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“tourist trap”

Cafe Del Mar Cartagena
Ranked #69 of 706 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, 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.
New York
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“tourist trap”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

we saw this place the day before on our walk on the walls and decided to drop in for a drink during sunset the next day. it's a nice deck with a lovely view of the water and skyline and that's about it. it took a long time to get our order in, we had to wave down a waitress. and the drinks where horrible, i saw a couple of people with food and i can't imagine how bad it was. it also took a long time to close our check. we had the foresight to ask for a check early on and still it took 3 visits from 2 different people to close it out, including them asking for a passport as we paid with a credit card! have a drink for the view but maybe order a beer so you are able to actually finish your drink.

  • Visited August 2014
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New Jersey
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320 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, expensive drinks!”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We decided to do the touristy thing and have drinks and watch the sun set from here. The views are beautiful and there's a great ambiance. However, the drinks are very expensive. It's worth it to go and have a drink or two and enjoy yourself. So many great restaurants in town, no need to stay for dinner!

  • Visited May 2014
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Cartagena, null, Colombia
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“What a pity to see this place to get worse day by day ....”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Few years ago the unique atmosphere of Cafe del mar was making of it maybe the best place in town .... but unluckily the new management converted it in such a cheap place where to drink some bad cocktail and to listen some bad music ..... where is the old barman ??? and the old cookers ?? and lounge music ??? and the velvet sofas where you could lie during the windy nights ???

Now you have to stand a couple of unable dancers selected in some second choice lapdance bar of Caracas :)) ... the only funny note during the night: to see her dancing without any rythm !!!!

Please change the dancers, the music and the waiters !!!!!!!!! Do of this place the old copy of Ibiza's best bars !!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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317 reviews
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“Awesome view - worth the expensive drinks”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a sunset drink”
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.

Visited May 2014
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