The Best Restaurants in Cartagena

Contact us now to book a table at one of these fantastic eateries!

Cartagena is full of great restaurants with many new restaurants popping up every week all over the city. Here at Hi Cartagena, we know that making dinner reservations are just one more thing you don’t want to worry about while on vacation so we are here to relieve you from the added stress of booking tables in Cartagena.

Our city concierge’s iPhone is packed with restaurant contacts and we can easily book your table for you. Tell us where you want to go, how many people are in your party and roughly what time you would like to eat and we will contact the restaurant and make all the arrangements. Maybe you have special dietary requests or want to reserve a chef’s table or private room for a party or event…we can do all that for you. We can even give you personal restaurant recommendations depending on what kind of food you are in the mood for. We are highly connected with Cartagena’s dining world and here to help you out.

We have also invested in the luxury of dining in some of Cartagena’s top restaurants and have summed up our personal experience at each and every one of them to help you make the right decision when it comes to deciding on where to eat. Look through our expansive list of restaurants ranging from fine-dining to low budget options. Cartagena is known for its excellent seafood and has an abundance of seafood restaurants throughout the city. Maybe you like a little International flair in your diet. Cartagena has a wide variety of international food restaurants including tons of Italian restaurants, a good amount of Peruvian restaurants, Sushi and Asian influenced spots and other American favourites such as Argentinian steakhouses, Venezuelan joints as well as typical American comfort food. You also can’t forget to check out the traditional Colombian cuisine as it is really starting to make a stand in the food world.

Contact our city concierge to make all your table booking in Cartagena and stop worrying about whether or not you will be able to understand the fast-speaking costeños on the phone or if your Spanish is sufficient enough to even make a proper reservation.

Contac us by phone at + 57 314 594-8838
Reservation@hicartagena.com

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Tabetai is a small, trendy spot located in the old town of Cartagena offering world class sushi with a Colombian twist. This hole in the wall, only seats 15 and doesn’t accept reservations and is named Cartagena’s best sushi spot where you will find an…

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Exquisite flavors and tantalizing aromas are a hallmark of Roberta Scacco Matto, one of the top Italian hotspots in Cartagena. With a wide selection of fine wines and an even wider array of delicious contemporary and seafood favorites, owner Roberta has transformed Roberta Scacco Matto...

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The Allure Chocolate Hotel has proven they know a little more than just chocolate with the addition of Red Knife Steakhouse. This fine dining spot serves up some of the most expensive and high quality cuts of beef grilled to perfection as well as an…

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Located just 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Historic Walled City of Cartagena, El Pescador de Colores is an exclusive place to relax, unwind and enjoy a hazy mix of Caribbean sunshine, great food and music. 

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Palo Santo has been a favourite of many locals and regular visitors to Cartagena for many, many years now especially when it comes to those special romantic date nights. Located in Cartagena’s historic downtown on the infamous Calle de las Damas, Palo Santo offers a…

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Oh Lá Lá Bistrot located on Calle Large in Getsemani offers traditional french food with a touch of caribe and pays special attention to offering health conscious meals. The owners, a French-Colombian couple, are putting a lot of emphasis on bringing lighter and healthier dining…

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Named after and decorated by Maria, the celebrity chef owner’s wife, this colorful restaurant gives prominence to the finest local ingredients, serving up playful fusion dishes such as a gourmet version of fish and chips,  as well as the likes of lamb meatballs with mint…

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Marea by Rausch is located in the Convention Centre, with a romantic view of the Bahia de Animas and the impressively charming Old Town. This stylish, contemporary restaurant, decorated with chandeliers, and funky teal wallpaper doesn’t fail to impress even the rich and famous of…

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This cute little spot is located in Getsemani on the restaurant filled street, Calle Tripita y Media. Malagana certainly stands out from the outside with its cute display of illuminated vines draped around the front entrance. Take a little peak inside and become enchanted by…

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Caffe Lunatico has held it’s spot as one of the highest rated affordable restaurants on Trip Advisor for as long as we can remember now. At Caffe Lunatico you will find the best of Spanish cuisine merged with local flavours, a very friendly, welcoming staff,…

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La Vitrola has been a staple for visitors fleeting to Cartagena ever since it opened. La Vitrola which translates to the “jukebox” in English is a place for friends and family to gather and soak in the vibrant Cuban culture which the restaurant succeeds to…

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La Teibol This hip and trendy spot is new to Cartagena’s dining scene and is a bit of a hidden gem located within the walled city on Calle Estanco Del Aguardiente, close to the University of Cartagena. La Teibol is oozing with hipster vibes and…

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La Perla offers a cool and pleasant space located in Cartagena’s old town near Plaza Santo Domingo. Peruvian Chef Carlos Accinelli has done an excellent job making his food standout amongst the many other Peruvian restaurants in the city. His obsession with quality and freshness…

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The irresistible flavours of Italy are transcended to Cartagena through a menu that exceeds more than 100 traditional plates at the beloved La Girolata in Cartagena’s historical downtown. Located on Calle de la Artillería in an exquisitely designed colonial building that truly exhibits the architectural…

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La Diva is a super chic pizzeria which sure knows how to flirt with your senses and will inevitably have you falling in love at first site the minute you walk through the door. They have two equally adorable locations in Cartagena, one in El…

