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La Cocina De Pepina

Callejon Vargas Entre Arsenal y Calle Larga | Getsemani, Calle 25#9a-06 Local 2 Casa Amarilla, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6642944
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (49 reviews)
“coconut rice” (48 reviews)
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12:00 - 21:30All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Callejon Vargas Entre Arsenal y Calle Larga | Getsemani, Calle 25#9a-06 Local 2 Casa Amarilla, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had Sopa de Caribe today--a soup/stew made with a coconut milk base and containing a variety of seafood. It was accompanied by a salad, banana chips, and coco-rice, and all were excellent. Rapid, attentive service.

Thank TimD6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small intimate place that has 6 to 7 little tables. Has limited opening hours and a line forms minutes before they open for dinner. Well worth the wait and dining experience. They price themselves on the traditional menu items of the Cartagena area. Soups and...More

Thank SometimesFlyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I only had the Cartagenera (local beef specialty) I would recommend it. Not because of the looks of the restaurant, but because of the food they serve. Furthermore, people were willing to wait 20 minutes before they could get a table, which always is...More

Thank Joamicale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide said this was probably the best authentic Colombian food in the City; a favorite of locals. I think there were six tables in the small restaurant and all the diners were American! It doesn't reflect on the food or restaurant--only the power of...More

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this restaurant is on the small side and a bit off of the beaten trail (though close to the convention center), it is worth the effort to look for it! The food is plentiful and delicious. A group of friends were traveling for a...More

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

recommended by hotel and well worth it. Genuine food. Large servings. Staff knowledgeable and can explain the history of the menu. Family history adds value.

Thank CIHeather
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I went here based on a the reviews from TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. I ordered what was recommended by the owner and i was a bit cautious at first, thinking it would not be substantial enough, but it was perfect and delicious. The...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Throughout the years, i have eaten in hundreds of places in Cartagena and most are very good and then I found this small, hidden gem! This restaurant is a small mom and pop, truly authentic place. If you are looking for elegance, don't go cause...More

Thank Humberto F
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The best meal we had in Columbia and that is saying a lot because there were so many great meals. The thing about La Cocina De Pepina is that it is not touristy at all. Just a small place, not fancy, but cute. Not a...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Best place in Cartagena!! Amazing food, lovely service and cozy environment! Mostly locals. Try camarones en aguacate and Posta Cartagenera. It made me really happy!

Thank Mel C
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Questions & Answers
8 November 2016|
Response from nflorian | Reviewed this property |
Hi,You can have spicy and the do have a spicy sauce which I used.
Lucia O
16 February 2016|
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Response from Marcelo H | Reviewed this property |
no seating outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callejon Vargas Entre Arsenal y Calle Larga | Getsemani, Calle 25#9a-06 Local 2 Casa Amarilla, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6642944
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