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Carmen

Cra. 36 #10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
4.311.9625
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Ranked #2 of 441 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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
Restaurant details
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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168 reviews 168 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This lovely place is own by an US couple, For me the best gastronomic experience in Medellin. The service can not be better, the restaurant decoration is fantastic, the patio and the Terrance are breathless. It is a must visit in Medellin.

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Medellin, Colombia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Although Medellin has some good restaurants up until this point in time I thought I had only found one where the cooking could be considered exceptional - that being at La Queareparaenamorarte which is some way outside of the city. Our visit to Carmen last night was a revelation. On a wet and somewhat cold evening it was a meal... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Even though we expected a nice meal given the ranking on Tripadvisor, we could not have imagined the complex, sophisticated and beautifully presented meal we had. The service was attentive, the surroundings charming, but the meal was extraordinary for any country. It is not a dining experience to miss for any gourmet.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I came here after hearing rave reviews of this restaurant. First impressions were great. The space is very chilled and has a minimalist luxury feel to it! Our waitress was great, we are not Spanish speakers and she was very patient with us and our sign language! Full disclosure I don't eat meat/chicken/pork and as such I... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was the second time my wife and I have eaten here. The quality of the food is outstanding and the waiter a young man from Boston was very helpful and attentive. On his suggestion we started off with 3 types of tacos and each one was superb. For the main course my wife had an excellent fish dish with... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Nice ambience. A legit US-like dining experience, which is very very rare in this city. If we were in NY I'd give this place 3 stars as the food was either too salty or too dry, depending on the dish. Also the dishes were a little one note. Some vegetables to balance a meat dish... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did not have a reservation, yet once they found out we were American, they 'found' a spot. We thought it was the best seat in the house! The food was SUPERB, the service was INCREDIBLE!

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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First of all, the ambiance was amazing. My husband and I were seated on the patio which reminded me of a zen spa. Amazing décor, waterfalls, and cool furniture. The service was great too! They bring you an amuse buche straight away. We had a beef tongue with a rice emulsion. Good. We also started off with a bottle of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful and the food incredible. The staff is professional and well informed. We got to the restaurant at an early evening with enough time to get a table immediately without reservation. We were lucky because it is a very popular place. Reservations are advised. We took our wine and paid a cork fee but the restaurant has... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Went to Carmen last night after having read great reviews and taking a look at their menu; my wife and i were very satisfied. The restaurant has a simple, but elegant ambiance separated into three areas (upstairs bar, downstairs restaurant, and a terrace area). The menu is a combination of contemporary american with different korean or asian (vietnamese, japanese) ideas.... More

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