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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly , beautifully appointed , good service . But the menu is over engineered and too ' Californian' and promises a bit more than it delivers. Ceviche and fish main course were excellent but the bavette steak was overcooked and tasteless with rather fussy accompaniments. Actually the mashed potato was the best thing. Don't rush to go there.

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La Costa, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so disappointed..... That Carmen opened amazing restaurants in Columbia and in her and our hometown of San Diego there is nothing comparable (except in Tijuana). We had the opportunity to eat and meet Carmen in Cartagena and also dine at the restaurant in Medellin. Both meals were extraordinary and the presentation amazing. Waiters reminded me of what great... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding, inventive cuisine with a wide variety of offerings.. Our best dinner in Colombia.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very delighted with experience it everything was perfect: location, interior, service, food and also wine really delicious. I had red snapper in coconut milk risotto and banana pure and we also had some deserts. Absolutely must to go!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I go very often for nice dinners and eat in good restaurants. Carmen is good but not good enough for foodies...

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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 - 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?