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1. Best service in Cartagena!
1. Best service in Cartagena!
"Great culinary experience with excellent service"
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2. Outstanding setting!
2. Outstanding setting!
"the most amazing location they could possibly have found in Cartagena"
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3. A 5 start oasis in Old Town
3. A 5 start oasis in Old Town
"This was absolutely the best restaurant I have ever been to."
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En el corazón del centro histórico de Cartagena, un antiguo comedor de las clarisas situado en el Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara es el hogar del galardonado Restaurante 1621. El chef ejecutivo Dominic Oudin, prepara una cocina de gastronomía contemporánea combinando las técnicas culinarias francesas con los ingredientes más frescos de la costa Caribe colombiana. Su creativa y exquisita oferta Gourmet, amplia gama de los mejores vinos, cocteles especiales y servicio personalizado que armonizan en un ambiente encantador, hacen del 1621 un restaurante obligado para visitar en Cartagena
PRICE RANGE
RM 391 - RM 985
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Healthy, Contemporary, Dining bars
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tasting Menu at 1621 was outstanding. From the first plate to the last one was exquisitely prepared with attention to detail. The flavors were well balanced and the use of local products was masterful. I had the ten course selection and the plating was...fantastic. Adriana, our server, was very knowledgeable and presented each course with very detailed descriptions. Our hostess, Jessica, gave us a tour of the restaurant and its history as it was once a Convent. It was a pleasure to meet Chef Laura Fonseca. She greeted us and gave a presentation of the main course. This restaurant is tops on my list whenever I’m in Cartagena. I will return.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Falcon3552, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had an outstanding experience....!! Thanks to mention Adriana who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2023

1621 is the best part of the Sofitel Santa Clara property. The meal and service were both top notch, with a bill that doesn’t come close to equaling the tremendous experience (this meal would be 2-4X in most cities in the US & Western Europe)....From start to finish, 1621 was truly a one of a kind dining experience. The passion of the service shines bright throughout the meal…. They honor the history of the property in a very unique way, our waiter, Jesus, was excellent, and the others that pitched in during our 10-course dinner were also superb. The food & presentation were at a Michelin level and you definitely do not leave hungry. If you are in Cartagena for a special experience, don’t overthink it….. 1621 is absolutely worth every second, every peso, and every course. 10/10More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2023

Dear Donkey2016, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. Our team is really proud to know that you had a truly dining experience...!!. Thanks to mention Jesus who took care of your service. We want to offer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An outstanding dining experience from beginning to end. The service provided by Adriana was excellent. She is very knowledgeable, pleasant and professional. Each plate was beautifully plated and exquisite. The combination of local products and the balance of flavors masterfully crafted by Chef Laura Fonseca...made this a memorable experience. 1621 is an experience that should not be missed whenever visiting Cartagena.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Shellsea05, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a memorable experience....!! Thanks to mention Adriana who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a wedding anniversary and loved the experience. We are not super experienced with this type of fine dining but Rafael was a phenomenal waiter, he and the restaurant manager guided us through a wonderful 6 course meal with wine pairings. Compliments...to the chef for an extraordinary meal that surpassed all our expectations. Couldn’t recommend more, if you are coming to Cartagena definitely make a reservation and you will be treated to the best meal in the city!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear markoI8667NO, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a wonderful experience....!! Thanks to mention Rafael who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant serving delicious, eclectic cuisine with exceptional service. Rafael is an excellent waiter. 10/10, I recommend this fine dining experience.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 602ivettef, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had an exceptional experience....!! Thanks to mention Rafael who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel, excellent restaurant! We loved the Spanish colonial style of the place as well as the great care in choosing the menu and the wines. Very kind and welcoming staff, our waiter Rafael was special.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear anastasia s, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a great experience....!! Thanks to mention Rafael who took care of your service. We want to offer...More

