La Casa del Buen Marisco
Its lunchtime so it means its time for a plate of seafood rice or a Red Snapper Stew. During the week the executive lunch of fish platter and a fresh seafood soup at $14,000 is one of the best options around.
Blas el Teso
More seafood but right on the beach of La Boquilla. One of the heartiest servings in the city, when Blas el Teso says the Red Snapper is 400 grams or the lobster is fresh you can be sure it is.
Pacho recommends this place at the weekends although the crowds mean it's not a good idea to try and eat here during the high season between December 28 and January 11.
Hit the Beach in Crespo
Cartagena's most under-rated stretch of sand, Crespo, has been left to the locals, just the way they like it. Pacho has been living in this laid-back barrio for more than a decade.
The construction of a new tunnel into the ocean in front of the barrio has curtailed Pacho's chances of getting to the beach of late but he is excited about the improvements being made. "It's going to be fantastic when it's finished. The beach is already building up again and when the promenade is there it's going to be great."