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Restaurante 1621

Calle del Curato | Barrio San Diego, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
56504741
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Ranked #5 of 330 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The setting in the courtyard of the hotel is just so beautiful at night, and the food and wine (especially the wine selection) are delicious. Great waitstaff. But seriously, go for the ambience.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We read all the reviews on this place - will become the best place to eat in Cartagena - and we disagree. All of the food was so-so. Nothing that blew us away. Though - the wine was outstanding. But, we were disappointed. Also, the service was very, very slow. Not sure if we just had an off night but... More

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear mcd04 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 regret to hear that your experience did not meet your... More

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We love this restaurant and probably the best in Cartagena for upscale dining Christoph and Oscar are amazing hosts We dined at 1621 several times while staying at Santa Clara We some night brought our wines or buy some from their Cava We are already booked for our November vacation 2014 and looking forward to dine there again

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

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 proud that you enjoyed your dinner and that you received a lovely experience. Thank you again for sharing... More

Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the time of our arrival till we left, the staff and the personnel were excellent.. Very cordial and extremely courteous. The ambiance outside is truly beautiful, decorated somewhat like a rain forest, with tree frogs and green trees. The food too was very tasty, especially the Mero ( grouper). The crab salad & beef carpaccio were really good too.... More

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

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 proud that you enjoyed your dinner and that you received a lovely experience. Thank you again for sharing... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was an experience! Sound of birds, smells of aromathic dishes, food beautifully presented, everything very tasting and good. Excellent service, staff and chef intentionally meaning to please and serve you the best way. Unforgettable. We stayed in the middle of the garden, outside the main room.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

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 proud that you enjoyed your dinner and that you received a lovely experience. Thank you again for sharing... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had dinner at this restaurant during our recent stay at the Sofitel Santa Clara of which this restaurant is part. Both indoor and outdoor settings are beautiful and very charming. The staff is good looking and very friendly and service minded. And the food is to perfection. All is overseen by a very capable french restaurant manager, who seems... More

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

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 proud that you enjoyed your dinner and that you received a lovely experience. Thank you again for sharing... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

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 proud that you enjoyed your dinner and that you received a lovely experience. Thank you again for sharing... More

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

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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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

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 proud that you enjoyed your dinner and that you received a lovely experience. Thank you again for sharing... More

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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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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

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 proud that you enjoyed your dinner and that you received a lovely experience. Thank you again for sharing... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

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 proud that you enjoyed your dinner and that you received a lovely experience. Thank you again for sharing... More

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