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Restaurante 1621

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Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
+57 5 6504741
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Santiago, Chile
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a table in the middle of the cloister. The atmosphere made us feel two centuries back in time. The service was discreet and excellent. The food and wine superb.

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Thank Federico V
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Federico V Thank you for all your positive feedback. Our mission is to create unforgettable experiences. In your next visit, you can try our newly renovated Decouvert Menu, or why not try one of our signature cocktails, Abadesa, a perfectly well balanced beverage to complement the ambience of our hotel. Best regards, Sergio Cubillos Assistant Food & Beverage Manager More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came to Cartagena with 8 friends! I read about 1621 and chose it for our farewell dinner. We arrived at 8:00 with reservation, we were seated and 2 hours later we were still waiting for the food!! The food was just OK, they gave the desserts on the house but that didn't erase the bad service, we had to... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Rosri Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your comments. At restaurant 1621 we strive in providing the highest level of service and product serve, which is why it is important that we receive feedback and that we take each feedback seriously. Regarding your experience, I regret that service seemed to be slow, however... More 

New York City, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Romantic Romantic Romantic Great staff, excellent food! And I am a picky foodie New Yorker! Believe all the good reviews..its the truth!

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Thank Sandra S
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Sandra S We are really happy you enjoy our special Valentine´s Day event. On special holidays, we are currently looking to create something different, create Magnifique Experience!. Our next main event is Good France (March 21st). Once again, thank you for all your feedback. Best regards, Sergio Cubillos Assistant Food & Beverage Manager More 

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a reservation at the 1621 restaurant based on the abundance of good reviews and I was not disappointed. The service was excellent, both the presentation and the quality of the food was second to none. Definitely one of the best places to dine.

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Thank Jim B
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Jim B Thank you for sharing your experience. It is wonderful to read all your positive comments as we thrive to improve every day. Our main purpose is to create Magnifique Experiences! In your next visit, I suggest you to try one of our unique cocktails at El Coro Lounge Bar. Kind regards from the magical city of Cartagena,... More 

Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hotel is set in the beautiful Hotel Santa Clara and the restaurant is "aire libre" allowing you to enjoy the ambiance and Cartagena skies all at once. The food was excellent as well. I had the fish soup followed by the Grilled Lobster/Shrimp while my girlfriend had the fish ceviche and Robalo. All meals were excellent! The service was... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Chipty The ambience, service and food is something we focus on every day. Everything adds up to an unforgettable dinner, at a Magnifique place! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. In your next visit to our beautiful property, you can try our newly renovated Decouvert Menu, a 6-course menu specially created to enjoy on a lovely Cartagena... More 

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see (and stay) hotel ....the Sofitel renovated a 17th century convent to a spectacular hotel with many artifacts from the era intact. The restaurant is in the courtyard and in a beautiful setting; however, the food was inconsistent. The octopus was outstanding but the vegetable salad was lacking. The Sea Bass was expertly prepared but the... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Rochelle220 Thank you for all your feedback, we use it to improve our service every day. Your opinion is very important for us, and we will pass the information to our kitchen staff, in order to create consistency in all of our dishes. In your next visit to our restaurant 1621, we invite you to try our newly Decouvert... More 

Golfito, Costa Rica
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129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is right up there with the best! At nighttime it is gorgeous. During the daytime, it is bright and cheerful. Lot's of white linens. some of the tables are overlooking the pool. The wait staff is impeccable. We have been here three times. already. Although dinner starts at seven, you can eat fine food from noon to seven... More 

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Thank Winslow11111
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Winslow11111 Thank you for all your positive comments of all our ambiences. Every restaurant has its own magic, its own special atmosphere. @1621, its the magical restaurant in a magic city. In your next visit to Cartagena, dont doubt to vist us again, and we not try our Decouvert Menu, a 6-course menu, specially design to fulfill expectations. Kind... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambience was nice but we were seated in the outdoor area and bugs were an issue. Anyway, based on ratings, we expected the food to be wonderful but we were sorely disappointed. two of the three meat dishes were unavailable. The octopus starter was served under a glass dome with smoke- flavor was awful. The meat and fish we had... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear _nicleciajf2006 Thank you for all your feedback, it help us to provide a better service everyday. We put special attention on your comment, and actions were taken. On your next visit to Cartagena, we invite you to visit our restaurant 1621, we will try to make an unforgettable experience, full of magic, great food, and a Magnifique Experience! Kind... More 

Colorado
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114 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was disappointed. This was our "special" meal for the trip. The atmosphere was wonderful although the lighting was so dim they have to provide flashlights in order to read the menu. The service was very "formal"--there is such a fine line between formal and stiff, and they stayed firmly on the stiff side of that line. But I wasn't... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Wrinkledpassport Thank you for all your feedback, it help us improve every day. @1621, we try to provide a service and serve food that goes along with the magical atmosphere of our restaurant. I invite you on your next visit to Cartagena to visit our restaurant and experience our newly renovated Decouvert Menu! Kind regards, Sergio Cubillos Assistant Food... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant courtyard environment, atmospherically lit, even on a hot night fans directed a cooling breeze. Unwarranted but perhaps predictably priority treatment is shown to the Sofitel residents. On booking well in advance were offered a choice of just 19.30, or 21.30 seating. We arrived an hour early for a cocktail and told we could not be seated until our booked... More 

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Thank gazinho
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Mr Gazinho Thank you for sharing your experience @1621 as we thrive to keep improving every day to provide an excellent service. We will take all your feedback to make our service more efficient. We will be more than happy to change your experience on a future time, and invite you to experience and ambience Magnifique! with live concert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6504741
Description
In the heart of Cartagena's historic center, this ancient clarist dining room, located at the Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, is home to the award-winning restaurant, 1621. Executive chef, Daniel Padro, prepares a Contemporary Gastronomic Cuisine by combining French culinary techniques with the freshest ingredients of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Creative and exquisite gourmet offer, a wide range of the best wines, specialty cocktails and a personalized service, harmonized in a charming ambiance, makes 1621 a must visit restaurant in Cartagena. Wine Spectator Award 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Open for private and semi-private lunches and dinners. Ideal for groups. Street access available on Calle del Curato or through the main entrance of the hotel.

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