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Carmen

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Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
+57 1 3119625
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 348
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Incredible Meal, BEAUTIFUL atmosphere

We decided that we wanted to try Carmen a week before arriving in Colombia. Because I was worried about getting a table, I emailed the restaurant and request reservations in the Garden area. When we arrived, I was blown away by the beautiful table and garden surrounding us as we ate. We ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
OurDogLucy
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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507 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We decided that we wanted to try Carmen a week before arriving in Colombia. Because I was worried about getting a table, I emailed the restaurant and request reservations in the Garden area. When we arrived, I was blown away by the beautiful table and garden surrounding us as we ate. We ordered the chef tasting menu and, although expensive... More 

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Stanford, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Absolutely great food! Try being a vegetarian for once and go for the "tortas de lenteja en curry" (or something like that; the waitress will understand). If you are a couple and are on a romantic night out, ask for the corner table for two (right next to the window) and you will be in for an unforgettable evening! You... More 

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Chatsworth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We were seated in area adjacent to the garden, a delightful airy spot with much ambiance. The sauvignon blanc was chilled to perfection and was really excellent. We enjoyed a beautiful green salad made up of the freshest ingredients and an entree of red snapper cooked , just as we had requested, plainly and without sauce. I must say it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My meal was okay. I had the chicken with the sweet and sour sauce. My brother had the ribs and said that they were the best ribs he's ever eaten. The dessert was excellent. Probably the best dessert I've had in a long time - it was the pistachio dessert. The atmosphere was great and so was the service. However... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Everything was great from the Octopus appetizer to my fish entree and dessert. Service was wonderful!

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We, a party of three, were seated directly under an ULTRA-LOUD music speaker (It gave new meaning the word loudspeaker). The music itself was noisy & un-melodious. A young couple from Cuenca Ecuador, seated at the next table, were also chased out of the restaurant by the loud racket. We requested the wait-person and reception lady to re duce the... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant, upbeat, pleasant, and comfortable to visit. Start up with the drinks, try the specialties and get beyond a beer. There are taste treats everywhere, so go with a bunch of people, order a bunch of appetizers, and take your time. It is tempting to stop at the first one, it will be good. But... More 

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Houston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant was very nice in all aspects. Food was delicious and had a beautiful decoration. Attention from the staff was pleasant and professional. In general, all the experience for a couple is excellent.

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Bogota, Colombia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I went to Carmen with a group from a client of mine, a little late in the night, and they were really closing. They were kind enough to let us in, an offer us main dishes... every one of those dishes was excellent. We went family style and were able to taste 5 dishes: a chicken that was really something,... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

This cozy little place has great food and service. Staff is well trained and attentive. Food is prepared to order so be prepared for a little longer than usual wait. Menu is on the short side and to my opinion could use an update, too many repetitive options and only one choice per type of meat for the main course.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3119625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?