Five Romantic dinner dates in Cartagena

Cartagena is such a great city to explore, especially with a loved one! There are little romantic corners all over the city. The perks of Cartagena, you can stay anywhere near the walled city and you’re only a quick uber ride or cab ride away! I think we all know that the fastest way to a woman’s heart is through her…stomach with REALLY good food!

Talking about: Five romantic and definitely heart-winning restaurants in the city of Cartagena!

El Santisimo

Traditional and delicious Colombian dining. Casual attire, relaxing atmosphere, great service & good food. Music available certain evenings. You can hear the horse carriages passing through on quiet evenings while enjoying a glass of wine. Top dish recommendation: “ San Martin Pescador” Mojarra fillet, coconut milk, vegetables sautéed in achiote oil, squid, shrimp, and cilantro.

Photo credit: El Santisimo Restaurant

Photo credit: El Santisimo Restaurant

ALMA
Whatever you do. Order a “limonada de coco” at Alma. It’s one of those things I like to describe as LIFE-CHANGING. SO so good. The food presentation is beautiful and the ingredients of the dishes are fresh. Must try: lobster empanadas.

 

Photo credit: Alma

Photo credit: Alma

DonJuan
A real treat and a cute little gem where every dish is seriously awesome.  Favorite dish by far: the grilled octopus, and the chocolate mousse for dessert.

Photo credit: DonJuan

Photo credit: DonJuan

Carmen
Love really is in the details. At Carmen they have a passion for seafood. Their dishes are creative, innovative and celebrate the regional Cartagena flavors. So classy, their attention to detail goes beyond most other restaurants. Try their specialty cocktails and the crab cakes!

Photo credit: Carmen

Photo credit: Carmen

Maria
A seriously cool and elegant eating option that is about good food and good times. Also a big emphasis on local and fresh ingredients making their dishes SO delicious. Believe it or not you’ll have to try the bread and butter pudding dessert

Photo credit: Maria

Photo credit: Maria

Bohemia
A great blend of southern European and Colombian cuisine. The food is unique, extraordinarily delicious. The plates are very tiny but pack a lot of flavors. Try the scallops and the soft-shell crab.

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Do you have a romantic restaurant recommendation?