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407 S Palafox St Unit B, Pensacola, FL 32502-5980
+1 850-542-4334
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Pensacola, Florida
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I eat at Carmen's several times a week for many reasons. The staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable, and the food is delicious. As a celiac, it's always a little scary eating out, but I am never afraid at Carmen's because gluten-free items are their specialty. This popular venue gets packed at lunch so I always plan to arrive... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to Carmen's for lunch downtown Pensacola. A small restaurant set up with a U-shape bar as the seating area and two table, so it's a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The menu is eclectic, innovative with also familiar items. Presentation, quality and toast was great. Their salads are great, the crab/ sausage filled peppers were very good. The beef sandwich... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

On my way through Pensacola to Destin from Mobile, I like to stop at Carmen's for lunch. I have always enjoyed the food. One time, one of the waitresses quoted the wrong price for an item. When I mentioned it to Carmen she was quick to handle the matter in a very successful manner. My wife and I were pleased... More 

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Thank EXPCTMOR
CarmensLunchBar, Owner at Carmen's, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a another chance! I hope you will continue to visit us as you travel through Pensacola. We appreciate your business! MariCarmen More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Downtown Pensacola has blossomed in the last several years, exploding into a strip of posh restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques leading down to the bay. Carmen’s Lunch Bar is one of the recent additions to the trendy restaurant scene and stands out as one of the few casual eateries with a full menu; most of the other restaurants in the... More 

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Illinois
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We were looking for a place to eat dinner while waiting for a concert at Vinyl Music Hall and a nice young lady in one of the downtown shops directed us to Carmen's. Glad that she did. Service and food were both great. We started with cream of parsnip and carrot soup with cranberries and almonds. Excellent. I had the... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

And excellent place to eat if you don't mind a crowd ands sitting at the large horseshoe bar. There are a couple tables but good luck nabbing on of them! The place ROCKS! Excellent service, great eats! The Thai Curry soup was amazing! As were the crab stuffed peppers!

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Amazing food with most of them menu gluten free. We had soup and pork sandwich for lunch, so terrific that we returned for dinner. Crustless strawberry cheese cake was enjoyed by all, including those not coeliac. Bar area is hip with a large selection of wines and beer. We waited for a table inside for about 10 mins at lunch,... More 

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CarmensLunchBar, Owner at Carmen's, responded to this review

Thank you Fiona and James! We greatly appreciate your review and we enjoyed meeting you both! I hope your work and travels will bring you back to Pensacola soon! MariCarmen Josephs, chef/ower Carmen's Lunch Bar More 

Fairhope, Alabama
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were told the daily bowl of soup was $6.00 and were charged $14.00. It was awful - Mrs. Campbell makes a much better soup for under a dollar. We asked the waitress three different times about the soup price and were willing to pay what she told us it would cost [although it wasn't good] but even after I... More 

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1 Thank EXPCTMOR
CarmensLunchBar, Owner at Carmen's, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had a negative experience at Carmen's. We strive to serve excellent, from-scratch food with friendly and informative service. If you read other Trip Advisor reviews this is what we typically deliver. Our soups are homemade and we win awards every year for the best soups in town. Regardless, it is our policy to not charge... More 

Pensacola, Florida
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Carmen's is a special boutique restaurant in the heart of charming downtown Pensacola. The cuisine is always creative, every changing using local farm to table produce and the best the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. The wine list is outstanding and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. One of my favorites!

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Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I ate lunch here twice during our October visit to Pensacola. Food-The first time I had the crab melt and my husband had the stuffed peppers. Both were amazing! The second time we both had salads which were super fresh and locally sourced. The only regret is that we did not have any dessert there. I'm sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 S Palafox St Unit B, Pensacola, FL 32502-5980
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-542-4334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?