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Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645116
07:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

By far the best restaurant in Cartagena. Tried the ceviche laminado and the duck. My husband the "Pez Negro". All great that together with great ambiance, excellent service and very knowledgable waiters and a fine bottle of Mauro made for a very special night.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We came here with a group of 7 and had one of the best meals I have had in a long time. To start the food was outstanding and prepared in unique ways. While they serve mainly seafood, it is done in a very eclectic way bringing differing flavors together to make it quite special. The menu is relatively small... More 

Thank Dennis M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wide & I canceled our dinner reservation and went for lunch and we were rewarded with an amazing set of appetizers starting with La Playa Ceviches truly a show... why?, it was served with its own beachhead and on the other side of the seafood plate the green ocean! yes - mixing all together the blend of flavors and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Original food in a trendy place full of life. Good service in a relaxed environment. Quality products. The restaurant is not cheap but its reputation is justified. The wine list allows to choose a wine of ones taste. Worth the experience.

Thank robert a
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Last year during our first visit to Cartagena we experienced an exquisite meal at Carmen along with impeccable service. The atmosphere was very romantic. The wait staff was on point. It was the best dining experienced of our trip then and so we decided to repeat the experience on our recent visit. Although the restaurant has moved to a new... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best dining experience I have had travelling. Among all the fine dining I had in Cartagena, Carmen's service, atmosphere, and food topped it all. A must if you like great cocktails and premium dining. Great value too.

Thank Twyla H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The absence of good table cloth and dressing diminish the fantastic food. Clients in view if the informality behave very informally

Thank Luis M
Miami, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch and we were basically the only ones eating outside. Im sure this place is more for having dinner as it has a romantic feel to it. The garden is lovely. Not a lot of vegetarian options but had one of their salads and it was good. Also, it is not the best place to have "local"... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a pleasantly warm evening, the patio in Carmen provides the perfect place to enjoy a meal--in most respects. But we were astonished to be subject to loud disco-type music with a dominant base, in the company of other middle-aged diners. The premises cater to two restaurants, and we could see some young people busily checking their phones behind a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, let me just say that the staff of Carmen could not have been nicer and more attentive. They were a huge plus for this pricy, special occasion spot in Cartagena. We went for a birthday dinner while visiting Colombia. And the food was beautifully presented. My appetizer of paper thin house cured salmon on black rice balls was lovely.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
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!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?