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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 363
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
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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
A must-visit in Medellin.

I just couldn't stay away from Carmen during my month-long visit to Medellin. The staff was incredibly welcoming and the food was fantastically delicious on each of my visits. The outdoor garden area is beautiful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I just couldn't stay away from Carmen during my month-long visit to Medellin. The staff was incredibly welcoming and the food was fantastically delicious on each of my visits. The outdoor garden area is beautiful!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Medellin is bursting with restaurants, while the city is full of great eats, Carmen is by far the best dining experience we had while visiting. The restaurant is much larger than it appears from the outside. As the hostess walked us through the restaurant to the amazing back courtyard I couldn't help but get excited for the rest of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

And here it is one of the greatest restaurant in the city. Great food, better ambience and carefully personalized service. You could not find any detail that is not simply great. It`s always recommended to make a reservation in advance

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

One can tell that there is a real Chef behind that visible, opened, kitchen counter. If you want food that has not been kept frozen from on day to the other, or made with mass production in mind, this is the place to be. A dinner like that for two in the U.S. would cost at least $ 300.00...Easy... But,in... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had dinner at Carmen and it was great! Ate upstairs and was surprised by how casual it was. Great food, we had meat and chicken. Recommend getting a lulo juice, very good!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I can't believe I have been in Medellin for 9 months and hadn't been to Carmen yet. Great blend of food, wonderful ambience and tentative staff. Management came to the table to check on us as well. Money well spent. If you are visiting Medellin, this is a must.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Carmen is an outstanding restaurant with fresh inventive cuisine rooted in Medellin'a traditions but with a very 21st Century approach. Local delicious Ingredients stand front and center in each dish; the restaurant itself has distinct spades including a lovely garden patio in the interior. Overall just fantastic

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Medellín, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a great place. Food is great, the staff very good and the ambience one of the best in Medellín.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?