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Restaurante 1621

Calle del Curato | Barrio San Diego, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6504741
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Ranked #5 of 333 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: French
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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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Cartagena, Colombia
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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

New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We loved our meal, service, and ambiance at 1621. Christophe was very helpful and wanted us to receive the best service and experience at the restaurant. Go here if you can and have drinks in the courtyard too!

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Bradley F, 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 always try with my team to bring the best service and to provide an unforgetable culinary experience Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to have the... More

Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What can be said about this restaurant: It feels like you touched paradise. Just a few words of context: We were in Colombia for our honeymoon so we went to very nice places and very nice restaurants like Astrid y Gaston but 1621 beats all of them: - the place: Heaven! When you enter it really have a magic feeling... More

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Philip B, 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. Thank you to share you lovely dinner in the colonial garden whish is a magical place, full of history of our ex convent from 1621. At 1621, we strive to provide... More

Colombia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food is outstanding. The mussels (entree) were delicious and we had the sea-food "cazuela" and the tuna fish as main dishes. The "cazuela" is a very typical meal at Colombia's Caribbean coast and very well prepared at the restaurant. We also enjoyed the cheese platter for dessert and could not have made a better choice. Different sorts of bread... More

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Sascha F, 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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Will335, 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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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

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