A Selection of the Fine Food and Drink Avaliable in Cartagena:
LA OLLA CARTAGANERA A long passage from the street outside leads to the shady and cool tropical patio where they serve the best local, Middle Eastern, and international dishes. A favorite of the locals for local food. Air conditioned room.
Hours: 12 noon to 11 pm
Bocagrande, Avenida San Martín 5-100
Tel: 665-3861 Fax: 665-1291
EL MAR DE JUAN
The signature restaurant of local celebrity: Juan del Mar. Located near Hotel Santa Clara and his other restaurants, it offers seafood with a difference. Patio dining, or air conditioning. Ambience, music, and great desserts.
Hours: 11:30 am ~ 3pm; 6 ~ 11pm
In the Plaza San Diego 8-12 Tel: 664
CAFÉ DEL SANTÍSIMO
A first-choice restaurant located a block from Hotel Santa Clara on Calle del Torno. Personally managed by Cordon Bleu-trained owner Federico Vega. Superb food but moderate prices. He has recently divided the restaurant into one side that serves classic French cuisine, and the traditional tropical menu in the place next door.
Hours: 12 to 12
Calle del Torno #39-76
LA CASA DE LA LANGOSTA
The lobster specialists. Lobster and shrimp dishes of every description, but at affordable prices due to their volume. Where the locals go to eat. Caribbean lobster in air conditioned comfort.
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12 noon to 11:30 pm
El Cabrero, Calle Real,Cr.1 42-43
Tel: 664-4713 Fax: 664-0804
CLUB DE PESCA
Elegant dining in an authentic Spanish fortress overlooking the Yacht Club and the Inner Bay. The most traditional fine dining in a spectacular setting. Seafood, the specialty.
Hours: 11 am to 11 pm
Manga, Fuerte del Pastelillo
Tel: 660-4594 Fax: 660-5981
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