For Lunch: Cuban-Spanish-American Cuisine in a Bistro Setting

Salads

Half Garden Salad Baby mixed greens w/cherry tomatoes, sliced onion & slivers of avocado 5

Whole Garden All the same fresh veggies, just… bigger 9

Stews

Flamenco Chorizo Stew with peppers, onions and potatoes in a spicy tomato broth; served with a Portuguese roll 8

Veggie Flamenco Same as regular but made with lentils; served with Portuguese roll 8

Cuban Favorites

Picadillo Ground beef sautéed with olives, capers, raisins and peppers; served with rice and beans and plantains 9

Empandas Meat or veggie—fried pockets filled with seasoned meat or grilled veggies 1 for 3.5, 2 for 6.5

Two, served with choice of rice & beans, plantains or salad 8

Sandwiches

All served with potato wedges and house made Brussels sprouts cole slaw

Cubano Roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickle and mustard on a
Portuguese roll 8

Burger with lettuce, tomato and onions 8
options: bacon, cheese, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms 1 each

Chicken BLAT Marinated & grilled, with bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato on a Portuguese roll 9

 

What’s for Breakfast? Try Cuban-Spanish-American Cuisine in a Bistro Setting

Eggs

Two Eggs any style with home fries, toast and coffee 5

Two Eggs any style with home fries, toast & choice of ham or house cured bacon 7
w/house cured chorizo 8
w/chorizo or veggie hash 9

Cuban Eggs Eggs to order with rice, black beans, plantains and sliced avocado 9

Eggs Jimbo Two eggs served over sauteed spinach and mushrooms, with home fries & toast 9

Huevos Flamenco Eggs served in a stew of chorizo, peppers, onions, and potatoes in a spicy tomato broth; served with a Portuguese roll 9

Ranch Eggs Two eggs sunny side up, mashed black beans, tomato chili sauce and lime creme; served with a slice of Texas toast and choice of chorizo or veggie hash 10

Omelets

Three Egg Omelet w/home fries & toast 6
& cheese (Cheddar or Swiss) 7.5
w/Manchego cheese 8.5

Ricardo Three egg omelet made with chorizo hash and manchego cheese; Served with plantains and toast 11

Lucy Three egg omelet made with spinach, mushrooms & swiss cheese; served with home fries and toast 10

Little Ricky Three egg omelet made with ham, tomato and cheddar cheese; served with home fries and toast 10

Pancakes

House Made Pancake & MultiGrain Mix

Three Pancakes w/butter & syrup 6
-short stack (2) 5

Three Blueberry or Banana 8
-short stack (2) 7

Three MultiGrain 8
-short stack (2) 7

Three Blueberry or Banana MultiGrain 9
-short stack (2) 8

DeluxeTwo regular pancakes, two slices ham or house cured bacon, two eggs 8.5
w/house made chorizo patty 9
w/house made chorizo hash or veggie hash 10

DeluxeTwo multigrain pancakes, two slices ham or house cured bacon, two eggs 9.5
w/house made chorizo patty 10
w/house made chorizo hash or veggie hash 10.5

French Toast

French Toast Three slices, grilled to perfection, served w/seasonal fruit 7

Flan French Toast Dipped in flan mixture & served w/caramel sauce, whipped cream & fruit 9.5

Breads

Whole Wheat, Multi Grain, Rye or Pumpernickel 1.5

Portuguese Roll 2

Sides

Four Slices of House Cured Bacon 4

Three Slices of Ham 3

Two House Made Chorizo Patties 4.5

House Made Chorizo or Veggie Hash 5

Plantains 3

Yucca Fries 3

Home Fries 2

Eggs (1) .75 • (2) 1.5

Beverages

Coffee or Tea 1.75

Espresso 2.5

Cortado (Cuban latte) 4

Herbal Teas 2.5

Juices sm 2 • lg 3

Fentiman’s Soda (made from natural botanicals) 3

Annual Christmas Eve Potluck

Annual Christmas Eve Potluck at Carmen’s Café Monday, December 24, from 5-10

As the Potlatch tradition of the Northwest Native Americans was explained to Carmen:
When you have a good year, you naturally want to share it with your neighbors. You might invite them over for a celebration, and give them gifts like blankets to show your friendship.

Maybe the next year is great for them, so now they invite you over. They feed you, then give YOU blankets— the ones you gave them, plus some other new ones. By the tradition, their blankets are just as powerful a gift as yours, but the ones they give back to you are extra special— they have been given before, so have twice as much love woven into them. This can grow to hundreds of blankets, given back and forth year by year, a symbolic expression of a cherished relationship.

Carmen’s Café is Cuban-American, not from the Northwest, but they love the idea of Potlatch, that the spirit and intention of goodwill is more important than monetary value. They invite one and all to their annual Holiday Potluck on December 24 from 5-10. Carmen will lay out a basic spread— rice and beans, with picadillo, salad, plantains and yucca, with flan for dessert and sangria and spiced cider to refresh. Bring your own addition to share with all— drinks and desserts, main dishes and sides. Enjoy the spirit of giving and say a holiday hello to your neighbors.