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La Vitrola

Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6600711
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (45 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (21 reviews)
“coconut pie” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly
Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried to make a reservation to this restaurant because a lot have been written about it and also some people had recommended it to us. The only comment that I would like to make is that is unacceptable by a restaurant with this fame...More

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant with traditional Colombian sea food and espetacular coconut dessert (mostly the hot pie with ice-cream ). At the historical centre. The restaurant closes at 15 pm

Thank wgorab
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I tried a bunch of the top restaurants in Cartagena in our 6 days there - and this did not disappoint. Great food, tasty wine, good service, romantic atmosphere.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to reserve for dinner, but as no tables available went for lunch and was not disappointed. Nice comfortable atmosphere. Food was excellent. both our fish fillet and whole fish were great. Service was as good as could be expected. Blas, our waiter, could not...More

Thank tripopinonsw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is recommended all over town and in all the guidebooks. We could only get a table at 7pm when we were made to wait for about 15 minutes to sit down as they weren't really open yet. Staff were pretty surly but atmosphere...More

Thank mrbrightside30
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food is quite average compared to the delicious cuisine in Cartagena while prices are higher. I only give them an average review because the mojitos were nice.

Thank erwin98
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

OK so we we went here for lunch ... the place was packed I was so excited to try it since I've read a lot of good reviews about it. The menu is limited. Prices are expensive and honestly the taste is very average ......More

2  Thank Sahsouh
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I cannot understand why this restaurant is revered as one of the most popular in Cartagena. Four of us ate there this week and were thoroughly unimpressed. First, the positives: The band was good and created a nice vibrant atmosphere. Our server was "fine". Neither...More

1  Thank Senor_Garrick
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The ambiance is fantastic: the "son cubano" live music is super! I like to people watch and have the band near me so sitting in the tables near the front door is ideal. Best not to sit in the back. Food is ok. I returned...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Live band, wonderful service, great food, fantastic atmosphere. At some point we got up and danced- it was magical. On the more formal side for Cartagena, men have to wear long pants, no shorts allowed. People get dressed nicely in general to go here, but...More

Thank Travellina1
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Questions & Answers
30 March 2016|
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Response from MSYep | Reviewed this property |
There is a band but I know it as a restaurant, not just a bar. Make sure you have a reservation
Lizza B
25 January 2016|
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Response from OGUARDO | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it takes reservations
Adrien P
31 March 2015|
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Response from mhorton44 | Reviewed this property |
You can sit at the bar at any time as long as it is not more than two or three people. Other choice would be to get a table and have appetizers. I am sure they would not mind, but it does get busy later in the evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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