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Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 13000, Colombia
+57 5 6504741
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Ranked #2 of 376 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This ancient Clarist refectory is now home to restaurant 1621. It is located in the heart of Cartagena's historic center at the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, street access on Calle del Curato. Open for dinner, 1621 offers gourmet cuisine, wine and award-winning service. Wine Spectator list recognition since 2012.

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Cartagena, Colombia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of the fanciest restaurants in the city, located in Sofitel Santa Clara hotel, in the heart of the Old Town. Sofitel hotels have a reputation for excellent service; well this restaurant makes no exception; providing perfect equilibrium between elegant high end service and the welcoming warmth of the Colombians. Cristophe, the manager is always making sure everything is in... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear TheCartag..., It's a great pleasure to receive a comment like this one. An amazing description of the 1621 show that you know perfectly our restaurant. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. As we strive to provide the highest quality of service and product served, reading comments like yours allow us to better understand our... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Highly recommended. The quality and service are unsurpassed. The restaurant is inside the hotel Santa Clara which by itself is a beautiful hotel. Ask for a table outside. The gardens are beautiful.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear acdemarco, 5 star quality and service...!!! Really, thank you for this comment, because everyday we bring the best to our guest. The service, the food, the ambiance is 5 star and it's why we maintain one of the best restaurant in Cartagena. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. I am very proud that you... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had dinner at 1621 last week while in Cartagena. The interior room is beautifully designed and restored, and the fact that this was the main dining room for the nuns in the 17th century added to its charm and magic. The service is first rate, beginning with the Maître de Christophe and extending to Oscar, the Sommelier, and the... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear M K, Thank you very much for this comment about your diner at the1621. I am very proud that you received an exelent service, that you enjoyed your experience. Everyday, we give the best to each guest. We look forward to welcoming you back and allowing us to treat you to a Legendary Culinary Experience. Sincerely, Christophe Tessier Restaurant... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is hands down the best restaurant in Cartagena. The place itself is absolutely gorgeous, located in the historic building of the Sofitel Santa Clara in the old town. When I arrived I wasn't expecting it to be so nice and I was blown away. The service is impecable and the food is GREAT. I went with my wife and... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Alexfrenc..., It's a great pleasure to receive your comment. Thank you very much to describe the both sections in the 1621, between our magical courtyard full of history and the beautifull main dinnig room. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. As we strive to provide the highest quality of service and product served, reading... More 

Passaic, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We couldn't eat outside as we didn't make a reservation (when we arrived, they were all empty, and when we left they were 90% empty, so theoretically they could sit us outside with no issues). They bring a variety of small rolls you can choose, such as olive bread, blue cheese bread and more, which was very fresh as if... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear DavidFirs..., It's a great pleasure to receive your comment. I am surprised tha you wrote about the table empty in the courtyard. I am sure that if we had this day a table available outside, we will give you of course. it´'s true that most of the time it's better to make a reservation to be sure that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Every Time I come back here is a magical experience between an excellent menu and an outstanding customer service as always!

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Carlos C, Amazing, it´s what we like to read and to hear every day from our Restaurant....!!! Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621. I am very proud that you received the best service as usual in the 1621. The most important for me and my team is to mantain a high level of service... More 

Blind River, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at 1621 while I was is Cartagena. I must say the food was second to none and the service was in the same category. We did not have a reservation but they had a cancellation that was a table for 5, just our number. I ordered the salmon and it was truly cooed to... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Jane G, Fantastic evening and meal...it´s such a nice title and I apreciate your comment. I am very proud that you received the best service and the best meal during your trip in Cartagena. Our dishes are made with fresh and high quality product and every day we bring to our guest an unforgetable culinary experience. As we strive... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You know how you never know good a restaurant really is even after you read reviews? Wow! This one was incredible! We walked in and sat outdoors - the outside tables are situated around a gurgling fountain in the middle of a garden surrounded by towering palm trees that frame the night sky - beautiful! Then the food came -... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear tigershar, It ´s a great pleasure to receive your comment about your experience in the 1621. Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621 and I am very happy that you enjoyed our food and service. Every day we try to offer the best service with a exelent food from our Chef and our magical place,... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Service is what made me write this review, and it is all about small details. Last thursday i called to book a courtyard table for dinner. I was told that the system was down, but they would call me back to confirm the reservation once their booking system was restored. Well it was a pleasant surprise when i received the... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear arturo_ba.., I am so impresed by this amazing comment that you send us. Thank you so much to write a such nice word and I am really happy that you enjoyed th eservice, the food and our exclusive place in the courtyard full of history since 1621. We try every day to bring the best service, the best food,... More 

Miami, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

French fare, good service. Delicious Chateaubriand. Good wine selections . Everything we tried was top notch.

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Dear Kalifa282, What a great pleasure to receive your comment...!! Thank you very much for this comment about your diner at the1621. I am very proud that you received an exelent service, that you enjoyed our Chateaubriand, a fantastic piece of meat to share and cut at the table. Considering your apreciation for the wine, it's true that we have... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante 1621

Address: Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 13000, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 5 6504741
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: French

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