Family Friendly Restaurants in Cartagena

Family vacations are a recipe for strengthening bonds and creating lifelong memories. Add fatigue and hunger to the mix, and they can also be a recipe for some frustration.

Whether you’re traveling with picky toddlers, hard-to-please teenagers, or a family full of adventurous eaters, don’t let mealtime become a problem when indecision hits and too many options become overwhelming. Here are some of Cartagena’s most family friendly restaurants.

Buena Vida

If you’re looking for a delicious meal in a fun atmosphere, Buena Vida will do the trick. The Caribbean-inspired menu has unique options like the fried plantain pizza and cocktails served in conch shells, as well as some classic dishes made with a twist. It’s fine dining without all the fuss, making it perfect for families, especially those with good taste. Don’t forget to check out the rooftop!


Families looking to dress up for a special night out, should head to Cande, where they’ll find traditional Colombian food made to perfection and folkloric dance performances that go on throughout the evening. Cande is chic with elegant service to match, but don’t let that fool you. This place is still perfect for families, even those with young children. Separate dining rooms are also available for larger groups looking for some more privacy.

Juan Del Mar

This trendy eatery is more like three restaurants in one, so every member of the family is sure to find something they like. There are flavorful Peruvian dishes, gourmet pizzas and other Italian favorites, as well as Colombian and Caribbean classics. With ample indoor and outdoor seating in one Cartagena’s most beautiful and lively plazas, Juan Del Mar won’t disappoint even the pickiest travelers.


Located in the impressive Serrezuela shopping center, Misia is perfect for a quick bite in a casual and cozy atmosphere. Whether your family is looking for an afternoon snack or a full meal (including breakfast!), Misia will make you feel at home. The menu is full of recipes from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, as well as some homemade dishes from the restaurant’s founder. 

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