Gourmet Treats & Eats in Cartagena - The Best Restaurants and Culinary experiences Cartagena has to offer

Top Culinary ExperiencesGourmet Treats & Eats in Cartagena

Cartagena celebrates food gluttony. The last time we checked, there were just over 400 restaurants in the city's most popular zones! Talk about 'too many restaurants, not enough time.' That's an overwhelming abundance of meal options for anybody, least of all the foodie traveller who only has a few days in Cartagena to try them all. 

The city's crown culinary jewels naturally gravitate towards the sea, with fresh fish and seafood forming the nuts and bolts of most menus. Standouts include, scintillating ceviches, basque-inspired grilled octopus and fresh sautéed lobster in browned butter. 

Colombia is also considered one of the world's richest countries in bio-diversity, which explains all those ripe fruit stands, fresh fish venders and street food stoops causing all that tasty food traffic.  

Trying them all - without your stomach imploding - would be virtually impossible. Lucky for you our Eat, Pray, Love awakening flourished in this very city, and we've worked our way through the town, dish by dish, ranking our flavourful favourites.

We've sacrificed our waistlines for our art - this definitive gourmet guide to Cartagena's best restaurants. As well as composing a couple of appetising shortcuts, which give you a culinary journey of Cartagena in one sitting. 

If you’re a fussy eater and need some help organising your perfect foodie weekend in Cartagena then contact us and we’ll help you create the perfectly gluttonous itinerary.

As the locals say Buen Provecho

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Secret Supper with Top Local Chefs

Secret Supper with Top Local Chefs
Cartagena Secret Suppers showcase the hidden culinary treasures of the Caribbean coast in a luxurious, top-secret setting.

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CARMEN | Innovation at its Most Refined

CARMEN | Innovation at its Most Refined
Top table service and an elaborate, elegant menu in a spectacular setting, Carmen Cartagena ticks all the gourmet boxes. Don't miss.

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Ceviche Tour | One for Curious Gourmands

Ceviche Tour | One for Curious Gourmands
Discover the coastal interpretations of Peru's national dish on this flavoursome tour with a bilingual food connoisseur.

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Go Fish with a Local | One for the Food-venturous

Go Fish with a Local | One for the Food-venturous
If you've got the cojones to wake up at dawn, there is nothing more refreshing than going to the beach to see the fishermen in action.

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Club de Pesca | Superior Seafood & Setting

Club de Pesca | Superior Seafood & Setting
Club de Pesca has been spoiling us with glitering views of Cartagena's modern skyline for years now, sixty to be exact.

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CoCo | Exquisite French Food with a Latin Twist

CoCo | Exquisite French Food with a Latin Twist
French blood runs through the veins of CoCo, a stunning French-Colombian fusion high-end restaurant with a truly inspiring menu and space.

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Don Juan | Bask in Basque Gastronomy Delights

Don Juan | Bask in Basque Gastronomy Delights
Don Juan is without question one of Cartagena's best restaurants, where illustrious chef Juan Felipe Camacho serves up Basque-influenced gastronomic delights fit for the president of Colombia when he comes to Cartagena.

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LA PERLA | Local Ingredients on Peruvian Classics

LA PERLA | Local Ingredients on Peruvian Classics
This contemporary Peruvian specialist has established itself as one of the first stops for gourmands in Cartagena's Old City, with a menu as piquant and fresh as it's ceviche.

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MAREA BY RAUSCH | Colombia's Most Famous Chefs

MAREA BY RAUSCH | Colombia's Most Famous Chefs
As the newest contender for the best seafood restaurant in Cartagena, Marea By Rausch boasts a sensational sea view and inspired fare shaped by Colombia's most famous culinary double-act, Jorge and Mark Rausch.

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Red Knife | A Carnivores Paradise

Red Knife | A Carnivores Paradise
If we needed any more proof that Getsemani was soaking up the hot restaurant talent then Red Knife, a finger lickin' good gourmet steak house, definitely seals the area's reputation as Cartagena's ultimate gastro destination.

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Chocolate Making | One for the Sweet Tooths

Chocolate Making | One for the Sweet Tooths
Don't just buy sweets for the family, do-it-yourself with this organic chocolate making masterclass that's fun for all the family.

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