Ave. 6N # 27N - 25, Cali, Colombia
Tajamares Ostreria Cali Reviews
Tasty seafood and great decoration at Tajamares Ostreria Oct 25, 2009
A couple of days ago I saw this seafood place and wanted to go there, so dinner sounds perfect.
This restaurant is located on busy and party 6th Ave. So, it's very easy to find it. No way, you will miss it. The decoration of the place would make you notice it at first sight.
The place is small. There are 2 tables outdoors and the rest are inside. All the decoration is related to the sea and ships. Do not surprise if you see a net or a lifevest hanging on the walls. Even the waiters are dressed as sailors.
This place is over 20 years old and is famous. Inside you'll find some of the articles written about it hanging on the walls.
The food is seafood and fish. Actually the full name of the place is Tajamares Ostreria. Ostreria comes from Oysters, so that's what we got for appetizer.
Appetizer Combinado: Mixed Oysters and Shrimp. It was good. It came with lime and crackers to dip. Good start
These were the main dishes:
-Kalamary: combination of lobster, prawn, shrimp & coleslaw. The coleslaw was a great surprise. It was very tasty. And the lobster, yummy!!!
-Cebiche: couldn't leave the place without trying the Colombian cebiche. Ok, it wasn't my idea to order it, hahaha. Just looking at the dish gave me a weird feeling. Fish looked overcooked and tomato sauce, mmm. Well, good to say that I tried it. But I won't order it again, hehehe
Even how the dishes were presented, remembers you the sea, hahaha. They take care of every single detail. Just remembered the cute mini ship with the forks and knives. Sweet!
Also liked the color of the cushions outside very much!
The staff is very kind and nice. Also the owner who is inside is very friendly and was telling me the story about the place.
I was surprised the place wasn't crowded, but I guess it was because it wasn't exactly cheap and people don't like seafood that much... well maybe it was just that day.
If you want to try seafood in a Cali style this place is a good option.
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