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Carmen

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South American, Contemporary
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 474
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    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
One of the most expensive restaurants in Medellin

I invited my Spanish teacher and her cousin to dinner and as a newcomer asked that they choose the restaurant. Well, they chose what is possibly the most expensive place they could think of, of course. Typical Paisa girls, I suppose. Anyway, the restaurant was comparable to what you could expect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
libertas2020
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Medellin, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I invited my Spanish teacher and her cousin to dinner and as a newcomer asked that they choose the restaurant. Well, they chose what is possibly the most expensive place they could think of, of course. Typical Paisa girls, I suppose. Anyway, the restaurant was comparable to what you could expect in a major American city - tiny portions of... More 

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Thank libertas2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a couple of weeks traveling we decided to go for a fancy meal in medellin. We looked for the best Place to eat in medellin, not taking in account the costs. We found out About Carmen and decided to go. It was a proper decision. Perfect setting in the backyard, perfect service of a really friendly Colombian girl and... More 

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Thank keesmolenaar
Medellin, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meny held many inventive dishes which proved a distinguished taste. I had a Chorizo de Camarones!!!! Fantástico! A must! Will go back and have it again! The Cordero was as surprising and very tasty.

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Thank krister2016
San Francisco, California
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142 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a special birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. The service was great and the food tasted delicious. You could tell that the chefs really cares about the food they prepare. Though a bit pricey it was worth a visit to try outdone of their seafood options including the delicious octopus

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Thank ourwonderingfeet
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great night at Carmen. We enjoyed the 5 course menu incl pairing wines which was really good. Some reviews state that it is Michelin star quality, I think that is a bit overrated, but it was definitely good and I recommend you to go. Make sure to make reservations.

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Thank Lara B
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is incredible! The ambiance and food were exactly what we were looking for in a romantic honeymoon dinner. They have a gorgeous outdoor seating area where you are surrounded by lush foliage and fountains. Definitely check out the Paz Negro. The fish is delicately cooked to perfection and the truffle sauce is tantalizingly phenomenal. Also try the cerdo... More 

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Thank Grace K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was great and the food was quite good. We also liked the fact that it was walking distance from our hotel.

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Thank Edith S
Bozeman, Montana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were FAR EXCEEDED!! What a special place!! Please let me state that I do not get overly excited with many restaurants, especially with locations in Colombia. But Carmen can compete with any restaurant where I have dined in San Francisco, New York, Portland (yes - Portland!), New Orleans and Paris. The food was fresh, simple and elegant. The recommendation... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've thoroughly enjoyed all the homey traditional food around Colombia however I was wondering whether there was a place that elevates local ingredients into fine dining. Well, Carmen is it. We came here for dinner and started with inventive well balanced cocktails. We then had the tasting menu with paired wines. It absolutely matched and often exceeded tasting menus we've... More 

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Thank MK_EEE
Tampa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and Ambience was incredible, you'd pay nearly double in the states. Get the octopus, fresh fish and angel food cake. A meal to remember!

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Thank Melinda M

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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: South American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?