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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
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a table in the middle of the cloister. The atmosphere made us feel two centuries back in time. The service was discreet and excellent. The food and wine superb.

Thank Federico V
San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came to Cartagena with 8 friends! I read about 1621 and chose it for our farewell dinner. We arrived at 8:00 with reservation, we were seated and 2 hours later we were still waiting for the food!! The food was just OK, they gave the desserts on the house but that didn't erase the bad service, we had to... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Romantic Romantic Romantic Great staff, excellent food! And I am a picky foodie New Yorker! Believe all the good reviews..its the truth!

Thank Sandra S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a reservation at the 1621 restaurant based on the abundance of good reviews and I was not disappointed. The service was excellent, both the presentation and the quality of the food was second to none. Definitely one of the best places to dine.

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Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hotel is set in the beautiful Hotel Santa Clara and the restaurant is "aire libre" allowing you to enjoy the ambiance and Cartagena skies all at once. The food was excellent as well. I had the fish soup followed by the Grilled Lobster/Shrimp while my girlfriend had the fish ceviche and Robalo. All meals were excellent! The service was... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see (and stay) hotel ....the Sofitel renovated a 17th century convent to a spectacular hotel with many artifacts from the era intact. The restaurant is in the courtyard and in a beautiful setting; however, the food was inconsistent. The octopus was outstanding but the vegetable salad was lacking. The Sea Bass was expertly prepared but the... More 

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Golfito, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is right up there with the best! At nighttime it is gorgeous. During the daytime, it is bright and cheerful. Lot's of white linens. some of the tables are overlooking the pool. The wait staff is impeccable. We have been here three times. already. Although dinner starts at seven, you can eat fine food from noon to seven... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambience was nice but we were seated in the outdoor area and bugs were an issue. Anyway, based on ratings, we expected the food to be wonderful but we were sorely disappointed. two of the three meat dishes were unavailable. The octopus starter was served under a glass dome with smoke- flavor was awful. The meat and fish we had... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was disappointed. This was our "special" meal for the trip. The atmosphere was wonderful although the lighting was so dim they have to provide flashlights in order to read the menu. The service was very "formal"--there is such a fine line between formal and stiff, and they stayed firmly on the stiff side of that line. But I wasn't... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant courtyard environment, atmospherically lit, even on a hot night fans directed a cooling breeze. Unwarranted but perhaps predictably priority treatment is shown to the Sofitel residents. On booking well in advance were offered a choice of just 19.30, or 21.30 seating. We arrived an hour early for a cocktail and told we could not be seated until our booked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $55
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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