El Santísimo

Colombian in Cartagena

A family-friendly restaurant that won’t scare off romantic couples, Santísimo indulges in a bit of creative recycling. The chandeliers are made from empty wine bottles, while wood from rescued packing cases lines the walls and ceiling. There’s nothing secondhand about the food, though; it's a trip through Colombian cuisine, combining ingredients and reinventing classics as it goes.

Some dishes have intriguing names, such as Obatalá (beef loin) and Changó (coconut-laced fish stew), which relate to Cuban Santería deities.