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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 #6 of 342 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
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
2 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

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Lovely ambiance and wonderful food. Comprehensive menu offerings. Very attentive service and staff team.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Ggschwind, 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 restaurant. At 1621, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer. Thank you again for sharing... More

Natal, RN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Restaurant 1621 is located within the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel. The restaurant is incredible beautiful. The food, however, is good but not great. The service is attentive. Undoubtedly worth a visit.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Oswaldo Y, 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 during your trip in Cartagena. As we strive to provide the highest quality of service and product... More

Cartagena, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Best meal we have had in Cartagena, best, most gracious and attentive service, gorgeous decor and romantic atmosphere. The outdoor courtyard dining amidst the lush, tropical vegetation was almost mystical. Uber cool nightclub, El Coro, with live music, steps away in same courtyard complex, where exuberant couples dance to the irresistible Latin beat. In beautiful Santa Clara square. A magical,... More

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Caroline P, 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 happy to you enjoyed our property, our moving bar and of course your dinner at 1621 in our outdoor courtyard full of history since 1621. At 1621, we... More

Long Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at 1621. Every course was was outstanding. I had a Tuna steak that was superb. The service was excellent, and by far the best we received during our trip to Cartagena.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear kfundarek, 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 during your trip in Cartagena. As we strive to provide the highest quality of service and product served,... 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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: French

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