Prix Fixe Dinners

Friday, October 31st Served 5-9

Braised Oxtail fontina grits, apple gastrique, fried leeks, cilantro

Smoked Baby Pork Loin whipped plantains w coconut, butternut squash hay, pineapple rosemary demiglace

Butter Poached Monkfish fried green tomatoes, pine nut couscous, pink lemon pearls, white wine syrup

Includes Choice of Dessert:


Chocolate Satin Cake

Pear-Apple Tart

30, or w/ red or white sangria 35

Full Tapas Menu Also Available

as is wine, beer, and Jim-Gerale

Spot The Flowers, Win A Prize

Tell Me Where–Win A Prize

A Cubano and a Cortado
That’s a Cuban Sandwich with Cuban Coffee, to you Anglos

Walking the streets of downtown Troy today, and I happened to look down. I saw these beauties: someone planted them to make the City look good, to bring a smile to a passerby’s face. And it worked!

Relax, slow down, enjoy life while you can.

So tell me where the flowers are, and be precise. The winner gets to RELAX over a tasty lunch with us— on us.



Weekly Specials / Tapas / New Art / Fall Music Schedule

Week of Thurs. Oct. 9 to Sun. Oct. 12

Carmen Updates Window Boxes

As Wednesday’s cold front was rolling in, Jim was winter proofing and Carmen was cleaning and redecorating the window boxes. Check them out—  hearty mums, gourds and baby pumpkins.
Get Your Leaf Peeping In Soon!


French TaostBy which we mean, breakfast any time, PLUS our lunchtime menu!

—Which is why we are showing you a picture of French Toast with Fresh Fruit and Real Whipped Cream

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


Check out our full menu!

Though for a real treat, come in and see what’s on our Specials Board.

SearedTroutFriday Tapas Specials 10/10

Beef Stew slow cooked in a tomato herb broth
Herb Stuffed Pork Loin marinated, served over mashed sweet potatoes
Pan Seared Rainbow Trout over saffron rice & pea purée

~Full Tapas Menu Here~

Desserts expanded offerings:

Have you tried the Apple Crisp? Fan-Tastic!!


Raspberry Chocolate Layer Cake

Gary Masline Faces & PlacesNew Art: Gary Masline—Faces & Places Showing Thru 2014

Gary loves Santa Fe, and it shows.

You may have seen Gary’s work around the area, he’s widely known.  We like the way his paintings start to tell a story, then leave the rest for you to figure out.  Look for an artist’s reception toward the end of the month.

Shows @ 6 & 8, $5 cover each

Music This Fall:

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

Mundo Nuevo Live Tonight

Friday Night: 5/23 Live music by Mundo Nuevo
Shows @ 6 & 8, $5 cover each

Mundo Nuevo is a musical quartet that is dedicated to preserving the classic repertoire of the Spanish speaking Caribbean, Mexico and South America.

Join the Mundo Nuevo Fan Club on Facebook!

Influences: Guillermo Rodriguez Fiffe, Walter Ramos, Fernando Villalona, Joao do Vale, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tito Puente, Alvaro Carrillo, Rafael Hernandez, Gerald Mark and Seymour Simons, Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, Gonzales Y Siaba Sergio Eulogio

Photo courtesy by Kathleen Lisson

12/14: Mundo Nuevo Returns to Carmen’s!

12/14:  Mundo Nuevo Returns to Carmen’s!

Mundo Nuevo is a musical quartet that is dedicated to preserving the classic repertoire of the Spanish speaking Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Jose Cruz, Walter Ramos, Fernando Gomes, and Jose Melendez.

~ Dinner Specials for 12/14 ~

~ SOUP ~

Black Bean and Corn Soup


Stuffed Clams

Seafood Bouillabaisse
over saffron rice

Grilled Flank Steak
w/Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Veggie

Pulled Chicken
w/ peppers and onions in a spicy tomato sauce, served w/rice and beans

w/sauteed seasonal veggies


Chocolate Cheese Cake

Cafe open from 5–10pm with music in two live shows from 6–7:30 or 8–9:30 5$ Cover.
Call 518 326 2064 for reservations

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.