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El Fuerte

Cra 1 Cl 12, 163 Cerca a la Iglesia Santa Barbara | Bolivar, Mompos, Colombia
+57 5 6856762
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gazpacho” (9 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cra 1 Cl 12, 163 Cerca a la Iglesia Santa Barbara | Bolivar, Mompos, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I spent 3 days in Mompox with my sisters and we went here every day! We tried the whole menu and it was nothing but delicious, from the pizza's to the pasta's to the 'wienerschnitzel'. Apart from that it must be one of the most...More

Thank hemyhel
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Came here from 1. T/A review. 2. The Hotel also told us to go there. You walk through the door and the places is very charming in a rustic way. We had Pizza in the garden and its was the real deal in wood fired...More

Thank BasilBrushed
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Extremely fresh and good restaurant with attentive staff ( trying to speak English, please allow them that, they need to practice an that is the only way they can!) Good pizzaz, and Austrian dishes! (The owner is Austrian!)

Thank Flyeddy
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A delayed thank you for your visit and your encourageing remark. My staff is making progress in many ways, one is learning english, essential to meet the demands of an increasing number of international visitors to Mompox. All the best and happy voyage.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was a bit sceptic at first of eating Italian in a small Colombian town, but boy did it pay off! Over two nights, together we tried the pizza, homemade pasta with Bolognese sauce, the gazpacho and salad. The gazpacho was mind blowing, served with...More

Thank Freny L
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Freny, to receive such a great review makes up for the somewhat difficult job to create decent food in a rather complicated environment. (That is a little poke - if permitted - to some self appointed food critics who find their pleasure less in...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely the place to eat in Mompox - the best pizzas in this charming restaurant by the river. Doesn't look much from the outside but really nice gardens with fans to keep you cool. Perfect.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The Austrian owner and chef has created a little oasis in Mompos. Across the street along the Magdalena River, outdoor drink sellers are competing to see who can turn up the music volume the loudest. Within La Fuerte, customers relax to classical music in a...More

Thank Chip G
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Dear Chip, thanks so much for your visit and your kind words. It's encouraging to know our job is being appreciated. Have a great journey. Cheerio, Walter

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went there Saturday evening 8:30p.m. and were told by the waitress to come back at 9 p.m. to get a table then. Returning at 9 p.m. we found the door locked. After some knocking the waitress returned only to tell us there were no...More

Thank Gonese
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

I full heartedly agree ! Failed, not have an even bigger space with unlimited capacity. Failed, not to have been personally at the door to explain in your own language - in the heat of the night I was preparing pizzas. Failed, to make you...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is by very far the nicest and best restaurant in Mompox. They have two rooms and a patio. Decoration is very nice. Food quality is high. Service is great. Now the downsides: it is quite expensive for Colombia (20000 $ for pasta for example)...More

Thank Mikeworld
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear Mikeworld. Merci beaucoup for your review. The Fuerte San Anselmo's concept is based on the need of many visitors for an alternative to local specialities. We do offer meat, sure we do. For instance, our scewer with filets and home made italian style sausages...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

The best plate is the caprese salad (by far). Prices are the same as any excellent Bogotá or Cartagena restaurant but far from their quality of products and seasoning. Ambience and service are very good.More

1  Thank mrg412
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear friend from Austria. According to your comment you managed to try all what's on our menu. Impressive. Viewing your other reviews on Mompox one gets the impression that you believe, prices on our remote island should be inferior to cities where one obtains provision...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was astonished by this restaurant. It is in a small backwater of a town and yet the food produced by Walter Gurth is spectacular. From the moment that you arrive, you know that you are in good hands.Walter suggests a cocktail....the Mulo Mompesino, which...More

Thank Ivoh
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Thanks so much, dear friends, for your amazing review, your stay at my humble establishment and the enjoyable memories I have of you. I sincerely hope the cough has vanished, and that we meet again - one never knows. Cheers, and if you want the...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
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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