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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Designed under a bar/nightclub concept by its owner Juan Pablo Borge, La Movida offers a mixture of European delicacy and Caribbean charm with a retro-vintage style. La Movida has a tapas menu executed by chef Rodrigo Díaz that offers small Spanish-inspired dishes. At 10 pm the lights begin to lower their intensity to give way to the party, where you can choose between the living room with crisscrossed rhythms or go to the patio where you can hear the best of electronic music.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“Peruvian fusion cuisine at its finest. My favorite place for seafood, and a favorite all around for many of my guests and friends.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“This is clearly one of the best restaurants in Cartagena. Dishes are fantastic, live music is great and it is located in the heart of the walled city.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“They've got authentic and delicious hot chocolate here. Really good. Really quality food of high quality, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reasonably priced and outstanding service. Absolutely delicious. Great vibe. One of our favorites. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With large lamps in basketry and imposing white wooden cupboards, Don Juan has become an icon of the city. Located in a Republican-style building in the historic center of Cartagena, the restaurant was created to please the most demanding palates of Colombia and the entire world. This dream brought to reality by one of the most renowned chefs in the country, has a menu full of fresh fish and local seafood, Colombian meats and a wide range of unique and exotic vegetables and fruits from Colombia. Juan Felipe Camacho proposes a casual Mediterranean-style cuisine with simple but exquisite palate combinations.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best Bar in Colombia. Extremely exclusive and with a unique ambience. A must visit whilst in Cartagena.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good food and cheap! They have a lot of menu offer! Muy buena comida y economica! Tienen muchas opciones de menu.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“This is a colombian chain of restaurants which has become a tradition for colombian families and hasn`t lost its quality through the years and expansion. It continually adds new dishes to the menu, keeping favorite classics as well. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Fashionable and trendy Carmen, Delicious dishes and cocktails in a stylish setting. You need to reserve unless there are just 2 of you. Just go straight to the bar where you will be serve the same menu. Attentive bar staff will be happy to present you with delicious cocktails”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Familiar franchise. If you need a taste of home, with a Columbia ambiance. Located in Centro. Nice to walk around after a good meal.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Plaza
“The old city has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1984, the old city is full of restaurants, bars, discotecas, and colonial Spanish architecture. Start in the plaza Santo Domingo, you won't be disappointed!”
  • 8 locals recommend
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South American Restaurant
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“Quebracho is the name of a tree that grows in Argentina, and they cook all of their meats with it. Amazing flavor. The smoke whole hog as an appetizer called lechón...get it! The also do a cordon blue with filet mignon instead of chicken....to die for delicious. I take all my friends here on their first night.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“GOOD MUSIC GOOD PLACE AND DELICIOUS FOOD ON WENDSDAY AND THURSDAY WINGS AND COCKTAILS AND NATIONAL BEER 2 X 1 ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“The brioche is a cafe, restaurant run by a Frenchman. Deserts are similar to those made in France. The service is excellent and the cafes very good. I recommend it for a break in the early afternoon or late morning.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Tired of fried fish and coconut rice with patacones? Tabetai is one of the most emblamatic sushi places in Cartagena. With more than 10 years in the market Tabetai is the favorite sushi bar among locals. Their sushi is always fresh and tasty. It is also a great option for vegans and vegetarians”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in the courtyard of the Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel, Harry Sasson is the result of years of experience of the famous Colombian chef and owner of five restaurants in Bogotá ranked among the top 50 restaurants in Latin America. The menu of Harry Sasson, is the mixture of different dishes included in their restaurants, but designed as an exclusive offer for Cartagena such as fresh ceviches or dishes with seafood and fish. Its name is synonymous with quality and its cuisine is the best designed in the whole city, from where they leave well executed, in which respect for each product is noted.”
  • 9 locals recommend