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$5 - $18
Latin, Cuban, American, Caribbean, Spanish


Black Bean and Corn Soup
Stuffed Clams
Seafood Bouillabaisse
Over saffron rice
Grilled Flank Steak
With garlic‏ mashed potatoes and veggie
Pulled Chicken
With peppers and onions in a spicy tomato sauce, served with rice and beans
With sauteed seasonal veggies
Chocolate Cheesecake
Huevos Benedictus
Poached eggs over rice cakes with bacon and house made hollandaise sauce
Apple-Walnut-Cranberry Multigrain Pancakes
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

My wife suggested that we try to get some Cuban sandwiches while we were visiting Albany and we eventually ended up here. The neighbourhood seems a bit strange compared to the locale, but it is worth the visit. The staff in the restaurant was friendly...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed November 18, 2018

love this place. small window of opportunity to enjoy the food because of limited days and time open. . . be quick to get here on the weekend. the place fills up quickly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 29, 2018

My boyfriend took me here, he loves this place. I don't know about cuban food (doesn't really seem like cuban food to me) but I got pancakes and they were great! Very big portions so keep that in mind. The mimosa was good. I have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Having grown up eating Puerto Rican food and married a Dominican who loves to cook, I know and can appreciate good Spanish food. Been wanting to try Carmen's for a while and finally stopped in for breakfast. I thought the decor was cute and inviting....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Great little Cuban restaurant tucked away in South Troy. Warm, welcoming and wonderful food. I usually sit at the counter where there are newspapers and friendly conversation. Not an egg eater i usually get blueberry pancakes which ate sumptuous...chock full of plump blueberries and real,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Cuban breakfast was great the fried plantains were so sweet and fresh that they melt in your mouth. Empanadas good flavor but small. The flan French toast was good but too sweet. If you love sweet this is for you. Coffee is strong and delicious....More

Date of visit: December 2017
TroyWoody, Manager at Carmen's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thanks for the great review, Maria! While the Flan French Toast is a favorite for a lot of folks, it's too sweet for me too. That's why I get the regular French Toast or the Blueberry Pancakes. While the Flan French Toast uses the same...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017

If you read my review of the first time I went to Carmens you could tell I was less then impressed. Okay, was out with friend Henry when he wanted to try there for breakfast and after a moment of hesitation, agreed. We were welcomed,...More

Date of visit: September 2017
TroyWoody, Manager at Carmen's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thanks for coming back! We do our best— any time things are less than wonderful, let us know and we'll fix it.

Reviewed May 3, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised when we decided to try Carmen's for Sunday breakfast. The restaurant is small but has a neat atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We had to wait by the front door for a table and the owners husband came...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed March 6, 2017

My family decided to take me to a new place for my birthday. What a wonderful treat. The brunch choices were unusual but everything tasted great. The chorizo hash is flavorful but not over powering and the apple empanada was light and flakey. Mimosas by...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed September 21, 2016

We were in Troy for the farmer's market. Some friends told us about Carmen's restaurant close to their apartment. A short walk from downtown, the food was great. We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed wonderful Cuban food. The Cubano sandwiches were great and...More

Date of visit: September 2016
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