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Carmen Restaurant Cartagena

Calle 38 # 8-19 | Calle Del Santisimo, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645116
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 6 days ago

I have visited Carmen for the 2nd time being in Cartagena, this time on June 2nd '18. The staff (with the exception of the hostess, whose behaviour is below any comments) is very attentive, always with a smile on their faces and willing to make...More

Thank Alexandre S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, presentation, customer service all Michelin star-worthy. Very reasonably priced (c. £140 for 6). Definite recommend.

Thank travelpool
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

7 courses. Actually 9 due to the 2 extras from the chef. All tasty and beautifully presented. Excellent service. Charming atmosphere. A great value for the quality of what we were served. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our dinner at Carmen last week. It was by far our favorite dining experience in Cartagena during the five days we were there. The octopus appetizer was a particular standout. Sitting outside was just lovely and the waitstaff were excellent. The feeling of...More

Thank DCLaura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a little disappointing. Dishes were ok and less then ok. Dinner and drinks were overpriced. We had so much expectation about it and at the end it was not a good diner.

1  Thank Tdandrade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has got it going on! Originality, creativity and fresh ingredients come together with a fantastic staff to make this one of my top lifetime dining experiences. Prices are more than fair, I would recommend dinner at Carmen for anyone visiting Cartagena.

2  Thank carl w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a spectacular meal at Carmen. From start to finish the food was amazing. I had the duck and wanted to bring the bones home with me. So so good. Must try.

1  Thank iloveshoes72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the bar and highly recommend it. We didn't plan on going to Carmen, assuming it to be overhyped. Indeed we had plans for Moshi and decided against seafood at the last moment, walked into Carmen and sat at the bar. This place...More

Thank tobywonder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has an awesome atmosphere and the service was fantastic. The food however, left much to be desired. While the food presentation was absolutely gorgeous, this restaurant tried to put too many flavors into one dish. We started with the smoked ceviche, which is...More

1  Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Cartegena you have to go to Carmen restaurant and try to get a seat by the kitchen. The food, staff, ambiance will make it memorable! I recommend coming in starving and trying multiple items on the menu. Trust me, you will...More

1  Thank Cemuni
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Caroline K
February 26, 2018|
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Response from travlin'cook | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this is so late! We had local fish and octopus.
Cristina B
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Carmen A | Property representative |
Hi! Yes we will be open and have a special tasting menu for this evening. You can use our reservation system online which Tripadvisor does not allow us to post but can be found in a google search for Carmen Cartagena. Thank... More
October 10, 2017|
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Response from GMcPherson | Reviewed this property |
We reserved ahead for 7pm and had no problem.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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 highlighting Colombia's culinary diversity. Carmen's menu is based on quality ingredients sourced from local purveyors and in Cartagena specialises in 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!!
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