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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 good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (43 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (20 reviews)
“yellow rice” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
108 Factory Shops Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560-8516
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I wanted to go to Caribbean Cafe in Raleigh but didn't feel like driving...I should have just gone. The food here is awful. The rice was hard and the beans had no flavor. The steak was tough like leather. I am very familiar with what...More

Thank shamainaallen
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Carmen's looks like a 20+ a plate restaurant ; but it isn't (more like 12-18). Family friendly. Dinner comes with a choice of yellow rice or white. Black beans or brown. Plantains or yaca (steamed or fried) Mild spices but definitely the taste of Cuba....More

Thank MrBallman
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I've had really good Cuban food and this place was horrible. I only tried them once and might try them again bc I love Cuban food, especially in Miami. I'll see how it is my next visit.

Thank drenettte7
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Eating dinner solo on Mother's day means you may be the odd woman out. I was on my own when I walked into Carmen's and could see lots of tables with large parties....it.was Mother's Day after all. I was overlooked. I finally walked back to...More

Thank TeeJay23
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Carmen's is an excellent place! Last time I was there I had the camarones criollo (shrimp in a spicy sauce). It was the freshest shrimp I've had in a while--absolutely delicious. I've also tried the ropa vieja and various pork dishes. The coffee is very...More

Thank 444meghana
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The food was really tasty and with an excellent price. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The menu is very diverse and is definitely a place that I'll keep coming back to.

Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Flying out of Raleigh and found this little gem just a few minutes from hotel. Excellent favor in everything I had. Very friendly and helpful service.

Thank crepesofwrath
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I had the chicken soup as an appetizer and it was really good. Clearly freshly made with homemad noodles and lots of chicken and vegetables. For the main course i had lechon asado. Pork was perfectly roasted and tender. The only issue i had was...More

1  Thank gullivertravels62
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Carmen's was very nice inside and would be a great date location. Clean, cozy and well appointed. We had the chicken empanadas (fresh and good), Papas rellenas (tasty fried mashed potatoes with ground beef) as appetizers. My entree was Masitas de puerco which was fried...More

Thank ScubaTomas
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had Croquetas as an appetizer and Vaca Frita & Lechón Asado as main dishes. The croquetas were perfect! However, the two main dishes were just better than average.

1  Thank SeaHawk14
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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 lrushing007 | 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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