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“Best restaurant in Cartagena” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmen Restaurant Cartagena

Carmen Restaurant Cartagena
Calle del Cuartel 36-77 | Ananda Hotel Boutique, Cartagena 12345, Colombia
+(57)(5) 660.6795
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Ranked #1 of 357 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Carmen is an exclusive dining experience in Cartagena, Colombia. Inside the walls of this unique space you will find a warm, calm and friendly atmosphere which provides an elegant and modern ambiance and contemporary cuisine with international influences and fresh, Colombian ingredients. The kitchen is the heart and soul of Carmen, enchanting diners with creative dishes from asian-inspired fair to modern renditions of classic favorites, employing french technique and California's philosophy of seasonality, locality and freshness first. Carmen's menu is focused on quality and diversity, offering everything from meats, fish, pasta and seafood to vegetarian options and salads. Carmen was founded by a Colombian-American family looking to offer a different dining experience in Medellin. The menu is written in English and Spanish and there are almost always english speaking staff on hand. Carmen is a "can't-miss" stop when coming to Cartagena, Colombia!!
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Best restaurant in Cartagena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

You'll get for what you pay! Great food, great ambiance, outstanding experience. The service couldn't be better!!!

This was our best dinner in Cartagena!

Don't forget to make a reservation!

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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food in Cartagena”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The restaurant is always full, so it is good to arrive early or to reserve a table in advance (it closes at 10 pm).
Food was awesome, except desserts. The octopus is one of the best I have ever had.
Service is quite bad. Not enough waiters, always in a hurry, and they never asked if we wanted something else to eat or drink (we had to ask for the dessert menu).

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cartagena, Colombia
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“Same Restaurant as the #1 Carmen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This just goes to show how crazy the Trip Advisor ratings can be.
This restaurant is rated 94th and it's the same restaurant as the #1 rated restaurant (as of April 2014) Carmen. Go figure???

Visited April 2014
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Brasilia, DF
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Simply amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was the first restaurant I've been in Cartagena, the waiters were really really kind, the food was astonishing, the portions are small but the flavors are indescribable. This was the best one in town, in my opinion and one of the best restaurants I've been in my life, I totally recommend a visit! Order a Lulu juice and have a gastronomic orgasm!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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“Great costumer service ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I loved the ceviche la playa!!! And octopus! The only mistake was the weiter was not writing the order and brought my boyfriend the wrong dish that he asked x.
The garden is so romantic and the people who work there are so nice they help u in what ever u need

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