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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
+57 4 3119625
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I tried them both and have to say Carmen was better . I loved the gnocchi /pork appetizer ...Latin American at heart with a subtle Asian fusion ... Very creative . Great atmosphere , service was ok (service at Cielo was better )

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Thank Juan Carlos M
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Did the 5 course chef's tasting menu. Excellent food, great value. They did a great job of incorporating traditional Colombian ingredients into internationally respectable dishes.

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Thank Nathan M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Excellent food. Price might be a llitle high for Colombia but not for the type of food. We did not have reservations they were full but made great effort and accomodated us. The only down side service was slow it was crowded but waitress was really slow. Food was excellent!

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Thank FMT T
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

I read all these amazing reviews for Carmen and while I was in Medellin I wanted to see if it would live up to the hype and it certainly did! I made a reservation in advance which was a good thing since the restaurant was pretty busy. I had requested the garden but it was full so we sat inside... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Good Everything was perfect!!! Delicious wine, wonderful service, and the best Octopus I have ever had. Can’t wait to go back!!! The Bad I really can’t think of anything.

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Thank Ry2014
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We should have made reservations for dinner. Showing up without one, we had dinner at the bar. The place was full with groups. The drinks with or without alcohol are worth watching the preparation and they are not only exotic but very good. We ordered salad and fish. My Pez Nero could be a little less salty, but the food... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Not exaggerating when i say this was top 5 best meals of my life. I ordered the plantain crusted fish, which came on a bed of coconut rice with an amazing mango and passion fruit sauce drizzled on the plate. Drinks were also great, and the service magnificent. I would recommend this place to everyone I know, and even those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We had the tasting menu; 5 courses of the chef's selection with wine pairings. Each course was a delight; a complex blend of flavors perfectly prepared. Each course was paired with an appropriate premium vintage. We were seated under a grape arbor overlooking a beautiful courtyard garden. It is worth the trip to Medellin just to eat here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Carmen is one of the rare places that live up to all the hype. Beautifully presented and equally delicious food with warm service to match. Had the tasting menu with wine pairings and was still tempted to order dessert. Wish I'd had the good sense to go more than once during my stay in Medellin. Try the Pork & Gnocchi,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

We went with friends and the food, the service, the whole evening turned out perfect. Highly recommend it for a couple or for business.

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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
Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: +57 4 3119625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?