The Man Himself - Donde Pacho never moves far from his favourite spot by the cash register with a glass of wine on the go
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Tequilla - Donde Pacho has the best from everywhere.
Wine, wine, wine -
Outside drinking at Donde Pacho - Keep the drinks coming
Francisco "Pacho" Gonzalez is one of the coolest dudes in Cartagena. He just sits there, sipping a glass of wine (he likes Chilean red) picking at a plate of Parma ham chatting to his locals, most of whom are friends.
He's got it sorted. It took him 17 years to build up his fine wine emporium in the Centro Comercial Getsemani, consuming 10 small retail spaces on the way to create Donde Pacho (Where you'll find Pacho), one of the most under-appreciated spots in Getsemaní.
The German wheat beers or the wine and whisky might not be as cheap as the San Andresitos that sell booze and knockdown retail goods across the road in Pasaje Leclerc but Pacho's splashed out on air conditioning and a flat screen television so his punters stay longer and savour one of the most laid-back drinking establishments in the city.
Originally it was designed primarily for take-outs only, serving strong liquor and a healthy range of specialized culinary products imported from the US for local restaurants (and home-sick internationals).
His missing ingredients range from tahini to pine nuts, dried seaweed for sushi to imported olive oils and balsamic vinegar.
Pacho still feeds many of the best restaurants and local inhabitants nearby but his investments in the bar and a growing appreciation of wine amongst the local population has made the bar a hit with a low-key, well-heeled crowd.
Check out Pacho's top tips on where to catch a bite to eat and chill-out in the city.