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Restaurante El Bistro

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Calle 19 # 3-68 | Parque de los Novios, Santa Marta, Colombia
+57 4218080
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Atlanta GA
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205 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only went to the restaurant for drinks, we didn't eat there so I cannot comment on the food. I can say the restaurant was pretty full and very busy. We had really good service and an attentive waiter. The restaurant was a little worn and could have used a little paint.

Thank ATL_explorer
Kingston, Canada
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155 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many mixed reviews, but we ate there twice, which says something. The food was creative, well-flavoured and well-prepared. Good cooking here. Tried most fish/seafood dishes and all were very good, except for a mussels garnish that tasted very sour. Steak and chicken, also good feedback and the mashed potatoes are like grandma used to make. One awesome drink contained... More 

Thank Roseanne B
Vancouver, Canada
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539 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good place for steaks in Santa Marta. The filet mignon is huge and of high meat quality (there was not a single chewy tendon in it - all the meat was savory and tender - $30,000COP).

1 Thank MonkeysandWine
Tolox, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Location is near to Plaza de los Novios. Very cosy and quaint street with nice bars and nice restaurants. Professional service. I had a great good size tenderloin. My wife had a nice salad. Nice cosy small restaurant.

Thank goeipeerke
New York
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very good steak and sea bass, delisious and well presented. Could have a better house wine though...

Thank alexisNY
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Ate every single meal at this place aside from two (because my friends wanted to try a vegetarian place next door). Food here is delicious, excellent value, staff are friendly and accommodating to changing the menu as well! Food can sometimes be a little slow, but it's worth it! Highly recommend to all my friends and to you!

Thank Jeremy R
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I don't get the fuss about this place. In the pictures it looks like a lovely french bistro but if you look at it in reality it simply gives the impression that this place has had its days. The walls are dirty with dark, almost black patches like mold, some of the lights don't work and everything looks somewhat dirty... More 

1 Thank kate-20161027
Panama City
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I ate really good food in Santa Marta last week, but this was probably my favorite of all. I am a meat and potatoes kind of guy, but I like it gormet as possible. I had read some good reviews on Tripadvisor for this place and was fortunate to follow someone's advise on having the filete mignon. It came with... More 

Thank Srsuerte
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The place was empty, and the servers were friendly but not efficient. The steaks were perfect. We were pleasantly surprised. Better than other restaurant with better reviews.

1 Thank BillB234M5
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

A small but very nice restaurant in the "main food street" at Santa Marta. The filet was delicious like the mushrooms we had as appetisers. Service is friendly and quick and the price level is more than fair. Clearly recommend that place!

Thank peter5138

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 19 # 3-68 | Parque de los Novios, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: +57 4218080

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