Restaurants

Top Choice European in Mompox

El Fuerte

If at all possible, time your visit to Mompox to coincide with the weekend, when the town's best restaurant is (usually) open. With its beautifully crafted interior, charmingly multilingual host and superb menu of l…
Top Choice Spanish in Minca

Casa d'Antonio

A five-minute walk from the center of Minca, you'll find Antonio's charming house, where the Málaga native prepares delicious Spanish-style seafood such as paella de mariscos (COP$48,000 for two) or pulpo a la galle…
Top Choice Caribbean in Cartagena

Gastrolab Sur

This gem of a place is easy to miss if you don't know it's there. In the beautifully lit pebbly back-garden of the Ciudad Móvil cultural center, the humming heart of the revivified Getsemaní community, it serves up …
Top Choice Seafood in Capurganá & Sapzurro

Josefina's

Scour the entire coast and you won't find better seafood – or a more wonderful welcome – than at Josefina's. Her crab in spicy coconut-cream sauce, served in impossibly crispy, wafer-thin plantain cups, is superb, a…
Top Choice Colombian in Cartagena

El Santísimo

A charming and refined atmosphere greets you inside one of Cartagena's most innovative restaurants. The menu here is a trip through Colombian cuisine, combining ingredients and reinventing classics as it goes. Eveni…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Santa Marta

Ouzo

Ouzo offers a stripped-back, classic Greek and Italian menu that includes superb pizza from a wood-fired oven and a good wine list. The octopus is slow-cooked for two hours in a garlicky broth, then slammed on the c…
Top Choice Crêpes in Cartagena

Crepe Xpress

This charmimg little place serves up crepes that are the perfect combination of crispy outside and moist in the middle. You're free to design your own, though we're not sure you can actually top their spinach, chees…
Top Choice Seafood in Cartagena

La Cevicheria

This place is tiny and hidden, but its ceviche is the best this side of heaven, and its chili sauce would scare Lucifer. Each dish is prepared with panache and elegance: the octopus in peanut sauce is incredible, as…
Top Choice International in Taganga

Babaganoush

This cosy rooftop restaurant has great bay views and an eclectic menu that keeps the crowds returning again and again. Try the excellent pumpkin soup, the perfectly cooked filet mignon or the sublime Thai green curr…
Colombian in Palomino

Suá

On the main road through town, Suá is one of the few restaurants in Palomino not associated with a hotel. The fare is inventive, with a fully translated English menu that includes specialties such as lion fish in a …