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El Rincon de la Mantilla

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Mantilla 32, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 4 6601436
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Whistler, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2015

The son/nephew of the owner who led us here via a jewelry store is a con artist. His name is possibly Gabrielle. He seems to be allowed to operate freely here. He charged a beer to our tab then tried to charge us for showing us some jewelry we didn't want to buy. He then got a fat guy and... More 

Thank Povotron
Grapevine, TX
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Some local folks pointed us toward this place when we found Cafe del Mar didn't open until 5pm. The front of the restaurant was really hot, so we were seated in the air-conditioned back room. It smelled overwhelmingly like Pine Sol, but since that meant it was likely clean, we stayed. We ordered Arroz con Pollo, which was a huge... More 

Thank travlinfoolintx
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Looks like a cool place but in fact it can get pretty dangerous if you are not careful enough. The owner runs his cocaine business at this place and his boys often attract young tourists from the street to have a drink there. They find you a seat in the back room with AC and bring you drugs and won't... More 

5 Thank MattK04
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We entered the restaurant by chance, it was not that full but our main course took an hour to come. The ceviche was OK but nothing special. I didnt like the sauce of Lomo de cerdo en finas hierbas. My husband had filete a la marinera and it was OK. The decor is colouful and certainly unique! We were in... More 

Thank pete_cris
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Right beside the expensive tourist Plaza, took a beer here for half the price, liked the nice staff and the georgious setting, so went back in the evening for a meal. Ordered a File Mignon, the largest one I have ever had, so tender I hardly needed chewing, and for less than ten dollars. Gotta get back to Cartagena again,... More 

Thank Saluqi
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stopped by La Mantilla while exploring the old city. We were looking to try local fried fish and saw quite a few people sitting inside. Atmosphere was nice, although people street will come and hassle you (we had a couple kids perform a Dr. Dre rap while we were eating). Food was fairly priced and I highly recommend you... More 

Thank Mark D
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

The atmosphere isn't exactly great, but it is centrally located, the food is pretty good, and the prices are on average for the center of town. Try the cazuela de mariscos, for instance.

Thank mpigliucci
new york
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2010

I loved the bright fun style of this place. The staff was friendly and inviting. I only wish it were closer to my home and I'd hang out there a lot more often!

Thank Cordelia P
Campbell, California
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2010

Very chill place for dinner. Very quiet the night we went. Food was average. Better places out there. Good value though.

1 Thank omeeda
Hartford, Connecticut
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502 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2010

Don't limit yourselves to dining only at Plaza Santo Domingo...just around the corner is a great place, LA MANTILLA, on the Calle de la Mantilla, where the prices are quite lower and the food is great. I and friends went there and had a nice steak and beer for half the price at the plaza. It is a bit out... More 

1 Thank GringoAlto2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mantilla 32, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 4 6601436

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