2 hot and 2 cold dishes. We tried the ceviche (truly special) and the octopus, sea bass on a coconut rice to die for and a fourth which was also delicious. The octopus stands out (in a tough crowd), I've just never eaten it where it almost melts in your mouth like... More 

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Thank pspb2016
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really mean it. We shared four dishes with friends and every one was a delight. The grilled octopus was the best I have ever had... anywhere. Even the desserts were special.

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Thank J David N
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had ceviche 6 times over the course of 4 days in Cartagena, and this was the best. The staff were friendly and helpful, giving us some excellent advice on what to order. We went midweek and it was not crowded. Don't miss this charming spot.

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Thank ChrisZ556
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting ceviche dishes. Ordered two (tamarind and the one with an eggplant). Both were great. Servers spoke perfect English, very friendly. A bit on expensive side.

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wales
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132 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cooking but not justifying the prices that are nearly double better places such as Peru Fusion and Don Juan. However we enjoyed our evening there. The ambiance is as described by others - very basic, sliding entrance door, rudimentary facilities. The sea bass with coconut rice was perfectly cooked and very tasty and the octopus with smoked avocado very... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While our food took a little while it was so worth the wait! THE best ceviche we've ever had and a truly innovative menu. We have told many of our friends to seek this beautiful little tucked away restaurant out -- and they all now rave about it too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?