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Bar Restaurante La Cueva

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€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Pub
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Carrera 43 No. 59 - 03 | La Cueva, donde comienza El Recreo, Barranquilla, Colombia
+57 3409813
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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817 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is an institution with a lot of history in Barranquilla. Great music, food and drinks in a festive environment.

1 Thank Clevlander
Barranquilla, Colombia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Bad food in a nice environment. Has gone downhill in last couple of years I will never consider returning

Thank horaciojngg
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

LA Cueva is a very good place, with many information about influyen bohemian people in Barranquilla, like Garcia Marquez, Bohorquez, Samudio. They left their legacy with theircrazy life full of knowlegement and Vacilon.

1 Thank Camilo B
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It is a nostalgic trip into the glorious Barranquilla past. The food is good, and on Friday and Saturday night there is a good music band playing the son and bolero classics. A very nice change from the sometimes over-loud bars and music places. A very nice and natural atmosphere.

1 Thank Martin M
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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220 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Place is so quirky and different, I loved it. Live music, family atmosphere and nice food with good service. I would recommend going when there is live music as it enhances everything. Bar is pretty happening spot to hang with the locals who are worth meeting.

1 Thank Osdanuwati
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Nice dinner, good music, great service. Only thing about the restaurant is that it is a bit far away of nowadays Barranquilla, but it it THE ORIGINAL location where García Márquez met his friends.

Thank Jaime B
Bogota, Colombia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Wednesday jazz nights & weekend live music liven up this fun, historic, literary & friendly watering hole that boasts a fully appetizing menu. The elephant foot prints lead the way into what used to be the 'in' place for local hunters & the literary likes of the yet unknown Gabo & Alfonso Fuenmayor, whose life size cutouts greet visitors and... More 

1 Thank TripIt42
Columbia, South Carolina
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230 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Wow, what a great location. The watering hole of thinkers, authors, artists and still going strong. In Paris there is Les Deux Magots, in Barranquilla there is la Cueva. There are outstanding drinks and healthy appetizers. There is live music. Very worthwhile is the brief video that provides insight about the history of the establishment. Great place to see and... More 

Thank Louis D
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Delicious food, interesting life bands and art exhibit. The owner´s (Heriberto fiorillo and his wife Claudia) are warm interesting hosts. The place is also an attraction for locals. The place was originally a corner "tienda" and getogether for Garcia Marquez, Obregon and other nowadays celebrities.

Thank Cristina D
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Great food & live music. A lot of history at this place - we arrived and they showed us a short film about the restaurant, then sat us by the live music. Food was authentic and delicious. Definitely recommend.

Thank JSinto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 43 No. 59 - 03 | La Cueva, donde comienza El Recreo, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Atlantico Department  >  Barranquilla
  • Phone Number: +57 3409813

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?