Where to Eat in San Andres Island: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 15, 2017 Chanda Heide

The coral island of San Andres is a diverse ecosystem of reefs, geysers, groves, and cays. Needless to say, it’s perfect for diving, snorkeling, and outdoor exploring. This paradise has multicolored warm waters and 12 mangrove forests, and the beach cedars of Johnny Cay are like natural condos for beach birds. Keep an eye out for overlooked pirate treasure at Morgan’s Cave before chowing down on rondón, a signature Caribbean dish of fish, pork, conch, plantain and coconut milk.
Things to do in San Andres Island

1. Restaurante La Regatta

Av. Newball | Contiguo al Club Nautico, San Andres, San Andres Island 880001, Colombia Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +57 8 5120437
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Restaurante La Regatta

Reviewed By Rachel S

This is the place to go in San Andres! It’s rave reviews on here speak for themselves!! Don’t bother looking into any other restaurant... make a reservation and enjoy the gorgeously decorated walkway with brightly colored quaint details leading into the beautiful restaurant! This place...MoreThanks Rachel , we love your opinión !!

2. Gourmet Shop Assho

Avenida Newball | In front of the Barracuda Park, San Andres, San Andres Island 880001, Colombia Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast HK$78 - HK$353 +57 315 7700140
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Gourmet Shop Assho

Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Andres Island. It offers international cuisine with friendly and bohemian atmosphere. Our dishes are fresh, made instantly. Delight the place while you enjoy a glass of wine.

Reviewed By highlandspring - london

Nice place decor wise.Ordered the fish fillet. Huge portion of 2 pieces. The larger piece was like mush. Waitress asked if reason I had not eaten was because it wasn’t fresh as if she knew something. I said I presumed that was case.Item left on bill. Daughters had hamburger and ribs. Standard fare. Service was friendly, but compensation should have been offered for the fish. Wasn’t in mood to complain over £10. I would not return, but maybe we were unlucky.

3. Mister Panino

Av Colon Edif Bread Fruit L-106 y 107, San Andres Island, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +57 8 5120549
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 570 reviews

Mister Panino

Reviewed By lancelotd669 - Leuven, Belgium

The lady at the door who also served us partially was very kind, another one serving us was a bit the Colombian standard; uninterested, slightly frustrated and without a single smile. The pasta I ordered didn't mention any ingredients as it was made of Grandmother's secret ingredients. It was a very good pasta! Also the fact we got bread with cheese in advance was a plus. Pluses: The wifi and AC worked properly, minuses: Italian decoration was all made of plastic and there is just one toilet for all guests. Prices are comparable to other restaurants on the island. All in all, recommended, mostly for the food.

4. Punta Sur

Carrt Circunvalar Km 15.8, San Andres, San Andres Island, Colombia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian Lunch 5130003
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 250 reviews

Punta Sur

Reviewed By Easylivingtravel - Tampa, Florida

The whole fish with chips (french fries) was my favorite dish and the coconut lemonade was my favorite beverage. I also enjoyed the delicious maracuya pies for dessert. They have a variety of appetizers and mixed seafood plates. I ate here 3 times during my one-month stay in San Andres. The location is at the southern point of the island. It was great for eating a nice lunch. They have wonderful patio that is constructed like the bow of a ship with the Colombian Flag blowing in the wind and a pool for those patrons who wish to cool off on a hot day. There also a few blow holes in the back full of colorful crabs crawling around which I got photos of. This was probably my second favorite restaurant on the island because it was private, with delicious seafood, attentive service and a great view. I would definitely eat here again when in San Andres. I hope you have a positive experience also. Happy Travels!!!

5. Restaurante Donde Francesca

Near San Luis Village, San Andres, San Andres Island 57, Colombia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American Lunch, Late Night +57 8 5130163
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Restaurante Donde Francesca

Reviewed By VisionOne - Zurich, Switzerland

I recommend skipping the food and just going to the beach there and ordering some really nice cocktails at the restaurant and that’s it.
We went there early without a reservation. They told us that we can sit inside even though all the tables outside were empty. By the end of the day 50% of the tables outside stayed empty. The hostess told us that the tables have been reserved months in advance with a security deposit. Anyway, the food was good. They had no octopus (pulpo) so i ordered the fried calamari. It was actually good. My girlfriend ordered the sesame crusted tuna, which was overcooked but still ok. The starter (fish ceviche) was ok too. Overall not really worth the price but ok. The drinks were nice. After lunch, we rented two chairs and an umbrella at the beach for 25000 pesos. The beach and the water were really a highlight. A very beautiful experience unrelated to the restaurant.

