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Carmen

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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 - 14:30
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice restaurant with friendly service and super vegetarian friendly. Me and my girlfriend (who is a vegetarian) ate the 7 courses chefs menu and we got 6 (except the dessert) completely different dishes (!!) unfortunately the wine pairing was still the same, but we had a great meal and experience!

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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate well on our trip to Colombia, but Carmen stands out as our most enjoyable meal. A few things that stood out: (1) interesting, but simple space (2) impeccable service - thanks, Carolina! (3) interesting, but well-balanced cocktails. We loved Carmen in Medellin so much that we ate at their Cartagena outpost, too, and also at Moshi, their new... More 

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Thank Tim A
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmen has probably the best layout and setting of all the restaurants here and also the best wine list. The service is pretty good too without being super quick. However the food was average at best albeit it with beautiful presentation. I ordered the lamb, it was something I've never seen before, being Australian I am use to eating very... More 

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New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First the positive, lovely interior and friendly staff. But we were disappointed with our food. If you select the average-poor reviews for Carmen on TripAdvisor we had the same type of experience. Overcooked, too many competing flavors on each plate, etc. A server accidentally spilled a full glass of white wine all over my mother's dress and bag, and partly... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmen and Provincia used to be.the only fine dinning in El Poblado but now there are many places. Carmen is still very good, somewhat limited menu but limited to what they do well. If you can sit in the garden it's fantastic.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They really needed a random place where to send posh people to trash their money. Sick since two days. Even basic concept of difference of steamed and seared is missing. Avoid

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Medellin, Colombia
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three friends and I tried Carmen today for the first time (we all live in Medellín) and we were all very impressed. We had all wanted to try Carmen, and we weren't disappointed. The service is friendly and relaxed, the offerings are varied, creative, and impressive, and the prices are very reasonable considering the overall quality of the restaurant. We... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmen is a wonderful, trendy restaurant in El Poblado. The decor is fab, the food is spectacular, and the service is wonderful! It's in a very fun, trendy area, too.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we did the 5 course tasting with Wine. the staff is incredibly polite, attentive and courteous. the whole of Colombia is getting used to tourism on this higher level so the wait staffs english was near zero but that will only improve. Food was a 9 out of 10. I have lived in NYC for 15 years and am out... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner at Carmen with two friends during a trip to Colombia. I made a reservation well in advance via their website for La Marquesina section of the restaurant. I ordered the Veg off the regular menu- a lentil and grains steak, and a citrus salad and Five Chocolates dessert off of the specials menu along with the Tequila... 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
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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?