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Merkabar / Welcome Restaurant

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Calle 10 # 2-11, Santa Marta, Colombia
57 5 4311568
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here a few times during our stay in Santa Marta. The food is about 15 to 25 mil, depending if you want a simple Spagetti carbonara or a cazuela. I can strongly recommend both. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great food that is fair for the money. It is also always fresh prepared and the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there four times during our time in Santa Marta and everything we ate was very good. The seafood is really nice, especially the cazuela de mariscos! Prices are between 15 - 25 mil COP for a meal, portions are really huge.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious and attention is very good, they bring my order very quickly, also theres is air condition so you can refresh, location is centric and accesible. What I like more was shrimps, the price was reasonable.

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Angers, France
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We went to el Restaurante Welcome because it was located just in front our hostel, so glad we did ! Food is local, good quality, in very good quantity for good prices (cazuela de mariscos, their specialty, was around $20.000) and the owner makes us feel at home. He speaks a few words of French, Italian, which participates in the... More 

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Midland, Texas
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

to try a local place upon arrival to Santa Marta. Restaurante Welcome definitely provides a local flavor to any visit. We were warmly greeted provided a menu and drinks quickly arrived. Had some great seafood and the fish soup was good. As others have stated the picture provided for the listing is not the dining area of this restaurant. Dining... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent everything was absolutely delicious ...and the service!! Jesus is the best! I specialty recomend cazuela. But any soup is very very good.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Great place for local grub and the owners is fantastic - not only a formidable cook - also very helpful and accommodating. Recommendable. NB the picture is not from there.

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carolemh
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

We wanted to have some great seafood and were not disappointed! The fish stew/soup is to die for. The owner lives up to his name and is very welcoming. The picture is not like the restaurant but this did not matter as the food made up for all of this. Only 5 minutes walk from the gold museum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 10 # 2-11, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: 57 5 4311568

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