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“One of the best restaurants in the world”

Carmen Restaurant Cartagena
Ranked #9 of 751 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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, Colombia!!
Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely unbelievable food. The cocktails were not spectacular but the food was simple fantastic. Octopus entree (pulpo) was so tender that it literally melted in your mouth. The cleanser between courses was amazing (and they even have us another desert cleanser after we paid the bill that was even better). We both had fish for our mains. Again, the flavours were simply amazing and the Maui for desert - macadamia cake coated in home made dark chocolate with tropical hand made ice cream, pineapple pieces soaked in rum and tropical fruit sauce around the plate was a desert I will never forget. Truly an unbelievable dining experience that we will never forget. Look forward to going back and seeing if the restaurant in Medellin is as good.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Carmen is al about creativity and fresh local produce, great location and ambiance, we came for lunch and was perfect, but at night is probably best for ambiance and lighting purpose. A must when coming to Cartagena!

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Fantastic setting in the interior courtyard of the hotel. Highly attentive service. Food very good and brilliantly presented, with a highly inventive chef - some of the plates perhaps a little too complex? Some more choice would be helpful. Overall, a great experience and great value.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

What a great service, the food is just simply amazing. Good environment but should be a little bigger and they should offer much plates to choose. I like the art they use in the plates and the food is just delicious.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

An entirely beautiful experience.. from the setting under the stars in a small gorgeous boutique hotel to the thoughtful attention of the wait staff.. this was a night to remember.
Exquisitely plated fresh fish - each dish prepared with a light inventive hand.. relying on the flavours of the local fish.
Everything was perfect. Each excellent review is totally deserved.

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