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Restaurante 1621

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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Carrera 7 | Calle Del Curato - Barrio San Diego, Historic Center - In Front of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's House, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The truth is that we ate pretty well and that the service was very friendly. A bit too friendly eventually. We had several people serving our meal (and not necessarily super coordinated). However, sitting inside makes the whole experience a bit disappointing, as you get...More

Thank Marta B
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Marta B We received a request for your reservation through the front desk of the Bantu hotel who specified us to accommodate you in the indoor room with air conditioning, even when we asked them clearly what ambiance you would like;We felt sorry to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived with high expectations about this place and the entrance couldnt be more beautiful...walking through the patio in the night filled with lots of candles everywhere, beautiful plants, lovely building is almost magic. But howevere beautiful the terrace is it was so hot that...More

Thank patriciaDubai
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear patriciaDubai We are grateful for letting us your opinion. Cartagena is so hot when the raining season begins, and sometimes the humidity reach up to 86% which is really challenging and specially for a full restaurant. However we have taken in consideration your appreciations...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We sat outside in the courtyard. Fantastic food. Great service. The tempranillo wine was spot on. I had steak and my friend had seafood. Best restaurant I found in Cartagena.More

Thank Mike Z
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mike Z At 16-21 we are passionate for great experiences and your opinion makes us feel we are acomplishing that goal every day. Thank you for taking the time for review us. We encourage to all our customers to ask for our well recognized...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We were five couples who try to have dinner on a Monday. The Maitre d was an issue....he had two tables of 10 available but made us wait 30 minutes. then gave us a high table that was very uncomfortable so we asked for the...More

Thank Lisette S
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lisette S We understand how you felt about not getting the tables you were requesting. We are strongly commited with our customers who take time in advance for arranging a reservation. As we explained to you, we pre- assign our tables primarily for our...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is inside the Santa Clara Hotel, which is supposed to be the best hotel in Cartagena. We arrived and the hotel and restaurant looked beautiful, it was a monastery at one time. We were greeted by staff that were very friendly. We didn't...More

Thank cskatman
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had the chef's tasting and food was well thought of. Allow yourself 2 hours for the meal. The rustic setting is what we chose over the garden seating outside. It was too hot to sit outside. Price was moderate and they had a good...More

Thank Roz E
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear Roz E We appreciate a lot the time you´ve taken to write this words.We take pride in what we do and we love to dedicate the right time to make every dinner a Magnifique moment, that ´s why we do only one sitting in...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Hands down of the best meals we have ever had, anywhere. The atmosphere was magical, the food was perfect, the service was fantastic. A must!More

Thank Shlomi108
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Dear Shlomi108 On behalf of all the team at 1621, we want to say thank you for your words and it will encourage us to keep up giving out our passion in every diner we serve. We would love to see you again and if...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went early evening however there were no tables available, we expected a solution from the staff...

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Dinner was amazing. We had 7:00 pm. reservations so we were the 1st to arrive. Atmosphere was very romantic. Compliments to the staff and Chef. We will definitely be back.More

Thank Mark S
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Mark S, Thank for the compliments and specially for choosing us to be part of your celebration . We thrive to create a Magnifique and unique experience to our customers and your comment definately inspire us to keep up our passion. In your next...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We stayed at this hotel and enjoyed a fantastic meal at 1621. The lush surroundings and good food made for a very romantic evening. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We ate the Beef Short Rib - very tender, as good as any Alberta Beef...More

Thank Joanne G
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Joanne G, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I do agree with you, the surroundings and the food result in a very romantic evening. The Beef Short Rib is delicious, but my favorite is Menu Decouverte, a 6-course menu, and before getting...More

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Natasha Z
20 February 2017|
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Response from Noelle L | Reviewed this property |
I am vegetarian and allergic to dairy (so I eat eggs but no cheese or milk) and I had plenty of options and choices! Hope you enjoy as 1621 is a restaurant where the memories will stick with you! xoxo
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Jim B
21 January 2017|
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Response from SantaClaraCartagena | Property representative |
Hello Jim B, We do have a dress code, for men we recommend long pants and enclosed shoes.
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Response from tourists4ever | Reviewed this property |
Email them or the concierge at your hotel could also help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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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