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Cra. 36 #10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
4.311.9625
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Ranked #3 of 483 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at some of the best restaurants around the world and thrive to seek good food. Carmen is the best meal I have ever eaten! My wife and I had their tasting menu (like all food in Colombia this meant 5 huge dishes!) I am vegetarian and for a country that doesn't really understand that as a concept... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I spent a very lovely evening here. The restaurant offers amazing food combined with excellent service. We started with two cocktails, a Romero and Julieta and an Old Fashioned, which both were excellent. We then ordered the 5-course menu with the wine pairing. Even though it’s a little more expensive, if you go for the menu, do... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We showed up on a Friday without a reservation, and the host was very gracious and seated us at the bar. It turned out to be the best seat in the house. Carmen has wonderful cocktails, so the bartenders were busy. But despite the rush, they were amazing. They obviously took care to make sure each drink was perfect. And... More 

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San Francisco
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11 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Carmen was the best surprise of our time in Medellin. We walked right past it and decided to have dinner there that night. The reasonably priced 5-course chef's tasting menu ($55) was incredible. The food was beautifully presented, delicious and reflected local flavors and produce. Highly recommend

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is a great restaurant and maybe the best in Medellin. I little bit small but superb dine and wine. Perfect for romantic or business.

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Calabasas, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

On my second trip to columbia we ate at Carmen. Great restaurant with diverse food offerings, good wines and spirits. This is definitely a locals places but worth a visit.

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Some good dishes like ribs, Korean tacos and the Carmen salad. Many dishes are under cooked and even if you send it back it still comes back under cooked. Owner with the same name as the restaurant is very rude person and not a smart business women at all. She may start a fight with you if you give feedback... More 

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Boquete
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

When you're in Medellin do not miss this establishment. I am from Philadelphia and you would not get a reservation at this place without a 2 week wait. It is that good. If you're looking for the least expensive this is not the place for you. Food will run about $ 18 to 20 per plate an appetizer about $8... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Portions are not big but flavors are. Good things do come in small packages. Pricey but worth it, fusion of flavors everywhere. Listen to waiter recommendations, for me they have been on target. Do not skip dessert.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

5 course tasting menu turns into at least 8 courses after several "complimentary" dishes all for ~$55 USD (as of 10/16/2014)

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Additional Information about Carmen

Address: Cra. 36 #10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: 4.311.9625
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: Contemporary

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