Cartagena restaurants

Top Choice Ceviche in Cartagena

El Boliche

Small, delightful and not so well known that it's inundated, El Boliche basks in its relative obscurity. If you're reticent about raw fish, Boliche offers hot and cold ceviche daubed with bold and adventurous ingred…
Top Choice Colombian in Cartagena

Interno

Interno is a restaurant inside Cartagena's women's prison that raises money for the rehabilitation of its inmates, who cook for and wait on you. Trained by a top Bogotá chef, the cooks prepare set meals that are del…
Tapas in Cartagena

Caffé Lunático

There’s nothing remotely looney about this artsy little spot in the hosteling hub of Gestemaní that pays homage to Amy Winehouse in a head-and-shoulders mural that takes up a whole wall. The perfect solution to mino…
Colombian in Cartagena

Espíritu Santo

In a city full of tourists, Espíritu Santo is where you come to meet the locals – hundreds of 'em in one sitting. (The restaurant is small from the outside but deceptively large within.) Choose your protein plus thr…
Colombian in Cartagena

El Santísimo

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 th…
International in Cartagena

Quintal

This innovative addition to Cartagena's eating scene is in a converted building facing the thick stone walls of Getsemaní. It offers a friendly gourmet-food-market experience, with dozens of small stalls, cafes and …
French in Cartagena

Oh Là Là

This fabulous addition to Getsemaní's increasingly varied and interesting dining options brings a slice of Gallic culture to Cartagena's hippest neighborhood. In a gorgeous converted space with high ceilings and com…
Bakery in Cartagena

Pastelería Mila

Cartagena's fanciest patisserie serves up breakfasts and lunches at this fashionable spot in the heart of the Old Town. The distressed walls and wooden beams create a contemporary vibe, while the leather banquettes …
Tapas in Cartagena

Agua de Mar

This gorgeous and inventive place is one of Cartagena's most interesting restaurants, sporting titular water features and a very cool gin bar (the friendly owner will create a mind- and wallet-blowing gin-and-tonic …
Colombian in Cartagena

La Mulata

This stylish and rather eccentric comida corriente option is still outstanding, even if its prices have risen in recent years. A daily set menu offers a handful of excellent choices and fresh juices in an atmosphere…