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Calle 30, Carrera 5 #35 - 30 | Calle Estanco Del Tabaco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 6685291
11:45 - 22:00
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Sun 11:45 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 18:45 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:45 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 18:45 - 23:30
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't came if you are in a hurry. It's a kind of slow food place. The Chef in person brought my food to explain what I was about to eat. Very kind! Don't expect a tasty explosion. Instead of it close your eyes and try to discover what they had created.

Thank daolb1
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A true Colombian restaurant serving food typical to Cartagena and coastal region. They had dancing performances which was very entertaining and lively. The food was really great and they offered to tailor make the children something. It was a fun place, with great entertainment(although short of space) and great food!

Thank Bauerfamily
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to go if you want to have real Cartagena food! I recommend this place so you can immerse in the outstanding and bold flavors this cuisine has to offer... Posta Cartagenera and the Sancocho are a must!

Thank Mariana P
Miami, Florida
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had few recommendations to go to this restaurant because it was supposed to be a Cartagena landmark. The ambiance was nice...nothing extra special and there was some light entertainment that was ok...but the food was somewhat disappointing. It really looked promising but the food was rather bland.

Thank Angel R
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant on our recent trip at the recommendation of our hotel. We found the food to be average, service a bit slow, and prices inflated. There was also no air conditioning and we were seated near the kitchen, where the temperatures were warmer than expected. From our perspective looking at all of the meals we had in Cartagena,... More 

Thank daduna
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here to celebrate our little getaway. Someone recommended the place and we decided to give it a try. The location is medium sized but has a good feel to it with plants all over the patio walls. We had a reservation for which we were extremely late due to the traffic during the religious holiday... More 

Thank Luis C
Urbana, Illinois
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this restaurant was recommended by our hotel on our first night in Cartagena. The restaurant by itself is very pretty and the staff is extremely friendly. Food was Ok. . Beware: portions are humongous!!! Seemed like the restaurant attracts only tourists, which is Ok. But if you are looking for a restaurant serving local food to locals, it may not... More 

Thank claudine88
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. Service was excellent from the minute we walked in until we left the restaurant. The Food was incredible! Great taste, presentation and quality ingredients. I highly recommend you stop by this place when you visit Cartagena. This place was recommend to me by a friend that had visited Cartagena last year!

Thank Jerry M
Sao Paulo, SP
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome, we went twice. Worth to eat ceviche with coconut. The sauce is special. The waitress very kind. All the fishes are excellent.

Thank AneteFaingold
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our 3 children. The food was good. They have traditional dancers perform to local music during her dinner. Our server and all the staff at the restaurant was excellent. My only complaint would be a few more food options for the kids. As I understood it, the only entree for children was the grilled chicken, coconut rice,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$70
Caribbean, Colombian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?