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Carmen Restaurant Cartagena

Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645116
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday

Do not hesitate in have a lunch or dinner here. One of the best in Cartagena with special recipes and great food. A gourmet experience in a calm and nice place with decoration clean. Service incredible. Good wine list and delicious, abosolutely delicious food. Do...More

Thank HADT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The service was incredibly friendly and professional. The cocktails were extremely creative. The timing of the food service was completely on point. The menu was heavy on seafood and pork belly choices(I could do without the latter)My fish and my husband's beef were perfectly prepared....More

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place, good quality food and best risotto posta! Attention very professional, amazing decoration! We went with our baby and the place was very good for him to! 1st time we try "shrimp morcilla" very nice and original! We will come back as many times...More

Thank Alexita1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Forget for a moment that this might be the best looking restaurant you'll go to, the food here was very different and non-conventional. They rely on local produce and flavor but give it a really exciting and unexpected twist. No dish will taste like any...More

Thank Shlomi108
Reviewed 6 days ago

finding a good wine list can be tough in cartagena and carmen has an excellent offering.the interior courtyard is beautiful and a pleasant place for along dinner.. there are colombian offerings and more modern and well done fusion.. we had a mix of starters all...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stylish restaurant, Food is superb, there is no other way of describing it.Make sure you have their chocolate ice cream which is made on site. Service is good with mention of Adler as a senior waiter. Good value for the quality.

Thank Oliver W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are huge foodies from New Orleans and LOVED the unique pairings we got at Carmen, from the cocktails to the food, it's a culinary reinvention of food. We went on a Sunday for lunch and thought they had brunch but they don't, it's the...More

1  Thank BethanyNOLA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious mind blowing food and tasty cocktails and very friendly staff, a must while in Cartagena! very high cuisine!

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An outstanding fine dining experience for our 25th anniversary. Both entrees were tremendous in presentation and flavor. The wait staff fit the bill... as we were all set to go to a different destination for dessert, they arrived with a complementary surprise!

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant really blew us away. We ordered the croquettes, octopus ceviche, black olive oil fish and braised beef risotto and each dish was more outstanding than the last. The flavors were complex and the meal was fancy, but was clearly rooted in Colombian culture....More

Thank harleyglazer
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Neera T
I found their website and I just wanted to ask how much is the food because their site said "$28mil" for the ensalada carmen. How much is that in usd? is it just $28?
23 April 2017|
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Response from robert a | Reviewed this property |
There is around 2870 to the US dollar their money is in thousands so 28000 divided by 2870 but check if the exchange rate has moved. That's around 9.76 dollars. In Colombia service of 10 percent is included.
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Do you have vegetarian options?
24 March 2017|
Response from nicolasjose9 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! My sister is vegetarian, and we went there with her. It was the best one she had in cartagena, and we went to a lot of different places!
ill be in Cartagena celebrating my birthday in march. just looking at different restaurants. ill be staying at the Bastion Luxury hotel. is this nearby?
9 February 2017|
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Response from Carmen A | Property representative |
Yes! We are very close, about 1 block away. Please check out our website to learn more of the restaurante. I would put the website here but TripAdvisor does not allow it. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6645116
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Carmen is an exclusive dining experience in Cartagena, Colombia. Inside the walls of this unique space you will find a warm, calm and friendly atmosphere which provides an elegant and modern ambiance and contemporary cuisine with international influences and fresh, Colombian ingredients. The kitchen is the heart and soul of Carmen, enchanting diners with creative dishes from asian-inspired fair to dishes with local influences, always employing some french technique and California's philosophy of seasonality, locality and freshness first. Carmen's menu is based on quality and diversity and has a special focus on seafood. Carmen was founded by a Colombian-American family looking to offer a different dining experience in Colombia. The menu is written in English and Spanish. Carmen is a "can't-miss" stop when coming to Cartagena, Colombia!!
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