Pico Express

Chopped Pickled Peppers and Manchego Cheese, cooked to perfection. Garnish just so, add the sweetest, crispiest plantains you will ever taste, and a ramekin of Pineapple Slaw.

A breakfast to die for!

Tapas Specials / Expanded Dessert Offerings / Fall Music / Chardapalooza

TapasFriday Tapas

Pan Seared Halibut w/ Chopped Chard-Tomato Ragu & pineapple cilantro slaw

Roasted Vegetarian Napoleon w/ Roasted Red Pepper Coulis & Sautéed Swiss Chard

Costillitas de Cerdo— Cuban Spare Ribs w/ pineapple guava glaze

Pan Seared Beef Tournados w/ apple brandy cream sauce.  Tomato Jam w/ potato hash & sautéed chard

Cubano Sandwich by popular demand—  pork, ham & swiss w/ mustard & pickle on Cuban bread


~ Full Tapas Menu ~

DessertsExpanded Dessert Offerings:


Key Lime Pie

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Carrot Cake


Rainbow, Dinosaur, and Swiss Chard, Fresh Grown & Organic! What’s to become of it?

 A great veggie special, that’s what! Come in Friday for 
Roasted Vegetarian Napoleon.

also on the menu:

Cuban Sliders topped w/ caramelized onions & avocado


Music This Fall

Sensemaya – 9/19
Mundo Nuevo – 10/24
Elizabeth Kasius & Heard – 11/21
The Nellies – Victorian Stroll, 12/7
Mundo Nuevo – 12/19

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Tapas Specials for Friday, September 6


—Getting ready to make Fresh Squeezed Limonada

Tapas Specials for Friday, September 6

 Steak w/ Chimichurri Sauce
w/ Roasted Potatoes

Sautéed Chicken Breast
w/ White Wine-Garlic-Lemon Sauce
over Saffron Rice & Veggie

Crab Cakes w/ Cuban Remoulade
w/ Potatoes & Veggie

Mac & Cheese
w/ Avocado & Roasted Red Peppers
Topped w/ Toasted Bread Crumbs

Lemon Ginger Cheesecake


Smoking Bacon
Still smoking our own Bacon—
And it’s tastier than ever!
No chemicals, no preservatives

Willie Marlowe
A Splash of Color
Paintings, Prints and Collages


Reception Thursday, September 19
On the full moon!

Making A Hash Of It

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Dicing technique and ingredients for the Chorizo and Veggie Hashes.

Note that we don’t mention chemicals or preservatives, because we don’t add them, ever! Just spices, fresh smoked meats and veggies.

And flavor. We put in plenty of flavor, too.

This Weekend at Carmen’s Cafe

Fresh Squeezed!

Citrus Cooler—
A tangy blend of Lemon, Lime & Orange
sweetened with juice so there’s no added sugar!

Tapas Menu for Friday, June 14

Cumin Coriander Crusted Filet Mignon
w/ Potato Pancake & Veggie

Arroz con Pollo
Braised Chicken & Rice

Mussels, Shrimp  & Chorizo
w/ Coconut-Lime Broth
in a Bed of Rice

Avocado Mac & Cheese
w/ Roasted Red Peppers

Black Bean & Corn Salad


Special for Father’s Day—
 ¡Steak & Eggs All Weekend!

Through August 25—
Joy Adams
Strange Paradise
works on paper and paintings

Last of the Summer Thistles—  Oil on Board
Last of the Summer Thistles—  Oil on Board

Carmen’s Cafe is Very Social

We’re now on the Social Web so you can stay up to date with everything going on at Carmen’s Cafe (and share the news with your friends) – Catering Services, Weekly Specials, New Menu Items, Live Music, and Featured Fine Artists — by following us on this blog,  Twitter – @CarmensCafeTroy “Like” our Facebook Fan Page, or send us your email address if you prefer. We also encourage you to share your reviews on Yelp.

Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Carmen's Cafe

Breakfast Buffet Next Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17

Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Carmen's Cafe

Next Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17, we are trying something different. Every once in a while we have a Breakfast Buffet instead of our usual cook-to-order. It’s a good time to try something different, to fill your hunger both for the new and different and for the tried and true. Menu:

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Chorizo Scrambled Eggs
  • Flamenca (Chorizo Stew, eaten with eggs)
  • Bacon
  • Home Fries
  • Blueberry Multigrain Pancakes
  • Fruit Platter w. Yoghurt Dip
  • Cheese Platter
  • Toast
  • Coffee-Tea-Juice

Price is $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12.

If you like it we’ll do it more often, so let us know, even if you can’t come in this weekend.