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La Bodeguita Del Medio

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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Calle Santo Domingo No 33-81 | Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6601993
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worst food ever . And the credit card was also not accepted as they could not connect so I wasted more of me time in this terrible place

Thank gegwendelle
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142 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Small, charming Cuban restaurant just few steps from Santo Domingo church. Nice interior with Cuban photos and other memorabilia. Ordered squid stuffed with mussels and crab meat. It took some time to get it on the table but once there, it was yummy. It comes with coconut rice as sidedish. With a drink it cost me a total of 15usd.... More 

Thank vanelic
Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

La Bodeguita del medio is a small restaurant located within the walled city. We enjoyed a delicious meal, with great taste, flavor and perfect portions. The prices are fair for what you get. The service was excellent. It is pretty small so they don't have a good wine selection, because is small and the food prepared when ordered the wait... More 

Thank mangoosten
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Terrible food , I ordered fry pork chunks , masitas de puerco , there were reheat or something so wear that can not explain the taste or flavor , I did not eat it , then my wife ordered rice and beans and they brought moros , means rice and beans mixed already , they suppose to be white rice... More 

Thank Alex M
Los Angeles
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93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I ate here with my husband and two children. The kids and I had the garlic shrimp and husband had the ropa vieja. We all loved our meals. The rice was delicious, with hints of chocolate it seemed. Very flavorful. The service was friendly. The only issue was the card machine was down and my husbands had to walk to... More 

Thank travlmama
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

So happy i stumbled upon this quaint space in the old city. The restaurant could probably double as a museum with all the photos decorating the wall. The Ropa Vieja is to die for here, i will definitely be back on all my future visits. Worth checking out while you explore the walled city and soak up the beauty around... More 

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this place and thought we'd found s "hidden gem." Decor was fun: photos from Cuba on the walls, nice art, small tables with bright yellow chairs. There was only one other table occupied, which should have been our first red flag. We ordered mojitos at the waiter's recommendation. They were very small. Plantains were dry/inedible, my ropa vieja... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bogota, Colombia
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I returned to this place after many years of my last visit. I ordered a Ropa Vieja, in despite meat was good the rice seemed was cooked some days before and had an "special" smell. Ambient was not the best, perhaps because there were just opening that day. Mojito was too short for my liking

Thank Malexrs
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We walked into this place thinking it belong to the famous Bodeguita del Medio from Cuba. It is not. Nothing to it. Dark, small shack. Not good food. Not Cuban food. Not Colombian food. Terrible! A rip off.

Thank JGBendiksen
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Had dinner here, charming little place, ordered the "rabo" oxtail, and stuff calamari, everything was delicious. They make a great mojito.

Thank Angie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santo Domingo No 33-81 | Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6601993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?