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“Dinner and a Show”
Review of Carmen

Carmen
Ranked #29 of 1,576 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We sat at the kitchen and enjoyed the well-choreographed food preparation. Loved the ensalada Carmen, Beef Cheeks, Beef Tenderloin and 5 Chocolate dessert. My Purple Pussy gin cocktail was excellent. Our waiter was professional, smiling and attentive.

Thank Huehuetenango
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Carmen A, Owner at Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Hueuetenago,

Thanks so much for your positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the show, it's our reality every night and not an easy task, so we appreciate that you found it well-choreographed ;-)

Hope to see you at Carmen again in the future and thanks again for taking the time to write!

Sincerely,
Carmen Angel
Owner & Co-Chef

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The place is beautiful, the food is spectacular (honestly every bite is a new surprise) and the service was excellent. I have nothing bad to say about Carmen. Worth every penny.

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Thank Sophia W
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Carmen A, Owner at Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hi Sophia W,

Thank you so much for your glowing review. These kind of comments really motivate us to continue working hard every day and always strive for excellence. We are thrilled your experience at Carmen was spectacular and thank you for taking the time to share your comments!

Sincerely,
Carmen Angel
Owner & Co-Chef

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Very good food and wine. Fantastic service and atmosphere. They could have added about 10 minutes more between each dish though. It did feel a little bit rushed.

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Thank Fredrik C
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

What a special dining experience! The staff were attentive and kind, the space was beautiful and the food was spectacular. We had some very tasty cocktails - we all ordered different things, so we were each able to try a variety and everything was equally amazing. I had their house salad - the fried pear was SO GOOD. Then the duck, also delicious and a dessert with spiced chocolate. Everything was amazing and with the exchange, I couldn't believe how inexpensive it was. A comparable meal in the US would have been triple, maybe quadruple the price. A great spot for a special meal in Medellin!

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Thank Joanna R
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

As foodies, in a town of really good food, we have VERY high expectations of a place that charges a premium.

We were at Carmen in Cartagena and it was excellent. We were actually at this one as well last year and it was good.

This visit did not meet any of our expectations. The food was mediocre - appetizers were good but the main courses, even though were quite creative, lacked flavor. The dessert that was recommended by one of the staff members was super strange. We love when the chef gets creative but those flavors didn’t really work well.

The service was terrible, had to get up twice to get a server. The hostess was constantly on the phone and didn’t care either.

We thought about getting their tasting menu at another time but after this experience it’ll be a long while before we consider going back.

Thank Digital Nomad I
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