Cartagena is a seaport city of Colombia perched on the Caribbean coast, affectionately known among locals as the “Magic City”. Cartagena might not be the capital city of Colombia, though some would claim that it’s a pretty much food-centric capital of Colombia. The city is often bustling and lively; however, it is also elegant, romantic, peaceful, and serene and has a versatile gastronomic scene that reflects its varied moods.
Make sure you have your appetite and adventurous spirit ready. If you’re travelling within a budget and looking for Cheap eateries in Cartagena to dine-in, we’ve compiled some affordable yet hygienic and delicious eateries for you.
La Cocina de Pepina
La Cocina de Pepina, situated next to the photogenic walls of Cartagena, is one of the ideal dine-in options to savour the fusion of the Caribbean and Colombian cuisine. Further, a few dollars is all you need to dine in here, and the menu is packed with mouthwatering traditional Colombian cuisines. It is one of the popular restaurants in Cartagena, and always packed with crowds, hence, you have to be patient and wait for your order. We did order an extravagant fish soup and the appetising Posta Negra Cartagena, and they are among the best mouthwatering seafood dishes I’ve ever tasted in my entire life.
+57 300 8565189
7.56 USD – 10.87 USD
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Cl. 25 ##9a-06 local 2, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
La Casa de Socorro
La Casa de Socorro is blessed with an unpretentious vibe and adds charm to Cartagena’s emblematic social life. After an excursion to the city, we had lunch there, few dollars is all you need to dine in, and the menu is brimmed with mouth-watering Seafood. Further, If you are someone who loves to experiment with his taste buds, then try stewed turtle and turtle soup here.
+57 315 7186666
8.95 USD – 16.43 USD
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Cl. 25 ##8B-112, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Being a major seaport city, seafood dominates the food culture of Cartagena. But that doesn’t mean you have to survive on fish. The city has some of the great pizza hubs to satisfy your late night cravings, without burning a hole in your pocket.
I was just walking through the buzzy street of Cartagena when I bumped into Pizza Brasa. It is one of the ideal spots for relishing Colombian-style pizza at a budget-friendly price. Undoubtedly, nothing is better than devouring Italian pizza with a sweet surprise and an ice-cold Aguila, the cheap local beer. I did the same and relished them thoroughly. The ambiance of Pizza Brasa has a beautiful blend of Italian culture with Caribbean vibes. You are sure going to love this place.
+57 304 6576993
1.35 USD – 6.73 USD
# a 144,, Cl. 29 #9122, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
OH! LA LA
If you’re planning to visit Cartagena, you must add OH! LA LA on your bucket list. French meals are something that I instantly consider when choosing a dine-in option in Magic City. Still, OH! LA LA is actually an entirely exceptional and ideal destination for devouring luscious breakfast at a budget-friendly cost.
+57 5 6644321
5.22 USD – 6.94 USD
Caribbean, Latin, Colombian
Cl. 25 #8b300 8b-240 a 8b, Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Cartagena is a seaport city that’s why there aren’t plenty of options for vegans, so vegans can’t afford to be too picky in the city. If you are looking for someplace in Cartagena to relish luscious vegan meals, then I suggest Pezetarian is perfect for you. However, the Pezetarian menu is brimmed with some great dishes. There were plenty of options for me as a vegetarian, as well as for my non-vegetarian friend. We ordered a luscious garbanzo bean dish and the delectable veggie noodles.
+57 302 3838376
6.99 USD – 15.99 USD
Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
Cra. 7 ##36-19, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Cartagena may not be the capital city of Colombia, although some may say it to be a pretty much gastronomic capital city due to its thriving culinary scene. When I booked a trip to Cartagena, I wasn’t expecting many vegan options. Cartagena is blessed with gastronomic treasures and centuries-worth of cultural wealth hidden within its colonial walls.
CHEAP FLIGHTS TO CARTAGENA
Cartagena, known as Cartagena de Indias since the colonial era, is a city and major port located on the northern coast of Colombia. Moreover, the city has a significant history linked with Spanish colonial history.