- Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Local Traditional
One of the most exclusive and romantic dining options in town, the Club de Pesca is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. Situated in the 300-year-old Fuerte de San Sabastián Pastelillo, the restaurant overlooks Cartagena's marina with its many international boats and yachts. In fact, this is the only restaurant in town where you can arrive by land or by sea. The elegant setting makes the restaurant perfect for a romantic evening with your significant other and is popular for weddings and marriage proposals. The restaurant offers delicious Caribbean-inspired dishes, all with a contemporary touch. Start with the langostinos portobello, prawns marinated in orange and maracuyá juice and served with grilled portobello mushrooms. Or try the jaiba de Las Islas del Rosario, crab marinated in lemon and liquorish and served between two mini-arepas. As your main dish, try los mariscos a la Cartagenera (Cartagena-style seafood) for an excellent sampling of different Cartagena dishes, including ceviche, shrimp cocktail, Creole-style fish filet, coconut rice, and friend plantains. The restaurant also offers an excellent variety of international wines and, for those feeling particularly decadent, a cigar menu to top off the night. There is live music Thursday to Saturday, featuring mostly Bossa Nova, jazz, and flamenco.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010