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Carmen Restaurant Cartagena

Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645116
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience, 100% recommend to anyone. We did the 5 course with wine pairing and were stuffed full by dessert. Really special dishes with lots of thought and skill into crafting such an incredible meal.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Zuhorer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Carmen last night after hearing many good reviews and getting reservations weeks in advance. There is supposedly a dress code but people were there in shorts and sneakers. Our waiter was very nice and pleasant and the courtyard was beautiful but those...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katiehall6256
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I signed up for a morning cooking class that occurred yesterday with Carmen’s chef, Jaime Galindo, for just the three of us, which included a visit to a local market and we ate what we helped prepare for lunch. It was amazing!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Soxgirl43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and drinks are all excellent, but we were not nearly hungry enough. Salads and Carpaccio are enormous! Wish we could have tried more food; it all looked good. We were fortunate to be seated in the AC area, so had good views, but less...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AlwaysPacked2Go
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our experience here. We had amazing service and every dish was outstanding. But for the price I definitely would have visited a second time during my stay in Cartagena.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food with nice local products. We almost didnt get a table as there was no way to book online and when we arrived as they opened they had no one but claimed they were fully booked. I asked the manager and thankfully she gave...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scott C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always looking for good dining, we visited Carmen. Beautiful setting, our waiter was great and the food was simply delicious! A must!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 61miranda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 7 course menu/wine was lovely. But we reserved a table for 2 three months prior and upon arrival got the worst table (next to door, dark and limited view). There were only 2 other parties, so why assign us that table? Luckily we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank edmees2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, one of the best meals I’ve had in my adult life. Very reasonable, 3 of us had basically a 3 course meal with over the top cocktails, amuse bouche between each course, and dessert for under $100USD whereas the quality could’ve been over $500...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Mekristo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in without reservations (a must if you plan to dine in the restaurant) and was told we couldn't dine. Walked back to the bar which is surrounded by glass and air conditioned. Got there about 7:30 and was lucky to get 2 chairs together....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank franksW4877UZ
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Caroline K
February 26, 2018|
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Response from ROBERTO G | Reviewed this property |
A lot of local food. Ceviche, tiradito, guacamole, fish, rice and beans, a lot of Peruvian/Colombian food. Excellent!
Cristina B
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Carmen A | Property representative |
Hi! Yes we will be open and have a special tasting menu for this evening. You can use our reservation system online which Tripadvisor does not allow us to post but can be found in a google search for Carmen Cartagena. Thank... More
October 10, 2017|
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Response from GMcPherson | Reviewed this property |
We reserved ahead for 7pm and had no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6645116
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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 highlighting Colombia's culinary diversity. Carmen's menu is based on quality ingredients sourced from local purveyors and in Cartagena specialises in seafood. Carmen was founded by a Colombian-American family looking to offer a different dining experience in Colombia. The menu is written in English and Spanish. Carmen is a "can't-miss" stop when coming to Cartagena!!
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