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Calle de Sargento Mayor, 6-21 | Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6644445
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Brasilia/Df - Brasil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is wonderful and the staff are very amiable. The italian food is very good. Taste the tiramisú. It's excellent!

Thank Cristiane_Brum
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242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent italian meal at Vera. Vera is inside the beautiful Tcherassi boutique hotel, make sure you sit in the outside courtyeard much nicer than inside. The food was very good and so was the service.

Thank ChristineBindert
Mountain View, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is really beautiful, set in the courtyard of a very nice hotel in downtown. We had the ravioli and the risotto, and they were both very nice. Great dinner experience!

Thank GlobeTrotterFromRio
Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went for dessert only, and not having enough time for a complete meal. The room is a sanctuary from the city, an amalgam of ancient and contemporary. fine server and fine service. desserts were to die for- great presentation and yummy as all get out!

Thank hu-go-young
Gerenciamajagua, Food And Beverages at Vera, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share you thoughts. We are very happy to know that everything went right. Regars F&B Cordinator More 

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had our sons rehearsal dinner at Vera Restaurant in the Walled City of Cartagena. The Vera Restaurant is located in the Tcherassi Hotel and Spa. It is an elegant setting for dinner. We had 76 guests. Adriana Guerrero is the guest relations manager who did all the arranging for our dinner. We also worked closely with Alejandro Gomez, the... More 

Thank Nancy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The decor is gorgeous - service excellent. I had snapper which was perfect. One guest had the beef which though served medium rare as requested was tough. Perhaps beef is not the thing to order here in Cartagena as we keep coming across this problem. The wine was not exceptional but within our price range.

Thank RobynBSydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

As a top level Cartagena restaurant, it has a nice ambience, though it is somewhat lessened by the pool which the hotel guests use. It feels as a lesser level place when you are in the middle of guests around it. The food was good though as other reviewer mentioned it has excess amounts of oil. However, we were shocked... More 

Thank Fel M
Gerenciamajagua, Food and Beverages at Vera, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We sorry your experience at VERA didn,t meet your expectations; we working on your suggestions or comments in order to bring a better experience. F&B Chief More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Surprised to find just a few tables occupied here. Why don't more people know or respect the very good food and service here at Vera? Prices here are on par with some of the more "casual" restaurants in the area. This is a far better choice for a memorable dining experience. Servers were very familiar with the the menu and... More 

Thank LuckyTraveler18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We wound up at Vera by pure luck after the restaurant we had reservations at had a kitchen fire. The restaurant itself is gorgeous with tables in the courtyard near a small decorative pool. The food (Italian) was very good. We had the ravioli and and seafood linguini -- both of which were very good -- along with a burrata... More 

Thank Custo87
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were three friends that wanted some good Italian food and stumbled over this restaurant on Tripadvisor. The reviews were overly positive and we wanted to treat ourselves and gave it a try. Let’s start with the good things 1. The location is central and is in the nice cozy part of the old city of Cartagena. The restaurant is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$75
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Sargento Mayor, 6-21 | Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6644445
Chef Daniel Castano of Bogota’s Emilia Romagna restaurant brings his authentic Italian coastal cuisine to VERA, a 50-seat restaurant and lounge set within The Tcherassi Hotel’s historic colonial mansion and interior lush garden. Indoors, the restored, original 250 year old stone wall stretches from the imported Australian floor up to the distinuished wood ceiling and beams made from rescued Colombian Guayacan and Ceiba. Modern mirrors adorn the backlit wall in a unique contrast that reflects the activity throughout the space and brings the outside in with vivid reflections of the lush garden waiting outside. Dress Code is casual elegant; men have to wear long trousers and collar shirt

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