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Restaurante 1621

Calle del Curato | Barrio San Diego, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
56504741
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Ranked #6 of 328 restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: French
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 Santa Clara, street access on Calle del Curato. Open for dinner, 1621 offers gourmet cuisine, wine and award-winning service.
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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 Santa Clara, street access on Calle del Curato. Open for dinner, 1621 offers gourmet cuisine, wine and award-winning service.
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We ate at night in the gardens, and it was just gorgeous. We could hear the tree frogs and enjoyed the perfect weather. We were provided flashlights so we could read the menu. The table-side ceviche is incredible. The main course was ok (I had the scallops and my husband had the sea bass, which actually had a bad taste),... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere was perfect. Situated in a former convent (nowadays Sofitel Santa Clara), the table was set in the garden, nearby a fountain, with candelights only. Great, sophisticated food, and perfect service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is the third time we joined this place, in few words really amazing, wonderful food, amazing style and most important else Excellent Quality of service, Cristoff the main manager and Luis our host always provide to us the best attention we ever had in other places, fully 100% recommended not just once but many times to come back....

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Everything was perfect it was an amazing experience just a little expensive. But it was a very classy restaurant with a huge selection of wine and really good cocktails :) also my fiance recommends the coconut rice 😊 and I recommend the sirloin steak for all u meat lovers and fine dining

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Recife, PE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food is fantastic and the ambiance is amazing. Get a seat on the garden. It's beautiful, quiet and fresh, and there are some Boero sculptures. The service was also very good, they were all very nice and helpful. Just delightful.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

1621 came highly recommended from a local couple. The food is very good, and the atmosphere is great. If you only have time for 1 nice dinner in Cartagena, this is a solid spot (although I personally prefer La Vitrola). I had both the mango cerviche and a seafood stew. The cerviche was delicious, but there was a bit too... More

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miami
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My friend and I had the salmon and grouper. The flavors for each were outstanding. The coconut rice with the salmon was addictive! It was literally one of the best meals I have ever had. The wine selection was excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly. Don't miss this restaurant in Cartagena.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I was born and raised in Cartagena but have been living in the US for the last 15 years and my dining experiences in town have been poor to average in most cases but not at 1621. Christopher Tessier (manager) was quick to greet us and continuously checked on us; waiters gave us suggestions and were attentive; the food was... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First of all I want to emphasis ether historic meaning of this restaurant and the hotel where it is located. The rest is within what used to be the nuns' kitchen/dinning area 400 yrs ago. It is spectacular in decor, service and of course culinary experience. I ordered a dish that is impossible to find in the US. I had... More

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear MFI0529, 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. At 1621, we always try to bring the best unforgetable culinary experience. I am so happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to... More

Cartagena, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Cartagena. Located inside the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara hotel, the restaurant provides both outside terrace dining and indoor air conditioned dining. Also a completely stocked wine cellar is available to patrons. The hotel has 2 restaurants - El Claustro (International cuisine) open all day for breakfast - lunch and dinner and the 1621 (French... More

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear aBigmac46, 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. At 1621, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer. I am so happy and so proud that you enjoyed your dinner. Thank you again for sharing your experience,... More

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