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“Awesome view - worth the expensive drinks”

Cafe Del Mar Cartagena
Ranked #73 of 744 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Tenemos una privilegiada ubicacion que nos regala una espectacular vista sobre al Mar Caribe, donde los imponentes ocasos tienen un encanto que iluminan nuestro espiritu. Abrimos todos los 365 dias del ano de 5:00p.m. - 3:00 a.m.Exquisitos Platillos y Cocktails, atardeceres y noches de luna llena en ambiente lounge y musica chill out. Somos en esencia, un espacio internacional, historico y cultural, la manera ideal de pasar momentos inolvidables.
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We read the reviews that the drinks were expensive... maybe they are a little pricey but you're paying for an amazing sunset view overlooking the ocean. Just get a drink and enjoy yourself! It's worth the $10.

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Thank daisy21988
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had champagne and watched the sunset. A lovely experience with good service and a perfect view. Expensive, but worth it for such a unique experience - the café is located on top of the wall and overlooking the water.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

My opinion of the place - amazing location, but pretty bad food, expensive drinks, and somewhat weird entertainment after sunset. Absolutely go there - but do it right.

Here's how you do Cafe del Mar - show up about half hour to an hour before sunset so you get a very nice seat by the wall. Have a drink or two, but no more since the drinks are ungodly expensive. As in, only foreigners can afford this place. To give you an idea - a beer from the mini bar from my really nice hotel or actually any nice restaurant in the walled city is around 4,000 COP, maybe 5,000 COP. This place charges 10,000 COP.

Definitely don't eat the food - it's sub-par and again, ungodly expensive. Enjoy the sunset and the nice breeze. Take lots of pictures. Take in the music, they play trance music which I think goes well with the sunset. Leave once the band starts playing.

The band they had one of the nights we stayed much past the sunset was sooo weird. The singer took great pride in his language knowledge and sang songs in English, Spanish, and French. He butchered the English songs, and I'm sure the French songs.

' soooooooomeeeeeeer tiiiiime and the leeeeeeee-ving is eeeeeesieeee' yeah. Awkward.

Oh and when he started to sing Bob Marley with his Spanish accent, I almost lost it. Like laughing.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

slightly tacky bar with the best setting in town, shame they don't do more with it…drinks are ordinary, decor is ordinary but the place is set up high on the ancient stone walls of the city overlooking the water and the coastline so its really all about the view.

Thank bjrmd
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Get some food before you go, because they don't have ANY food, have a couple of the overpriced drinks (they are good, though), enjoy the view and spend the night somewhere else.

Thank yuritelles
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