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Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin 050003, Colombia
4 3119625
19:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to the top restaurants in the country, but I have to say that this was the absolute best! From the food to the interior of the restaurant, to the waiters. Everything was just perfect. And the food was like art. Can't wait to return!

Thank mikeyfenty
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming to Medellin frequently over the past 4 years. This place is always one of the best experiences. Great food, service and cocktails. Make a reservation, they are frequently booked especially in high season.

Thank Stephen C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmen offers a wonderful dinning experience, food wise. The plates combine originality, delicious taste and appealing presentation. I had been to Carmen Cartagena and couldn't resist trying it again here in Medellin. We shared the octopus starter with pistachio and ponzu sauces on black polenta. Amazing!!!! Also ordered pork tacos de tete that were good. For entres a platain crusted... More 

Thank Jose_Brenes_1
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice restaurant with friendly service and super vegetarian friendly. Me and my girlfriend (who is a vegetarian) ate the 7 courses chefs menu and we got 6 (except the dessert) completely different dishes (!!) unfortunately the wine pairing was still the same, but we had a great meal and experience!

Thank Pietsanders
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate well on our trip to Colombia, but Carmen stands out as our most enjoyable meal. A few things that stood out: (1) interesting, but simple space (2) impeccable service - thanks, Carolina! (3) interesting, but well-balanced cocktails. We loved Carmen in Medellin so much that we ate at their Cartagena outpost, too, and also at Moshi, their new... More 

Thank Tim A
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmen has probably the best layout and setting of all the restaurants here and also the best wine list. The service is pretty good too without being super quick. However the food was average at best albeit it with beautiful presentation. I ordered the lamb, it was something I've never seen before, being Australian I am use to eating very... More 

Thank Ben K
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48 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First the positive, lovely interior and friendly staff. But we were disappointed with our food. If you select the average-poor reviews for Carmen on TripAdvisor we had the same type of experience. Overcooked, too many competing flavors on each plate, etc. A server accidentally spilled a full glass of white wine all over my mother's dress and bag, and partly... More 

Thank kiwiyankee
Medellin, Colombia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmen and Provincia used to be.the only fine dinning in El Poblado but now there are many places. Carmen is still very good, somewhat limited menu but limited to what they do well. If you can sit in the garden it's fantastic.

Thank Jdixon150
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They really needed a random place where to send posh people to trash their money. Sick since two days. Even basic concept of difference of steamed and seared is missing. Avoid

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Medellin, Colombia
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three friends and I tried Carmen today for the first time (we all live in Medellín) and we were all very impressed. We had all wanted to try Carmen, and we weren't disappointed. The service is friendly and relaxed, the offerings are varied, creative, and impressive, and the prices are very reasonable considering the overall quality of the restaurant. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
South American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin 050003, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: 4 3119625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?