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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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asunción
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was superb, wine selection was broad and the 6 course menu was just right to taste a variety of flavors and textures. I had the Lobster & Langostinos as a main dish which were cooked to perfection. The Octupus appetizer was very tasty and spiced just right . I would recommend this place for fine dinning and superb... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My review is all about the food because i felt the decor of the restaurant did not suit the food nor the Santa Clara. Dinner was exquisite. Amazing appetizers: Cold Tomato soup with lobster and avocado, Dinner was the provencal seabags. The wines and desserts were delicious! The service was good but the food was the best.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty garden with good service and great food. My favourite experience in the town. Interesting menu well prepared with fresh products. Wine not cheap but fits the quality of the restaurant.

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Newport News, Virginia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I feel like my words will not do my experience justice, but I will try anyway because OMG. For starters, the ambiance of the restaurant is quiet, upscale, and chic. Think of taking the Rosario Islands and putting it in a wine glass; that is what it felt like walking in. Although the square in front of the hotel has... More 

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Port Rowan, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top notch food, top notch service (Thank you Alexander and team!), stunning historic setting (400-year old convent), central location. I'm not normally a fan of hotel restaurants, but this one is an exception. I highly recommend eating here while you're in Cartagena.

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Bouls, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. Alexander and all our team, are always ready to offer the best service. In 1621, we trive to offer the best experience. As a result, we have the best Sommelier in Colombia, wine cellar part of Wine Spectator, Monthly renovated Decouverte Menu, and our hotel is part of the... More 

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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I still have to check it out few more places in Cartagena but I'm pretty sure this is the best Restaurant in town. An ex convento restored to a Majestic Hotel Santa Clara with the finest touches. The Restaurant has different rooms, i love the Patio surrounded by plants and you have a beautiful view of the entire place. Yarlenis... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear marco a Thank you for sharing your comments with us. It is an honor to read all those positive words, and highlight our ambassadors job. In your next visit to Cartagena, we invite you to live a wonderful experience at El Coro Lounge Bar, that offers amazing cocktails, live music and a wonderful service. Best regards, Sergio Cubillos Food... More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meal, exquisite service, and a beautiful location. Stick to the seafood and the chef's twist on local plates!

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear kgrubes79 Thank you for sharing your comments, they help us to improve every day. In your next visit to Cartagena we recommend you our Decouverte Menu, a 6-course tasting menu, design to fulfill expectations. Best regards, Sergio Cubillos Food & Beverage Manager Assistant More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

amazing feeling, like the walls can speak, the food comes out so beautiful on the plates, the service was so attentive, it is fine dining, the people working here know what they are doing and take excellent care of you, a high point of our vacation in Cartagena

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Thank Kirk M
SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Kirk M Thank you for sharing your experience with us. The walls of our hotel, hold thousand of Magnifique Experiences, to be more specific since ***1621***. In your next visit to the magical city of Cartagena, we invite you to try one of our signature cocktails from El Coro Lounge Bar. Best regards, Sergio Cubillos Food & Beverage Manager... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We have dined in fine restaurants from NY to LA to Chicago to Miami to Istanbul, Paris, Brantôme, St. Malo, Luxor, Athens, Dubai, Moscow, St Petersburg, Dusseldorf, Berlin and many others, and now are able to add this fine establishment to our list of favorites. Our hostess' welcome, the wait service, the wine, the entree and dessert preparation ranked with... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear jbesau Thank you for all your comments, we trive to provide an excellent service. Quality and service are one of the reasons Forbes Guide included our hotel in their prestigious list. Best regards, Sergio Cubillos Food & Beverage Manager Assistant More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We ate in the very romantic setting of the courtyard of the Santa Clara Hotel. The monks had lit the candles earlier in the evening so the ambiance was perfect. The hotel is a restoration of a convent dating back to 1621 so the setting is steeped in history with a dusting of mystery when sat near the magnificent well... More 

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SantaClaraCartagena, Manager at Restaurante 1621, responded to this review

Dear Sean R Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We take every comment seriously, in order to improve every day. In your next visit to Cartagena, we recommend you to try our Decouverte Menu, a 6-course tasting menu, created to fulfill all expectations. Best regards, Sergio Cubillos Food & Beverage Manager Assistant 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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, Seafood, European, South American, Colombian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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