Eating in Cartagena is a gastronomical affair. Take time to savor the many facets of Colombian-Caribbean cuisine. Street food can be found around every corner and some, like the Caribbean ladies balancing bowls of fruit on their heads, walk right up to you and tempt you with their bright colors and sweet smells.Ceviche stands line the Avenida Daniel Lemaitre side of Parque del Centenario.
In El Centro, cheaper restaurants are found on Calle de Ayos. Mid-range restaurants are consolidated between Plaza FernĂˇndez de Madrid and Plaza San Diego. Pricier, more delectable dishes are on Calle Santo Domingo.
The Ă‰xito supermarket is convenient for Walled City Lodgers (Avenida Venezuela and Calle del Boquete, La Matuna). In Bocagrande, thereâ€™s an OlĂmpica grocery store (Cra 2 and Ca 12). Mercado Bazuarto, just past the Barrio Chino, is the open-air market (between Av Pedro de Herredia and del Lago, 3.5 km east of downtown).
Regionally, watermelon is called paitilla.