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Restaurante Donde Francesca

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€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American
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| Near San Luis Village, San Andres, San Andres Island 57, Colombia
+57 8 5130163
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My husband and are rented a condo for our stay. So, we needed a beach to hang out on everyday. Hands down, Francesca's is the place to go. You can rent chairs and umbrellas and drink and eat until your heart is content. The service is great and the people are friendly. The food is amazing. The beach is quiet... More 

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1 Thank Dawne71
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This was one of the places I was told I had to visit during my trip to San Andres. Tasty food, great service and a beautiful beach was promised. Sadly the beach was the only promise that delivered. The restaurant is situated on San Luis beach. Te beach itself is of the nice tropical variety - golden sand, palm trees... More 

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1 Thank Rich1574
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I went with my mom for the day. The food (she had fish coconut rice and patacones and I had shrimp rice) is really good but it's definitely overpriced. I went to la regata which is a great restaurant, very fancy and always full reserved and the coconut lemonade costed way less than at Francesca. We also ordered salsa for... More 

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Thank Maria C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with a family of 6. The staff is okay and the place looks good, BUT the prices are way to high for the TINY portions. We've been coming here for years and this is NO way to thank your repeat customers..... La Cooperativo de Pescadores near the city center has the same beach but better... More 

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Thank Antonio R
Tampa, Florida
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631 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 474 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I really liked this place and the service wasn't bad. I had a situation that was corrected instantly. I really enjoyed the Maracuya Caprinhnas and could drink them all. Outside seating with a view of the beach filled up quick and most of the time was already reserved by other tourist. I didn't mind the indoor seating especially with the... More 

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Thank Easylivingtravel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Nice food, we have arroz caldoso de pulpo, great taste but it took 1h20m to have our lunch, really slow kitchen... The restaurant need to work out in that.

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Thank Vivi L
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Situated in San Luis. Far away from crowds and people. A nice restaurant with delicious dishes and cocktails, menu is not big but everything they offer will please you. Prices are okay. A little to the expensive side. Private beach right in front of the restaurant. Tanning beds and chairs rented for about 5.000 pesos all day. They... More 

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Thank Andy R
Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This is a very overpriced (expensive) restaurant. Just a fish, rice and salad could be $50.000 + drinks for 1 person. The place is nice, but if you are just a couple, be prepared to sit next to the kitchen. Even if the place is empty, best spots are only for 5-6 people group. The food is cheaper and better... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

As many of your said, the view is amazing, the almost-private beach is beautiful ans the place is cute. But the service is a bit slow. Of course, I was on vacation so I didnt care about it. But 25 min to ger your Lemonade ready is too much! Dispite, I have to agree that this is a nice place... More 

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Thank Ricardo B
Medellin, Colombia
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

The restaurant is located in a local house by one of the most beautiful beaches of San Andrés, called San Luis. Its a bit hard to find since from the main road you only see this small sign of a fish called Francesca. Once inside you really get a feeling you are in the pure caribbean! The place is great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Near San Luis Village, San Andres, San Andres Island 57, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  San Andres and Providencia Department  >  San Andres Island  >  San Andres
  • Phone Number: +57 8 5130163

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?