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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 13000, Colombia
+57 5 6504741
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Ranked #4 of 353 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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Medellin, Colombia
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We had an outside table in the courtyard of the Sofitel. It's a nice location although the recorded bird noises that were playing were rather Disneyesque. When you come to Cartagena I'd recommend that you eat the sea food. Colombia has many qualities but the meat isn't one of them. If you ever see any of the local cattle clinging... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stumbled on 1621 by pure chance, and we are really happy we did. The restaurant is an absolutely gorgeous setting in the Sofitel hotel. The food is pretty good - nothing to complain about - and while some people might find the prices to be rather high for Cartagena, they're quite normal from a "big city" point of view... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Corbett30, We very much appreciate you take the time to share your previous experience at our Restaurant 1621. Thank you to share you lovely dinner in our amazing seting who used to be the ex couvent in 1621. This a magical place, full of history who combin with an exelent service and food. At 1621, we strive to provide... More 

Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My girlfriend & I came here for my birthday meal & we couldn't have asked for more. Yes it's pricey but it was definitely worth it (I had the best scallop risotto I've ever had & their wine list is fantastic) so we felt it was good value for money. On top of that the service was excellent (attentive without... 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 for dining with us at restaurant 1621 and it´s so nice to read that you spent a lovely time for your birthday. We always do a special touch for special events and my goal is thay our guests receive an unforgatable culinary experience. We truly appreciate... More 

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This restaurant is a total 360 - fabulous service and incredible food! It you are in to wine, the restaurant's sommelier is the best person to speak with about your wine tastes! Also, we bring our daughter with us everywhere and they treated her like gold - so if you have kids don't be turned away! The restaurant has a... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Juan H, I am so impresed by this amazing coment that you send us. Thank you so much for all these words that make me so proud of my wonderfull team in the 1621. We try every day to bring the best service, the best food, the best wine for the pleasure of our guests. Beautiful setting full of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I ate at 1621 during a recent visit to Cartagena and found that the restaurant lived up to its reputation as one of the best in Cartagena. The atmosphere, the attention and the the food were all superb. For starters, I had the Baru Crab Claws, nicely presented and very tasty, followed by the duck which was also good. What... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Keith m, It's a great pleasure to receive your comment. Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621 and I am very happy that you enjoyed our famous Crab salad, one of our star dishes and our resaonable Wine List with 264 different kind of wines selection. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share... More 

Cartagena, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had dinner las weekend at the 1621 and it was a delightful experience. The scenery in the garden is magic and very peaceful, the service impeccable and the menu this month was based around coffee. I loved the carpaccio and the desserts were absolutely gorgeous. Special mention for Crhistophe who took great care of us and made the whole... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Theda34, It's a great pleasure to receive your comment. Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. I am very proud that you received the best service, that you enjoyed our special monthly menu based with coffee ingredient and that you enjoyed our magical and... More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I had high hopes for this restaurant, but those were exceeded. The setting in the courtyard of the hotel is stunning at night. (It was very humid, and the staff moved a fan to give us a lovely breeze at our table.) There is also an air-conditioned dining room that is absolutely gorgeous -- combining modern touches with the original... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Michael B, It's a great pleasure to receive your comment. Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621 and enjoyed our historical outdoor place in the colonial garden. A lot of history around this beautiful setting since 1621 when it used to be a couvent. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.... More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Having been to a Sofitel restaurant before in Miami I had to come to this Sofitel in Cartagena, I was not dissappointed. Some work colleagues and I came on a Saturday night after a day of site seeing in the historic part of the city. The venue of the restaurant is in an old historic building, and it was quite... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Michelle V, We very much appreciate you take the time to share your previous experience at our Restaurant 1621. It is always a pleasure to receive a feedback. I am very proud that you enjoyed your diner in our magical colonial courtyard. At 1621, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer. I am so proud... More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant itself is beautiful and has amazing character. The staff was beyond amazing. They were patient with us as we were practicing our Spanish. The wine selection was incredible and both the manager and sommelier spent time to find us the perfect bottle of wine. I had the pastilla which was delightful. I would highly recommend the bar (which... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear TravellingOYEster, It's a great pleasure to receive your comment. Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621. 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 guest´s expectations. We look forward... More 

Barranquilla, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

I was on a full moon night with my wife in order to celebrate her birthday. It was a marvelous and indescriptible experience that took place in the garden of the hotel and restaurant. The food was just perfect. More than the food that exhibit the appereance, temperature and taste expected for the class of the restaurant, the service provided... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Stiven S, What a great pleasure to receive your comment...!! Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621 and taking the time to share your experience. I am very proud that you received an exelent service and that you considered us as the best place in town. As we strive to provide the highest quality of... 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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