We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cande

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Colombian, Latin, Seafood
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calle 30, Carrera 5 #35 - 30 | Calle Estanco Del Tabaco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 6685291
Today
18:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:45 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 18:45 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:45 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 18:45 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

969 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 325: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Candé is a place where you will be able to experience the taste of Cartagena. With it's typical Colombian food and peaceful environment the restaurant is a fantastic place to hang out with friends and learn more about the city's culture. So whenever you're in Cartagena I highly recommend you stop by Candé and experience the beauty of Cartagenan cuisine.

Helpful?
Thank Andrea O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good place to visit, fine cousine great service portions well I wish I have more..., Eduardo was our waiter great person.

Helpful?
Thank javisan2020
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Glad to know you enjoyed your visit to Candé. Come back soon! More 

State of Sao Paulo
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the restaurant is really charming and nice. we come here for lunch. people are very educated here and the food is very delicious. the salsa is very different but is incredible. nice experience in cartagena. love it !!!

Helpful?
Thank fezoca12
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We appreciate taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant. In Candé - 100% Cartagenian cusine we work hard to provide a moment of culture, music and tradition through our food, music, dances, colonial architecture and warm service. We feel very happy to read you enjoyed the experience! Warm regards. More 

Level Contributor
44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read the reviews before going so I knew it would be pricey. We ended up ordering two of the most expensive plates on the menu, the lobster special and the fish stew. I can't believe I didn't take pictures. It was one of the best meals we've had in our year and a half of traveling around South America!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anne A
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Comments like this one makes our day! We feel very happy to read how much you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant and that we are indeed delivering a complete experience, a memorable moment. Hoping to have the pleasure to hosting you again. Best regards! More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for dinner with our 9-year-old son the first week of January. The interior of the restaurant is a beautiful and has a wall of cascading plants with an open rooftop. The owner and waiters are welcoming and gracious and you instantly feel comfortable. Everything focuses on Cartagena from the food, the dancers, the waiters and chefs. Our... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravellerCali
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Having customers recognize what we pursue everyday at our restaurant, fills us with happyness and pride. It motivate us to never let the guard down and keep working hard everyday to make sure all our customers feel we deliver excellence in everything we do. We appreciate very much your kind words and taking the time to share your experience at... More 

Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended by the hotel to come here for dinner because the place we wanted to go, Carmen, was fully booked. The restaurant is nice, good food but a bit turistic and pricey for being in Colombia. We enjoyed our night but I am not sure we would go back.

Helpful?
Thank martinacnv
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Greetings! We appreciate taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. All comments, good and not so good, posted in Trip Advisor help us to work everyday to guarantee the best experience in our restaurant. Also, our offer is always looking to provide best quality ingredients and high service standars. Best regards! More 

Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you first walk up to the restaurant, you are greeted by friendly faces. As you walk down the hallway, you see a wall of beautiful pottery. The dining room area is cozy but half of it is open-air as well. We were even greeted by Cande herself. There are many options on the menu that will appeal to everybody's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Spanishtico
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We appreciate taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant and with such detail. In Candé - 100% Cartagenian cusine we work hard to provide a moment of culture, music and tradition through our food, music, dances, colonial architecture and warm service. We feel very happy to read how much you enjoyed the experience,... More 

Arezzo, Italy
Level Contributor
156 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended us by our hotel. The place has a nice atmosphere and the service was fine, though a bit slow. At some point of our dinner there was also a sort of dancing show, which was entertaining. However, food was not as good as we had expected and pricey too.

Helpful?
Thank AChiara78
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment, we do appreciate good and not so good reviews because it encourages us to work everyday to guarantee best possible service for our dear customers. Hope to have the chance to welcome you again to provide a better experience in Candé and get the chance to impress you with our great cartagenian food. Best regards. More 

Citta di Castello, Italy
Level Contributor
128 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant in the old city. Food is nothing special for a restaurant who claims to be best in town. I had to wait for over twenty minutes to have a seat even if I had previously booked a table. Service is slow. Go somewhere else!

Helpful?
Thank AColcelli
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience in Candé. We are sorry to read you didn't have the best experience. Waiting in high season is a constant, but it shoudn't be that long if you have your table booked, so sorry about that. However we really appreciate your comment because it help us to be better each day,... More 

san diego, ca
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Colombian food was good. Their wines and dishes were a little expensive. We only ate there once.

Helpful?
Thank mommywkids
Jose L, Gerente at Cande, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your visit in Candé., glad you enjoyed the food. Our offer and prices are between the range of Old Town restaurants, and are always looking to provide best Cartagenian food options prepared with top ingredients and best possible service to guarantee a great experience for all our customers. Best regards. More 

Travellers who viewed Cande also viewed

Cartagena, Cartagena District
Cartagena, Cartagena District
 
Cartagena, Cartagena District
Cartagena, Cartagena District
 

Been to Cande? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 70
Cuisine
Caribbean, Colombian, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 22:00
Monday
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
Thursday
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:30
Friday
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:30
Saturday
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:30
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
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cande and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Cande staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?