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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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Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

It is no wonder to have fresh fish in San Andres. That is what we had. Just that. The place is into the sand, which it is nice, but that doesn't make a good or elaborate dish be good.

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Thank Camilo P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

The food is very tasty, but the service is terrible. We ordered a dish that would come with potatos, but they brought us patacones. We asked to replace the patacones for the potatos, they removed the patacones but the potatos never came. The owner gave us a juice for the inconvenience but we payed for the potatos we never had.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

It is a great place to spend the day and have lunch! The owner is there must of the time making sure everything is great.

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Long Island, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Call to reserve a table or get there early. Francesca is a colorfully decorated restaurant with a large outdoor space consisting of covered tables for its guests to occupy and spend the day in front of the beach. Tables are free as long as you have a drinks or a meal. Beach chairs and umbrellas are additional. You can rent... More 

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Miami, Florida
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177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

The outside of this place does not tell you anything; however, once you are in you will be sitting next to the ocean (literally!) if you are able to get a table outside. This restaurant is not inexpensive (by local standards) but you will certainly get what you pay for: diverse menu, great liquor choices, amazing view, and if you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

This restaurant and La Regatta were the 2 best places to eat in San Andres Island. Both were excellent. I was with a party of 5 and we had various steak and seafood entrees. All of the food was perfect. The owner is present and keeps things flowing at this restaurant.

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Chula Vista, California
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265 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Attitude, slowness and should I say arrogance in the service. Owners should understand that customers that come here are often well traveled and if we are paying double for the food we eat we expect ambiance, decor (which is both there with the excellent setting in front of the gorgeous beach) and top notch service! Which as many mentioned is... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

We had fantastic food here - great calamari and the octopus in balsamic vinegar was delicious. It's not cheap, but worth it for the setting on the beach in San Luis. The service is super slow but then you're on a sleepy Caribbean island so you expect a slow pace!

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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314 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

The view of the sea is unbeatable and the restaurant is very well decorated with beautiful mosaics and umbrellas. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. However, we had to wait about 30 minutes to order, and then another hour until everyone had their food. Some people's drinks came after the food while others' came before.... it was just overall... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

The food is great and tasty. The view is breathtaking and they have a small beach spot right in front so if you get there early you can rent a tent and sun-chairs and enjoy!!! You do need to make a reservation as the place is often crowded.

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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?