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Latin, Mediterranean, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant in the center of the trendy, colonial Barrio San Antonio in Cali. It has a sophisticated decor. Unfortunately the owners know a lot about decor but not much about gastronomy. The food is mediocre. They should hire another chef and/or...get better advice on the food they offer.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

We visited for late dinner. The house where the restaurant is located is beautiful. Setting/Atmosphere is very nice. Service was good. The menu is (mostly) an assortment of some international dishes and a few local dishes. We shared some grilled vegetables for starter. Our mains...were one of their beef dishes and the cazuela de mariscos (seafood stew). For desert, we shared a chocolate cake and a berry cheesecake. We enjoyed all dishes, although none was mindblowing. We would, anyway, come back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 December 2019

I forget how we came to know about this place. It was a business dinner but we ended up getting dropped off by the cab and then walking up what it seemed like a very steep street and then it was, right on the corner....From the outside you really can't tell what's going on inside. It's once you step in that the experience really begins. To start with the interior design is unique. I struggle to recall other restaurants that were so rich and engaging visually. There are areas that are open to the night sky, but it's still mostly enclosed so "patio" does not quite describe it. The atmosphere was great. Live music was playing and the service did not detract in any way from the experience. When it came time to order there was a great selection of local dishes with a few favorite internationals in the mix. The food and drinks were great as well. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 30 November 2019

Must go to! Beautiful ambience and music and delicious food. Had ravioli and steaks. Definetly would go back.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 29 November 2019

I visited this place yesterday November 28, 2019 and the place is beautifully decorated and spacious inside. The bad part is the service. The waiter was a normal Cali server (without any knowledge of how to serve a table). To serve my dish on the...table he extended his arm all the way across the table, placing his armpit almost on my wife face. (Very disgusting and rude ). Can management teach them to serve from the back right side of each customer? One of the problems is that they automatically charge 10% as Tips , regardless of good or bad service. So, the servers do no care if you are satisfied with their job. The food very normal and the prices way too expensive for Cali and the quality of food they serve. No even good paper napkins. Just normal. For all the above I do not think the place is worth that much. There are much more better restaurants in Granada and El Peñón.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

The appetizers are superb! Try el ceviche con contaduro o los rollitos de pipián. All platters were also delicious

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 8 September 2019

This restaurant is worth stopping by if only because it is design success. It is aesthetically one of the most beautiful I have seen during my travels. We went to this restaurant as a big group of 12 and had a wonderful time. The food...was not the best I had in Colombia during my trip but neither was it mediocre. It was pretty good and the service was professional and really friendly. I definitely recommend it, photos don’t do it justice.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Very nice food and drinks. Great service. Restaurant itself is magnificent. Would definitely recommend if you're looking a nice place for dinner

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 29 June 2019

Antigua came highly recommended by my hotel rep. I was excited to experience this gorgeous place, and resisted the feeling of awkwardness as I was asked several times if I was just one person. (I assumed it was a language doubt, not a real issue.)...As it turns out, they sat me in the most awkward spot in the place! First, it was a table just as people came to the top of the stairs to enter the restaurant. I felt like a Walmart greeter! The chair was so low the table literally came up to about 6 inches below my chin. When I pointed this out, and how I could not eat dinner like that, I was given the cushion on the other chair. (Yes, I should have left. But I was tired and hungry, and just focused on the fact that they were accommodating me without a reservation, which I feel was an issue -- although it was never said or suggested to come back when I had one.) The service was attentive, and the appetizer was very good. I found the main dish a bit uninspired, but still tasty. The glass of wine was about 3oz, very small and expensive. I was invited to walk around the restaurant after my meal to see how beautiful it is -- and I did! I was very impressed with the natural indoor/outdoor decor. Sadly, I feel my experience was not typical, but perhaps not so atypical either....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 6 June 2019

Antigua Contemporanea is a Antique Shop/Interiors Design/Restaurant located in the bohemian neighborhood of San Antonio which is one of the oldest in town. The space they´ve created is worthy of your atention, this is easily one of the best nicest places in Cali. The food...is normal/good but their bar is even better.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Antigua Contemporanea Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5