Although has a feel as a neighborhood restaurant, it has a following from all over the metro. We live in the Brookside area and have loved Carmen's for years. We can always count on very good food for a reasonable price. We had a small post-wedding dinner for 8 event on a Saturday evening which included school age children and vegetarians. Everyone was delighted. The service was excellent and attentive. The atmosphere was lively and just right for the spirit of our evening. The place was packed, there are areas in the restaurant that two people can have a relaxed evening evening. Love it. Highly recommended.