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Traditional. That’s the word that best describes this small, casual, and lovely restaurant with lots of flavors on offer.  Specializing in Cartagenera and traditional Caribbean dishes, La Cocina De Pepina has, for years, been one of the most likely places to go to enjoy wonderful…

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Located in the quaint Plaza San Diego, La Cevicheria serves some of the best seafood dishes in Cartagena. Made famous by traveling celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, when he visited Cartagena on his show, No Reservations, La Cevicheria continues to grow its popularity amongst both tourists…

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Gokela brands itself as a healthy fast-food option offering dynamic and fast food. Here you find a menu packed with healthy and tasty options allowing you to customize your order with a variety of fresh ingredients. They now have three locations in Cartagena and are…

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This family owned and operated restaurant situated in San Diego is the only 100% vegetarian restaurant in the city and has been going strong for more than 40 years now. As you may know, the term “vegetarian” doesn’t really get thrown around too ofter here…

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Restaurant owner, Ravi Sivaravam has managed to bring a taste of Indian to Cartagena’s historic downtown with the creation of Ganesha. Ravi takes pride in his culture’s culinary customs and works hard to bring all the required ingredients to make his dishes equally as tasty…

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Located on the 10th floor of the Hotel Las Americas Torre del Mar, Erre de Ramon Frexia was created by the Spanish Michelin Star Chef, Ramon Frexia as a sanctuary of flavours and aromas, a place where haute cuisine is combined with the best service….

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Enoteca restaurant, wine shop and delicatessen has been located in the heart of Cartagena de Indias since 1996. Among the colonial houses and historical streets you will find a pleasant musical atmosphere, exquisite flavours and traditional Italian products made especially for sharing with family, friends…

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El Santismo originally opened it’s doors back in 1998 on Calle el Santismo, where it got its name and is still going strong; only now at a different location in San Diego within the walled city. El Santismo has grown incredibly popular amongst locals who…

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El Kilo is fairly new to the culinary world of Cartagena but is already one of Cartagena’s most talked about eateries. Known for their seafood, El Kilo serves the utmost freshest fish offering everything from raw to grilled preparations while showcasing the Caribbean sea’s finest…

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El Gobernador By Rausch has been named one of Colombia’s best fine dining restaurants offering a variety to exquisite plates ranging from fresh seafood selections to carefully prepared prime rib. El Gobernador takes pride in using the freshest local ingredients and creating spectacular plates that…

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Take your tastebuds on a colourful trip to the Mediterranean while dining in Cartagena at El Burlador de Sevilla. Located on Calle Santo Domingo right on the corner of Santo Domingo Plaza you will find yourself questioning whether or not you are in Colombia or…

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Well known in Cartagena for excellent prices without skimping on quality, El Bistro also has a very eclectic decor and a great selection of tapas. Solid food, great prices and a Bohemian flair set this cozy and fun spot apart. The menu changes often and…

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Local food celebrity, Chef Juan Felipe Camacho and his equally talented designer wife, Maria have paired up to bring Cartagena the upscale dining experience it deserves to have. Located in the ever so popular Calle del Colegio, Don Juan has played host to Colombia’s dazzling…

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Delicious food, great ambiance, super friendly staff.. these are the hallmarks of excellence. Certainly you’ll find all three at Demente. Located across from Plaza Trinidad, in a super trendy neighborhood, this tapas bar is well known around the city for offering a place of good…

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Peruvian cuisine in the world came to Cartagena to Cuzco , a restaurant that allows visitors transported to the South American country proving their exotic cuisine . In its menu also no kitchen dishes Nikkei , which combines recipes Peru and Japan.

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Collage is located just around the corner from the Clock Tower entrance to Cartagena’s old town and is basically hipster heaven. The place is filled with recycled material DIY projects like the collaged table tops and chairs and the empty wine bottle drink menus. They…

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Restaurant Club de Pesca is a symbol of identity that characterizes the city of Cartagena de Indias. Founded in 1956, it is one of the most traditional and famous restaurants in the city. Its historical and marine environment is characterized by its location within the...

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It’s no doubt that Carmen has been dubbed Cartagena’s best restaurant over and over again when their moto is “love is in the details”. Carmen was originally created in Medellin by a family of culinary geniuses who worked together to combine their skills, passion, knowledge…

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Candé aims to deliver its guests an unforgettable experience with a chance to enjoy Cartagena with all your senses. With live dance performances every night and a menu packed with local flavours and textures Candé gives you the opportunity to live and experience Cartagena on…

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Cafe Mila Spoil your senses with a leisurely breakfast or afternoon coffee break at the ever so charming .Cafe Mila This all-day bakery and dessert spot is located just around the corner from the Cathedral in the Old Town. The pastelería, is owned by Bogotá…

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Bacco is a trattoria dedicated to exceptional Italian food and wine enjoyment located in Barrio San Diego in the Old Town. The quaint little restaurant takes pride in offering traditional Italian dishes all made from scratch with an excellent selection of wine from Italy, as well as…

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Rated in the top 10 of 385 restaurants in Cartagena, Agua de Mar is a serious contender when it comes to Mediterranean cuisine.  Gorgeous and inventive with exposed walls and minimalist decor, and also coined as Cartagena's top gin bar, this sexy spot has a...

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