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“Pleasantly surprised”
Review of Carmen

Carmen
Ranked #9 of 1,159 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Bogota, Colombia
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have never been able to find a decent restaurant in Medellin until now. Walked in was given a superb table without reservation,the food and service exceptional. Great value for money and will certainly go back. Ashame Medellin doesn't have more restaurants of this calibre.

  • Visited June 2014
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Charleston, SC
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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“A superb meal”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

What great fortune -- Carmen is just a few blocks away from where I'm staying. My meal tonight was sublime: soup of the day (cauliflower based in an almond cream sauce), blacked fish of the day with house made chorizo filled ravioli .. it was spectacular. Moreover, it was filling! Often you walk away from fine dining establishments not completely satisfied, but this was not the case with Carmen. Service is spot on. Unlike so many other Colombian restaurants, your water glass is never empty. Carmen is pricey, but worth it. This is a highly recommended place.

  • Visited June 2014
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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Enjoyed Carmen”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Walking distance from hotel. I had the best solomillo (steak) and my granddaughter had ribs. Super elegant, and fantastic cuisine.

Visited June 2014
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Thank LuciaAnton2014
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5 reviews
“Best Fusion Cuisine”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Oriental Fusion Cuisine and great service: this Carmen is the charmest restaurant of Medellin where drink good wine and meet VIP of the city! High prices but great food and ambiance!It is definitive the best restaurant of the city!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Davide B
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is by far one of the best meals I ever had. All three courses were impeccably presented and made. The decor is super nice, kind of a chic warehouse with lots of warm wood and bare concrete. The service was also excellent.

About my meal, started with a grilled octopus cooked to perfection, tender and juicy over a slice of black polenta! AWESOME. Then followed with an Ostrich loin, glazed with some delicious sauce and the sweet ending was probably the best of all, a dessert called Tierra y Sol that consist of an orange-olive oil cookie garnished with banana ice cream and pistachio cream.

I'd travel back to Medellin only to eat here, its that good.

  • Visited May 2014
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