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La Perla

4 - 42 Calle de Ayos, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tiradito” (32 reviews)
“ravioli” (26 reviews)
“oysters” (11 reviews)
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Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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4 - 42 Calle de Ayos, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant was first class. Helpful staff, good drinks, really interesting food in a very trendy little place. The stuffed squid was to die for!

Thank ScubaTravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant serves a range of good seafood and meat dishes - the ceviche and ravioli were fantastic and would recommend (particularly over some of the more highly rated restaurants in the city). It's not fine dining but offers an excellent alternative.

Thank KateBramson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent cocktails, food, and service. Typico wine-list. The waiter recognized me and personally brought me an ox-tail appetizer, gratis. I was humbled.

Thank mstickler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though Cartagena has a remarkable food scene, this small and carefully managed restaurant stands out - from an understated but warm welcome to well-spaced tables and attentive but discrete service, everything felt just right. Outstanding entrées (the croquettes crispy outside, creamy inside) and mains...More

Thank Lorie24530
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with a super gin and tonic and amazing ceviche. The mains were delicious here as well. Really fresh fish! The service was good, not great. And they play really weird music, taped second rate singers doing modern songs, like elevator music. That definitely...More

2  Thank myluckfarm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had one of our best meals in Cartagena at La Perla. Drinks, appetizers, mains and dessert were all outstanding. Don't miss the Pisco sour or the amazing ceviche. Our server was attentive and made excellent recommendations. This place is an absolute MUST!

1  Thank jtfman
Reviewed 10 January 2018

There were four of us that ate here and three of us enjoyed our meals immensely. I had the stuffed squid. The cocktails were fairly pricy but we were on vacation so turned a blind eye to that. The waitress was sweet however we ate...More

Thank atgale
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Delicious ceviche. Try the oxtail - amazing. And best pisco sours in Columbia. Staff are very accommodating. You'll likely need a reservation.

Thank justSP
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We stopped here for lunch one afternoon. We went to about 5 different ceviche restaurants in Cartagena and this was by far our favorite. The tiradito with the amarillo aji sauce (probably not getting that exactly right) was fantastic as was the classic ceviche. Also...More

1  Thank GraceAnneG27
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Really good food. You won't be disappointed. Better ceviche options around town, but this was nice and relaxed

1  Thank bailarubianyc
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24 December 2015|
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Response from CarlosAraras | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not a dress code. Almost all restaurants in Cartagena do not have a dress code. You can go even wearing shorts or bermuda shorts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 - 42 Calle de Ayos, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: 6642157
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