Eating at Pepe Anca in Cartagena, Colombia

We were reading a little book that was in the beautiful penthouse we were staying in that told of the many different places and things to do in Cartagena. Pepe Anca was on the list of great places to eat. Doing some research on the Internet, Pepe Anca came up as well. Seeing it more than once I put it on my list of places I would like to try while visiting. It just so happened to be meant for us to dine there.

Eating at Pepe Anca in Cartagena, Colombia www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

On our first visit to Centro aka The Walled City, the taxi driver dropped us off and told us to walk down the street and we would find many places to explore, eat, and more. We never had an actual destination, we just figured we would find a place to eat once getting to this area. Ironically after walking a few steps down the street we see Pepe Anca. It was meant to be!

The beautiful Walled City. ©2016 HollyDayz
The beautiful Walled City. ©2016 HollyDayz
Inside Pepe Anca ©2016 HollyDayz
Inside Pepe Anca ©2016 HollyDayz

Upon walking in we were greeted immediately and seated. It was nice and cool inside which was great because it was so hot and humid outside. The entire place was empty except for the staff. It was pretty sweet to have the restaurant to ourselves.

Ready to order! ©2016 HollyDayz
Ready to order! ©2016 HollyDayz
Menu Eating ©2016 HollyDayz
Menu ©2016 HollyDayz

Our waitress knew some English and was able to give us some recommendations while we looked at the menu. We started with drinks, a lemonade and fruit punch. Tostones and different salsas were brought to us while we waited for our entres. It was really good and the drinks were refreshing.

Lemonade, Fruit Punch, and Tostones ©2016 HollyDayz
Lemonade, Fruit Punch, and Tostones ©2016 HollyDayz
Grilled Salmon ©2016 HollyDayz
Grilled Salmon ©2016 HollyDayz
Sweet plantains ©2016 HollyDayz
Sweet plantains ©2016 HollyDayz

Not too long after my grilled salmon and sweet plantains arrived. My mom’s steak and yucca came quickly as well. The food was delicious! I was able to try the steak and it was flavorful and tender. We really enjoyed the food as well as the beautiful restaurant. I even enjoyed the little peek I had into the kitchen from my seat.

Steak ©2016 HollyDayz
Steak ©2016 HollyDayz
Yucca ©2016 HollyDayz
Yuca ©2016 HollyDayz

We really had a great experience at Pepe Anca in Cartagena. I would highly recommend it if you are planning to visit! The prices were also great! A win all around.

Inside Pepe Anca ©2016 HollyDayz
Inside Pepe Anca ©2016 HollyDayz

Have you ever been to Pepe Anca? What did you order?

52 thoughts on “Eating at Pepe Anca in Cartagena, Colombia

  • May 27, 2016 at 11:32 am
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    Your pictures look amazing! I especially like the picture of your drinks. They’re so fun and festive!! This restaurant will definitely have to go on my bucket list 🙂

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm
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      Thank you. The drinks tasted great. You should definitly go.

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  • May 27, 2016 at 11:36 am
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    All of this looks so amazing and I love how colorful the building is! I’m hoping to travel Central and S America next year. I’ll have to keep this place in mind.

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm
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      I loved the colorful buildings. I hope you go soon too.

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  • May 27, 2016 at 3:33 pm
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    Nice pics. I’ve nver had yucca. Looks like you have a great time and I loved how the streets looked so colorful!

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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      Yuca is pretty good. I loved the colors too.

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        • June 6, 2016 at 10:12 pm
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          It is a food mostly found in the Caribbean latin countries. It is like a potato.

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  • May 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm
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    This all looks so good! That steak looks delicious and I love tostones!!!

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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      The steak was delicious.

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  • May 27, 2016 at 8:42 pm
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    The food looks really good! I need to save this post for when I visit Cartagena. The salmon and steak look amazing.

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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      They were delicious. I recommend both.

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  • May 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm
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    Love how colorful the place is. So vibrant and bright. Never been to Columbia, but would love to visit. Sharing this friends who will be heading there soon for a wedding. Happy Travels!

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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      I loved that too. Yes you should visit when you can. Great place to see. Oh wow they will get beautiful wedding photos.

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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      Yes, it was meant! It was delicious and filling.

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  • May 28, 2016 at 4:25 am
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    I will add it to my list. It looks great! I will take it as a sign we are meant to eat there as well 🙂

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm
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      Go there to eat. The food is so good.

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  • May 28, 2016 at 4:37 am
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    Looks terrific. Love the colours and the food looks very interesting.

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm
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      The colors are amazing and the food was good.

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  • May 28, 2016 at 9:57 am
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    Thanks for the tip … sweet to have the restaurant to yourselves! I love sourcing local restaurant joints like this when I travel, so will make a note for when we make it through Colombia. Thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

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    • May 29, 2016 at 5:59 pm
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      It was pretty awesome. No one was there at that time and it was cool.

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  • May 28, 2016 at 11:56 am
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    Love those colorful backgrounds. Columbia looks beautiful and the food looks just as good! Now I’m hungry!

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:48 am
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      The food was delicious. I loved the colors too.

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  • May 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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    Looks like a sweet place and full of local dishes. Great that you were traveling with your mother too!

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:48 am
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      Yea I like to travel with her. She has been so many places already.

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  • May 29, 2016 at 3:28 am
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    Colorful and photogenic town. Excellent places to dine and experience local delicacies. I’m sold!

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:53 am
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      I am glad. Great place to get some photos and good food.

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:56 am
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      I loved the colorful buildings. Yea, seems like everyone is going.

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  • May 29, 2016 at 7:22 am
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    Didn’t get toe at at this place. There were soooooo many options within the walled city alone. I’ve got to repeat Cartagena!

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:57 am
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      Yea there are a ton of places to eat in the Walled City.

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  • May 29, 2016 at 1:27 pm
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    This looks amazing. I love how colorful everything is and te food looks delicious!! I would love to travel here and try it out!

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:58 am
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      You would enjoy it there. Very cool place with yummy food.

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  • May 29, 2016 at 2:32 pm
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    Oh I miss sweet plantains! Looks like a great spot, I love Colombian food. And how amazing to have the whole place to yourself!

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:58 am
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      I love them. I eat them as often as I can. Yes it was fun to have it all to ourselves.

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  • May 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm
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    Ohhhhh why did I read this before lunch?! Now I’m really starving! I’d absolutely love to try those sweet plantains. Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:59 am
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      lol sorry. I hope you ended up getting a good lunch though. I love sweet plantains. They are a must.

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    • May 31, 2016 at 11:00 am
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      They were. I hope you do soon.

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  • May 30, 2016 at 12:26 am
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    That steak had me caught up for a minute. The plantains looks really good too. I need to find my way to Colombia.

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    • May 31, 2016 at 11:01 am
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      Beautiful colorful city. They were. I love them.

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  • May 30, 2016 at 3:01 am
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    It’s always a good sign when you see a restaurant pop up in multiple places! Everything you ordered looked fantastic, especially the steak and plantains! Yum!!

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    • May 31, 2016 at 11:02 am
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      Yea I did and then to walk right into it, it was just meant to be.

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    • June 5, 2016 at 8:53 pm
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      It was delicious. Plantains are really good.

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    • June 5, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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      The food was delicious.

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    • June 5, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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      Thanks! It was and I am too. As soon as I saw them on the menu I knew I had to order them.

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