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Calle de Sargento Mayor, 6-21 | Barrio San Diego, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 318 4151974
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle de Sargento Mayor, 6-21 | Barrio San Diego, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The design of this restaurant wouldn’t look out of place in Milan, a beautiful space, very tranquil . I had the prawn linguine, which was good although the prawns were a little tasteless, probably frozen. The pasta itself was perfectly cooked and it came with...More

Thank AGDowson
Reviewed 6 days ago

Vera is the restaurant of the swanky Tcherassi Hotel, in Cartagena old town. The place is really pretty and luxurious. Unfortunately, the food doesn't match the surrounding. Our dishes were either too salty or not not enough. The tiramisu was definetely sub standard. We had...More

Thank donniefritts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in a nice hotel and is a little oasis once you enter. There is a lovely waterfall feature and wall of greenery juxtaposed with a glass bar and dining area. We had excellent cocktails here the first night in town (try...More

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the most upscale restaurants in town, with a wonderful ambiance and quick, friendly service. My family of 5 dropped in for dinner, and had an overall enjoyable meal, but: the scallops pasta was overcooked and not very tasty. Hopefully a bad night...More

Thank Birger L
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant early to have a pre-dinner cocktail. In our group the women wore dresses, the men wore button down collared shirts and dress pants, and because of our limited travel attire we all wore leather flip flops. We went to the...More

Thank Virginialee123
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Basic bottle of white 100$ Canadian. Ridicolous. Fettuccine was so oily and bland. My friends risotto was very plain. Waste of time and money.

Thank sacredheart347
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The place is charming and beautiful but that's it. The food is average and extremely overpriced. There are far better options (and equally fancy) in the old city for half the price.

Thank nanihernandez
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is not a "cantina" style italian restaurant. It is higher end with delicate dishes. Nice atmosphere and nice decor. I thought the service was very average for this type of restaurant. Our waiter didn't explain much clearly seeing that some things we did not...More

Thank ftichy
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We stumbled upon Restaurante Vera - and how lucky we were. I think the cuisine is nouveau Italian - and it was certainly one of our better dinners in Cartagena. Make sure to request to be seated in the air-conditioned room. Waiter Edwin Vasquez is...More

Thank Jack-JFK-NYC
aguacateweb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Vera, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are very pleased to know that you had a good time in our restaurant. We hope you to visit us again soon. Regards.

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

If you feel like Italian food in Cartagena, this is the place. Nice atmosphere, food was served with a smile and tasted accordingly well.

Thank TravelsFromAtoZ
aguacateweb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Vera, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much, DorCologne! We're very pleased to know you had such a wonderful time in our restaurant. Hope to see you soon again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 75
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Sargento Mayor, 6-21 | Barrio San Diego, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 318 4151974
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Chef Daniel Castano of Bogota’s Emilia Romagna restaurant brings his authentic Italian coastal cuisine to VERA, a 50-seat restaurant and lounge set within The Tcherassi Hotel’s historic colonial mansion and interior lush garden. Indoors, the restored, original 250 year old stone wall stretches from the imported Australian floor up to the distinuished wood ceiling and beams made from rescued Colombian Guayacan and Ceiba. Modern mirrors adorn the backlit wall in a unique contrast that reflects the activity throughout the space and brings the outside in with vivid reflections of the lush garden waiting outside. Dress Code is casual elegant; men have to wear long trousers and collar shirt
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