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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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“coconut rice” (35 reviews)
“cheese soup” (7 reviews)
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Calle Estanco del Tabaco No. 30-35, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday

Myself and 13 of my friends dined at Cande on Sunday, January 13 and we had the most excellent service. The food was delicious and loved the entertainment that was provided. It was a great dinner to end our Cartagena trip. Thank you!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not only was the food beautifully presented, but quite delicious. We raved so much about it that the chef came out to greet us. I loved the shark stew. I enjoy eating food that has a mysteriously good flavor. This place is great.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank travelbug155
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has friendly, attentive staff and serves elevated but traditional Colombian cuisine. We had the pargo rojo — whole fried red snapper — with coconut rice and plantains, then came back for dinner and shared the fried appetizer sampler, coconut ceviche, and the fillet...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Y00shij
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel and a guide recommended this restaurant. We had a very good experience. The ambience and decor are pleasing and the service was excellent. We had the half portion of “fritos”, a very fresh salad, and the lobster “Dictador”. The lobster meat is served...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Mtere59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The live dancing display was the best thing about the experience. The langostines were extremely salty; the cheese soup was too sharp for our taste. The building is beautiful right from the start—impressively tall doors even by local standards. Service is friendly and prompt though...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jdkerner66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on 24th December for a special Xmas eve and were overall disappointed by the restaurant. The food was excellent - the fish was fresh, perfectly cooked and accompanied by a range of fresh Caribbean sides. The cocktails were well mixed with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrandMrsTravel11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this place and we were not disappointed. The cocktails were great, the entertainment was a bonus and fun and the food was tasty. We ordered the seafood with rice special which was tasty but on the salty side. The grilled fish was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catherine201506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had arepa de huevo (a local favorite) and ceviche de tamarindo. Both really well done and the wait staff were lovely.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kiyoy78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant after a day of touring the city of Cartagena. For appetizers we had Muelitas de jaiba, small crab legs in garlic sauce. Great!! The chicharron crocante, pork rind also great. For main course we had 2 fried fish filet, which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChinSin2003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here tonight and food was outstanding. The restaurant has two dancers that perform a different dance every 15 minutes or so. The staff was great and the ambiance was also great. This was the best restaurant we visited in Cartagena.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Buffaloman1
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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
14 November 2017|
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Response from Avinash_Swami | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had crab
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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