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Restaurante 1621

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$$$$
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary
As featured in Best Food in Cartagena
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Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 13000, Colombia
+57 5 6504741
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bedford, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Set in the beautiful Sofitel hotel where we were staying, we figured we needed to try 1621 after all the reviews. Food was average at most, its quite expensive. I must admit the atmosphere is lovely but I was expecting the food to be memorable.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1621 has a very elegant setting. The doorman and servers are very friendly. The food was amazing, the presentation was well done (I had the duck myself). Decent sized servings. Price wise a bit much for the area but for the quality it's more then fair. We had a four entrees and a bottle of wine(500,000 COP). I'd recommend this... More 

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Washington, DC
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is wonderful, the service attentive but the kitchen a little slow. Wine selection could improve; nothing in it was special. The welcome mussel appetizer was fresh if a bit heavy on soy sauce (took away all the sophistication). My entree was good but unremarkable and the main dish dish was even less interesting. I expected excitement given the... More 

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Thank JONVI
SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Jonvi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, please accept our apologies in regards to the pace of service. We are sorry that you were not pleased with our wine selection, our sommelier is constantly working to expand our selection. I will make sure to pass on your comments to our chef and we... More 

Doral, Florida
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A combination of flavors make this place unique. If you enjoy having a degustation of dishes you will love 1621. The place is very cozy and elegant for any ocassion. Is a fine dining place inside of the one mos spectacular hotel in Cartagena, you will enjoy the visit and the surroundings. Wide variety of wines

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Thank Guille S
SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Guille. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and our menú decouvert. We hoe to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Camila Díaz Manager 1621 More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for my girlfriends birthday, the place is very lovely, the staff very friendly and helpful BUT!!!! I got charged for things that were not included in the menu, the food is descent but the value? You get better quality of food from Carmen.

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1 Thank Mike L
SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiencie. We regret to hear that it was not up to your expectations. We work everyday to improve our service, we therefore be grateful if you could let us know more about the issue you encountered with the final bill, as unfortunately it was not brought to our attention... More 

Bogota, Colombia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant located at the Santa Clara Hotel. Went there on a Sunday night. Had a couple of drinks at the bar before. The food was great! The best i've had in Cartagena. The restaurant is beautiful. The prices are a bit high but it is worth it. A must go.

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Thank juanc14032
SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear juanc14032, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner and experience with us. We hope to welcome you another time soon. Camila Díaz Manager Restaurant 1621 More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Not only the food was outstanding, also the staff was extremely helpful. We enjoyed one of our best nights in Cartagena.

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Thank Ann V
SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Ann V, Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We are very happy you nejoyed your evening and hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Camila Díaz Manager Restaurant 1621 More 

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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I've had dinner at this restaurant 3 times. Like everything in the Santa Clara, the space is great. The service and the quality of the food leaves much to be desired though. The food is stale in flavor, lacking in creativity, "classic french" techniques that have been overdone for years not even properly executed. Sprinkle in some equally bad executed... More 

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Thank Kevando
SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Kevando, Thank for taking time to share your experience with us. We are sorry to hear our food and service was not up to your expectations, please be assured we have passes on your comments to our chef and and our service staff. We do our utmost to make sure our clients have a lengendary experience everytime they dine... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Service was impeccable. The staff is attentive and fun at the same time. Food, exlnt. I'd suggest if in the area a must do.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Rich-Kathy3601, Thank you for your taking the time to share your experience at 1621. It is a pleasure for us to know that you enjoyed every part of it. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, Camila Díaz Manager 1621 More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere and the service is 5 star. We went here to celebrate my wife's birthday and we would go back but not for the food. As I said the service and the atmosphere is the best but the food is just average. For the price and in comparison to everything else is just plain. I would absolutely recommend this... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Kristian H., Thank you very much for dining with us at restaurant 1621. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We regret that you found our food was not up to the standard you had expected. Please allow me to assure you that we work with top quality products and we do our best to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $55
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 13000, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6504741
Description
In the heart of Cartagena's historic center, this ancient clarist dining room, located at the Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, is home to the award-winning restaurant, 1621. Executive chef, Daniel Padro, prepares a Contemporary Gastronomic Cuisine by combining French culinary techniques with the freshest ingredients of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Creative and exquisite gourmet offer, a wide range of the best wines, specialty cocktails and a personalized service, harmonized in a charming ambiance, makes 1621 a must visit restaurant in Cartagena. Wine Spectator Award 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Open for private and semi-private lunches and dinners. Ideal for groups. Street access available on Calle del Curato or through the main entrance of the hotel.

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