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La Vitrola

Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6600711
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (45 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (21 reviews)
“coconut pie” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian
Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well located inside the walled-city, La Vitrola is a classy place for that special dinner in Cartagena. However, book in advance as reservations are difficult to obtain. Also note that a dress-code is in place (e.g. shorts not allowed). The environment is beautiful, the place...More

Thank Nadmar01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant great drinks great food, great service, great environment. The restaurant has life music and it is located in the best place of cartagena.

Thank Jose A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm vegetarian (not vegan not pescatarian not flexitarian) and choices are a bit limited. But pasta with veggies was fantastic. Boyfriend had beef tenderloin which he said was excellent. Coconut pie is amazing. Drinks were great. Service was excellent. Band was perfect. Make reservations and...More

Thank F S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after our second night. We had enquired the night before, and received a reservation for the following evening, and were told to dress appropriately (men in long slacks and collared shirt, women not in beach attire). The atmosphere is lovely, with great...More

Thank rick2619
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little restaurant in the colonial part of town. Great food, very good selection of wines, and tons of character. Judging from what everyone ordered and enjoyed,their specialty is seafood. I had the arroz meloso de mariscos and it was amazing. A...More

Thank marco r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fantantistic, not to mention the service, I recommend the fish, "fish steak" it is a great dish, I also recommend the shrimp, and the tuna tartar. You may consider making reservations in advance for dinner, since it is one of the most...More

Thank Alvaro V
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great service and some good Colombian food - rice, beans and pulled beef. Good Chilean wine menu. The Italian dishes look fine too.

Thank schong6365
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Exceptionally good food served by exceptionally bored staff. Or were they just in a hurry to get home? Whatever the reason the spirit of the kitchen was extinguished by the nonchalance of the waitresses. The food was so good though that I am prepared to...More

1  Thank Federico B
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Grille fish corvina and tostones they served Peruvian chupe de camarones... shrimp choppino version of italian seafood. Superb cava of wines Love the place!

Thank MiryamMIA
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This was a super experience! The beef was superb as was the choice of wine. The live music was super!!! The owner stopped over at the end of the meal with a tray of shots to top off the night. I highly suggest this restaurant!!!

Thank marktheshark2015
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how to make coconut pie?
30 March 2016|
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Response from MSYep | Reviewed this property |
There is a band but I know it as a restaurant, not just a bar. Make sure you have a reservation
Lizza B
Does La Vitrola take reservations?
25 January 2016|
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Response from OGUARDO | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it takes reservations
Adrien P
Is it possible to go there for drinks after dinner if there is a live band?
31 March 2015|
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Response from mhorton44 | Reviewed this property |
You can sit at the bar at any time as long as it is not more than two or three people. Other choice would be to get a table and have appetizers. I am sure they would not mind, but it does get busy later in the evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 50
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6600711
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