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Restaurante 1621

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French, Contemporary, Colombian
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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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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Cartagena's historic center, this ancient clarist dining...
In the heart of Cartagena's historic center, this ancient clarist dining room, located at the Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, is home to the award-winning restaurant, 1621. Executive chef, Daniel Padro, prepares a Contemporary Gastronomic Cuisine by combining French culinary techniques with the freshest ingredients of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Creative and exquisite gourmet offer, a wide range of the best wines, specialty cocktails and a personalized service, harmonized in a charming ambiance, makes 1621 a must visit restaurant in Cartagena. Wine Spectator Award 2012, 2013 and 2014. Open for private and semi-private lunches and dinners. Ideal for groups. Street access available on Calle del Curato or through the main entrance of the hotel.
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beautiful and Delicious

My boyfriend and I dined at 1621 while we were staying at the Sofitel. Not only was the food absolutely delicious but the restaurant is beautiful. It was tough to decide whether we should book a reservation for inside or in the garden but I decided to sit inside since I loved the decor and had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
JessicaNicole3
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I dined at 1621 while we were staying at the Sofitel. Not only was the food absolutely delicious but the restaurant is beautiful. It was tough to decide whether we should book a reservation for inside or in the garden but I decided to sit inside since I loved the decor and had already spent some time... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here while staying at the Sofitel Santa Clara in Cartagena. The food was great, but the most magical element of this meal was the location. We were sat in the inner courtyard of the Santa Clara, looking up into the night sky, surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants, and a fountain. There were only four or five tables... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear HelenskiLondon, It's a great pleasure to receive your comment. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Restaurant 1621 is located in one of the most beautiful hotels in Latino America, is a place full of magic, history and romanticism. Thank you for coming to 1621, as we strive to provide the highest quality of service... More 

New york
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant is amazing we loved the food and the ambience. The decor and service are wonderful . The price of the food is just right I even found it very affordable for the great cosine.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Manvec, Thank you, for such beautiful review to our restaurant 1621, and for choosing us to celebrate your birthday. We are very proud that you received the best service from our team. 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... More 

Austin, Texas
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is such a beautiful restaurant! Right outside Gabriel Garcia Marques's house, this place is perfect for a special occasion. The food, service and ambience was excellent. They start with a variety of delicious bread for the table, and sometimes might offer something as the chef's compliments. We ordered the ceviche, the shrimp and one portion of chef's pastry trolley... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear DMulan, We very much appreciate you take the time to share your previous experience at our Restaurant 1621. This is a magical place, full of history that combines fantastic food and excellent service. We appreciate that you enjoyed our bread ritual, food and our courtesies. At 1621, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every guest, and... More 

Jupiter, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant was nothing short of spectacular. Ambience gets a five. Service gets a five. Food quality, taste and presentation All get a 5+. This was truly a five star white tablecloth restaurant with all the perks. It is located in an ancient building monastery and dining there is a spectacular experience. I wish we had not waited to the... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Joe A, 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 here. 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... More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The place, The food, the service, the dessert trolley, even the smell around you was spectacular! If you go to Cartagena, you MUST go to this restaurant. Make sure you book in advance and ask for a table in the garden area. Simply stunning.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Kick8a, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your previous experience at our Restaurant 1621. It is always a pleasure to hear from guest as you. We do our best to provide excellent service, legendary culinary experiences, in an environment full of history and romanticism. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This restaurant is fine dinning. Ask to sit in the courtyard. It is very romantic. The food is superior and the attention to detail from the waitstaff is superb. Portions are small (typical for fine dining). Make sure to order desert! They have some amazing selections.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Morganacub, It's a great pleasure to receive your comment. Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621, the courtyard is specially designed to celebrate love and nature, we are glad to hear that you had such a lovely experience there. As we strive to provide the highest quality of service and product served, reading comments like... More 

Bogota, Colombia
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful and very romantic but the food not good at all, very small plates not tasty and very expensive! Tuna was recommended but it was not good!

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear J999RVfernandor, Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621. I am very sorry that your experience did not match with your expectation. As considered as one of the best restaurant in Cartagena, our executive Chef always provides the highest quality products in the market. We do appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns. We... More 

Lake Zurich, Illinois
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197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We managed to get a table in the open air courtyard for 4 people on a Saturday night without a reservation which was great. The service was good. The atmosphere is why you should go. Very romantic setting. As for the food, it is good but the portions are on the smaller side and it is pretty much a la... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear NoApprovalBlog, 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 use the best products in the market, and the portions go back to back with the price we show on the menu. It´s a pleasure to receive your comment... More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had very high expectations for Restaurante 1621, in the beautiful Sofitel hotel in Cartagena's old town. The first impressions did not disappoint: a beautiful, tastefully decorated dining room, with outdoor dining options in the hotel's courtyard as well, friendly, professional wait staff, an a great pisco sour to get us going. Unfortunately, the food, while good, did not match... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Markymark415 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 appreciated your feedback, we always looking to our guest expectations... 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, Contemporary, Colombian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 13000, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6504741

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Colombian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

In the heart of Cartagena's historic center, this ancient clarist dining room, located at the Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, is home to the award-winning restaurant, 1621. Executive chef, Daniel Padro, prepares a Contemporary Gastronomic Cuisine by combining French culinary techniques with the freshest ingredients of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Creative and exquisite gourmet offer, a wide range of the best wines, specialty cocktails and a personalized service, harmonized in a charming ambiance, makes 1621 a must visit restaurant in Cartagena. Wine Spectator Award 2012, 2013 and 2014. Open for private and semi-private lunches and dinners. Ideal for groups. Street access available on Calle del Curato or through the main entrance of the hotel.
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

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