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Sat, 11/28
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$23 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Colombian, Latin, Seafood
FEATURES
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed April 22, 2020

I went to this place for my birthday and I couldn't have picked a better restaurant. The decor of the restaurant was magical and every room had a different ambiance, plus the dancers and the live music made it a complete experience, not just a...nice dinner. The service was on point and the food was delicious. I loved the fact that the restaurant specializes in traditional dishes from the region, so it was not only the ambience and the live entertainment, but the food itself also helped you be transported back in time.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 27, 2020 via mobile

If in Cartagena you must go. Great service and delicious food. I went solo for lunch still had a great time. Good music. Wonderful.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 26, 2020

Amazing place to experience Colombian culture. A beautiful place where you can enjoy dinner with typical live Colombian music, service is really nice and the food was delicious

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Great location on a beautiful colonial home. Food was very tasty from the region. Place is located on a beautiful home

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

This place has moved from the Trip Advisor address so be careful. 1. Very good service 2. Menu offers enough choices 3. Had a band when I was there on a Tuesday 4. Make a reservation 5. Depending on starting location, I took a cab...to and from (on South side of old city)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

We were in Cartagena for 6 nights and feel we dined in many of the city’s top restaurants but Cande was in a class by itself. The ambience was great and the food was delicious. In particular our waiter (Juan Pablo) went out of his...way to make sure our experience was outstanding. I have rarely seen a restaurant that was so well managed. Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

We wanted to see La Serrezuela--the rehabbed old bull fighting ring marvelously recreated into an upscale shopping mall. It was very cool, but after gawking we didn't really want to eat in a mall with all the City choices. Restaurant Candé was close and looked...lovely. We asked a young couple going in for dinner if it was good? "Oh yes! We are having our pre-wedding dinner here tonite!!" Recommendation enough for us and we are so glad we dined. The decor is beautiful, service was prompt and friendly and the food was absolutely amazing! My husband had the best yellowtail tuna he has ever eaten. I had a delicious white fish with clams and shrimp. The bar area was gorgeous and incredibly busy producing sophisticated cocktail concoctions to delight both the eye and palate. Go! You will love it!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant Cande from the moment you walk in the door is an experience all its own The highly trained staff pays attention to your every need the music is great the ambience takes you away there is not a detail that has not been paid...attention to, and that’s before you even taste how incredible the food is just don’t forget to finish with the coconut pie dessert.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Visited after receiving a recommendation from our hotel concierge (see my review for Casa Lola Deluxe if interested). We randomly indicated we wanted a place that had steak, fried whole fish and that we could take our daughter. This restaurant hit all the marks, and...then some! 5 stars for the staff who were very attentive and on it (and I'm a stickler for service). Made arrangements for my daughter (2.5) to feel very comfortable and gave us a great seat. Live music, great food, great ambience/decor and great drinks! Nice location around the corner from the 4 story luxury mall in Old Town that had a great ice cream shoppe you can stop in for dessert (and if you're like me trying to burn those last calories for my daughter, run around also! Haha). Arrive early or make a reservation for dinner. As we were leaving there was definitely a wait and it is not a small restaurant. Cheers!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

Just finishing up my lunch. Excellent service, amazing very tasty food, and an overall great experience - culinary and culturally.

Date of visit: February 2020
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bobbie111
May 20, 2018|
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Response from mstickler | Reviewed this property |
Ditto the other responses. I had superb food here, and in no way consider it "spicy". It just tastes good.
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bobbie111
November 14, 2017|
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Yes I had crab
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