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Carmen Restaurant Cartagena

Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645116
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was delicious. They had a vegetarian option which was appreciated. The atmosphere and surroundings of this restaurant are lovely. The service was good and both the vegetarian dish and the fish were great. I had the best coffee there while in Cartagena...More

Thank Dublinlady28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time at Carmen. We dined at their new place. We first ate there when they were in a hotel. Had the 5 course fixed menu. This is an incredible place for modern gastronomy mixing Colombian and Latin American ingredients with basics...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had fresh fish for dinner with wine. Beautiful place in Old City within walking distance of the Bantu hotel. Perfect spot for a quiet , romantic dinner. Good service.

Thank Yatriguru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad service, extremely overpriced, understafed and average food. We were "abandoned" for more than 40 min.

Thank Enrique J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Carmen restaurants in Medellin and Cartagena but the Cartagena restaurant left us slightly disappointed. The restaurant is still top notch but having been here at least 5 times in the last year. The menu has been about the same in the last...More

Thank AR S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not good! Attention was very fair!!! Expected more! Poor explanations in the staff! Will never come back our recomend thia restaurant

Thank CRJ1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, fantastic food. Be sure to check ahead for vegetarians, options for them may be a little limited. Fish and seafood options were delicious.

Thank PBrave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for dinner last week with my boyfriend and this was such an amazing flavorful meal. I am a huge foodie who lives in NYC and I came here for dinner and can say it is in my top 10 favorite spots for...More

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with a reservation made online for a group of 10 - turns out we were 12 in total, and our reservation was lost. However, the great people at Carmen found a table for us anyway, and were fantastic the whole night. We had...More

Thank Laur12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here straight off the plane as our hotel room wasn't ready and we weren't disappointed. They have a gorgeous garden area amongst trees, the service was superb, the drinks, appetizers as well as the entries and dessert were superb. Incredible, fresh and local...More

Thank olga z
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Neera T
I found their website and I just wanted to ask how much is the food because their site said "$28mil" for the ensalada carmen. How much is that in usd? is it just $28?
23 April 2017|
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Response from robert a | Reviewed this property |
There is around 2870 to the US dollar their money is in thousands so 28000 divided by 2870 but check if the exchange rate has moved. That's around 9.76 dollars. In Colombia service of 10 percent is included.
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Do you have vegetarian options?
24 March 2017|
Response from nicolasjose9 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! My sister is vegetarian, and we went there with her. It was the best one she had in cartagena, and we went to a lot of different places!
ill be in Cartagena celebrating my birthday in march. just looking at different restaurants. ill be staying at the Bastion Luxury hotel. is this nearby?
8 February 2017|
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Response from Carmen A | Property representative |
Yes! We are very close, about 1 block away. Please check out our website to learn more of the restaurante. I would put the website here but TripAdvisor does not allow it. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6645116
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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!!