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Carmen

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Contemporary
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Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
+57 1 3119625
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 399
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Carmen, you've ruined it.

We had just flown into town, our 1st visit to Medellin. I hadn't pulled out my guidebooks or lists, so we decided to take the bell boy's advice at our hotel. He said, "Carmen has the best food in all of Medellin." We walked 2 blocks and had one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
liner33
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had just flown into town, our 1st visit to Medellin. I hadn't pulled out my guidebooks or lists, so we decided to take the bell boy's advice at our hotel. He said, "Carmen has the best food in all of Medellin." We walked 2 blocks and had one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Not... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great place- the service is good, the drinks are tasty, the food is high quality and delicious. It's a nice atmosphere downstairs to see the atmosphere of the kitchen, or upstairs to see the drinks being made at the bar. It's busy almost all the time so reservations are a good idea. They have only one vegetarian... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

That food was excellent, the Chef Rob is a Master of his Craft... Our server was Carolina she went above and beyond... They are committed to excellence. Thank you for a amazing dinner.

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Whever
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Carmen and Rob are true restauranteur/artist/chefs, the place is lovely but most of all amazing food and amazing people.

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Las Cruces
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is one of the well established gourmet restaurants in Medellin with a well deserved reputation for innovative dishes and great service. It doesn't disappoint. The fish is outstanding and the house wine adequate for the job.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been going to Carmen since it first opened in Medellin. Carmen, her husband, her sister and the rest of the staff do a terrific job. Food is fantastic, interesting and the service excellent! Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I tried them both and have to say Carmen was better . I loved the gnocchi /pork appetizer ...Latin American at heart with a subtle Asian fusion ... Very creative . Great atmosphere , service was ok (service at Cielo was better )

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Did the 5 course chef's tasting menu. Excellent food, great value. They did a great job of incorporating traditional Colombian ingredients into internationally respectable dishes.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent food. Price might be a llitle high for Colombia but not for the type of food. We did not have reservations they were full but made great effort and accomodated us. The only down side service was slow it was crowded but waitress was really slow. Food was excellent!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I read all these amazing reviews for Carmen and while I was in Medellin I wanted to see if it would live up to the hype and it certainly did! I made a reservation in advance which was a good thing since the restaurant was pretty busy. I had requested the garden but it was full so we sat inside... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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?