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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
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

1621 is located in the beautiful hotel Santa Clara which use to be a monastery. The ambiance is great, we celebrated my niece's 30 b day there and we all love the food, the wine, the service,, everything. It is important to make a reservation as it is one of the nicest restaurants in Cartagena.

Thank rjb271
Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at the hotel, we were fortunate to be invited to a wine tasting dinner. The meal was extraordinary and the wine was outstanding. I would highly recommend 1621 to anyone travelling in Cartagena. Perfect food, perfect wine and perfect service!

Thank DanOMalley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant is magical and delightful, from the ambiance in the courtyard of the hotel (which is a converted monastery), to the service, and finally the food and wine. If you are in Cartagena, treat yourself at least one evening and check out this restaurant (it easily compares to Michelin rated restaurants that I had previously dined at... More 

Thank Noelle L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is big, intimate, very elegant and romantic. Perfect for a special occasion with your significant other. The food, the wine and the dessert was delicious. Expensive but it's worth it.

Thank Diana Carolina O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dad and I just returned from having dinner at 1621 and it was a wonderful experience. The garden setting, in a courtyard with palm trees, was sublime. The wait staff was extremely attentive, but not overbearing. The food was the best I've had in Cartagena. We were quite full at the end of our meal and declined dessert, but... More 

Thank SarahEliz
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service.. we spent about 40-50$ per person with 2 drinks & several appetizers & dinner meal & dessert & tip.. highly recommend.. they spoke english.. try to make reservation in advance..

Thank MiamiFL305
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I almost didn't eat here. I wasn't staying at the Sofitel, so I didn't feel the need to eat in their hotel, but I am so glad we did. The dining room is stunning. The food is spectacular. The service is perfect. Fine dining at its best. This does not feel like the restaurant of a hotel chain! Prices are... More 

Thank George J
Cartagena, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the non hidden jewels of cartagena. Located at the top #1 hotel Santa Clara is ready to bring you a top quality gourmet experience. Pricey but the place, the food and the service will make you feel having a great balance.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

If you love eating wonderful food in a beautiful setting you can't miss this restaurant when you visit Cartagena. It's perfection trasnlated into a gastro experience. Amazing service, great atmosphere, architecture, that I would easily rate a 10 star restaurant if I could... Located at this gorgeous historical house at the old city in Cartagena, you can feel the presence... More 

Thank Carolina B
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Went there hoping the rating was right on, but it wasn't. The place is presumptuous but the the food is not really up to what a restaurant of this category should be. Pricey for the local standard of leaving though

Thank sname10

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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
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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