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Calle Estanco del Tabaco No. 30-35, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 6685291
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab rice” (5 reviews)
“rabbit” (9 reviews)
“ceviche” (42 reviews)
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6:45 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Colombian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Estanco del Tabaco No. 30-35, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service, food, atmosphere, all great. We would have eaten there again if we had the time. The show was unexpected and very fun.

Thank BWHITE6132
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and friendly staff will service you at this typical colombian pacific food place. The food we ordered was outstanding, fresh, and tasty! We would definitely will come back again!

Thank rolandop673
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the greeting of the nice waitress in front of the restaurant until the coffee, everything was great. The food is delicious and we enjoyed the dancers who performed throughout the evening in different disguises and traditional cloths.

Thank christian90g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to have visited this place as my first restaurant stop in Cartagena! Everyone is so nice, friendly and accommodating. We walking in without a reservation and asked for suggestions. We had the chicken and pork rice and the sirloin plate. The food is...More

Thank Giacomellimaryana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant with FRESH seafood, delicious shellfish, portions enough for 2+ people. Highly recommended while in Cartagena if you want to try the local seafood. Lobster/Shrimp/StuffedCrab/Clam combo an excellent value. Fried whole fish very popular. Crab soup is not the same as US where it's...More

Thank WinstonWaikiki
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cande offers live dancing of Colombian roots. It is amazing how they coordinate their moves and dance in a small space around the wait staff. The menu also reflects many Cartagenian dishes. I was very tired after a long day, and had what I can...More

Thank Markey2
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

the vibe here is very cool with the different dances live....their food presentation overall we had a good time and the very good.

Thank Luis L
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice place, very typical, very well decorated in a typical / rustic style. The food is very good although we wouldn’t say excellent as in some of the dishes the finesse is not at the utmost level i.e. it is very good but not close...More

Thank Peter878791
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We had a great experience at Cande. The place is casual and laid back, and the food was well prepared and presented. Staff was super friendly and professional. Throughout the meal there are performers doing various cultural dances. Fun experience! Make a reservation if you...More

Thank jdreece
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Food was ok... as in average. Service was awful. Re: food — We went to a cheap cafe earlier that day for lunch and the food quality blew them out of the water. Candé tries too hard and messes simple stuff up. Our group tried...More

Thank alejovargas
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from LMBaez | Reviewed this property |
Hello, This is a restaurant located at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. the walled city. The food is 100% Colombian and they take special attention in preparing it the traditional way with only local ingredients. The... More
November 14, 2017|
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Response from Avinash_Swami | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had crab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Estanco del Tabaco No. 30-35, Cartagena 130001, 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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