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Carmen

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European, South American, Contemporary
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Carrera 36 # 10A-27 | El Poblado, Medellin 050003, Colombia
4 3119625
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19:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would give it 5 except the beef steak dish was mediocre and the sweet meats were good but not great.. other dishes were outstanding like the ceviche and the suckling pig .. some of the best food I have eaten in a while. Also great cocktails and service was top notch!!

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Thank Anthony M
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We both had the Chefs 5 course tasting menu. Our waitress clearly explained the expectations and asked us about anything in particular that we didn't eat or were allergic to. After a glass of Prosecco to start (no Champagne available) we had a great meal. Each course is paired with an accompanying wine, most of which were excellent. The only... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fine dining size portions, but the food is awesome. i must say probably the best steak (Solomito) Ive had in Colombia. Its pricier than most of the restaurants in the Parque Lleras area, but that being said, still reasonable compared to say USA. And, I thought well worth it. We went on a Wednesday at 2pm for lunch, was very... More 

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Retiro, Colombia
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Adding my voice to many others who have enjoyed this Poblado restaurant, I consider Carmen among the poshest, if not the best places to eat in Medellín. Our first visit (September 2016), we made weekday lunch reservations for 1 PM, arriving on time, the place was fairly empty, but that was soon to change with many tables filling up. The... More 

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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place is fantastic. Great vibe, full of young, successful looking executives celebrating life. Food is unique even though they use names like boullebaise don't be fooled...its their own recipe which you might like better than the original (or not ) We found the food beautifully presented but a bit loaded. Service was exceptional (Byron was attentive and sweet ) but... More 

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Thank Barbara P
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in Carmen at Cartagena and is the best restaurant, but this one in Medellin is exquisite. We went to celebrare a birthday and we enjoy the menu created base on fusion mixes.

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Thank Omayle R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For people that think or say that this is an expensive restaurant, it is not. Compared to other countries this fine dining restaurant is (for tourists) actually very affortable. The quality is very good. Fine dining as I know it from Europe but prices from South America. I started off with the Gin & Tonic Carmen, if you like Gin... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel around the world and try new restaurants all the time. I have to say that Carmen in Medellin is one of the most innovative and hands down the best restaurant in Medellin. The restaurant is perfect for any occasion.

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New York, New York, United States
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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It all started at reservation that they moved us 1 day later, when walking in 2 other poeple also walked in. I made online reservation with specific diet and seating requests. They told the waiter table 5 and 35 but he mixed up and placed our table for the other poeple. No problem you guess. Well we got humped to... More 

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La Jolla, California
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126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant Carmen was a five-minute walk from our hotel and we passed it by numerous times not knowing its well-deserved reputation. On our last night in Medellín it was raining a lot, and during a break in the weather we decided to walk to Carmen's without reservations. No problem, we were welcomed and seated immediately at a bar-style table overlooking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Cuisine
European, South American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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?