Carmens Café is one of those neighborhood bistros that opened its doors and immediately developed a loyal following. With their mother as the restaurant's namesake, the Bautista brothers created warm and relaxed restaurants where families are just as welcome as couples out for an intimate dinner.
Our ample menu of Italian cuisine also offers diners a selection of festive small plate tapas perfect for sharing such as shrimp and crab meat stuffed artichokes, spicy empanadas filled with chorizo and potatoes or steamed mussels topped with Diablo sauce. Fresh, soft bread topped with sesame seeds is brought to each table to enjoy along with special dipping oil. And there is Carmen's famous house salad a heaping plate of romaine and iceberg lettuce tossed with vinegar and oil, a squeeze of lemon, pimento bits and purple onion, chunks of artichoke hearts and a generous helping of freshly grated Parmesan. Save room for fresh seafood, flavorful pasta, or tender and richly seasoned veal, chicken or beef entrees.