Located in the heart of the Walled City, in an astonishing colonial-style building consisting of three houses— Restaurant Alma offers luxurious culinary experience, with quality seasonal products and a selection of different Colombian and international cuisine flavors.
Restaurant Alma evokes the true essence of Colonial Cartagena— its beautiful interior features a unique courtyard, a main room, a private room where lunch and dinner is served, as well as a fabulous bar that opens during the evenings. Chef Heberto Eljach creates the best of traditional cuisine, where you can enjoy exquisite seafood, meat variations, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Let’s start off with an overview
What is special about Alma? It’s a true Colombian-Caribbean experience the moment you enter the restaurant. Everything about Alma is breathtaking— from the interior to dishes, drinks to the service. A great place to have a good coffee, lunch, as well as for an elegant dinner or drinks night out.
What to eat?
Try the best ceviche ever— Ceviche Coco Woods, made of fresh fish marinated with lime, coconut milk, onion, hot pepper, fresh coriander, coconut foam, and served with green plantain chips. Also try the Lobster Empanadas, followed by Tuna steak, mixed sesame on creamy quinoa with parmesan cheese, red paprika, broad beans, panela hoisin sauce and achiote coral. For dessert, try the Palenquera San Agustín— a delicious meringue tile with exotic Colombian fruits compressed in soursop syrup, sour guava ice cream, passion fruit caviar, cassava flavored with organic honey, sesame and spirulina.
What to drink?
The bar offers various wines, cocktails and fresh drinks. Each cocktail is handmade by the professional Bartenders who create the best signature drinks.
What’s the service like?
Excellent service, very professional and friendly. I felt very comfortable during my time there.
Things you should know before planning a night out?
Upscale price category. Payment options: cash, debit card, credit card. Accessible for people with impairments/disabilities. Open everyday from Midday until 11PM.
// Outdoor dining in the beautiful courtyard. //
// Lobster empanadas with cream cheese, sweet corn and chipotle sauce (3 pieces). //
// Ceviche Coco Wood – fresh fish marinated with lemon, coconut milk, onion, hot pepper, fresh coriander, coconut foam, served with green plantain chips. //
// Tuna steak, with mixed sesame on a creamy quinoa with parmesan cheese, red paprika, broad beans, panela hoisin sauce and achiote coral.//
// Creamy seafood rice with shrimp, squid, octopus, clams and mussels. //
// Palenquera San Agustín Meringue tile with exotic Colombian fruits compressed in soursop syrup, sour guava ice cream, passion fruit caviar, tree tomato gel. Kiwi, watermelon, cassava flavored with organic honey, sesame and spirulina. //
// Choconutella – Chocolate and Nutella Mousse with chocolate textures //
// Homemade fresh bread and butter. //
// Fresh red fruit juice and peach-mango juice. //
// Signature watermelon cocktail. //
// ALMA Bar //
// Restaurant ALMA //
A boutique hotel in a seventeenth-century restored building, Casa San Augustin offers 30 guest rooms and suites in Cartagena’s historic center.
With beautiful coral-stone walls, hand-painted bathroom tiles, and restored 300-year-old frescoes in the library, Casa San Augustin makes all your Cartagena dreams come true.
From Casa San Augustin, it is walkable to everything you might want to discover— from the seaside to the Walls of Cartagena, and all important Cartagena hotspots.
Casa San Augustin Rooftop
Exclusive Ortigia – Casa San Augustin is the only hotel in Colombia with this exclusive line of amenities of Italian origin, always thinking of providing experiences to our guests and a luxury attention for their stay.
Bottom line: Cartagena remains one of the world’s most remarkable cities to visit. Almost any month of the year, it is hot and humid— but worth it for color and tastes. Casa San Augustin, it’s a great place to stay, and guarantees for a comfortable and unforgettable stay.
The tranquil pool is a great place for midday dip when the city heat gets to be too much.
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