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“What an amazing find”

Saint Roque Restaurante Cafe
Ranked #76 of 783 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I had been in Colombia for 3 weeks and had not been impressed by the food I had experienced thus far when I stumbled across this complete gem of a restaurant in Cartagena. The owner was so friendly and welcoming, he recommended some incredible dishes and the food was absolutely delicious and very authentically Indonesian.

I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough if you like SE Asian food, it would be a massive success in London, I wish it was here...

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1  Thank HenryFletch
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Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Was great to find a different type of cuisine to what is offered everywhere else.
Had the vegetarian dish which was excellent and full of flavour.
Found out that the profits go to a charity supporting unprivileged children in Cartagena.
Would definitely recommend and visit again!

1  Thank Turbo B
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had troubles finding it because the address on tripadvisor does not seem right. The restaurant is located next to the "Iglesia San Roque" (Getsemani). But once we found it we were positively surprised. The owner speaks several languages, is very friendly and looks after his guests personally! The food varieties are limited but shows that everything is freshly made.
We chose the special offer for 2 persons - main dish with 2 different kinds of rice, 2 different kinds of meat, vegetables and a bottle of wine for about 100'000 pesos. The food was pretty good and the tip goes to his foundation (www.fundacionlavecina.com), which makes it even a bit more special.

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Thank Carine H
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

An early dinner, we sat at a table outside. The owner and staff were very accommodating. The food was well described including the heat / spicy ness levels which was prepared medium with a jar of extra hot sauce for those that desired it.
I also walked inside and find it very quaint and inviting with several or more tables. It is most certainly number 1 in Indonesian cuisine for Cartagena, I would place it in my top 20 overall of choices because there is so much variety in Cartagena and so little time to enjoy them all.

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1  Thank sailorboy4real
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

We ate here twice on a recent trip to Cartagena. One night we shared the rice & meat plate, the second night we shared the rice & fish plate. Both were wonderful with great flavor and the price included a bottle of wine! Make sure you chat with Gerard the owner who moved to Cartagena from the Netherlands a few years back and runs a charity providing free education for street kids in the surrounding area. It is outside the walled city in the Getsemani neighborhood which is well worth visiting, especially at night.

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Thank Martin F
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