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Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
+57 1 3119625
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Ranked #4 of 510 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 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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New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went there after reading rave reviews on here, and were thoroughly disappointed. Services was sluggish and awkward, food was bland (and in one case overcooked), and wines for the pairing were bland.

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vancouver
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8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We thought we'd splash out on a fancy dinner, and our hotel recommended Carmen. Yes, it's nicely appointed, and the staff are attentive, but the food was really, really bad. The presentation of the dishes was studied - artfully arranged with swishes and dollops - like they copied it from a food blog. But, If only they'd put the same... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Hands down the best restaurant in Medellin since it opened. Good service and excellent food. The pork, beef and ostrich are all excellent options. The fish pretty good as well. The Vietnamese mini sandwiches (banh mi) are my favorite thing by far. The sister restaurant Humo is also excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were lucky enough to be seated in the garden- tucked away in our own little booth. Beautiful surroundings . Our waiter is excellent, very attentive without being intrusive and was a pleasure throughout our dinner explaining dishes and giving his recommendations ( Which we loved!) the food was everything and more we could have hoped for, cocktails fantastic .... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We ate at Carmen January 3, 2015. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. The service is great! The amuse-bouche was delicious. We also ordered the tacos and cheese plate as appetizers which were very tasty. In all honesty we could have stopped there. My husband ordered the fish and I ordered the chicken as entrees and they were good, not great.... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

we first went to Carmen by chance, were walking in the neighbourhood looking for a nice ambiance and were lucky enough to end up in Carmen, I still remember thinking, God, I have never had food like this in Medellín! now we (my husband and I) go every couple of months and look forward to our visit for days! the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The dining experience at Carmen's was top notch, the service was exceptionally attentive and the flavors were fantastic. My wife is veggitarian and loved the lentil "steak". I had the chefs tasting menu with the wine pairing and loved every course! Definitely a gem in El Poblado and a must go in Medellin.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've had 2 truly wonderful experiences at Carmen! They offer a diverse menu with a fusion of cuisines and an eclectic range of options. The first visit we shared a few appetisers and had some cocktails and it was very, very good. The second time I opted to go wild, and tried Ostrich for the few time (who knows where... More 

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London
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35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The menu offers fusion of flavours: korean, colombian, european.... as well as a degustation chef's menu. The place has a great somewhat trendy look and feel; a place you can be comfortable or formal depending where you sit. There was a large expat clientele the night we went, but there was also a fair share of local cool and trendy... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Carmen was the perfect venue for my partner's birthday, with amazing food, ambiance and service. We loved the open kitchen aspect and were totally entertained for two hours, watching the chefs prepare amazing dishes for us and the other guests. It's easy to spend a lot on very little in the Parque Lleras sector of Medellin. However, Carmen was a... More 

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Additional Information about Carmen

Address: Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 3119625
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: Contemporary

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