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Restaurante 1621

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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This ancient Clarist refectory is now home to restaurant 1621. It is...
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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Good for:
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Spectacular finish in Cartagena

Such a beautiful setting! The photos do not do this place justice - it is nicer, very elegant but nor formal. The service we received from our waiter, Keny, was personal, warm and professional. The food delighted all three of us, especially the Cartagena specialty fish bowl (I cannot remember the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Ivar E
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful setting! The photos do not do this place justice - it is nicer, very elegant but nor formal. The service we received from our waiter, Keny, was personal, warm and professional. The food delighted all three of us, especially the Cartagena specialty fish bowl (I cannot remember the name). I were seated inside, which was very nice,... More 

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

1621 has the benefit of being in a beautifully restored convent. We sat in the courtyard, which is a very nice atmosphere. However, we faced a series of problems that soured the experience. First, the manager/maitre d' was awkward and perturbed by our request to sit in the courtyard, even though it was part of our reservation (and the table... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been in Cartagena for several days and were eagerly awaiting our trip to 1621, the restaurant much lauded by previous reviewers. While it is in fact a charming place, the food was absolutely dreadful. Four of us dined on separate entrees, none of which were satisfactory. Excellent service, pretty place, but if you're serious about food, there is... More 

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I don't even know where to begin with this restaurant. The settings are absolutely divine. Sit in the courtyard for one of the most romantic experiences you will ever have. The service is impeccable and very attentive. The sea bass tartar was prepared table side and a fun experience to be involved with and was so incredibly fresh. Likely one... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear sassysist..., I am so happy to receive your comment. Thank you for taking time to comment your lovely evening with us at the 1621. We have an amazing and magic place at the 1621 with a lot of history since 1621. Like you explain in your comment the Fish Tartare is one of our star dishes, prepared at the... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a lovely romantic dinner in this beautiful restuarnt inside the Sofitel Hotel in Cartagena! The service is amazing as well as food quality. There is a very nice wine list and the atmosphere in the pation garden is amazing !

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Dear Alexandre, Thank you for your comment and thank you to take the time to send a such nice text. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us at the 1621. We have an amazing wine list, 264 diferent type of wine, Wine Espectador List since 2012, and the only one in Cartagena. We have an amazing... More 

Miami, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I loved the soup de mariscos. Delicious. A little pricey in comparison to other Colombian restaurants in the area but their attention to detail and the coconut rice was to die for. I will safe my money in another way and visit this 1612 building of history and savor. They suggest to make a reservation.

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Estimada Alejandra G, Gracias por tomar el tiempo de escribir un comentario y de recordar su cena romántica. Es siempre... More 

Barranquilla, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is definetely a Must visit in Cartagena. From the moment you walk in into the restaurant you can feel that the service is going to be great. The menu has great options, and if you are a vegetarian you are going to have a great meal too. The bread is offered in some kind of ritual (as they... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear MissMarh..., We very much appreciate you take the time to share your previous experience at our Restaurant 1621. Thank you to share you lovely dinner in our amazing seting who used to be the ex couvent in 1621. This a magical place, full of history who combin with an exelent service and food. I apreciate that you enjoyed our... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

1621 is in the Sofitel Hotel in Cartagena. Instead of that limiting the restaurant, it adds to the experience. The setting of the hotel is beautiful. The restaurant is gorgeous in an old European fell inside and ultimate Colombia for the tables in the garden. The food and service exceeded any expectations, reasonable or unreasonable. This is a pricey restaurant... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear rbarandes, It's a great pleasure to receive your comment and to mention our First Class Hotel, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara. The 1621 is part of the Hotel, part of this ex couvent from 1621. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. I am very proud that you received the best service. As we strive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Awesome food, excellent service and wounderfull location in the historic centre of cartagena. The stuff found the perfect Balance beetween beeing always there if needed but not always present. Best Dinner during our 3 weeks in columbia

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Eduard R, It's very nice to read your comment and thank you for taking time to write about your experience with us at the 1621. I am really happy that you enjoyed the service, the food and our exclusive place in the courtyard full of history since 1621. As we strive to provide the highest quality of service and... More 

Cartagena, Colombia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

One of the fanciest restaurants in the city, located in Sofitel Santa Clara hotel, in the heart of the Old Town. Sofitel hotels have a reputation for excellent service; well this restaurant makes no exception; providing perfect equilibrium between elegant high end service and the welcoming warmth of the Colombians. Cristophe, the manager is always making sure everything is in... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear TheCartag..., It's a great pleasure to receive a comment like this one. An amazing description of the 1621 show that you know perfectly our restaurant. 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... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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.
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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