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Calle Estanco del Tabaco No. 30-35, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 6685291
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab rice” (5 reviews)
“rabbit” (9 reviews)
“ceviche” (42 reviews)
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Caribbean, Colombian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Estanco del Tabaco No. 30-35, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent restaurant with FRESH seafood, delicious shellfish, portions enough for 2+ people. Highly recommended while in Cartagena if you want to try the local seafood. Lobster/Shrimp/StuffedCrab/Clam combo an excellent value. Fried whole fish very popular. Crab soup is not the same as US where it's...More

Thank WinstonWaikiki
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cande offers live dancing of Colombian roots. It is amazing how they coordinate their moves and dance in a small space around the wait staff. The menu also reflects many Cartagenian dishes. I was very tired after a long day, and had what I can...More

Thank Markey2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the vibe here is very cool with the different dances live....their food presentation overall we had a good time and the very good.

Thank Luis L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, very typical, very well decorated in a typical / rustic style. The food is very good although we wouldn’t say excellent as in some of the dishes the finesse is not at the utmost level i.e. it is very good but not close...More

Thank Peter878791
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience at Cande. The place is casual and laid back, and the food was well prepared and presented. Staff was super friendly and professional. Throughout the meal there are performers doing various cultural dances. Fun experience! Make a reservation if you...More

Thank jdreece
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Food was ok... as in average. Service was awful. Re: food — We went to a cheap cafe earlier that day for lunch and the food quality blew them out of the water. Candé tries too hard and messes simple stuff up. Our group tried...More

Thank alejovargas
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Came here with family and kids, probably had a higher expectation given all these good reviews but ended up a bit disappointed. There was a short showcase of national dance at the restaurant but it only took place for 2-3 minutes. The lobster bisque I...More

Thank RebeccaW3929
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Look - it's fine. The food is quite nice. But I've never been somewhere where the waiters and waitresses are so unsmiling and joyless. And I'm sure plenty of people like the dance entertainment, but I thought it was completely unecessary. If your food is...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The best snapper I had in Cartagena! the side portions were kind of small. Tables were a lil bit tight but overall it was authentic, good food and drinks, nice service

Thank Leah D
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Here's a place that is easy to pass by, but would be a shame if you did. HIGHLY Recommend the Ceviche in coconut milk as well as the fish dish with Shrimps on top. Great ambience and great service. Would definitely go back when visiting...More

Thank AVasNYC
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21 May 2018|
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Response from LMBaez | Reviewed this property |
Hello, This is a restaurant located at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. the walled city. The food is 100% Colombian and they take special attention in preparing it the traditional way with only local ingredients. The... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Estanco del Tabaco No. 30-35, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 6685291
  • E-mail
The essence and flavors of a city can be captured through the colors, aroma,magic, land, citizens and numerous sensations associated with a close-knit community. With its live dancing and authentic menu, Cande is a restaurant that offers culture, music and tradition - night after night - through cuisine, colonial architecture and warm service, offering a new way to see (an feel) the city through your five senses. Cande lives and breathes Cartagena.
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