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La Vitrola

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian
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Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6600711
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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this special place: the Cubano music, the beautiful people and the mojitos! The food was great too! Reservations are a must. The wine list is fine we even found a good French Champagne at a reasonable price. Good for small parties for sure!

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Thank habanadaydreamin
miami
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good recomendation by a friend, its a must, a Classic if you go to Cartagena, you might find yourself dining next to a Colombian super star, famous soccer player o a Beautifull Miss Colombia. Great seleccion of wines and good food.

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Bogota, Colombia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a unique place in Cartagena. Please ask for Gregory is the most gentleman in the city. You can't miss it. Is a really nice and wonderful place. This is incredible place to share with friends. The Cuban music is super nice. If you come to Cartagena is a obligation to go to la Victrola! Don't miss it!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sea food is really good, meat sauce is particularly delicious. Small, little place with live music playing inside. Try to know some basic Spanish if possible because English is not commonly known by everyone. Reservations needed.

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Oakland, CA
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fun evening at La Vitrola. The food was good, but the other reviewers are right: the food is not the reason people come here. Go for the ambiance, the large tables bustling with a slice of Colombian society. Unlike similar places, say in NYC though, it's all very convivial and relaxed with lots of laughter and live... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow what a great find while in the old city of Cartagena. This place has a quaint atmosphere and the food is great! We had about 10 of us eat here and everyone was happy with the lunch meal. I had the chicken salad and the chicken was excellent. I highly recommend you stop by here. The staff was super... More 

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Netherlands
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177 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night we had dinner in this beautiful decorated restaurant. We had a nice table and enjoyed the very friendly service here. We like the tuna avocado tartar, the La Vitrola salad and sopa de mariscos very much. A very nice cocos cake was recommended and liked by us. Nice Cuban music every half hour.

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Thank EmotionsTraveler
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, great drinks and the food is unbelievable! Good atmosphere, Great place to have a nice dinner

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I came for lunch as soon as we arrived. I had a delicious fish dish, and we split a very nice bottle of white wine. The old-timey decor reminded me of my time in Havana, and the service was top notch. I would highly recommend this place!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the restaurant for special occasion and did not regret the environment : nice staff, live Cuban band,enjoyable atmosphere and interesting cocktails. However the food was below the standard that was expected from this restaurant. All dishes were very salty and nothing to die for: we had a ceviche, fresh fish and a mix of prawns,king prawns etc. In... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 50
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6600711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?