Sunday Specials / Farmer’s Market Menu

Sunday Specials

Eggs Benedict: Poached Eggs over English muffin and Canadian bacon, served w/ home fries and grilled veggies

Tostada: Eggs layered with a crispy fried tortilla, home fries, veggie or chorizo hash, manchego cheese, and lime crema, plus ranchero sauce made from vine-ripe fresh tomatoes.

Farmer’s Market Menu

We will offer a few of our favorites:

  • Flamenco
  • Flan French Toast
  • Picadillo
  • Empanadas
  • Cubano Sandwiches

Topped off with Vanilla and Chocolate Egg Cremes, Minty Iced Tea and Jim-Gerale

And CocoLoco for dessert!

Friday Tapas Specials

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Pan-Seared Salmon over cous-cous with minted olive tapenade 16

Beef and Lamb in a coconut sauce over crispy rice cakes 15

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

Shredded Chicken w/peppers and onions over rice & beans 13

Watermelon Salad w/papaya, mango & cucumbers 8

Crispy Brussel Sprouts w/balsamic glaze 8

Rhubarb Salad w/blueberries, quinoa and pickled beets over arugula 10

Pulled Pork Sliders empanandas and seared w/frissee salad & pickled radishes 8

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms topped with manchego cheese 8

Veggie Sampler For Two with seasonal veggies, hummus, baba ghanoush pickled jicama and fennel 18

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 6
Tres Leches Cake 6
Bread Pudding w/Berry Compote 6

Specials for the Weekend— January 25 & 26

Cranberry Walnut Pancakes
Photo of our new special: Cranberry Walnut Pancakes
Deliciously multigrain, from our own recipe.

Beef & Chorizo Sliders
w/ Swiss dijon sauce

Photo of our new special Beef & Chorizo Sliders w/ Swiss dijon sauce

New! Cranberry Cosmo

Get ready for our expanded hours. Starting February 5th we’ll be open
for weekday lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday plus our usual Friday Nights and Weekends.

Raspberry Cosmo

Saki, Raspberries and more, plus that good ol' Carmen's goodness!

Raspberry Cosmo at Carmen’s!

As long as we can get these delightfully fresh, grown-in-America Red Raspberries, we are happy to serve delightful drinks like the Raspberry Cosmopolitan. Made with Saki so it’s light and treats your head right. NA version available.

Beef & Chorizo Sliders

Photo of our new special: Beef & Chorizo Sliders
You can tell we took our time with the picture, there’s only one left on the plate. Sure, we are happy to sell you just one, in this case there’s a side of Yucca Fries with it. But most people order two. They just seem to go down better that way.

Tapas Specials for Friday, October 11


Tapas Specials for Friday, October 11

Home Made Chicken Soup
Home Made Cuban Clam Chowder

Crab Cakes
w/ Rice & Beans

Cuban Meat Loaf
w/ Mashed Potatoes & Veggie
And the soft boiled egg hidden inside!

Pollo al Jerez
Chicken Stewed w/ Raisins, Prunes,
Olives, Capers & Sherry

Home Made Cuban Pasta Prima Vera
Cornmeal Pasta & Veggies in a Light Garlic Wine Sauce

Fresh Apple Pie

Menu for Friday, May 31


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Getting Ready To Cook!

—everything tastes better when Mundo Nuevo takes the stage!

Black Bean Veggie Sliders    1/4  2/6

Crispy Cuban Calamari   8

Cuban Egg Rolls   2/6

Coconut Shrimp    3/8

Ceviche   18

served w/mango & avocado

Guava Glazed Baby Back Ribs   17

w/ yucca fries

Fried Chicken Thighs   14

w/ mango sauce & arroz con gandules

Risotto   14

w/ seasonal veggies

Spanish Chocolate Caliente at Carmen’s— Mmmmm!

Fine Dark Chocolate, melted into Milk and Cream the Spanish Way— Warm Up and Chase the Winter Blues Away!


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Tapas Specials for Friday, March 1

Lamb Chops w/ Mint Demi Glace over Mashed Potatoes & Veggie

Chicken Skewered & Grilled on Sugar Cane  w/ Pineapple & Red Pepper served w/ Saffron Rice & Beans

Salmon Marinated & Grilled Served w/ Red Pepper Coulis over Saffron Rice & Veggie

Vegetarian tamale over Coconut Rice & Roasted Mushroom Medley


Chocolate creme pie

Stay Tuned For Saturday & Sunday Specials

Recent Paintings by Carl Voegtling


Mundo Nuevo Live Latin Jazz

Mundo Nuevo return to Carmen’s Friday March 2nd.

Join us for an evening of – Mundo Nuevo ‘New World’ – Latin Music with a Cuban Emphasis. Like our own Buena Vista Social Club!

Tapas specials and homemade Sangria Wine.

Plenty of on-street parking.

Bring your friends – share the Carmen’s Experience! Good times is our specialty.

Reservations  (518) 326-2064

March 2nd: Carmen’s Cafe Returns

Welcome Back!
We reopen
March 2nd with Mundo Nuevo and their smooth Cuban jazz!
Mundo Nuevo  —  March 2 at Carmen’s  —  Two Shows 6-7:30 & 8-9:30, $5 Cover

Dinner Specials for Friday, March 2

Carne Guisada
Beef Stewed With Carrots, Celery and Potatoes
Served With Grilled Dinner Roll

Cuban Bouillabaisse
Shrimp, Scallops, Clams and Mussels in a
garlic-wine broth, served Over Saffron Rice

Marinated & Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
Served With Yucca Fries

Friday Night Tapas, Breakfast Buffet Saturday and Sunday:

Beef Roulade
served with garlic-nutmeg mashed potatoes in a demi glace

Grilled Chicken
with orange-ginger glaze

Grilled Shrimp
in a sherry cream sauce

Grilled Salmon
with beurre blanc

Our last Breakfast Buffet was New Year’s Day.  We’ve expanded the menu and brought it back
this Saturday & Sunday, the 16th & 17th,
because you like it so much!

Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo
Flamenco Stew
Blueberry Multigrain Pancakes with Pure Maple Syrup
Fruit Platter with Homemade Yoghurt Dip
Cheese Platter
Home Fries
Rice & Beans
Fried Plantains
Coffee, Tea and Juice

Cost is $12 Adults, $7 for kids under 12

Next Week:
Patrick Lynskey
Acoustic Rock Covers and Originals

Carmen’s Café
Carmen & Jim
Fine Cuban American Cuisine

Carmen’s Café
(518) 326-2064

Tapas on Fridays 5-9,
Breakfast & Lunch Sat & Sun 9-4

198 First Street (Corner of Adams)
Troy NY 12180

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