Today’s Specials / Carmen’s Café Special for Glenn Miller Concert / Friday Tapas Specials /Mother’s Day Specials

Specials Week of April 7

Free Local Delivery Weekdays w/ $15 Minimum


Half Sandwich with choice
of soup or salad… 7.5

Roast Beef w/ Bleu Cheese & caramelized onions on homemade foccacia 8

Grilled Fresh Mozzarella w/ basil, tomato & balsamic drizzle 8


Why wait for the weekend? Get real food, real good, and get it now!

Mac and Cheese…w/ avocado & red pepper 8
with bacon or chorizo add 1
with plantains add .5

Pork Spare Ribs….w/pineapple guava sauce 9

Remember, free local delivery/ $15 minimum!

Today’s Soup: Get a cup or a bowl

Hearty Vegetable Soup–Rich and cheery, strong enough for winter but light enough for spring

Flamenco– yes, our favorite egg dish starts with a stew! And it’s great with or without the eggs.  Available w/ chorizo or vegan


The Whole Garden..mixed greens w/grape tomatoes, onion, and
avocado 7.5
with grilled chicken add 4


We’ve got you covered

Fresh Berry Cheesecake

Special Tasting Menu at Carmen’s Café

Winner of six Metroland Reader’s Choice 2014 Awards

Carmen’s is delighted to invite Troy Savings Bank Music Hall patrons to a special tasting menu, prior to the Glenn Miller Orchestra performance

Tapas Tasting Menu for Thursday, May 8:

-pick two of these appetizers:

Manchego Cheese
W/ Marcona Almonds, Balsamic Vinegar & Marinated Cherries

Crispy Chicken Wings
Tossed w/ Spicy Mango Glaze

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms
w/ Manchego Cheese

Piquillo Peppers
w/ Herbed Goat Cheese

-Plus two of these entrées:

Grilled Flank Steak
w/ Chimichurri Sauce over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Arroz con Pollo
Chicken stewed in Tomato Herb Broth w/ Rice

Grilled Ahi Tuna
Topped w/ Pickled Watermelon Salad over Saffron Rice

Roasted Vegetable Tower
w/ Manchego Crostinis

-plus Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea or Homemade Ginger Ale and your choice of dessert:

traditional Cuban custard

Chocolate Bread Pudding
light and delicious w/ fresh whipped cream

Beer, wine and Sangria available

Prix Fixe $27 per person. Open for seating at 5:00.
To ensure timely service, please arrive no later than 6pm
Call (518) 326-2064 for reservations (suggested)
Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted.

Carmen’s Café

11-6 Wednesday & Thursday
11-10 Friday (Friday night Tapas)
9-4 Saturday & Sunday

198 First Street (Corner of Adams)
Troy, NY 12180

(518) 326-2064

Tapas Specials for Friday May 9

Seared Ahi Tuna w/ saffron rice, topped w/ pickled watermelon salad 16

Grilled Flank Steak w/ chimichurri over garlic mashed potatoes 15

Costillitas de Cerdo roasted pork spare ribs w/guava-pineapple glaze 13

Arroz con Pollo stewed chicken w/ rice 13

Roasted Vegetable Tower w/ manchego crostinis 12

Marinated Manchego w/garlic-rosemary olive oil, marcona almonds, and sun-dried cherries 8

Crispy Artichokes lightly floured and served w/aioli 8

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms topped with manchego cheese 8

Patatas Bravas crispy potatoes w/spicy aioli and sea salt 5

Pan Caramelized Brussels Sprouts w/ balsamic reduction 5

Salmon Pate… served w/capers, cornichon and toasted pita 10

Empanadas 1 for 3.5 | 2 for 6.5
choice of filling:

  • meat seasoned with olives capers onions
  • veggie with spinach mushrooms and plantains

Rice and Beans white rice, black beans 4

Yucca Fries Cuban root vegetable 4

Platanos fried ripe plantains 4


Flan 5
Fresh Berry Cheesecake 6
Chocolate Sour Cream Cake 6

What are you doing for Mother’s Day?

Here at Carmen’s, we are passing out flowers to mothers, so we’d suggest a reservation for a wonderful meal!

Sunday May 11 Only!

Ahi Tuna topped w/ pickled watermelon salad over spring greens

Eggs Benedict Crab Cakes w/ our homemade hollandaise sauce

Double Chocolate-Strawberry Pancakes the name says it all.

Full Breakfast Menu here.

Full Lunch Menu here.


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