6. Restaurante Capitan Mandy

Avenida Rock Hole | Frente Agua Halley, diagonal a Van Cliff Newball., San Andres, San Andres Island, Colombia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Colombian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Late Night +57 8 5128481
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 738 reviews

Restaurante Capitan Mandy

Is A Nice Place Can You Take The Best Sea Food For The Best Price We Serve Paella,cazuela De Mariscos, Fry Fish, Shrimp,cebiche Mix, Seafood Coctail,lobster, Parrillada Any Seafood, Especials Plates If You Need.welcome

Reviewed By Rodrigo S - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Very good restaurant, ideal for getting lunch after spending the morning at the beach! Prices are really good (Beer for 4.500 pesos, main courses for 35.000 pesos) and the portion sizes are huge!
It's not the fanciest place you can go but it's definitely what you need to get some fish/seafood for decent prices. It's not open at night I guess, so plan to go for lunch!

7. La Pizzetta Florio

Av. Colon, CC San Andres, local 114 | Banco della Republica de Bogota', San Andres Island, Colombia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$157 +57 8 5131845
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

La Pizzetta Florio

Reviewed By Mateo R - Bogota, Colombia

Ok so we went there by recommendation of a friend, the pizza wasn't bad, but the service was just terrible. it took over 10min to get our dishes ordered, one which ended up being ordered wrong, the Sangría is worth ordering, and if you have the patience to handle the waitress, go ahead.

8. The Grog Rocky Cay San Andres

Bahia Cocoplum, Playas Rocky Cay, San Andres, San Andres Island 88000, Colombia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Drinks +57 311 2323247
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 651 reviews

The Grog Rocky Cay San Andres

Reviewed By Amanda W - Jackson, Wyoming

Shared several items including the grilled octopus (v. good), crab empanadas (outstanding), and ceviche (good). Service was attentive and friendly. Most importantly, we had a fantastic table on the beach in the shade and relaxed for the better part of a day with a great view, swimming, and enjoying the food. Good prices for the quality. Will go back!

9. 80s Interstate

Hotel Sunrise Beach L-115 | Hotel Sunrise Beach L-115, San Andres, San Andres Island, Colombia Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$275 +57 317 4428180
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 387 reviews

80s Interstate

Reviewed By JonathanEllis84 - Bogota, Colombia

Food was greasy and tasteless. The waiter looked like he didn't want to be there and missed half the order. I wouldn't bother eating here again.Thank you very much for your comment. We regret that your visit was not good. We hope the next visit is better.

10. Restaurante Casablanca

Avenida Colombia con Avenida Costa Rica, 3-59, San Andres, San Andres Island, Colombia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, Colombian, Central American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +57 8 5124115
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 966 reviews

Restaurante Casablanca

Reviewed By Poleinahole - Chicago, Illinois

Having walked the length of the boardwalk, the three restaurants comprising Casablanca, Mahi Mahi and the Italian restaurant were the most appetizing in scruffy San Andres.
The lady who welcomes you and gives you a menu is not particularly friendly or efficient. She didn’t pass on my order for a bottle of water even though I was the only customer at 6:45 pm. But the waiters were great. Warm service and efficient.
I was given the Casablanca Middle Eastern menu and the Mahi Mahi Indochinese menu to choose from. There is an Italian restaurant between the two restaurants under the same management. But didn’t get the menu for that. Maybe because they only opened later?
I was thrilled to find a good hummus and decent tabouleh salad in San Andres. The Vietnamese spring roll with shrimp and mango from the Mahi Mahi menu was good too. Portions very large. I had 3 appetizers and couldn’t finish. They kindly packed the left overs for me without my having to ask. They have excellent fresh fruit juices too.
The decor is chic and tasteful. What a novel concept to be able to order different dishes from such different types of food. Really inspired concept.

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