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Restaurante 1621

Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
+57 5 6504741
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous experience. Perfect atmosphere with excellent service. Fine dining. Perfect night in Cartagena.

Thank galpuoli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, very good service but it just has no punch, no creativity. We did the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing, the wines were ok choices but had 2 very outstanding wines (the "Cantina zaccagnini cerasuolo d'abruzzo" and the "Alma de Valdeguerra") but...More

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me say this, this is a really nice place. The staff were friendly, accommodating...the works. I took my husband there as his bday dinner as recommended by the hotel staff and though it was not a bad suggestion it was very generic. It...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone was very helpful and friendly! The side dishes are wonderful, and the onion bread they offer is AMAZING!More

Thank skd06
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear skd06 Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. Our promise of value is to create magnifique experiences, then we surround ourselves with charismatic collaborators who train daily to provide the best service. Also our kitchen team seeks to constantly innovate and is inspired...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous restaurant setting inside of Hotel Santa Clara. Service was top notch and food was good. Opted for the tasting menu and everything was executed without fault. Tempranillo wine offerings were solid. With the beautiful romantic setting, can't go wrong dining here. Although on the...More

Thank misterzhoux
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear misterzhoux, Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. Our promise of value is to create magnifique experiences, then we surround ourselves with charismatic collaborators who train daily to provide the best service. Also our kitchen team seeks to constantly innovate and is inspired...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with wine pairing at the restaurant in the Sofitel. The two beef dishes were the best beef dishes that we had in our stay in Columbia. The staff was very attentive and sommelier helpful in educating us about the different South...More

1  Thank Marigot1
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marigot1 Thank you for sharing your comments and inspire us to keep giving our passion in every moment Magnifique. We are celebrating at 16-21 and Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara our annual wine days, an event that gather all wine lovers, experts and professionals...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Environment on the square, at the center was delighful. Great food, each creation blends on a very good wave local flavors, marvelous food. Wine chart could be more interesting (small selections of wines) for the quality, great food and impecable service, deserves a better wine...More

Thank Pedro C
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear pedro C We appreciate your comments and we kindly take this opportunity to mention that we have a small selection of wines in our cocktail and drinks list for choosing an aperitif before dinner and there is a separate wine list to accompany dinner...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The truth is that we ate pretty well and that the service was very friendly. A bit too friendly eventually. We had several people serving our meal (and not necessarily super coordinated). However, sitting inside makes the whole experience a bit disappointing, as you get...More

2  Thank Marta B
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Marta B We received a request for your reservation through the front desk of the Bantu hotel who specified us to accommodate you in the indoor room with air conditioning, even when we asked them clearly what ambiance you would like;We felt sorry to...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

We arrived with high expectations about this place and the entrance couldnt be more beautiful...walking through the patio in the night filled with lots of candles everywhere, beautiful plants, lovely building is almost magic. But howevere beautiful the terrace is it was so hot that...More

1  Thank patriciaDubai
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear patriciaDubai We are grateful for letting us your opinion. Cartagena is so hot when the raining season begins, and sometimes the humidity reach up to 86% which is really challenging and specially for a full restaurant. However we have taken in consideration your appreciations...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We sat outside in the courtyard. Fantastic food. Great service. The tempranillo wine was spot on. I had steak and my friend had seafood. Best restaurant I found in Cartagena.More

Thank Mike Z
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear Mike Z At 16-21 we are passionate for great experiences and your opinion makes us feel we are acomplishing that goal every day. Thank you for taking the time for review us. We encourage to all our customers to ask for our well recognized...More

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Natasha Z
21 February 2017|
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Response from Noelle L | Reviewed this property |
I am vegetarian and allergic to dairy (so I eat eggs but no cheese or milk) and I had plenty of options and choices! Hope you enjoy as 1621 is a restaurant where the memories will stick with you! xoxo
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Jim B
22 January 2017|
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Response from SantaClaraCartagena | Property representative |
Hello Jim B, We do have a dress code, for men we recommend long pants and enclosed shoes.
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Response from tourists4ever | Reviewed this property |
Email them or the concierge at your hotel could also help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 55
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6504741
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Description
In the heart of Cartagena's historic center, this ancient clarist dining room, located at the Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, is home to the award-winning restaurant, 16-21. Executive chef, Domique Oudin, prepares a Contemporary Gastronomic Cuisine by combining French culinary techniques with the freshest ingredients of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Creative and exquisite gourmet offer, a wide range of the best wines, specialty cocktails and a personalized service, harmonized in a charming ambiance, makes 16- 21(sixteen-twenty one) a must visit restaurant in Cartagena. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2012 consecutive to 2017. World luxury restaurants award winner 6 times in a row since 2012 till 2017 .Open for dinner service and upon request for private lunch . Best romantic ambiance continent and country winner . Street access available on Calle del Curato or through the main entrance of the hotel.**Dress code apply for gentlemen on indoor room.wear trousers and shoes
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