Food-tasting in Cartagena will delight your senses with exquisite flavors. This magical city contains a wide cultural, archaeological, touristic and gastronomic offer. Visiting “the walled city” is a must when traveling to Colombia. You will be seduced by its beaches, its people and, of course, its diversity.
Cartagena’s cuisine is based on an indigenous, Spanish and African mixture that reproduces the unique flavors of its lands, making it a gastronomic worldwide icon that attracts all kinds of tourists. Those who visit the city can find dishes composed of fried foods, soups and a wide variety of tropical fruits such as papaya, pineapple, coconut among others, mixed in ways that surely any palate will enjoy. All this added to the great variety of seafood and fish which is the typical dish of the region and the strongest flavor of Cartagena’s tradition.
Architecture and gastronomy come together to provide a wonderful experience, from street food to fresh fish accompanied by coconut rice and patacón, a tasty delight!
For breakfast: Arepa’e huevo
Something very common in the Colombian caribbean coast are the egg-filled arepas. A delicious corn dough with a fried egg inside or ground beef. It is a curious preparation since it is done in a very particular way.
For snack: Tropical Salpicón
A mixture of tropical fruit pieces and juices, very common in the streets of Cartagena, ideal for a hot day.
For lunch: Fried fish
Have a taste of snapper, saw or sea bass, accompanied by salad, patacón (plantain) and coconut rice. The most typical dish of the caribbean coast
For dessert: Coconut pie
Find this treat in the streets of the “heroic city”. The sweetness of its people exalts these fine delicacies. An authentic recipe of the region that its inhabitants have preserved for years.
For the Afternoon: Tamarindo juice
Take a very cold Tamarindo juice or enjoy a refreshing ice ball where you add a good amount of essence based on fruity flavor and condensed milk, perfect for when the sun falls.
The gastronomic essence of Cartagena is fashionable, not because cultural trends dictate it, but because the city has everything to offer your palate. Do not miss the opportunity to explore its streets and taste at each step the magical flavors of the heroic city with our City tours, conducted by local people proud to show you their place of origin.