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Donde Chucho

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Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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179 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner here one evening. We had a lovely shrimp cocktail for starters. My wife had chicken florentine and I had lasagna bolognese. Everything was superb. The portions were very generous, we could easily have been satisfied if we had shared an entree between us. Very nice dinner here.

Thank timwit61
Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food for the fish lovers and quite good value !!! The deserts card is quite poor though and the service was not matching the Colombian standards but was still okay. We had a really nice dinner.

Thank Johana B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought it a bit ironic that they had no ceviche given Chucho's start. Very good red snapper and the option to pick the size one wants is a great approach. The pulpo and shrimp salad was excellent. I found the shrimp in golf sauce and plain shrimp very bland. Excellent service.

Thank FoodCrank
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is actually for "Donde Chucho" in El Rodadero. It is located in Calle 6 and the corner of Carrera 3. We ended up there as suggestions by some locals. We were not disappointed. Delicious seafood and great service. On our 3 day visit to El Rodadero, we ended up going twice for dinner. We couldn't resist trying different... More 

Thank carmen m
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok ( slightly above average) but service was way below. Will not go back unless There is no other option available

Thank OlilR
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were just out walking and happened by. What luck! The chucho is the best! Great service and great food. Liked it so much we went back for lunch before our trip ended!

Thank BR M
Milford CT
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first night in Santa Marta our hosts suggested Donde Chuchu. It was a wonderful January evening so we dined outside in the court yard. Menus with English descriptions were available. Our Colombian hosts ordered in Spanish but a couple of the servers spoke a little English. Drink service was a little slow but was pushed along by our host.... More 

Thank Catsplash
Barranquilla, Colombia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Delicious Food, Confortable place and good attention. I will go again while I visit the Rodadero Beach.

Thank rgonzalezc10
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This place has one of the best food in the area. The lobster was great and not expensive at around $20.00 with three tails. The patacones con ahogao were fresh and delicious. Service was also excellente and I hope to come back soon when I'm in Santa Marta.

Thank MephistoUS
Heredia, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great place in Parque de los Novios in Santa Marta... might not be easy to find but once you find it, go and rest assure you will get great food... I would recommend the sea food for sure but make sure to ask for some Patacones with Suero Sureño!!

Thank jorxferx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: 4210861

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