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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
Today
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Decatur, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant earns its reputation - located in a posh neighborhood full of boutiques and bars and near our hotel, the atmosphere is great - a garden out back, vey modern and open interior. But the food is outstanding - from the inventive cocktails to the amuse bouche and the market-fresh fish with shaved truffles and the plates dotted with... More 

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Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Carmen because it had been recommended to us by some other Americans who stayed at the same hotel in Cartagena. We were meeting a son of friends from home with his two traveling companions who just also happened to be in Medellin. First of all, it's a very pretty restaurant. Then the food. It was all delicious.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to grab dinner before the holidays on our first day in Medellin. It was a wonderful experience. Interior space and basement gardens are very cool. HAVE the gnocchi! !

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was our biggest disappointment in Colombia. I would say the rating is between average and poor, but most certainly not great. We had the solomito de res ($47,000 COP - beef tenderloin) and the cerdo 2 veces ($46,000 COP - pork tenderloin and pork belly) and both plates were disappointing and not to the standard we were expecting.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not come close to expectations. Squid appetizer was overlooked and chewy (Barcal has far superior squid). Rest of my meal was nothing special. Food was just okay and wait staff was lackluster compared to other places I visited in Medellin. If you want great food go to Barcal and El Cielo, and skip Carmens.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and it was a pleasant experience. Food was decent and service was excellent. The ambience of the restaurant is nice.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service and ambiance of this restaurant are a must to visit! Book in advance. The fish and steak were amazing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there last night for dinner. All of the other reviews are accurate and this is a great place, but I would beware about the following: -We made a reservation 2 months in advance, and they did not have us on the list when we arrived at the restaurant...they still sat us anyways. -this place makes you feel like you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard a lot of good things about the new fancy Medellin restaurant Carmen. I was looking for one nice dinner out with my girlfriend while on vacation. We decided on this place after reading some other reviews and looking at the menu. Walking in it is a very elegant atmosphere with a bar on the top floor. Not... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a vegetarian lunch along with a lemonade that was absolutely perfect. The food was one of the best dishes I ever had and the service was great also, although it was not during peak hour.

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?