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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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“crab rice” (5 reviews)
“rabbit” (8 reviews)
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Caribbean, Colombian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 30, Carrera 5 #35 - 30 | Calle Estanco Del Tabaco, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Recommended by the hotel for a local place with Cartagena food. Local recipes and food yes. Local people and local restaurant, no! Hundred percent tourists. They play recorded music and have a dance performance each hour or so. Very nice. Food was good. I had...More

Thank famtravlesny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Cande because friends recommended it to us -partly because of the Caribe dancers but there were none. The food was quite good but the portions were quite large. Thankfully we ordered only appys or no one would have finished their meals....More

Thank Calgary85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the langostino main, the lentils as a side and we shared the crab rice. Absolutely stunning with a bottle or rose to wash it down. See some incredible pictures at stevieexplores on instagram for photos! Definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank LondonerAbroad29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, classy interior, very good Service, good atmosphere. We were immediately greeted and Directed to our table, got also menu in English at request. We had Tuna fillet and shredded shark, both were tasty and above average. Price Was very decent.

Thank mjolnir72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an good restaurant with local food. A little bit hot inside but OK. I didn't know about the price because it's business. Didn't like the desert. At the end nothing especial.

Thank Rsimoez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant quickly caught my palate with local dishes but very well prepared. The cuisine of Cartagena shows all its gastronomic possibilities and will make of this place some of the ones you are always going to visit again

Thank afupegui
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is nice, and service if friendly, but food and drinks are a bit disappointing. There are way better options in the old city.

Thank xman02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal in Cande. Vegetarian lentil croquets with black beans , rice and a local salsa . Beautiful presentation, nice atmosphere, great service .

Thank Magda C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is classic Colombian fayre, but be prepared for a lot that is fried. We were served perfectly including a gratis introduction to Cartagena but it isn't cheap! Avoid the wine as the pricing is scary. Stick to the local beer. Some of the food...More

Thank alanp53
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for sharing your experience in Candé, we are glad to know you enjoyed our restaurant! Best regards.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Food was average while pricing was similar to London's. We ended up paying more than 100£ for some decent food, mostly fried, and a bottle of wine. Nothing went wrong but for such an amount of money here you would expect an above average experience...More

Thank Elisa G
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Sorry to read you found our offer overpriced. We appreciate you taking your time to share your opinion but also consider that Cartagena is a touristic city with a huge offer of restaurants, bars and shops inside old Town and our prices are in the...More

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Restaurant Details

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
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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