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Restaurante 1621

Calle del Curato | Barrio San Diego, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
56504741
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Ranked #10 of 308 restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

we have been there for dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday ; everyone and everything has been simply perfect; I strongly recommend it

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São Paulo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The restaurant it is inside the Santa Clara hotel with is beautiful, the service is very welcome and the food... The food is amazing! It is necessary do the reservation. I really have a great moments diner there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Everything about this restaurant was great - the ambiance, the service, etc. Except the food. My dish was fine, but my fish was over cooked. Also, DO NOT ORDER THE DUCK - it made my boyfriend violently ill.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Nina G, Thank you very much for your interest at the 1621. It´s a pleasure to read that you received a great service, because the most important for us is that our guest receive an unforgetable experience. I am surprised that your friend has been sicked with the duck. We sold a lot of duck this night and nobody... More

Cusco, Peru
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Beautiful night, great food and amazing wines and champagne! the set up is lovely and it could be either inside or outside area and in the middle of the garden. Really recommend if you stay in Cartagena. Santa Clara sofitel is charming.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner in a magical setting. When our Hotel suggested 1621, as the best restaurant in Cartagena, we thought it was just another tourist spot. After eating in all the best restaurants in town, we were pleasantly surprised by the high quality and sophystication of the dishes offered by 1621. Their ceviche was outstanding, the langoustines superior... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A really great restaurant. The food and the ambiance were great. Every dish that we ordered was excellent and the food was on par with many meals we have had at some of the finer restaurants in New York. The only negative is that the service started off great, but the waiter disappeared after a while and service became very... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We ate here two of our three nights in Cartagena. Service was excellent and the food was very creative and well-presented. They have a good wine list but it is severely over priced.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were actually quite surprised by how average this restaurant actually was. The location, festive lighting and historical setting gave this place an almost magical setting and perhaps some ratings have been swayed by this factor. Our starters (salad, ceviche, eggplant ravioli) were pretty average to too salty to too watery respectively, whilst the lamb chops were nowhere near the... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We went to Cartagena for the week and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service @ 1621. Our family voted this the best restaurant. Cuisine was well prepare and served...Restaurante 1621 could easily hold its own in LA or NYC. Cartagena is promoted as the culinary capital of South America, no disappoint. English subtitles on the menu and the staff spoke... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

We went there for a romantic dinner and we enjoyed it very much. The restaurant is inside one of the best hotels within the walled city. Beautiful atmosphere! Delicious food, the best in our trip! Great wine list!

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