If you read my post, Eating my way through the streets of Cartagena, you may have mistakenly thought that Cartagena was all about street food. Definitely not the case. In contrast, the swanky restaurant scene is on fire in El Centro and demand far outweighs supply.
Street food is incredibly popular in the Colombian cities of Bogota and Cartagena (and probably others that I haven’t visited…) but it can be rather intimidating to try as a visitor, especially if you don’t speak Spanish (like me!). A good way to try the street food without feeling intimidated is to sign up for a food tour. Side note – I love food tours and take them anywhere and everywhere. I find food tours particular useful in places where you do not speak the language and/or you are uncertain about the cleanliness of some of the food – Cartagena in my case!