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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 340
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Great restaurant, great service

This cozy little place has great food and service. Staff is well trained and attentive. Food is prepared to order so be prepared for a little longer than usual wait. Menu is on the short side and to my opinion could use an update, too many repetitive options and only one choice per type of meat for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
David V
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Medellin, Colombia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Medellin, Colombia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This cozy little place has great food and service. Staff is well trained and attentive. Food is prepared to order so be prepared for a little longer than usual wait. Menu is on the short side and to my opinion could use an update, too many repetitive options and only one choice per type of meat for the main course.... More 

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UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I visited this place on a rainy night in April. I sat outside under a huge awning in the garden, and although a little dark, was VERY atmospheric. The sound of the gentle rain on the canvas reminded me of camping. The wine was a very palatable house Cabernet Sauvignon, and the staff were very attentive. The House salad was... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Hi guys, this place is perfect for business meetings or couples in love. Recommendations: -Try the Margarita!! Has a coconut ice in the middle... Amazing -Go with Ribs all the way!! -Octopus to die for. -bahia solano fish is great! -sadly don't ask for deserts.....

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Cayman Islands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great place overall and is #1 in Medellin in my book. Wonderful wait staff and service over all, great drinks, and a menu to please and tease your taste buds. An amazing fusion of flavor that will be sure to make you want to go back. Not cheap but well worth it.

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Acton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I had the chef;s choice menu and it was marvelous. Wonderful 5- course meal. Two appetizers including a delicious shrimp dish, followed by barbequed pork and then a lamb dish that were both outstanding: delicious sauces and wonderful taste. Topped off by a great dessert. Thus was my second trip there and both visits have been outstanding.... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I ate what might have been the most tender and delicious BBQ ribs I've ever had...in the middle of Colombia. Talk about unexpected! Having said that, this is not a BBQ restaurant, but rather a fusion cuisine of local flavors and international flair. We also shared the trio of tacos--superb. The ambiance is awesome, staff is super friendly and the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Having traveled to 46 countries and eating in some of the world's finest restaurants, Carmen in definitely on my top ten list. The atmosphere is elegant yet hip and the bar is a fantastic. We sat in the lower level dining area where the tables are far enough apart so your are not overhearing conversations from other tables. The service... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is unbelievable. I've had the privilege to eat at some great restaurants around the world and Carmen ranks among them. Everything we ate was incredible, particularly the octopus appetizer if they have it. Service was outstanding, great wine list, and too much good food to choose from. If you're in Medellin, eat here. It's worth every single dollar.... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a 5 star restaurant in terms of food and service. Every dish was delicious with interesting delicate flavors. The wait staff was excellent. They were attentive but not pushy. They carefully answered every question about the menu and when asked helped me make a selection based on my tastes. I have eaten in high end restaurants all over... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Carmen is a must visit when in Medellin. We enjoyed the chef's tasting menu paired with world class wines and eclectic cocktails. The service was superb and the chef's use of fresh local ingredients was apparent.

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?