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Carmen's Cuban Cafe & Lounge

108 Factory Shops Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560-8516
+1 919-467-8080
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“plantains” (50 reviews)
“yellow rice” (22 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (20 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
108 Factory Shops Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560-8516
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for exotic place to eat and this was the place. Just like being in Cuba, well almost. The food, service, ambiance, and cleanliness was great. The sanitation rating was 96%. They have a huge bar, dancing on certain nights with Salsa, Menengue, music, and...More

Thank gtadennis
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Except for a Wendy's, this restaurant is the closest to the La Quinta Inn where we stayed near RDU Airport. From the dinner menu we had Lechon Asado and Vaca Frita, both of which were perfectly prepared and fresh; with the sides, there was more...More

Thank BobNNC
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Last night we went with friends to Carmen's for our first time. What a gem! Authentic Cuban food and lots of charm. Good food cloth table clothes and napkins and friendly, attentive staff. Very reasonably priced. We will be back!

Thank Jenwodny
Reviewed 10 August 2018

On a business trip four of us went to dinner looking for a restaurant saw this listed. It was so good! While my whole dinner rice and all were great, I could have just ate every plantain in the building! they were cooked perfectly. And...More

Thank fernj2013
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I've been going to Carmen's in different capacities ... as an informal lunch with a couple of friends, as well as attending a corporate event with 50+ people. Every single time, the food has been excellent, the service as well. My only comment is that...More

Thank Rodrigo M
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We were looking for a dinner place, and the desk clerk at our hotel recommended Carmen's. The idea of Cuban food was intriguing, and what we got was wonderful, although the portions were larger than we could eat. The server who took our order was...More

Thank Jesusan
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Traveling through Raleigh with an early morning flight we asked the hotel staff for a recommendation. They recommended Carmen’s, we were so pleased, very authentic Cuban food, excellent choice of chicken, pork and an extensive seafood offering. Decent beer and wine as well. If you...More

Thank owemat
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We had an early flight the next morning, so stayed in a hotel near the airport. Scouted around for something interesting and discovered this hidden jewel. Enjoyed a Caipiriña before the meal. Both the Stuffed pork loin and Shrimp salsa verde were excellent! Very flavorful...More

Thank tqmbill
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The yellow rice is rather bland, the flavorful black beans on top of the rice helped the flavor. I am from Florida and have never been served cold Fried Yuca from any Cuban source ever. Therefore the yuca was not edible. The Palomilla was actually...More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Everything we had from the appetizers to dessert (Flan was incredible) was great. Keeo up the good work Carmen's, we will be back next time we need to use RDU.

Thank Barry D
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15 May 2017|
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Response from DisneyPhotoMan | Reviewed this property |
Yes; it's a good complement to the restaurant, and a necessity when it become a dance club at night!
27 February 2017|
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Response from ElConnoisseur | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, so call ahead and ask to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Factory Shops Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560-8516
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Morrisville
  • Phone Number: +1 919-467-8080
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