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La Vitrola

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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Laura C
Cartagena, Colombia
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Bennyschuster
Mexico City, Mexico
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112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Sanntiago F
Atlanta, Georgia
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194 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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 

Thank 1073BB
Santa Monica, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank JimRich90402
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank inspumprn
Toronto, Canada
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150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank kerryharrismail
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Vitrola is one of the classic ones in old town Cartagena. Fancy, kind of vintage, and full of "la socialite cartagenera". What we order was between good and delicious. The entrance, yellow fin tuna carpaccio, was quite fishy; instead the sea fruit pasta was outstanding. Make sure you have a reservation.

Thank Pedro M
Fort Lauderdale
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452 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Contrary to some of the negative comments I read, our lunch at Vitrola today was superb! The restaurant is beautiful in that old style. The service was done with smiles and attention, and the meal was excellent. Stay with the items on the menu with "Vitrola" in the name. We did and all was wonderful

Thank Jared F
Atlanta, Georgia
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136 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing meal, I had the red snapper diablo and the coconut cake to finish it off. We also enjoyed the calamari and the La Vitrola salad. The service and meal were superb, oh don't forget to try a mojito. All in all one of the best meals in Cartagena.

Thank James T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 50
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?