Afang soup (gnetum)
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What: Dulce is the general term for “sweet” in Spanish, and in Cartagena the word conjures up one particular place: el Portal de los Dulces, an arcaded walkway in the Old Town that’s lined with vendors peddling local handmade sweets.
Where: El Portal is located under the colonnade in the Plaza de los Coches.
Order: Whatever sounds appealing among the cookies, fudge, nougats, merengues, dulces de leche, and tropical fruit-based sweets you’ll find stacked in glass jars on each table. We liked the macaroon-like sweets called coco arequipe and coco con panela.
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