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Carmen

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Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
+57 1 3119625
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Sunday
Closed
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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, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 15
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  • 13
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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
Tasting menu is a must!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
JessicaNicole3
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Good Everything was perfect!!! Delicious wine, wonderful service, and the best Octopus I have ever had. Can’t wait to go back!!! The Bad I really can’t think of anything.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We should have made reservations for dinner. Showing up without one, we had dinner at the bar. The place was full with groups. The drinks with or without alcohol are worth watching the preparation and they are not only exotic but very good. We ordered salad and fish. My Pez Nero could be a little less salty, but the food... More 

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Austin, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Not exaggerating when i say this was top 5 best meals of my life. I ordered the plantain crusted fish, which came on a bed of coconut rice with an amazing mango and passion fruit sauce drizzled on the plate. Drinks were also great, and the service magnificent. I would recommend this place to everyone I know, and even those... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had the tasting menu; 5 courses of the chef's selection with wine pairings. Each course was a delight; a complex blend of flavors perfectly prepared. Each course was paired with an appropriate premium vintage. We were seated under a grape arbor overlooking a beautiful courtyard garden. It is worth the trip to Medellin just to eat here.

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Carmen is one of the rare places that live up to all the hype. Beautifully presented and equally delicious food with warm service to match. Had the tasting menu with wine pairings and was still tempted to order dessert. Wish I'd had the good sense to go more than once during my stay in Medellin. Try the Pork & Gnocchi,... More 

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Shanghai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went with friends and the food, the service, the whole evening turned out perfect. Highly recommend it for a couple or for business.

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very pretty restaurant...service was great and food fantastic... As a New Yorker price was great and food was fantastic ...I would rate this as a New York restaurant..

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Hands down the best! We would go at least once a week. I really like the fish of the day and the tacos (you can't go wrong with any of the taco options). The strawberry shortcake is incredible. Save room! If you don't have a reservation, you aren't getting a table. But if you get there early you can grab... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Carmen is a very fine, polished restaurant. We showed up on a Thursday evening without a reservation; had drinks and appetizers at the bar and then a table opened up and we moved there for our entrees. Everything about the restaurant is lovely: great ambiance, great service (combining the warmth so common in Medellin with a high degree of professionalism... 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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?