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La Canoa Cafe Cultural

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Cl 18 3-75 | Centro Histórico, Santa Marta, Colombia
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We really enjoyed our evening here and would have loved to go back if we'd had longer in Sta Marta. The cocktail list was particularly interesting.

Thank Sam O
Vancouver, Canada
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601 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ordered two salads at this restaurant. When the salads arrived, one was very good (salad El Otoño), but one was missing a key ingredient (salad El Caribe): there was no mango in it. We told the waitress that we thought the salad was supposed to be with mangoes, which she confirmed and said she will bring back some. She... More 

Thank MonkeysandWine
Paris, France
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I was suprise to find good "French" food in colombia. Good And Quick service. Prices are friendly. I recommend

Thank Darell1977
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped into this place by luckfor the set midday lunch which consisted of fish soup , fish with a great pesto like sauce and a piece of chocolate cake so was very happy. Service was ok and the room was air conditioned whicheck meant a short time away from the Santa Marta heat.

Thank 644Richard
Medellin, Colombia
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This cozy French cafe is worth the visit if you're in the neighborhood in the afternoon. I had the robalo with clams in a sauce that I soaked up with the french bread. I then had a wonderful chocolate layered tart with marzipan and cream. For Santa Marta, this air conditioned bistro is a wonderful place to go for cold... More 

Thank MALAWI8386
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Cool, nice and relaxed place. Food and juices are exelent. Must try is their hamburger! We ended comming back to this place severaltimes. Great service to.

Thank LarsAT
Miami, Florida
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Was fairly empty on a Saturday evening when we went. The building is very nice and may be better for a day visit with a coffee and pastry. The beer selection was very limited despite advertising a variety of breweries on the menu... they were out of stock of the first 3 I asked for. The food was just so... More 

Thank Gedly888
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I love the food and the atmosphere! If you are in the area try it. Call them to see if they have some band playing as well.

Thank worldtraveler20016
Beaufort, South Carolina
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This place was a real find. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The sandwiches and appetizers were very good, but best of all were the profiteroles. We even asked for extra chocolate sauce. Who knew that some of the best profiteroles in the world could be found in Santa Marta, Colombia?

Thank Dick N
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Que alegria que te haya gustado todo, y que hayas disfrutado de nuestros apetecidos profiteroles!! te estaremos esperando en otra... More 

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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I enjoyed my experiences here, but had a difficult time giving three stars because of my last experience. During my last experience, the server charged me propina. I was not particular impressed with the service and said no tip. She told me that that wasn't a tip, but a tax. I questioned that it was a tax and not a... More 

Thank Roadknight777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
French, Cafe, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cl 18 3-75 | Centro Histórico, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta

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