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“Greatness”

Carmen Restaurant Cartagena
Ranked #10 of 719 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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 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!!
Reviewed February 11, 2014

This restaurant is fantastic. The atmosphere was elegant and simple. Our server, Jaime, knew the food well and provided excellent service. Not a thing was missed. We ordered three dishes and enden up with two surprise and delight teasers in between courses. The food was generous (for a high end restaurant) and delicious.

The hotel is fantastic as well. We'll stay there soon!

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Thank Crmp
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Our schedule only allowed time for lunch at Carmen's; but what a time! Only Tacos & Carmen's Salad you say? So, they were the culinary delight of our visit to this fabulous, historic jewel of a city! The service exceeded our Four Seasons experience with appropriate treats before & after. Every accolade is deserved & we add ours to this "must dine" experience.

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Of the 3 high end restaurants we visited in Cartagena, this one was the only one to disappoint. While the appetizers were generally good, none of the main courses was particularly good. The meat dishes were dry and overdone and the other dishes were mediocre. We later ran into others who had dined there and they had the same view. There are many excellent restaurants in Cartagena- I have no idea why this is rated so high on trip advisor.

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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Three in our party and not one person liked a single thing we tried.

Hotel itself looks very nice and the service was good.

1  Thank ChippyLaPaz
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend Carmen. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible. Great pick when visiting Cartegenia.

Thank bjw6092
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