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Carmen's Cafe

6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
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Ranked #108 of 1,201 Restaurants in Kansas City
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Price range: $21 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Authentic Italian bistro with a Latin flair for festive tapas! The many signature dishes include a variety of pasta choices, the famous Chicken Spidieni and the appetizing artichoke. Carmen’s Café delivers friendly service within a casual, upscale atmosphere.
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35 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter and I were searching for a new place for her birthday. We happened upon Carmen's. The place was nice and cozy. The staff were great and our waitress was great. The calamari and lasagna I recommend. They had warm bread and real butter which is a plus. We loved it.

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Kansas City MO
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I like sampling the tapas with friends. I liked the ones with shrimp the best. You can make a great meal this way and not order so much that you cant eat it all. I also like the oil that they have to dip the bread in. Very high quality

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Independence, MO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

From the warm bread served with the drinks, through the fresh salads, the entrees that were served piping hot, and chocolate cheesecake for dessert, the service was outstanding, and all the food was prepared just right. Staff is very courteous and efficient.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

These people work their butts off to make your experience amazing. The food is impeccable and the staff is so kind. I love the old charm and décor of this place in Brookside!

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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Great food, great service, great drinks! I suggest sharing! A lot of food! Love the pasta so so so so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Centralia, Missouri, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is a great place to eat, wonderful food, great atmosphere and wonderful wine. There was no wait, seated immediately and the service was great. We will return when visiting in Kansas City.

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Ames, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Nice upscale atmosphere, attentive service and the menu has good variety. Try the Gnocchi! The bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink; "Coop" the mixologist is great!

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Valdosta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were traveling with a large group of 20. It was very challenging to find a place to fit everyone that night. When we found Carmen's we walked in and it was a bar, then they sent us upstairs to eat. There was no one else eating that night, we thought that was weird. But, service was great and the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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117 reviews 117 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I had a delightful time at this place during my last visit so I rushed back to try it again-didn't work. I have often said when a place isn't busy they are out of sync. We were told of the special as we were still getting seated? They were out of the wine we wanted and, of course, suggested some... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We were desperate to escape the touristy crush of the Country Club Plaza for dinner. Given that obscure challenge, the staff at the Raphael suggested a neighborhood restaurant close-by: Carmen's in Brookside (about a mile south of the Plaza). What a wonderful surprise it was! No, the Brookside version it is not going to be the well-lit upscale place you... More

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