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La Vitrola

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian
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Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6600711
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with great reviews from the concierge but was disappointed when the food arrived. Decent food but not what I had expected ! Loved the music ! Good for entertainment and drinks !

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Thank Antonio F
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very popular restaurant, so advance reservation is required. Have an international menu and good wine list. The place is a little crowded, depending on where you are seated. Be careful after dinner. A lot of singers and street vendors jump into you.... watch your wallet!!!! Dont pay attention to them and walk away. Place is very well... More 

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Thank FAM1955
Pittsburgh
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The sea bass steak was the best I've ever had anywhere! Cooked consistently inside and browned to crispy perfection outside. Taste was extraordinary! Risotto was cinnamon sweet flavor but slightly undercooked inside and a tad soft outside, didn't matter. My girlfriend loved the coconut pie. Atmosphere excellent. Waitstaff accommodating. Price when converted to US dollars including bottle of Chardonnay wine,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying that the service at La Vitrola is top notch. As an American it was hard to get used to Colombian service as it's definitely more relaxed than I'm used to! So the service here was very impressive! They make sure to take care of your every need. You'll want to make sure to book a... More 

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Thank Laura C
Cartagena, Colombia
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to La Vitrola quite often beceause is the only place in Caratgena that you will really enjoy your stay. the entrees are very good and the main dishes are ok. bt with the live band you will enjoy a good night in Cartagena.

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Thank Bennyschuster
Mexico City, Mexico
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114 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and food are unique but you have to reserve because it is always full. The ambiance is fun and relaxing. The perfect place for a romantic dinner or be just with friends.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG, I've never been so hot (the temp hit 93F today and the humidity must have been the same) or my husband so hungry. We had just finished touring the Palace of the Inquisition and were looking for a decent spot nearby. The notes I had compiled before leaving home showed that La Vitrola was supposed to be good and... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good vibes in restaurant w music beginning by at 8. Fun bar scene w some dancing at tables and bar. Service is good and food was pretty good but not great. Malbec wine selection was average and beef carpaccio app was very good. The shredded beef was disappointing and the tomato mozzarella w Serrano ham lacked much flavor and our... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We originally came in for dinner but, when we saw the menu, it was a bit imposing and the food seemed too heavy for a hot evening however, the restaurant was to capacity and the band was great. We sat at the bar and had drinks that were made very well and there was a large variety of liquor brands.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those classic old style resto's in the walled city -- I went with a very large group and the service was "meh" (and sometime bordering on rude). My grouper was dry and flavorless and the coconut rice was mushy. There was music, but the singer, I swear, didn't move the entire time she was on stage... 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, Cuban, Colombian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?