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Top Choice Salsa Club in Cali


If you only visit one salsa bar in Cali, make sure it's Zaperoco. Here the veteran DJ spins pure salsa con golpe (salsa with punch) from old vinyl while rows of industrial fans try in vain to keep the place cool. So…
Top Choice Music in Cali

Festival de Música del Pacífico Petronio Álvarez

A festival of Pacific music, heavily influenced by the African rhythms brought by the many slaves that originally populated the Pacific coast. Caleños turn up en masse for non-stop dancing and copious amounts of arr…
Top Choice Fusion in Cali


You won't find better value for your peso than at this groovy fusion restaurant in a lovely colonial house. The gourmet set lunches include soup, salad, main course, fresh juice and dessert. Everything is cooked to …
Top Choice Fusion in Cali

Platillos Voladores

Cali's best fine dining experience, Platillos Voladores offers an interesting and varied menu of beautifully presented gourmet dishes combining Asian, European and local influences, served in either the outdoor gard…
Pizza in Cali


Gourmet pizzas and salads are made with the freshest ingredients at this casual, upscale option.
Mediterranean in Cali

Restaurante Carambolo

This chic bar-restaurant attracts the city's movers and shakers with its nouvelle Mediterranean cuisine, upscale Bohemian dining area, and slick bar.
Vegetarian in Cali

Restaurante Vegetariano Sol de la India

Decent vegetarian grub near the La Merced complex.
Salsa Club in Cali


The most famous salsateca in Juanchito has lost a bit of its energy but is still worth checking out. It's huge with plush booths and a big, smoking-hot dance floor. There's no cover charge, but it's a COP$15,000, 20…
Salsa Club in Cali

Tin Tin Deo

This iconic, unpretentious 2nd-floor salsa joint features a large dance area overseen by posters of famous salsa singers. While it sometimes feels like an expat hangout (especially on Thursdays), it's an excellent p…
Architectural in Cali

Hacienda El Paraíso

Escape the city for a day and head to the old sugarcane plantations to see how the Colombian elite lived in the 19th century. Hacienda El Paraíso, a lovingly restored manor house, has been converted into a muse…