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“Lovely place, great location”
Review of Mare Nostrum

Mare Nostrum
Ranked #261 of 366 Restaurants in Cartagena
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 17 May 2013

My husband and I didn't eat here, we just nipped in for cold drinks, but the service was excellent, the toilets were incredibly clean (always a big thumbs up for me) and it was a lovely place. Also, fabulous location. And the staff were just lovely - went above and beyond (free wifi code was given even though we just had 2 colas!).

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Thank Mrs P
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We totally agree with the previous review (strangely just the day before we visited) as we too shared the fried fish platter for €12. Yes there was plenty for two people and also included sardines, whitebait, squid rings and baby squid.

We also had bread & alioli, shared a salad and a racion of potatoes in garlic. A bottle of water, a house bottle of rosado and coffees for about €45. A lovely location and easily the best restaurant on the harbourfront.

We weren't as keen to sit at the pavement cafe so the helpful staff created a table for us outside on the terrace, even though they were busy with both tourists and locals.

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Thank Almeria2000
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Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Do not be put off by some reviews on here which say the fried fish is not value for money. Last night we enjoyed a plate of fish for €12 which was enough for 2 people. It included sardines,whitebait,squid and deep fried baby squid. All well cooked and very tasty.

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Thank Atfc92
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

For lunch busy, friendly, not too patient with english speakers when busy. Food was good but expensive. It is a promenade location!
On return with 11 in evening not so good an experience. Monday, empty, local with us not impressed. Children's spag bol not very good - linguine with concentrated tomato soup.

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Thank Nimrud
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

With a reputation for restaurants being booked up and busy, serving food only after 8pm , I was expecting to have a tricky search for a child friendly early opening fish restaurant in Cartagena. Actually it was very easy. We parked in the underground car park right on the marina, then took the tourist boat trip round the harbour in the late afternoon sunshine.
Only a short walk from where the boat docks is the Mare Nostrum restaurant, at just gone 7pm it was completely empty inside, with a handful of people sat out front having a beer. We sat out on the terrace which overlooks the marina. Water, bread and bread sticks were served up quickly, doesn't bother me but these are automatically added to your bill.
The plate of grilled fish and shellfish to share between us was very fresh , plentiful and very tasty. My only gripe would be because the mussels and small clams had been lifted straight out of the pan with a lot of the cooking liquid, the rest of the plate covered with lettuce became very sodden. All of the seafood however was well cooked, and not over cooked, and given it came out of the sea a little extra water didn't harm! Bill was very reasonable 70euros for 4 of us including drinks.

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Thank Eddball
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