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Restaurante 1621

Travellers' Choice award winner
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French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary
As featured in Best Food in Cartagena
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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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19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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New York City
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had booked brunch several days before. When we showed up, the staff was disorganized. Our table wasn't ready. They shoved us to the side of the patio. When we realized the buffet was all seafood - which two of our party was allergic to - we thought about going somewhere else. The two people said it was fine and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at this restaurant on our last day in Cartagena. I wish we had done there for dinner earlier on our trip. It was absolutely incredible, but unfortunately we couldn't enjoy the appetizers and desserts since we were late for a flight back home. But definitely recommend it!

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Thank toniatigre
SantaClaraCartagena, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear toniatigre, Thank you very much for your feedback and sharing your experience in tripadvisor. We hope you can enjoy many of our meals in your next visit to Cartagena. Kind greetings from the magical city. regards, Nathalia Pedraza Hernández Guest Experience Coordinator More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent. I had salad, seafood stew and fish. They have an great wine list. The service was prompt.

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Thank Sharon T
SantaClaraCartagena, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Sharon T, Merci Beaucoup!!! for your comments and share your experience in Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your dinner and every detail. We hope we can have you back soon. Regards, Nathalia Pedraza Hernández - Guest Experience Coordinator. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise. We had high expectations but our dining experience surpassed it. Excellent international-grade restaurant from the moment you step in. We had a table on the beautiful outside patio for dinner. Everything was perfect and contrasted with the more local experiences we had in other Cartagena Venues. Prices correspond with the high-end service and food quality.... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Lu_De_Travel, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your Visit at the 1621 restaurant. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurante 1621 was truly one of the high points of the trip. Santa Clara hotel is just beautiful in Downtown Cartegna. The dining areas are sublime. Although we didn't have a booking the wonderful restaurant manager Camila Diaz was just amazing and sat us down with drinks and then proceeded to find us a place in a bursting to the... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear George H, Thank you so much for such a great review. We are more than glad to know that you really enjoyed your dinner. we will be waiting for your next visit. Regards, Nathalia Pedraza Hernández - Guest Experience Coordinator. More 

new york, ny
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124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited for this meal.... the setting is beautiful, ask for a patio table. Service is very good and the quality of the food also very good. With very reasonable prices, we had high hopes but the food was very bland. :( The ceviche was prob the worse we'd had during our week here. The crab salad was... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is simply the best! The food is exquisit, the service is excelent and the place and decoration is out of this world

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Thank totyrocks
SantaClaraCartagena, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear totyrocks, Thank you for rate us as the best!! :) we are happy to know that we meet your expectations and you enjoyed your night with us. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again in our "magnific" restaurant. Regards, Nathalia Pedraza Hernández Guest Experience Coordinator More 

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food, Service and location. We were staying in the hotel (my favorite) and had dinner here the last night of our vacation. We had a big lunch and so we were not as hungry as usual. The food was excellent and the surrounding are absolutely beautiful. Historic site a room that was built probably 300 hundred years ago. What... More 

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Thank FoodieMHG
SantaClaraCartagena, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear FoodieMHG, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to share your experience on tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and the great ambiance. We would be happy to welcome you on your next visit to Cartagena. Kind regards, Nathalia Pedraza Hernández Guest Experience Coordinator More 

Lima, Peru
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant with my boyfriend We ate in the patio, really nice ambiance (candles, romantic lights etc), good service (not too fast as it's usual in South America) and the food is amazing ! We also had a really good red wine It's expensive but worth it

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Thank Anna B
SantaClaraCartagena, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Anna B, It is our pleasure to read that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant. Our mission is to create memorable and special experiences for our guests by giving them a sophisticated and luxurious service. We will be glad to welcome you and your boyfriend in the near future. Regards, Nathalia Pedraza Hernández Guest Experience Coordinator More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had Thanksgiving dinner here. Beware: they have a dress code - long pants and closed toe shoes for men. Yummy food in a gorgeous outdoor garden setting (indoor if you prefer).

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 55
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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
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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