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El Fuerte

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Cra 1 Cl 12, 163 Cerca a la Iglesia Santa Barbara | Bolivar, Mompos, Colombia
+57 5 6856762
18:30 - 23:00
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Tue 18:30 - 22:30
Wed - Mon 18:30 - 23:00
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194 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had met other travellers who raved about El Fuerte so it was a must visit location for us and it did not disappoint. Excellent menu with a wide variety of dishes. We had the Gazpacho which was delicious, followed by a pizza which was as good a pizza as you will eat anywhere. Chocolate cake needed a bit more... More 

Thank BristolCharles
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this review

Charles ! Thanks so much for your kind words, its always inspiring to receive qualified criticism. Red wine, ambiance temp.: It's a stereotype. In a 35 - 45 degrees centigrade environment you want a young red wine to be cool and refreshning, certainly not approximate to boiling point. And an Austrian chocolate cake - cacao beans processed inhouse to make... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has many things most restaurants lack. A great menu, incredible rooms, a magnificent terrace, and most important, the people. Walther and his team offered the warmest welcome and most caring service which makes impossible not want to return. Hopefully we will, soon.

Thank Gregorio I. B
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, this was my moneys worth! I would say it's not even super expensive - 29.000 pesos for a 1 person pizza - but it is more midrange. I had the pizza El Fuerte and a ginger beer. I saw some amazing meatdishes being served. Had I stayed longer in Mompox I would have definitly returned. The Austrian owner Walter... More 

Thank Nic411
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start by saying that the decor of the restaurant is second-to-none, with a brilliant back patio full of plants and trees, and gorgeous decorations inside. Also, the food was great (although a little expensive) - my husband and I shared a pizza, gazpacho and the chocolate cake (pizza and gazpacho were excellent - you could probably give the cake... More 

Thank AndyMac57
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this review

Dear guests, many thanks for your kind words and your valid, much appreciated criticism, which gives us the chance to improve our quality of service. We acknowledge, there is sometimes a lack of communication due to the language barrier. I admit, I was busy that evening working on a new menu. Usually I try to talk to all our customers... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was really delighted with the quality of every product we ordered. This restaurant is a MUST. Good prices.

Thank Luis Alberto M
Bogota, Colombia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Service surprised me for Mompox. They were well trained, well dressed and quick. Pizza made in wood oven tasted delicious. Nice place to rest and have some drinks.

Thank Camilo P
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate here two nights running. The fruit juices were great as well as the succeeding beers. We started with gazpacho followed by pizzas, all excellent. The Austrian owner was very friendly and happy to talk about Colombia, the world and everything. He was kind in giving us aperitivos both nights. Probably the best place to eat in Mompox.

Thank Etosha
Ayamonte, Spain
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

El Fuerte was recommended to us by our hotel. We went there for dinner and it was a great experience. Very nice, home made food from the wood stove. Great atmosphere and brilliant decor. We meet the owner, who is an Austrian guy. Great job Walter !

Thank 684Tom
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this review

Thank you so much, for your visit - and your ever so kind words. Un abrazo. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

After travelling with our family for 4 weeks in Colombia 'El Fuerte' was a delight. Usually we do not eat pizza's on our holidays, but after all the meat & greasy Colombian food, this was very welcome. Walter, the owner, made this place VERY special. It is a combination of a restaurant & art gallery: very nice decorated, filled with... More 

Thank Meijerkamplaan
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this review

bedankt, Karen and Marten, how kind. It was great to have you. I uploaded some photographs on the facebook site of Fuerte San Anselmo Mompox, if you want a souvenier. Big hug, hopefully we will meet again and regards to the kids. Walter More 

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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a great place with a pleasing peaceful ambience (thanks for playing such wonderful classical music which is truly conducive to a healthy digestion!), a lovely patio with plants, very fresh food with vibrant energy, great options for vegetarians (vegans please speak to the friendly owner Walter who is happy to accommodate you - in fact soon there will... More 

Thank yogaLimatambo
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this review

How much fun I had with you !! You are being missed. Thanks indefinitely. Un gran abrazo ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cra 1 Cl 12, 163 Cerca a la Iglesia Santa Barbara | Bolivar, Mompos, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Mompos
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6856762

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