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Restaurants in Cartagena

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Cartagena restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Cartagena restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Cartagena to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Cartagena restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Cartagena.

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  • 8-18

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The sophisticated Caribbean fare draws a chic crowd. The best tables are upstairs and the mero comes with crema agria, something like a spice crème... More
  • La Vitrola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    In this convivial spot with potted palms, a dapper six-man Cuban band is always stationed at the door. It's Cartagena's unofficial clubhouse, a pla... More
  • Palma, Cartagena

    A nominally Italian restaurant (there's foccacia in the breadbasket), with refined South American dishes like cevice of corvina - a white-fleshed f... More
  • Restaurante Casa de Socorro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Traditional Caribbean cazuelas - spicy seafood stews - are served without fuss at a restaurant that deserves its reputation for having the most aut... More
  • Restaurante DonJuan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Juan Felipe Camacho—who apprenticed at Spain’s Michelin-starred Arzak—dishes up Spanish-inflected Caribbean fare (think grilled shrimp with pi... More

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