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Carmen

Cra. 36 #10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
4.311.9625
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Ranked #2 of 434 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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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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San diego
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I arrived at Carmen for dinner tonight 8-16-2014, let me just say I never write reviews but I have to for this one. I have dined at the best restaurants in the world and was recommended to come here for a similar experience. So here is my story. Food: very creative and delicious. I had the carpaccio and the Argentinian... More

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Monterey, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We chose to eat early so were among the first guests. A little more hit and miss than La Provincia with clearly weaker desserts. Good service and excellent main dishes with possibly a little fussy presentation detracting from the basic food. Louder than we preferred but it is Colombia and the crowd had not yet arrived. Cute restroom decor!

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lillerj
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited this restaurant during a brief visit to Medellin after reading rave reviews here on Tripadvisor. The reviews were spot on, the food was incredible - great flavours, generous portions and all served by professional, friendly staff. If you want fine dining at a very affordable price then definitely give this place a go.

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Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great meal, best in Colombia. Service was outstanding. We made reservations and needed them as the place was full. Would recommend this place

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Stockholm
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you enjoy fine food- then this is a must go place if you are in medellin! Food was fantastic and exceeded our high expectations. The service was really great and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. I would really recommend this.

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The service was great, the restaurant is pretty in a rustic sort of way. I had the tartar, it was gourmet but I feel the sauces and seeds took away from the beef. I also had the solomito with potatos au gratin underneath. It was great, the beef was like butter and the combination of the sauces was amazing. My... More

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

A world class restaurant that would stand out in any major metropolitan area. Very hard to find in a country not known for culinary excellence. Great food, very reasonably priced and incredible service. The atmosphere and decor are top notch. You don't want to miss this place. Octopus is my favorite!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were lucky to find Carmen's on our first night in Medellin, and ended up coming back all three nights we were in town. Not to be missed.

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