Cartagena’s selection of restaurants, befitting of its position as the country’s tourism capital, is vast. From delectable local cuisine (mainly fish, coconut rice and juices) to high quality international fare (yup, even curry), everything you want is available to you, and even things you didn’t even know you wanted.
Restaurants in Cartagena might not be as cheap as you’ll find elsewhere in the country, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t budget options, too. Look out for street food around the city and you won’t be disappointed. There are also plenty of more budget options in and around the hostel areas of the city.
The clue’s in the name really. This Cartagena institution serves up some fantastic ceviches, but with a twist. Worth a try is the mango, passion fruit, mozzarella and white wine shrimp, or the fish sandwich, which is so much more than the name suggests. All the seafood is indisputably fresh and the chefs make use [...] Read more →
When you think you couldn’t possibly eat another serving of coconut rice and fried fish (are you nuts?) during your stay in Cartagena, then Gokela is a fast and fresh option. They serve salads and wraps and a bunch of light and healthy meals perfect for when you’ve got a hankering for something a bit [...] Read more →
El Bistro serves up a delicious mix of food from all over the world, all brought together by the chefs’ distinctive style. The restaurant is predominantly a lunch time spot and, as such, by the evening the best meals are often gone, but that only goes to show the kind of dedication and inventiveness we’re [...] Read more →