Reviewed 29 April 2024

A beautiful experience of fine dining. 1621 is a jewel, with a warm ambience imbued with history, old world hospitality and an excellent menu with locally sourced ingredients and exciting flavours . Dalissandro’s service was par excellence and he made the occasion very personal with...his knowledgeable commentary on each course and his charm.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2024

Dear Whalemate, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a beautiful experience....!! Thanks to mention Dalexandro who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

Reviewed 22 April 2024

Excellent service! Amazing wine pairings. Our server Adriana was very knowledgeable and kind. The timing of the courses were perfect as we didn’t have to wait too long in between. Gave us a break to catch up. Beautiful restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2024

Dear juliangT5586VY, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a perfect experience....!! Thanks to mention Adriana who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

Reviewed 22 April 2024

Anderson our host was amazing. The food, the ambiance and the experience were phenomenal. If you love food and wine this is a must in the walled city.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2024

Dear I681TTkatheriner, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a phenomenal experience....!! Thanks to mention Anderson who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

Reviewed 21 April 2024

Amazing ! From start to finish ! Food is fabulous , wine is stellar , the story is everything ! Rafael is incredible ! Best meal we’ve had in Colombia !More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2024

Dear kendalynk, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had an amazing experience....!! Thanks to mention Rafael who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

Reviewed 16 April 2024

Very exceptional dining concept of 6 to 10 mini courses of exotic food combinations. They are rendered in series, explained by well trained servers - and marvelously prepared and presented. This is within the walls of a reconstructed convent dating four centuries and gorgeous! This...restaurant choice is not for every day dining. For most, it will be once in a lifetime. One is free to dine there more frequently, but unlikely given the uniqueness. This experience is indeed expensive within the context of Columbia restauration, mode only moderate for those from the USA, Canada and Europe.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

Dear Fred_Kadin, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a very exceptional experience....!! We want to offer the best for every dining experience. Our Chef has created...More

Reviewed 14 April 2024 via mobile

An amazing fine dining experience. We sat inside as we wanted the AC but the patio looked beautiful and romantic too. They explain the history of the restaurant when you arrive which is lovely. All the dishes were exceptional. We did the wine pairing which...was excellent too. Manuel our server was wonderful and had a good sense of humour. We left with a free gift of a beautiful pastry to enjoy later and a wax sealed letter from the chef. All the dishes were sent through by email later which was nice to reminisce on all the flavours etc afterwards - it’s easy to forget everything you’ve just tasted when there are 10 courses. We were perfectly full after and there is a taxi rank right outside the hotel entrance side. A perfect evening.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

Dear bartonerin, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had an amazing fine dining experience....!! Thanks to mention Manuel who took care of your service. We want to...More

Reviewed 6 April 2024

An amazing Michelin star experience. Truly once in a lifetime, and probably 5x more if I had the same experience in Las Vegas. Dalexandro went above and beyond to make us feel so special. A very memorable meal. Definitely felt full even after the 6...course (several bonus courses too!)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

Dear O7151FPmariaa, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a very memorable experience....!! Thanks to mention Dalexandro who took care of your service. We want to offer...More

Reviewed 4 April 2024

This experience was incredible and highlighted the sophistication of Colombian cuisine and culture! Rafael our waiter was so incredibly kind and accommodating to my party. The service here was absolutely wonderful and personalized. This is such an intimate and unique experience in Cartagena, can’t wait...to come back! P.S. Don’t skip out on the wine pairing- it’s exceptionalMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2024

Dear U709TJsarahs, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had an incredible experience....!! Thanks to mention Rafael who took care of your service. We want to offer the...More

Reviewed 4 April 2024 via mobile

Great food, surprisingly easy for kids as well! The setting is quite authentic for the monasterial history. Rafael was a great waiter.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Angie Amaris, Director General at Restaurante 1621, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2024

Dear Alex B, Thank you to send a comment on Tripadvisor about your experience in our 1621 Restaurant. It fills us of joy to read that you had a great experience....!! Thanks to mention Rafael who took care of your service. We want to offer...More

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I only recommend it for dinners with a couple or friends, without children
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Restaurante 1621 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5