Great menu and atmosphere, a local gem!
Loved this place! First time here!I had a chicken salad salad that they are famous for and I can definitely see why! The menu is different and looks wonderful. There are a few things I can't wait to try. I must admit I had dessert because zi couldn't resist! ALMOND AMARETTO CHEESE CAKE HOMEMADE!!!! I really did share it with my husband! This place is small with bar seating and counter seating but they do have outdoor seating weather permitting. If you like out of the ordinary food this is the place for you! You won't be sorry!! More...
Interesting menu with all star tapas dishes paying homage to several countries quite lovingly. The Thai yellow curry crab chowder had Tom Ka Kai vibe to it with a distinct coconut flavor. The cilantro and peppers add a much needed brightness to the dish that don't outshine the lump crab. Potatoes as the versatile ingredient they are meshed well with the dish. The Mexican shrimp salad had noticeably fresh shrimp and was equally bright and festive in taste as it was in presentation. Smoked salmon deviled eggs were light and kept simple letting the standalone elements to speak for themselves without the typical coating of paprika or cayenne. Very lovely place. I loved that they played smooth jazz, served beer and wine and had outdoor seating. Very chill. The staff were remarkably attentive, courteous and knowledgable. They were as relaxed as the backdrop even as customers started piling in towards the evening. Terrific joint. I'm glad to have a restaurant like this in the downtown Pensacola line up and I hope they maintain quality control. Kudos to the whole team! More...
Was expecting more Cuban type inspired dishes but was limited but the tapas we got were very good
Wonderful food and even better service. Carmen and her girls set an example of service above and beyond. Can't thank them enough for making our first trip to Pensacola memorable.
Best Tapas in town
I have been coming here for years and still love the food every time. The menu is small, but there's usually a daily special and the regular menu items are delicious and healthy. They also have gluten free options. The servers are always very friendly and accommodating. The outside seating is nice and shaded and I love to just sit outside and sip their orange ice tea. My favorite meal is their gluten free Spanish crab cazuela with a side salad. And if they ever have their salmon salad, get it! The pepper poppers and salmon salad deviled eggs are also amazing. More...
Best food in Pensacola!! Hands down!
Perfect date spot
First time there totally awesome chicken salad and the bartender is extremely friendly.
Great food and location. The apps are always amazing and surprisingly, the NC pulled pork may be the best in town. Great atmosphere, friendly service. You need to try this place.
Amazing food in a quaint location
The best open face crab i have ever had. My wife and i order this almost every time we visit carmens.
Wonderful service and great food. Very fresh, and daily specials are constantly changing.
Always solid food and drinks. Always diet sensitive friendly.
Lunch at this spot - yummy. Everyone at our table was enjoying everything. Service is consistently good. Prices were good for how much you get. I see why this place has a lot of good reviews. More...
Very good. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
Healthy lunch alternative to all the fast food places. Staff is great too!
Delish! Had the soup of the day.....
Bonnie V. Crawford
Impeccable food, drinks and service.
Carmen’s is exceptional all around and not just for lunch. We had tapas for dinner tonight and the 6 shareable plates were one better after another - Cubana Slider, Chicken Salad, Goat cheese cheesecake, curry soup, sweet potato soup. Ohhhh - the strawberry crustless cheesecake!!!!! So great!!! More...
Lainey and lori
Always a treat! Its a very quaint an small restaraunt,downtown Pensacola..If you like develed eggs,you'll like Carmens.
Great place with amazing food!!
Perfect for a quick counter lunch or casual business lunch. Food is always fresh and the salad & soup specials change frequently. Service is friendly and fun.
Love the kale salad its the bomb
This place was such a treat. The food was delicious. I got the Tikka Masala sandwich on brioche which was flavorful without being too heavy. My partner got the crab cake melt with a side of their homemade potato salad which I was very jealous of after I tasted. Everything seemed so fresh and thoughtful. Our waitress was so on top of it, too. We will definitely be back! More...
Passion... Hospitality... this is such a beautiful place. The soda bread and crab bisque remind me of my favorite restaurant in Nashville (Peninsula), where we live, where we were won over by simple broth and bread that was one of the best meals we’d ever had. At Carmen’s, the chef’s love for her food comes through completely.. and Merilee, our server, was one of the friendliest and most hospitable people I’ve ever met. We can’t wait to come back :) More...
Soup and salad cannot be beat. The flavors are always fantastic and fresh.
Outstanding location for quality Lunch. This place is absolutely outstanding. Next time I'll be back with my coworkers. Prices are fair I would say.
Carmen's staff were friendly and professional. I would have preferred to sit outside but it's a busy place right at noon on a weekday, and for good reason. The cozy little restaurant is probably the same size as your master bedroom but packs big flavor and demands a reasonable amount out of your wallet in return. I had the soup of the day which was, in a word, explosive. Bold zesty flavors is what Carmen's does well. The kale salad topped with a fantastic balance of dressing, walnuts, raspberries and black berries was excellent. Carmen's special orange iced tea was a nice treat to go with. All in all around $35 for two people before gratuity and a worthwhile stop. More...
Carmen's is located in downtown Pensacola with a mice view of the downtown scenery. This is a great place to sit down for a delicious variety of lunch items, my favorite being the North Carolina BBQ sandwich. The staff are always friendly.
Great good in a fun location. The pomegranate ice tea is delicious. And the servers were kind and attentive.
I have been in the Golf Shores for a week now and this meal was the best thus far. My gosh I wish my food could taste this good. Our group had three different meals all superb. More...
Thank You. So Cute, CLEAN, and oh so Friendly. What a great FOH, BOH must be just as professional, delicious, perfectly portioned chicken salad plate I had, yummy little crackers too. Renee was so welcoming and a wonderful server/bartender....I will be back soon. Thanks again. Very pleasant... More...
Small, friendly eatery in downtown Pensacola. Portion size tend to be on the small side but incredibly tasty dishes, fresh good ingredients. Compliments to the chef!!