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) #27 of 613 Restaurants in Cartagena €€ - €€€ Caribbean, , Latin
Calle 30, Carrera 5 #35 - 30 | Calle Estanco Del Tabaco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 6685291
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Caribbean, Colombian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle 30, Carrera 5 #35 - 30 | Calle Estanco Del Tabaco, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us as one of the best local cuisines in Cartagena. So made a reservation through our hotel and we were having very high expectations. The place is very nice and small. The staff always very friendly and helpful. There is...More

Thank Higherlove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is small, it is in the cartagena inside wall, the shrimp and fish ceviche with tamarind and orange is great as well as the fried fish, full bar

Thank roberto b
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience in Candé. We are so glad to know you enjoyed our Ceviche. Come back soon to have the pleasure to host you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places that when food arrives, you just want to stare at it and when you try the food, you regret the time spent contemplating... great food, amazing service.

Thank Carlos_Pasos
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy to read your review! Thanks for your kind words. We work hard everyday to provide the best food and service to our dear visitors, so knowing you enjoyed your time in Candé, fill us with satisfaction. Best regards!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a birthday meal whilst in Cartagena. Recommended it by a local for great Colombian food. It was really good food, great service and there was some dancing too which was great to watch. Would definitely recommend when in Cartagena!

Thank CLF222
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for choosing us to celebrate such a special occasion. We are glad to know you enjoyed our food, service and show. Hoping to have the pleasure to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked the staff at our hotel, NH Collection Royal Merced, for a recommendation for good Colombian food nearby, and they recommended Cande. What a gem! Somehow we got in without a reservation. We loved everything about this restaurant... the food, the service, the atmosphere....More

Thank emilyclare2017
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Comments like this makes our day! So glad we are providing satisfying dinner experiences to our dear visitors. Looking forward to your next visit to Cartagena!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked this restaurant so much that we eat here twice, one for a late lunch and then we came back on our last night in Cartagena for dinner. We loved everything about this restaurant, the service, the ambiance, the decor and specially the food...More

Thank maritza1101
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your kind comment! We are so happy to know you enjoyed our service, ambiance and decor! We hope to have the pleasure of your visit again soon to enjoy more cartagenian delights and give us the gratification of hosting you again!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

My mother and I went here because it came highly recommended by our hotel. We were very disappointed by our service. The people were very rude and treated us as though we didn't belong in their restaurant (they even took away our menus). The rudeness...More

Thank L.e. B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had read about this restaurant and decided to try it. We were a little surprised at the lack of interest many of the staff seemed to have. Being used to excellent Colombian hospitality, we were taken aback at how the staff seemed to want...More

1  Thank Lynsey C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Good service and relaxing atmosphere. It has ar conditioning but it's open, so Cande is trying to cool the rest of Cartagena. The food is good but it took a long time to prepare it. Overall it was ok, nothing to die for.

Thank ftichy
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Came here upon the recommendation of our concierge. Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant is quite small. Upon being seated at our table, our server mentioned that the food served here is "100% Cartagenan." We started with some cocktails which were tasty. We both chose...More

Thank supersums
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
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18:45 - 23:00
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18:45 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 30, Carrera 5 #35 - 30 | Calle Estanco Del Tabaco, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 6685291
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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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