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Restaurante Donde Francesca

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American
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| Near San Luis Village, San Andres, San Andres Island 57, Colombia
+57 8 5130163
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Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Overpriced and the fish wasn't that great. We had better food at WestPoint which is a tourist trap. Also they make you pay 10% service. Overpriced and bad food. Better to be in town or go somewhere else

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Medellin, Colombia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Get yourself ready for one of the best places the island has to offer! They only serve until 5 o'clock and it's not cheap though, unless you come from a country that pays in Euros, Dollars, or Sterling Pounds hehe. The most expensive dish is the Lobster "around $30 dollars" and it is amazing; specially if you ask for the... More 

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Golfito, Costa Rica
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This restaurant to its credit is a short drive out of town. There were many people on the beach and in the water. Inside it is a humble place but the food was great. and you can eat out on their patio. Margaritas started our lunch for us. These were clearly house made rather than from a bottle. They very... More 

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Munich, Germany
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I have visited this restaurant twice and on both occasions had one of the freshest and most interesting lunches. Francesca is amazing and makes the restaurant. My favourite food on San Andres. Thank you and see you again soon.

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Thank George G
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Visited here last week, it was crowded! But The owner was so nice to accommodate us. Food was really good! It is advisable to make reservations to come here to get a good table.. Service gets a little bit slower though as it gets really full! And, this is ideally good for children as there is enough space for them... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing lunch at the beach! Actually we spent all day there since 10 am till 5 pm. Food is super fresh and great presentation ( see the pictures ) and Francesca is an amazing host! She was looking for us for so much time while we were at the beach and our table was ready.... Grazie Grazie Grazie !!! Try... More 

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Natal, RN
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122 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

They open at 10:00 and start serving at 11:30. If you don't have a reservation, go early. Food is very good, as are the juices. Not cheap but worth the treat.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Hot and windy but we had a table under shade do that was fine. The restaurant was on a very beautiful stretch of beach with all tables under a shade. We were early and the place was empty but full quite soon with locals and business people pouring in. Our problem was that we don't understand Spanish in menus and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

This has got to be the best restaurant on the island, if you ask anyone - they all know where it is. Gourmet dining, excellent food - large portions, delicious. The staff are friendly and professional . The restaurant sits on a private beach front, you can swim or tan before you eat or while you wait for your food... More 

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Thank Marco S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

But don't let Francesca scare you, she is a little grumpy. We had the virgin coco fresa and had to order a second one because it was that good. Nice place to spend the whole day and have a few drinks. Reserve one day in advance, the place gets a lot of visitors.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Near San Luis Village, San Andres, San Andres Island 57, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  San Andres and Providencia Department  >  San Andres Island  >  San Andres
  • Phone Number: +57 8 5130163

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