What to eat in Santa Marta?

When we travel to know a different place we always want to experience new flavors, textures and discover the particular flavor of that place; that is why in this blog we will give you a list of the typical dishes you should eat in Santa Marta Colombia.

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Top 10 typical dishes you should eat in Santa Marta

It is possible that some of the following meals you find in other places of Colombia; however, we guarantee that the taste of these in Santa Marta will be more worthwhile.

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arepas. comer en santa marta

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Arepa ‘e Huevo

This is one of the traditional foods of our region and without a doubt is one of the foods that you cannot miss in Santa Marta. Every morning many people place their glasscases outside their homes or at specific points in the City to sell these delicacies. Look for those that are prepared and fried in the hour, with the whole egg (not with the scrambled egg). They make them sweet or salt, you choose!

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Cheese Arepa on 5th Avenue

These arepas are roasted on a leaves that gives a special flavor. Currently they sell stuffed with many things, but we recommend the traditional. In each bite you will feel that you are eating melted cheese.

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carimañolas. comer en santa marta

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Caribañola or Carimañola.

Unlike the arepa that is made from corn, the carimañola is a meal made from cassava, stuffed with cheese, meat and now also made of chicken. You will find them in the same glasscases with the egg arepas.

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Stuffed Potato

Another of the fried delicacies and the “typical dishes” that you should eat in Santa Marta. Normally they are stuffed with meat, chicken and in some places they make cheese. There are some vegetarian restaurants that make them stuffed with soy or wheat. Normally it is a meal that you will find more in the glasscases that are place in the afternoons.

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Matrimonio

They’re actually cob fritters and cheese. Extremely delicious! In Santa Marta you will find them on the beaches offered by street vendors or on the corner of 5th avenue  with street 14. Because there’s always a man  who sells them located in this area.

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Eat Empanadas in Santa Marta

There are several types (corn, wheat flour, fried or baked) and with many fillings, it depends on where you are going to eat them. Our recommendation is that you eat them with traditional spicy (made with green onions and cilantro) or any of the special sauces offered at the place where you can buy them. We know that you will want to eat in Santa Marta always.

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Patacones (normal or stuffed)

This delight made of green banana is one of the things you will find in more than 90% of restaurants in Santa Marta and throughout Colombia. Normally, you will find the normal, but if you find out a little more you will find patacones stuffed with meat or chicken (usual stuffing).

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Cayeye or Mote made of Green banana

One of the traditional meals of Santa Marta. It consists of a kind of green banana puree, kneaded with butter and with a lot of cheese on top. There are restaurants that offer options with eggs, meat, among other accompaniments.

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Salchipapa

If there is something that should be eaten in Santa Marta, without exceptions it is a good Salchipapa. This mixture of fried potatoes, with sauces, meats, chickens, sausages, salad and cheese, will leave you completely satisfied and happy.

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Canned Corn

A version of the salchipapa, but as its name says it canned corn instead of french fries … a delight for the palate.

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We hope this blog helps you to know what you should eat in Santa Marta so that not only your eyes fall in love with the city, but also your belly.


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