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Donde Chucho

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Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A dish to try there is the seafood salad Gran Chucho. There are fish soups, stews, pastas, lobsters you can choose from. Everything fresh, tasty and for an affordable price.

Thank superviajero3
Virum, Denmark
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant upon the recommendation from TripAdvisor. We ordered lobster and sea bass with shrimps. The lobsters was so dry we couldn't eat them. The sea bass was less dry but had a very good taste. After complaining, the waiter only charged us for one.

Thank hsk0385
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apperantly thee are two or three don Chuchos in Santa Marta. I want to make sure that is understood that this review is for the Gourmet Don Chucho. Located at one corner of Parque de los Novios. The restaurant is small, clean and the staff is friendly. Both my companion and I had had variations of sea food. She had... More 

Thank Crecay2
West Palm Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lobster gratinada and the garlic lobster it was really good. Both of them great flavors and coom to perfection. We also had as appetizer the Roman calamari which are breaded and they Com with tartar sauce and suero costeno it was really tasteful. Overall a really great experience.

Thank midnightcoder
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tasty food. Close to the beach. We enjoyed the food, we had to put 2 tables together which was not a problem.

Thank Stephen S
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The seafood is very fresh. The place is popular, so you have to arrive early. The shrimp cocktail is quite good. The lemonade is very good. They use bottled water

Thank Ed P
Cali, Colombia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Don chucho has great dishes. The experience was very pleasant. I would improve its wine list, it's very short. Overall recommended and attentive service.

Thank carlosld14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone happy with food. Love eating fish near the sea. Good value also and very friendly service..

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Middletown, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The owner is a man who really worked his way up the ladder and now owns several restaurants. Food and service are excellent! Always a line waiting to get in during certain seasons.

Thank tfstokesoem
Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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324 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were so happy after trying the Cazuela de Mariscos there!!! The serving is very generous and with all types of seafood and so much flavor. Finally someone makes the right dish because in Bogota we couldn't find it even though they have fancy seafood places. While you wait they give you crackers with Suero and that was good with... More 

Thank Milclau

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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, 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?