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Alma Restaurant

Calle de la Universidad No. 36-44 | Downtown, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6810052
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“ratatouille” (4 reviews)
“cazuela” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Calle de la Universidad No. 36-44 | Downtown, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved everything! Nice wine list, delicious food, excellent staff, beautiful setting! Highly recommended

Thank Doiche
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Doiche Thank you for taking the time to write about your las experience in Alma restaurant. We are very happy to know that all your expectation were filled up. Cordially, Roosevelt Muriel F&B Director

Reviewed 1 week ago

WE were six for dinner at Alma, the most attractive and well appointed of four good restaurants we selected in Cartagena. The meal was a fiasco from the beginning, as the waiter insisted I had ordered still water instead of mineral water with gas. Spanish...More

Thank Rogelio N
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Rogelio N Thank you for your comments and your visit to our restaurant ALMA. I offer them a sincere apology for the experience they had in our restaurant. For us the feedback from our guests is very important and we take them very seriously....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 couples decided to “pull out the stops “ for Valentine’s Day. We visited 4 days prior to our dinner, reserved a particular table, and admired the beauty of the restaurant. We were messaged TWICE about the dress code. .... long pants and closed shoes...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alma is top 5 restaurant I’ve ever been. You literally can t order anything bad from the their menu! Their wine list is amazing !! And the service is absolutely fantastic! Do not leave El Centro without trying this place. PHENOMENAL! Make reservations or you...More

Thank Dan F
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dan F Beforehand thank you for your positive coments about alma. . We will expect that your next visit to cartagena, come back to alma. Best Regards Roosevelt Muriel F&B Director

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried Alma based on the recommendation from some friends and it was beyond our expectations. The food is was delicious and the ambiance made for a romantic evening. I wish I could remember our waiters name as he truly enhanced the whole experience with...More

Thank Yachtcaptain7979
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Yachtcaptain7979 Thank you for taking the time to write about your last experience in Alma restaurant. We are very happy to know that all your expectation were filled up and we appreciate any comments or suggestions that will help us improve our services We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely space...lovely hotel...lovely restaurant...lovely staff. It was hot in the bar where we wanted to have a drink so the staff suggested we sit in the restaurant near the pool. Great idea. We had a beautiful view of the inner gardens including a...More

Thank 44BeckyM
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 44BeckyM Thanks for taking the time to write about the service, food and drinks. we will inform to the staff because without them there would not be posible. We will expect that your next visit to cartagena, come back to alma. Best Regards Roosevelt...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in the Casa San Agustin hotel. We sat outside in a quiet courtyard where a small band played jazz and local music. The food was fresh and tasty with a South American flare. Best suited for adults looking for a quiet...More

Thank ReviewerToronto
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Reviewer Toronto Beforehand thank you for your positive coments about alma. Your opinion help us to follow improve in order to offer our clients a best experience. We will expect that your next visit to cartagena, come back to alma. Best Regards Roosevelt Muriel...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Great bar with fantastic drinks, great food and Wilfredo, the waitor, was great:-) ThanksMore

Thank Ann-Katrin P
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ann-Katrin P Thank you for taking the time to write about your las experience in Alma restaurant. We are very happy to know that all your expectation were filled up and we will talk about your coments toWilfredo because with people like him eveything...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Rather disappointing (for the price) tablecloth-less Spartan decor. As usual for Cartagena an overpriced wine list with $10 Chilean wines priced at $50+. Salads and soups were OK. My (highly recommended) sea bass main course was partly unchewable, partly undercooked with all wrong notes of...More

Thank anton1203
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear anton1203 Thank you for your comments and your visit to our restaurant ALMA. I offer them a sincere apology for the experience they had in our restaurant. For us the feedback from our guests is very important Once again ... Our sincere apologies. Roosevelt...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

You need to make a reservation for this restaurant well in advance. The only way you will enjoy this place is if you get a table in the inner courtyard. Everyone was raving about this place and So we went. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a...More

Thank Juliana G
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Juliana G Thank you for your comments and your visit to our restaurant ALMA. I offer them a sincere apology for the experience they had in our restaurant. For us the feedback from our guests is very important, I will also share your opinion...More

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serendipity96
10 January 2017|
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Response from sandra c | Reviewed this property |
we walked in. once you arrive to Cartagena ask the concierge of your hotel to make the reservation in the restaurants you want to go.
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Raymond F
9 December 2016|
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Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
The reservation are made calling directly the hotel... +57 (5) 681 0000 They transfer you to the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 70
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de la Universidad No. 36-44 | Downtown, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6810052
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Description
Alma restaurant radiates the life of Cartagena de Indias and offers the best of traditional cuisine created by renowned veteran Chef Heberto Eljach. Guests enjoy a range of innovative classic Cartagenian dishes showcasing Chef Eljach’s skill, including exquisite seafood casserole, a variety of ceviches, prime aged beef in various cuts, lobster tail and seafood prepared with traditional techniques perfected. For dessert, local favorite – Coconut Pie with coconut lemonade sorbet – satisfies the sweet tooth.
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