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El Arca de Pascual

#39 of 648 Restaurants in Cali
Certificate of Excellence
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Latin, Colombian, Spanish, Fusion
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Carrera 34 # 3-61, Cali, Colombia
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Typical Colombian Food. A must-go if you love plantain! The food is very good and different from what non-Colombians use to eat, so going there is a cool experience if you like to try new food.

1 Thank Glitzerpegasus
Clyde, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 May 2016

excellent food, good service, and a reasonable price. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed

Thank aaron h
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I love plantains, and if you do too they have plenty of dishes including this. You leave this place stuffed. Reasonably priced.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Toronto, Canada
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243 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I'd recommend visiting with a few people and ordering different types of food to share. The portion sizes were large and everything that we ordered was tasty. I also recommend trying Champus (a typical Cali fruit drink) if you haven't tried it yet.

Thank Mj184
Toronto ON CAN
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Tried the sweet plantain main dishes here for dinner before heading to an all nighter big Latin concert. The portions are large enough to satisfy and the atmosphere is casual. The upstairs patio is nice and breezy, and overlooks a small parkette across the street. The orange beer is just like a radler. My friend had the Champus drink which... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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246 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

The menu is just excellent. The restaurant serves typical Colombian food. Basically, cooked plantains with meat, chicken, rices etc on the top. More than 30 kind of dish. Highly recommended by the locals.

Thank memsogan
Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

To some this may not pass as a typical dish because its kind of expensive compared to other local places, but it is much fancier than the local corner food joint. you pay for what you get. i love this place and recommend the arca if you are a traveler and arent used to sweet food in your main course... More 

Thank Diego A
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

In front of Parque del Perro. Arcas are green plantain plates and Pascuales are sweet plantain plates. Delicious. If you like sour drinks, try the Lulada.

Thank Ricardo D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

visiting this restaurant has been a great introduction to the typical food from Cali, its huge and delicious. it is also very interesting the way they serve the plantain.

Thank vivis_025
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2014

How can be posible to wait for a table more than 30 minutes when 7 other families that arrived later than You, got their table first !

Thank Jhonjtc

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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
Latin, Colombian, Spanish, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 34 # 3-61, Cali, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali
  • Phone Number: 573709880

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