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Cartagena has a wide gastronomic offer.
The following are some of the most
renowned restaurants in the city

Located at the Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara in the heart of Cartagena’s historic center, this former dining area of the Clarisse nuns, is home to the award-winning restaurant 1621.

Here, the chef prepares contemporary cuisine by combining French culinary techniques with the freshest ingredients from the Colombian Caribbean coast.


Acclaimed Spanish chef, Ramón Freixa, with two Michelin stars at his Madrid restaurant, has a small conquest in the Colombian Caribbean, situated on the top floor of Hotel Las Américas.

This tasteful and impeccably decorated space holds: a tapas bar, an à la carte dining room, a tasting menu, a dining room and an outdoor terrace. Simplicity and sophistication can be found in all his dishes.


Alma serves as a restaurant and a centerpiece of Casa San Agustin, where fashionable locals and guests share a passion for local coastal Colombian cuisine in a vibrant environment. Its colonial courtyard, main room and private room serve as a backdrop to an ancient aqueduct found in the hotel.

Alma radiates the life of Cartagena de Indias and offers the best in traditional cuisine by renowned Chef Heberto Eljach in the heart of the Casa San Agustin Hotel.


With a name that evokes the stately character of Cartagena in accordance with its historical and colonial character, El Gobernador is a restaurant where local and international cuisine are combined to offer, avant-garde gastronomy infused with the aromas of the ingredients typical of the region.

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Marea opened its doors in May 2012 and each day receives locals and visitors who appreciate good food. The restaurant has a living room decorated with murals that allude to the sea and an outdoor terrace that allows guests to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere next to the beautiful Bahía de las Ánimas.

The menu has options for all tastes, such as the catch of the day with mashed potato, the rice caldoso de mariscos and the traditional Mojarra Frita Cartagenera, a fish which comes boneless accompanied with coconut rice, fried plantain and hogao, as well as the exquisite entrecôte béamaise and the beef tenderloin in red wine sauce, for meat lovers.

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The essence and flavors of a city can be captured through the colors, aroma, magic, land, citizens and numerous sensations associated with a close-knit community. With its live dancing and authentic menu, Cande is a restaurant that offers culture, music and tradition – night after night – through cuisine, colonial architecture and warm service, offering a new way to see (and feel) the city through the five senses. Cande lives and breathes Cartagena.

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Celele has become the jewel in the crown of Cartagena’s burgeoning culinary scene. It is a must-visit gastronomic stop for the legion of tourists who visit the colonial city.

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Open since 1956, the Club de Pesca restaurant is an icon of Cartagena and the best place to watch the sunset and appreciate the view of both the modern and old Cartagena, as well as yachts and sailboats at the adjoining marina. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. It has an extensive wine list to match its mainstay, seafood. The only restaurant on the water accessed by land or sea, it is a classic inside the fort of La Colonia.

Ana Restaurante Bar

Experience at @anarestaurantectg intense flavors and a great atmosphere with each of our creations. Caribbean + Asia

Culinary revolution between the Caribbean and Asian tropics.

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