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 of the many delicious ingredients that the Colombian coast has to offer. The small restaurant is set right in the heart of Cartagena’s colonial centre, offering a relaxed Caribbean vibe. The interior is warm and has a distinctly tropical feel, with shells and ships adorning the walls. There is also a great terrace from which to enjoy some fantastic sunsets.
Calle 39 # 7 – 14
Average meal per person: $30,000 – 50,000
Azzam says: “As someone who really hates ceviche, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this place. The little touches and unexpected flavours really brought the food to life for me. Not literally, obviously.”