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Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin 050003, Colombia
4 3119625
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open now
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

No reservation, sat at the bar, very helpful staff, excellent service and spoke good English. Cocktail list divine! For a vegetarian, Columbia being such a meat culture could be problematic, had a lentil dish with the most incredible sauces. Highly recommend Carmen.

Thank Marcelle_Vancouver
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Carmen is a great choice, the location is excellent, the atmosphere is great, and the prices are very reasonable. The most reccommended dishes are all the slow cooked pork, the atmosphere and the prices are reasonable.

Thank ricardo m
Livingston, Guatemala
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

French cuisine at it´s finest. I had a thick pork tenderloin with a delicate sauce served with asparagus. All of our meals were delicious, desserts incredible and nice wines. I had the house Malbec and it was the best wine I have had in years. The prices were very reasonable, you would pay 2 times more in the U.S.

Thank Stuart W
Milan, Italy
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmen is a very well-known restaurant in Medellin (and also in Cartagena) and has quite a good reputation. Unfortunately I have been quite disappointed by the quality of the food. The restaurant is in a very nice section of Medellin and looks quite nice. It has a Californian look, quite charming with two romantic tables in a small terrace. The... More 

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San Diego, CA
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155 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping but we dared not expect a restaurant of San Francisco-New York quality in Medellin, but we found it at Carmen! Beautiful location with outdoor fountains and plants just off the dining room downstairs. Dinner was lovely! An amuse bouche of chicken croquette and tomato soup with parsnip, basil and cream! We both had the Pez Negro with... More 

Thank Connie B
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Carmen in Cartagena, we wanted to visit Medellín so we went last night. The place itself is gorgeous and location is also very nice. Food was really good. I tried a veggie main course and It was really taste. Just for add something, the service is nos as good as the rest of the things the restaurant offers.... More 

Thank Fernanda F
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated in the garden and it was a wonderful setting. Our server was delightful. He assisted us in selecting our dishes. Each dish was prepared with wonderful flavor. We highly recommend that you visit.

Thank NYWanderer
Delray Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong here - this restaurant had something for everyone in our party of 12. Fantastic beer & wine selection, amazing food and the ice creams were to die for. The portions were perfect for a 3 course meal, and we ordered 4 appetizers for the table, and 3 orders of the ice cream sampler for dessert. You... More 

Thank eelias4
Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor of this restaurant is amazing, staff is extremely friendly and the food is (despite being slightly expensive) delicious and original. A great way to re-discover traditional Colombian dishes, done in a totally new way. I highly recommend sitting outside in their patio! and try their cocktails!

Thank Charles W
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trendy place. I love the look of young beautiful ladies that come late at night really sophisticated and ordered drinks. Our Margueritas were perfect. We waited at the bar for some time but after 15 min we got a table. I'm very negative to mixologists but my drink was extremely good. Wow Marguarita was absolutely great. After 20 min we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
European, South American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin 050003, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: 4 3119625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?