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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Lounge
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“Nice sunset, fresh open-air bar with lounge of house music. Decent warm-up for a night out.”
  • 111 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Maybe the most concurred club in town. All the locals like to party here. you can start at the terrace where they have a Dj and then you can enter the club. try not to get to late!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Without a doubt, a small piece of Cuba hidden in Cartagena. Café Bar Havana, or the corner of the movement, as they know it in the city, was created by the Spanish Gabriel Mas in 2006. It is located in a sector of Getsemani called the Media Luna Street that summarizes the joy and the enthusiasm typical of the area; Havana is to find a tropical environment that evokes its bars and restaurants with live music and that infect locals and tourists to immerse themselves in the most cheerful and fun party in the city. World-class tourists, including great personalities such as Hillary Clinton or local personalities such as Gabriel García Márquez or Juan Manuel Santos, have delighted their palate with the refreshing spirits offered in this small corner of Getsemani.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Located in a beautiful colonial house in the middle of plaza San Diego, it's a traditional italian restaurant with great food, you can enjoy their first floor terrace for a vivid cartagenean experience or a their third floor terrace for a more private experience and great views of the old city!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“This is a century old social club that is famously known for the live music and amazing atmosphere to dance. You'll never feel too young or too old as this social club takes all walks of life. If you want to see locals get their groove on, this is the place to go while also being safe and easily located in the middle of both El Centro and Getsemani. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Aquí podrás encontrar los mejores sabores de la costa. Here you can find the best flavors of caribean”
  • 45 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“All time local favorite. This is a international food restaurant infront of la movida club. A common local combo is to have a great dinner in here and cross the street later for some fiesta! They have cuban live music! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Without a doubt, this is one of the most famous restaurants in Cartagena thanks to a nice visit that took place a couple of years ago. It was in 2008 when the famous chef and presenter Anthony Bourdain listed them as the best cevicheria in the city. La Cevicheria was born as a small four-table restaurant in front of the imposing Sofitel Santa Clara hotel. Months later the small place became a much wider corner restaurant with that relaxed and cheerful touch of the Caribbean and an even wider menu.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Calle del Arsenal is the nightlife spot located in the Getsemani area of the Old city.”
  • 21 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.”
  • 15 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.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Founded in 1956, Club de Pesca is one of the most traditional restaurants in Cartagena. Its tradition and aesthetics are responsible for reviving the flavors of a modern kitchen, fresh and open to the range of seafood available to its guests. Flavors that you can accompany with the best European wines and the best strains from the south of the continent. In the evenings the restaurant offers its visitors live music creating a different and pleasant atmosphere for their guests.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“While not a place for typical food, it has good quality and is a good place to hang outdoors but being inside. I recommend the criollas bravas (a delicious colombian type of potatos, it's spicy) and pizza is pretty good two.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“AMAZING PIZZA !! Think it's definitely the best pizza spot in Cartagena. Ambiance and decor is truly amazing. Vibes! Colonial house converted restaurant with trees and vines running through it. PERSONAL FAVORITE: Caramelized Onion Pizza Red Sangria is extremely fresh and complements each slice. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Very nice Fish Food Place in the city!!. Muy buen lugar para comer comida de mar!!.”
  • 22 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.”
  • 21 locals recommend