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Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin 050003, Colombia
4 3119625
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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London, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I think I was disappointed as I had such high expectations. We were seated at the kitchen bar, so we were able to watch the food being prepared but our waitress kept disappearing. Plus we made bad choices - my pork was too rich for me after all the fish I had been eating, it made me feel ill. In... More 

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This was our best meal in Colombia- by far. We did the five course tasting menu w wine pairings. Every course was excellent. The service was perfect. Chef Sebastian greeted us at the end and could not have been more gracious. I would absolutely recommend a meal at Carmen for anyone visiting Medellin.

Thank BarbKnowles
Medellin, Colombia
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

One of the truly best restaurants in Medellin. Great quality of food and top service. Will be back for sure. Nice decorations and bar.

Thank Simon S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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409 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Last stop on my gastronomy tour and it was wonderful. Great service, ambience and food. We were presented with an amuse bouche to accompany cocktails. Then had fish in a salsa negra (squid ink) and a local specialty made of yucca (cannot remember name but it was amazing) and some kind of bread. I had been eyeing this restaurant and... More 

Thank SNG56
Carmen A, Owner at Carmen, responded to this review

Dear SNG56, Thanks so much for your kind words and appreciation for what we do at Carmen! It will be a pleasure to have you back! Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience with us, we value your comments. Cheers! Carmen More 

San Antonio, Texas, United States
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Really excellent dinner in pleasant surroundings. Very popular place. I'd go back in a New York minute. Like many of the best restaurants in Medellin most of the diners are in their 20s to 40s. Apparently most older folks have cooks and prefer dining at home.

Thank John J
Barcelona, Spain
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178 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Last night I went to Carmen for dinner with a group of friends. At first there wasn't a table available but after we commented that we hadn't been able to eat there on the other occasions when visiting Medellin they were able to accommodate us and I was very pleased. We arrived at eight PM sharp and our table was... More 

Thank Tomas F S
East Greenbush, New York, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

On our second night out in Medellin we once again were wowed by the restaurant scene...Carmen was wonderful. The pez negra and the duck with rice were great choices...both were unique with a healthy use of spices and vegetables native to the region...a chocolate dessert special of 5 different chocolates was heavenly..don't miss this spot in Medellin

Thank Larry S
Medellin, Colombia
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183 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

In a city where different is way off the norm Carmen is just that, different. Beautiful restaurant in a crowded and noisy neighborhood but manages to be calm and cozy. Our experience was just perfect with the food and the wine. We asked for a bouillabeisse which was outstanding. In their wine list they have some Italian wines that are... More 

Thank serarango
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

For the price of the food and drink it should be great not just average to slightly above average. The ambiance is pleasant. The service is good. Feel there are many restaurants here that deliver as good or better food for a more moderate price point

Thank AndreaJD525
Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Definitely one of the highlights of Medellin culinary scene. Nice and modern decor, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. We had a ceviche and a shrimp chorizo for starters and fish dishes for the main. The desserts were also delicious. Highly recommended.

1 Thank markoj05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
South American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin 050003, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: 4 3119625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?