Now, there are two of these restaurants in Cartagena; one called D’Res Gourmet, located in the Manga area (map) and the other called D’Res Campestre, located on the outskirts of Cartagena, with a beautiful, exotic outdoor terrace (for the address, see bottom right of this link).
When my girlfriend and I entered the restaurant in Manga, we were pleasantly welcomed by the owner, called Mauricio, who was very friendly and polite.
We ordered several Colombian appetizers to share; mini empanadas (stuffed pastry) filled with meat, home-made chorizos and chicharrones, which consists of fried, crunchy pork belly. Absolutely delicious! These appetizers are real traditional food here in Latin America and you can find it on every street corner in Cartagena.
For mains, I would recommend ordering a grilled piece of Angus meat, this is what they are famous for. This is a thin, very juicy piece of meat that melts in your mouth instantly. The one’s on our plates was cooked to perfection.
My girlfriend, Jessie, initially wanted her beef cooked “medium rare”, but Mauricio recommended to have this beef cooked “medium”. He was right, the meat was succulent and was absolutely delicious!
To accompany the meat, we were offered several sauces, yuca and sweet plantain.
If you don’t know what to choose from the menu, ask Mauricio or his personnel. Tell them what kind of beef you like and they’ll be able to tell you if the beef is thin, thick, soft, with or without fat.
With regards to price, OK, it’s more expensive than most steakhouses in Cartagena, but 59.000 pesos (click to convert) for the best prepared Angus beef in town, is well worth it.
There’s a reason why this is the best steakhouse in Cartagena, not only for its’ meat but also, for the professional, knowledgeable and friendly service.