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La Cocina De Pepina

) #16 of 600 Restaurants in Cartagena ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Callejon Vargas Entre Arsenal y Calle Larga | Getsemani, Calle 25#9a-06 Local 2 Casa Amarilla, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6642944
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (49 reviews)
“coconut rice” (48 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Callejon Vargas Entre Arsenal y Calle Larga | Getsemani, Calle 25#9a-06 Local 2 Casa Amarilla, Cartagena, Colombia
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide said this was probably the best authentic Colombian food in the City; a favorite of locals. I think there were six tables in the small restaurant and all the diners were American! It doesn't reflect on the food or restaurant--only the power of...More

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this restaurant is on the small side and a bit off of the beaten trail (though close to the convention center), it is worth the effort to look for it! The food is plentiful and delicious. A group of friends were traveling for a...More

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

recommended by hotel and well worth it. Genuine food. Large servings. Staff knowledgeable and can explain the history of the menu. Family history adds value.

Thank CIHeather
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here based on a the reviews from TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. I ordered what was recommended by the owner and i was a bit cautious at first, thinking it would not be substantial enough, but it was perfect and delicious. The...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Throughout the years, i have eaten in hundreds of places in Cartagena and most are very good and then I found this small, hidden gem! This restaurant is a small mom and pop, truly authentic place. If you are looking for elegance, don't go cause...More

Thank Humberto F
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The best meal we had in Columbia and that is saying a lot because there were so many great meals. The thing about La Cocina De Pepina is that it is not touristy at all. Just a small place, not fancy, but cute. Not a...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Best place in Cartagena!! Amazing food, lovely service and cozy environment! Mostly locals. Try camarones en aguacate and Posta Cartagenera. It made me really happy!

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We recently had the pleasure to dine at Pepina's and enjoyed a great meal. Small and inconspicuous the restaurant has a limited menu, however the choices are exceptional. In any case be there early, like 7pm for dinner when they first open and prepared to...More

Thank GGMiami
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the Sisisi Ceviche it really delivered what promised as the Shrimp appetizer with Avocado. The meat chilies appetizer was a bit under par for the price.

Thank 79aggie
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We came to La Cocina de Pepina as it is one of our favourite Restaurants. We ordered Mote de Queso and Posta Cartagenera. The first one is a traditional soup from the Colombia's Caribbean Coast and the second one a very special kind of meat...More

Thank Felipe C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
¿Si hay platos picantes?
8 November 2016|
Response from nflorian | Reviewed this property |
Hi,You can have spicy and the do have a spicy sauce which I used.
Lucia O
Is there outdoor seating?
16 February 2016|
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Response from Marcelo H | Reviewed this property |
no seating outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callejon Vargas Entre Arsenal y Calle Larga | Getsemani, Calle 25#9a-06 Local 2 Casa Amarilla, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6642944
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