Cartagena is a city full of colors, characters and above all, a lot of flavor. Every corner of the city is full of movement and tradition, which is even reflected in the food markets.
Caribbean cuisine in Cartagena ranges from African flavors to European blends brought by the Spanish during colonial times. Fish, shellfish, rice and typical fruits of the region tend to characterize each of the dishes found in its streets.
One of the most typical places to eat these delicacies is the Mercado de Bazurto, located in the true economic center of the city, it is a space that at first glance may seem chaotic, but what houses the heart of Cartagena. In Bazurto, locals and visitors can buy everything from clothing to home decoration at very low prices, but this cultural epicenter of the city is also home to the midwives of gastronomy.
Entering through the narrow corridors of the Market, you arrive at an improvised food court with wooden tables and plastic chairs, surrounded by huge pots with the widest variety of food.
Fried mojarra with yucca, shrimp rice, lobster, Cartagena posta, bean rice, coconut rice and even paella, are some of the delicacies that can be found in this place.