It's not easy being green here.. but it's not impossible and there's definitely some good options if you know where to look. Also a lot of the street snacks are vego friendly (like the carimola arepa de queso and arepa de huevo sin carne).. not to mention all that fruit!
With an ENTIRE vegetarian menu and vegan listed menu items this place is the best vegetarian restaurant in Cartagena. Above is a picture of the vegetarian rice.
Centro, Calle de Cuartel
Specialist vegetarian health foody cuisine only open for breakfast and lunch.
San Diego, Calles de los Puntales
SOL DE INDIA
Tasty, healthy, good-valued vegetarian fare with very pleasant yoga-types attending to your every whim. Lunch. Also try the Hare Krishna vego lunch at the Sanctuario del Yoga for a bargain 5,000.
San Diego Calle Tumbamuertos
Healthy wraps, salads and soups with plenty of meat-free, high protein options on offer.
Bocagrande, opposite La Mansion
CREPES 'N' WAFFLES
Plenty of vegetarian options and an awesome salad bar that features high-protein quinoa, beans and legumes.
Indian restaurant with good vegetarian choices available for the non-meat eaters. Also try Pardesh in Getsemani.
San Diego, Calle de las Bovedas
Again.. not a vegetarian restaurant.. but there's good options like vegetabl-y pasta, stirfries etc in this friendly euro-colombo fusion bistro. Also.. makes the best bread in Cartagena for when you tire of the sweet, spongey stuff they call bread here.
Centro, Calle de Ayos
BORDER BURRITO CO
Bean burritos and salads, tacos and bean soups.. all make good vegetarian-friendly meals.
Bocagrande, Avenida San Martin
TRATTORIA DI SILVIO
I'm including this here solely due to their amazing apple, blue cheese, basil and balsamic pizza. Goddamn it is good.
Getsemani, Calle de Serpientes
The lebanese restaurants of Bocagrande have really good meat-free options for vegetarians and vegans.. falafels and hummus and dips and platters etc etc. Also try La Dulceria for the best meal-salads in the city.
Bocagrande, Calle 6
**Also noteworthy: the vegetable carpaccio with goats cheese from Don Juan. Simple and divine! And the vegetarian sushi roll from Tabetai