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Juan del Mar

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Plaza San Diego 8-12, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645862
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant (quite a few times) in September, 2015. I was travelling alone and had my meals at the bar, and really enjoyed eating, having a cold drink while chatting with other patrons. Later, they had a live band/music and people would get up and dance between the tables. I ended up joining a large group of Spanish-speaking... More 

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New York City, New York
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161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a reservation through the owner of our hotel and we had a good welcoming and attention. The restaurant has several sections: outdoor, indoor kind of patio with live music and another room. We had nice baby crab claws sauteed and grilled octopus salad and shared a fried grouper with white rice instead of the usual coconut rice. The... More 

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Thank RedSkirrel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was really good, Juan (owner) is there all the time to make sure everybody is having a good time, The music is great and invites you to have fun. Make sure you have a reservation, the restaurant is full all the time

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Thank mimirestrepo
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone is always talking about this restaurant so we decided to pay a visit to see what all the fuzz was about. If you don't have a reservation it is not easy to get a table, but not impossible. Dishes are interesting, mostly sea food. After ordering and getting our food, we realize it's nothing our of the ordinary, and... More 

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Thank Jorge T
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear about your experience, we would like to know more about it to make sure we can understand your review and make the necessary improvements. Please email us at gerenciacartagena@juandelmar.com More 

Bathurst, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I practically had to cajole the maitrede into bringing me a menu and then she used some Spanish word which I didn't understand to let me know the kitchen was running late. I did not expect her to speak English but she could at least have tried to use some other Spanish terms which I might have understood. In any... More 

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Thank Terry C
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear that about your experience, we would like to know more about it, because this kind of feedback helps us to review our services and products and work on them to improve them. So please email us at gerenciacartagena@juandelmar.com Thank you! More 

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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an average meal here. The restaurant was very loud and the room we were in was freezing (we ran back to the hotel to get sweaters!). We mostly had fish and seafood, and it was fine but not noteworthy in any way.

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Thank 216LNS
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear that about your experience at our restaurant. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

With a larger group we were able to order several things and share. Appetizers: Ceviche - 3 Fair compared to the ceviche from other restaurants Grilled octopus - 4 Nicely grilled and tender Thinly slice octopus- 5 Tender refreshing and fresh Caesar salad - 3.5 Large! Can be shared amongst 3-4. Main: Grilled fish crusted herb - 3 Grilled fish... More 

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Thank skankymonk
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear that you had an excellent experience at Juan del Mar Restaurantes, enjoying the food and the ambiance. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Horw, Switzerland
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by a local jewelry shop owner and therefore the expectations were quite high. The service was mediocre the food not bad but overpriced and to get a reasonable wine you have to spend at least 130000 COP ( in many other place you can get it for around 80000). What I would expect is a bit... More 

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Thank JoeImfeld
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear that about your experience, we would like to know more about it, because this kind of feedback helps us to review our services and products and work on them to improve them. So please email us at gerenciacartagena@juandelmar.com More 

Sydney
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93 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the music! Paella was salty but all seemed to enjoy their meals. The cerviche was lovely and the fish meals looked great. Wine was very good. Our table service was excellent - would recommend this restaurant for a buzzy feel and fun vibe.

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Thank RobynBSydney
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear that you had an excellent experience at Juan del Mar Restaurantes, enjoying the food and the ambiance. We hope to see you back soon! More 

New York City, New York
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Touristy decor. Playful menu that lacks definition -- not particularly inventive and the ordinary menu items not well executed. Vegetable side dish looks and tastes straight from the freezer. Seafood drowning in sauces. Glad we got of there before the live music started. Prices are on par with some of the fine dining establishments in the area. Spend your money... More 

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Thank LuckyTraveler18
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear about your experience, hope you enjoyed Cartagena. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza San Diego 8-12, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6645862

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