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Top 5 Santa Marta Restaurants

The Best 5 Restaurants in Santa Marta, Colombia

Source: Patio Querido

You will want to make sure you are plenty recharged with good meals when exploring the beautiful beaches and natural areas around Santa Marta.  Learn where to do so at this list of the best restaurants in Santa Marta, Colombia.


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  1. Patio Querido

With a name that translates to the beloved patio, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Patio Querido lands at the top of this list of best places to eat in Santa Marta.  Located on the Parque de Los Novios, a popular plaza and hangout spot in the heart of Santa Marta, Patio Querido has a gorgeous colonial courtyard area.  That gives it a charming and romantic atmosphere.  It’s a great place for a romantic dinner in Santa Marta, and there are good drinks to go along with the tasty food from the varied menu.

Source: Patio Querido

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  1. Porthos Steakhouse and Pub
Source: Porthos Steakhouse and Pub

Also located on the Parque de Los Novios, Porthos Steakhouse and Pub is at the top of the list of places to eat in Santa Marta for meat lovers.  The steaks and the burgers are the highlights here, and it’s a nice place to go with friends, family, or a nice dinner for two.  There is a nice atmosphere and it isn’t a bad place to enjoy a few drinks or catch a match as well.

Source: Porthos Steakhouse and Pub

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  1. Senses Restaurant, Garden, and Bar
Source: Senses Restaurante
Source: Senses Restaurante

Next up on this list of the best Santa Marta restaurants is Senses.  Here you will find a beautiful and serene garden area as well as an upstairs terrace to enjoy your meal.  It is an especially good place for where to have a dinner in Santa Marta, with a lovely and romantic atmosphere.  The seafood, in particular, is a favorite for those who visit this option of the best places to eat in Santa Marta.

Source: Restaurante Lamart

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  1. Restaurante LamArt
Source: Restaurante Lamart

This next place on our list of the best Santa Marta restaurants is located in the heart of the Old City of Santa Marta.  Restaurante LamArt is a cozy place nestled amongst the busting Centro.  The seafood, especially the seafood pasta is highly regarded at this top Santa Marta restaurant.  Really, though, you can’t go wrong with any dish here.  It is also a good place to sample a ceviche and all the food is very well presented. During your meal, you’ll be able to take in the art on display.  LamArt is definitely a place to include on your list of restaurants to try in Santa Marta.


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  1. Ouzo Restaurante
Source: Ouzo Restaurante

The final spot on this list of the best places to eat in Santa Marta is Ouzo Restaurante.  Like a couple of other places on this list of the best Santa Marta restaurants, it is located on the Parque de Los Novios.  It offers up Mediterranean food.  You can find everything from homemade pasta to wood-fire baked pizza to the fresh seafood Santa Marta is known for here.  It is also one of the relatively few places where you can find Greek-inspired food in Colombia.  Therefore, it earns a well-deserved place on this list of the best restaurants in Santa Marta.

Source: Ouzo Restaurante

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