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Donde Chucho

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Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
11:00 - 23:00
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great place in Parque de los Novios in Santa Marta... might not be easy to find but once you find it, go and rest assure you will get great food... I would recommend the sea food for sure but make sure to ask for some Patacones with Suero Sureño!!

Thank jorxferx
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice place with great seafood and nice cocktails. Had a nice outdoor seating area. Staff were nice and friendly. Touch on the expensive side but i think it is one of the better places in Parque de Los Novios

Thank blingwad
Retiro, Colombia
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286 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We ordered the large breaded shrimp for 52,000 COP and while hot and crispy they were dry on the inside. I am guessing the shrimp was pre-cooked and not raw then they fried it. Also, they had no Aguila - only light beer and no BBC beers (all were advertised on the menu).

Thank HK2LS
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Donde Chucho used to have really good ceviches but the flavor has changed recently. It has deteriorated, specially the one located in downtown Santa Marta, not sure about the one in El Rodadero.

Thank Angela G
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Even though the place was packed the service was really good and the staff attentive and professional. Food arrived promptly and it was delicious. We ordered fried red snapper which seemed to be really good according to mum and hubby and me ordered coctel de camarones and it was simple, delicious and traditional. easy access from el rodadero. recommended.

Thank lauradlc
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My favorite bite of food on our trip was the shrimp bisque - I contemplated returning for it many times. Also loved the coconut rice. My wife got garlic prawns for her entre and I liked it more than my róbalo with fine herbs. Mine was good, but a mild flavor that paled after the soup and rice. To do... More 

Thank ben w
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The food is just amazing and the portions are huge. The red snapper (Pargo rojo) and Sea food stew (Cazuela de mariscos) are a must try. The prices are quite high compared to some restaurants in the area but it is worth it.

Thank Worldtraveller527
Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nice restaurant close to the beach. Busy place with lots of customers. portions where large and the service was good. My complained that here dish was so large that she would be able to finish it so I did it for her. Worth the visit just to see the local crowds.

Thank Ravenscryy
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

A dish to try there is the seafood salad Gran Chucho. There are fish soups, stews, pastas, lobsters you can choose from. Everything fresh, tasty and for an affordable price.

Thank superviajero3
Virum, Denmark
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant upon the recommendation from TripAdvisor. We ordered lobster and sea bass with shrimps. The lobsters was so dry we couldn't eat them. The sea bass was less dry but had a very good taste. After complaining, the waiter only charged us for one.

Thank hsk0385

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: 4210861

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?