Espíritu Santo

Colombian in Cartagena

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 three sides and, in the true spirit of comida corriente (set menu of the day), it'll arrive in the blink of an eye.

Service is sharp, the atmosphere is nicely noisy, and it's always crowded for the lunchtime rush. The fish fillet in coconut milk is a perennial menu favorite, and it comes in large portions.