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El Fuerte

Cra 1 Cl 12, 163 Cerca a la Iglesia Santa Barbara | Bolivar, Mompos, Colombia
+57 5 6856762
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (16 reviews)
“gazpacho” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Cra 1 Cl 12, 163 Cerca a la Iglesia Santa Barbara | Bolivar, Mompos, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't spend long in Mompox (5 mealtimes excluding breakfasts!) so couldn't try every eatery. However we did try five different places and ate twice at El Fuerte. El Fuerte was by far the best experience despite my scepticism about eating Italian in Colombia (let...More

Thank Corvin R
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Friend, it takes time and effort to write a review and it never fails to astonish me if someone has the heart to share his experiences in detail. I cannot thank you enough. It is a pleasure to read such kind lines. As for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colombia' greatest writer Maruques famously said that Mompos only existed in dreams, but the magical town does in fact exist. El Fuerte San Anselmo is so wonderful and so improbable that it too might seem to exist only in dreams, but this magically wonderful eatery...More

Thank cobbster49
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Mompox is well worth 12 hours of driving. And El Fuerte is 30% of the reason! If you're celebrating a very special occasion or want to remember a moment with someone special, I strongly recommend dinner here with their housemade salchicha and pizza Fuerte! One...More

1  Thank Weng B
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

It's reading lines like the ones you so generously dedicate us, that makes the job of catering a pleasure. Thank you so much, dear traveller. Have a nice day. Walter

Reviewed 18 July 2017

I spent 3 days in Mompox with my sisters and we went here every day! We tried the whole menu and it was nothing but delicious, from the pizza's to the pasta's to the 'wienerschnitzel'. Apart from that it must be one of the most...More

Thank hemyhel
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

It was a delight to have you and it is accordingly to read your kind review. Thanks so much for your your wishes. I hope you will come again. All the best, Walter

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Came here from 1. T/A review. 2. The Hotel also told us to go there. You walk through the door and the places is very charming in a rustic way. We had Pizza in the garden and its was the real deal in wood fired...More

Thank BasilBrushed
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Extremely fresh and good restaurant with attentive staff ( trying to speak English, please allow them that, they need to practice an that is the only way they can!) Good pizzaz, and Austrian dishes! (The owner is Austrian!)

Thank Flyeddy
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

A delayed thank you for your visit and your encourageing remark. My staff is making progress in many ways, one is learning english, essential to meet the demands of an increasing number of international visitors to Mompox. All the best and happy voyage.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was a bit sceptic at first of eating Italian in a small Colombian town, but boy did it pay off! Over two nights, together we tried the pizza, homemade pasta with Bolognese sauce, the gazpacho and salad. The gazpacho was mind blowing, served with...More

Thank Freny L
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Freny, to receive such a great review makes up for the somewhat difficult job to create decent food in a rather complicated environment. (That is a little poke - if permitted - to some self appointed food critics who find their pleasure less in...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely the place to eat in Mompox - the best pizzas in this charming restaurant by the river. Doesn't look much from the outside but really nice gardens with fans to keep you cool. Perfect.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The Austrian owner and chef has created a little oasis in Mompos. Across the street along the Magdalena River, outdoor drink sellers are competing to see who can turn up the music volume the loudest. Within La Fuerte, customers relax to classical music in a...More

Thank Chip G
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Dear Chip, thanks so much for your visit and your kind words. It's encouraging to know our job is being appreciated. Have a great journey. Cheerio, Walter

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We went there Saturday evening 8:30p.m. and were told by the waitress to come back at 9 p.m. to get a table then. Returning at 9 p.m. we found the door locked. After some knocking the waitress returned only to tell us there were no...More

Thank Gonese
elvelerista2000, Propietario at El Fuerte, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

I full heartedly agree ! Failed, not have an even bigger space with unlimited capacity. Failed, not to have been personally at the door to explain in your own language - in the heat of the night I was preparing pizzas. Failed, to make you...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cra 1 Cl 12, 163 Cerca a la Iglesia Santa Barbara | Bolivar, Mompos, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Mompos
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6856762
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