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Carmen Restaurant Cartagena

Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645116
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 7 min
7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
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 August 23, 2016

This restaurant was amazing. The flavors were all over the place, but magically came together in your mouth for some of the best food I've ever tasted. My husband did the 7 course tasting menu and I did the 5. It included 2-3 starters, 2-3...More

1  Thank Danielle K
Reviewed August 21, 2016

The restaurant is very nice and located as many others in Cartagena at the inner courtyard of a hotel. We ordered the 5 course diner and everything was delicious. The service was also friendly and explained every single dish as you do not know before...More

Thank stephanieweidmann
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Very creative food , the service and the ambiance were excellent. Flavors you won't find elsewhere. It's a must if you visit Cartagena.

Thank Andres H
Reviewed August 19, 2016

This was the most original, adventurous, and beautiful meal I have had in decades. Divine! If you ever are blessed with time in this beautiful city, you must treat yourself to a meal here. It is small and we had to book one night in...More

Thank Kat D
Reviewed August 18, 2016

My girlfriend and I ate here for dinner and loved every dish! The location by the pool is very trendy and romantic. Every plate is presented with care and tasted amazing.

Thank Leyen C
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We saw this restaurant as one of the best and more affordable sea food options in town and decided to try it- and we loved it! We had the 5 course chefs dinner but with all their on the house dishes it came to about...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Love love love this place. Make reservations or you will have a hard time getting in. The ceviches and taco appetizer are out of this world. The food is light healthy yet filling. The waiter explained each dish the ingredients and preparation that goes into...More

Thank Clara d
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

carmen is a small place with 8 tables, the mix of flavours is the best part of the experience, I liked the place, but I liked more a couple other options. The cocktails are very good.

Thank jdcardena
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Really nice setting. Service ok but not in line with what they want to be. Drinks arrive after food for example and have to remind them at least 3 times before getting anything. Food : One starter really great, but the pulpo far overcooked. Other...More

2  Thank CisD72
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went to this restaurant the first night in Cartagena, and had a wonderful experience with the menu of degustación con vino. Although it is expensive, the food is most interesting, and the service is exemplary. Our waiter was Andy.

Thank JohnMraz
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Neera T
I found their website and I just wanted to ask how much is the food because their site said "$28mil" for the ensalada carmen. How much is that in usd? is it just $28?
April 22, 2017|
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Response from robert a | Reviewed this property |
There is around 2870 to the US dollar their money is in thousands so 28000 divided by 2870 but check if the exchange rate has moved. That's around 9.76 dollars. In Colombia service of 10 percent is included.
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Do you have vegetarian options?
March 23, 2017|
Response from nicolasjose9 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! My sister is vegetarian, and we went there with her. It was the best one she had in cartagena, and we went to a lot of different places!
ill be in Cartagena celebrating my birthday in march. just looking at different restaurants. ill be staying at the Bastion Luxury hotel. is this nearby?
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Carmen A | Property representative |
Yes! We are very close, about 1 block away. Please check out our website to learn more of the restaurante. I would put the website here but TripAdvisor does not allow it. Thanks!
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 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
  • E-mail
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 from asian-inspired fair to dishes with local influences, always employing some french technique and California's philosophy of seasonality, locality and freshness first. Carmen's menu is based on quality and diversity and has a special focus on 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, Colombia!!
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