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Restaurante Donde Francesca

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American
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| Near San Luis Village, San Andres, San Andres Island 57, Colombia
+57 8 5130163
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We visited twice and enjoyed some gorgeous calamari, oriental fish, prawns... whilst sitting with our bare feet in the sand and enjoying the views of the ocean. Meals come with sides of delicious coconut rice and yucca fries (though the second lady who served us didn't crack a smile and told us we could only have banana fritters!). Average price... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We went there while touring the island in a golf cart. The place ia very rustic as all of San Andres yet dishes are not. We ordered the grilled fish with coconut rice and th calamari which were great. They have a good wine selection and Wifi!! You can latee stay on the beach. However, be cautious with the currents... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I think francesca have the best octopus I ever ate, and they also have an amazing beach that you can enjoy after lunch, 5 stars as a natural view place

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Spending a day at the beach in san louis we were looking for lunch and found donde francesca. There were many people sitting outside but still three or four free tables. As we sat down the waitress came and said we cannot sit outside because we are only two people. We should sit inside were it was dark and we... More 

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Playing footsie under the table in the sand while enjoying strong cocktails and looking out over the blue water ... this place is the quintessential beach lunch spot! We thoroughly enjoyed the Octopus (Pulpo) Paella, Woow! And the fantastic brownie dessert! Our waitress was lovely and despite not speaking English, and us very little Spanish, we ordered lunch and enjoyed... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Overall good location and good food. The restaurant is right on the beach and the atmosphere very chilled out. Recommended

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a spot on the beach to relax and spend the afternoon this might be a good idea. The will rent you decent chairs and umbrellas. Food is just ok, we ordered few dishes, the only one that's really worth to try is the Lobster Rice. Be prepared to pay for.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We are a Swiss couple traveling the world. We have never experienced such a bad, unfriendly and unwelcoming service in a restaurant since we are traveling! We can't recommend this place! There are so many better places on this Island. The food was OK, but too expensive!

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Tena, Ecuador
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Donde Francesca is a beautiful decorated restaurant with a truly thought out and charmingly warm decor - shellfish and mosaics wall murals and a rainbow splash of tablecloths against a backdrop of pure white sand and crystalline waters. It is truly breathtaking. Unfortunately, it is also stomach taking - my partner and I ate here, and she ordered the prawns,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My husband and are rented a condo for our stay. So, we needed a beach to hang out on everyday. Hands down, Francesca's is the place to go. You can rent chairs and umbrellas and drink and eat until your heart is content. The service is great and the people are friendly. The food is amazing. The beach is quiet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Near San Luis Village, San Andres, San Andres Island 57, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  San Andres and Providencia Department  >  San Andres Island  >  San Andres
  • Phone Number: +57 8 5130163

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?