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Restaurante Alma

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Caribbean, Seafood, Colombian
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Calle de la Universidad No. 36-44 | Centro, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 6810052
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service ( by Adriana and a superb staff). Delicious octopus and empanadas de langosta. Live music and beautiful decor! Must go when in beautiful Cartagena!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The decoration is really nice, the service quality, the interest in your satisfaction and the food, we had the cazuela de mariscos, tartar de salmon and lomo de búfala, all was excellent

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is fabulous. Three dining areas, including a patio with live jazz. Excellent wines and great advice about them. Unfortunately we received the wrong food and when the right meals arrived, they were cold and not of the high standard that we expected having read so many positive reviews. Given the price, which was what we'd expect at home... More 

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Carolina B, F&B Manager at Restaurante Alma, responded to this review

Dear 2Apostles Beforehand we ask apologies for your last esperiance in our resaturante, thank you for take the time for writting your apreciation. we recive your critics whit very respect to follow improve and offer the best to ours customers . Please the next time you return to cartagena let us to change the image that we could have caused,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very expensive for the quality of the food. They had live music and good ambiance. The service was super slow and the food was very expensive compared to what we had in Cartagena

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Carolina B, F&B Mnager at Restaurante Alma, responded to this review

Dear Mostafa R Beforehand we ask apologies for your last esperiance in our resaturante, thank you for take the time for writting your apreciation. we recive your critics whit very respect to follow improve and offer the best to ours customers . Please the next time you return to cartagena let us to change the image that we could have... More 

Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, diverse menu, great food. Our party of 4 didn't have reservations but they got us a table within 15 minutes. I had a seafood stew which was delicious. The Alma is very classy and intimate. My only suggestion is to not sit in the "open" area with the small pool. It's very, very hot and humid. It's much... More 

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Carolina B, F&B Manager at Restaurante Alma, responded to this review

Dear gahoppe We appreciated your Positive comments about Alma restaurant Which Help us to offer ours client the best service and the best meal in the city and Thank for your suggestion. Let Us to Know next time you visit the cartragena to following delighting with ours signature dishes. Att. Wilsander Mendivil F&B Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a chicharrón de robalo and it was just delicious, if you are looking to try a good typical Colombian Caribbean food this is the right place to go. I highly recommend this place.

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Carolina B, F&B Manager at Restaurante Alma, responded to this review

Dear Kelly M We appreciated your Positive comments about Alma restaurant Which Help us to offer ours client the best service and the best meal in the city and Thank for your suggestion. Let Us to Know next time you visit the cartragena to following delighting with ours signature dishes. Att. Wilsander Mendivil F&B Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in a business meeting in Cartagena and visited this great place. The decoration is great. Food is spectacular. I had the Sealed Tuna which was super! Don't forget to try the Cebiche Eljach... desserts are a must! Try the Apple Tarta or the Chocolate Volcano..... definitely will return for another great experience. Congratulations to all the staff for... More 

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Carolina B, F&B Manager at Restaurante Alma, responded to this review

Dear ladh87 We appreciated your Positive comments about Alma restaurant Which Help us to offer ours client the best service and the best meal in the city. Let Us to Know next time you visit the cartragena to following delighting with ours signature dishes. Att. Wilsander Mendivil F&B Manager More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very pretty restaurant. The service was not very good and I think our server may have been new. He came back three times to make sure he took our order correctly but my husband got the mushroom risotto when he actually ordered a creamy fisherman's dish. The server kept insisting it was what he ordered....luckily, the flavor... More 

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Carolina B, F&B Manager at Restaurante Alma, responded to this review

Dear mancusod2016 Beforehand we ask apologies for your last esperiance in our resaturante, thank you for take the time for writting your apreciation. we recive your critics whit very respect to follow improve and offer the best to ours customers . Please the next time you return to cartagena let us to change the image that we could have caused,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is one of the fanciest in town. The service is adorable, they are always very concerned about your pleasure: if you are liking everything or not. Yuli and Adriana were amazing with us. We have ordered two great things: la casuela cartagenera, a typical dish and a surprising lobster risoto with bull's tail meat jam! Pow! It sounds... More 

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Carolina B, F&B Manager at Restaurante Alma, responded to this review

Dear Aurea V We appreciated your Positive comments about Alma restaurant Which Help us to offer ours client the best service and the best meal in the city. Let Us to Know next time you visit the cartragena to following delighting with ours signature dishes. Att. Wilsander Mendivil F&B Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The concierge at our hotel recommend us to go to this restaurant. As soon as you walk in you feel the elegance and five stars treat of this place. We went for dinner and they had live music that made this moment more pleasant. Service was great, but a bit slow, maybe because the restaurant was at its maximum capacity... More 

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Carolina B, F&B Manager at Restaurante Alma, responded to this review

Dear LuisMedinaGiraldo We appreciated your Positive comments about Alma restaurant Which Help us to offer ours client the best service and the best meal in the city. Let Us to Know next time you visit the cartragena to following delighting with ours signature dishes. Att. Wilsander Mendivil F&B Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 70
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Colombian
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de la Universidad No. 36-44 | Centro, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 6810052
Description
Alma serves as the restaurant and centerpiece of Casa San Agustín, where the energy of gathering locals and guests meets with indigenous coastal Colombian cuisine within avibrant setting. Lush with local flora, the open-air courtyard and poolside lounge are rich incharacter against a backdrop of the hotel’s ancient aqueduct and historic walls.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?