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“ARE RESTAURANTS IN BARRANQUILLA THAT MUCH BETTER THAN IN CARTAGENA?”
Review of Zaitun Colombia

Zaitun Colombia
Ranked #85 of 567 Restaurants in Barranquilla
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

This restaurant is rated number 1 in Cartagena and is rated number 55 in Barranquilla.
I have eaten at both (My wife loves their tomato soup) and while they offer the same menus (emphasis on Arabic food) I can´t rate it as the best restaurant in Cartagena and I can rate it as about the 55th in Barranquilla. This large difference in ratings only confirms that one must take a grain of salt with the ratings of Trip Advisor and use other restaurant apps to get a more reliable sense of the quality of the eatery; or is it that Barranquilla has become a richer culinary mecca that that for which Cartagena is supposedly famous for???
The veggie choices and sandwiches are very good at Zaitun but for formal dining with Arabic food, Arabe Gourmet is better in Barranquilla and Az-zahr is better in Cartagena.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank aBigmac46
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The food is very good, the service is good, not fast though, . The meat cooked to its point, vegetables fresh, very good flavors and nice options in the menu.I had the cuatro estaciones, four small tenderloin steaks each topped with a different sauce (Mushroom, mustard, pepper and soy and honey, very good choice.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Thank happyjaveller
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Zaitún is always coordinated by its owner Alex Quessep, one of the most dedicated researchers of Colombian Caribbean cuisine. He is always on top of everything happening in the place. The salads are a great choice in here.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank JuanM1019
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you wish to try an excellent salad but still have a many options to chose from, this is the best place!

Si quieres comer una ensalada excelente pero tener varias opciones para poder escoger, este es el lugar!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Lauriamour_
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

This restaurant is owned by Al;ex Quessep, widely considered the best Chef in the Colombian Caribbean coast. This restaurant mixes Lebanese/Middle Eastern food with Colombian influence ingredients. The restaurant is small and intimate. The food is excellent.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Thank Wolfgang K
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