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Restaurante 1621

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
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 130002, Colombia
+57 5 6504741
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Thanksgiving dinner here. Beware: they have a dress code - long pants and closed toe shoes for men. Yummy food in a gorgeous outdoor garden setting (indoor if you prefer).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 days in Cartagena and this was the best restaurant we tried. Good service and great food.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to 1621 for my wife's birthday dinner. The staff went out of their way to make her feel special, giving us a nice secluded table, bringing complimentary champagne and dessert. The food was excellent, well prepared and fresh. I had a ceviche entrée that amazing and my wife had steak that was also very good. The location is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.Too much service at time it became overwhelming but it was appreciated. The decor is marvelous. Lets talk about 1621, from the high ceiling, mirrors, chandleir, uniform and etc was outstanding. The food was good. I had panno cotta with bacon icecream for dessert and it was Amazing!!!! I started with the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious romantic dinner at this wonderful restaurant during a recent, and unfortunately short, visit to Cartagena. Our dinner was delicious consisting of cured tuna, octopus, guava sorbet in a rum sauce, and braised beef short ribs. The service was outstanding. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. I hope we have the opportunity to enjoy... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Rod_D123, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to share your experience on tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food, especially our tasting menu. We would be happy to welcome you on your next, hopefully longer, visit to Cartagena. Kind regards, Camila More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tables outside are definitely more charming than inside. The kitsh decor is not for all tastes and does not have much to do with Cartagena. Service was very good althout a bit slow between starters and main dish. Food was good, but only the meat carpaccio was really outstanding. Nice drinks.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Rogerio C, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at 1621, we regret to hear our decor was not to your liking and we take note on your comment regarding the pace of service and we´ll make sure to take it up with our team. We are delighted to hear you found our carpaccio outstanding. We... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Karla, Yarelenis, Karolina Alexander, Camila and Guillermo. We had an incredible, elegant, savoury diner! Service was so perfect in many ways. Food was made with love, passion and detail oriented in the use of spices, taste, texture and presentation . We had a total blast. My only critic comments would go to the breads and espresso: not... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear laureSegMer, We want to thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us, rest assure we have shared this with all of our team and specially Guillermo. Your comments about the bread and espresso have been sahred with our F&B team and hope that you enjoy them as much as the rest of your dinner... More 

Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is amazing... super decoration and nice food but lacks ambience so much!!! You are told when reserving that you must wear nice clothes or wont come in... once you are there, it is amazing, but damn it is BORING! You must speak low and don't make any noise... Come for the food, not for the good times... if... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Tripatthesun, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We regret you didn´t enjoy our ambience, we are pleased to hear you did however enjoy are food. We will off course take your comments into account. Our dresscode only applies for our indoor dining room and we only request men to wear long pants and closed shoes,... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the 2nd night of our trip and wished we had discovered it earlier... Skip the set tasting menu and dive right into the octopus, sirloin and oxtail. The sea bass was subpar but everything else was exquisite! Definitely better than the #1 (Az-zahr) and #2 (Carmen) that we also went to. Must try, and then move over... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Gerente at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear yavuz404, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our food and gave it such a high rating. We will make sure that the next time you visit us our sea bass is as exquisite as all our other dishes. We change our tasting menu regularly, giving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is beyond wonderful....it is so, so good. I cannot say enough about my two experiences here...they were both amazing. The service is extremely good. It is just beautiful inside as well. It's pricey compared to some others, but overall an excellent value for what you get. I loved it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $55
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, 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
Special occasions, Romantic, 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 130002, 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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