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Carmen's Lunch Bar

407 S Palafox St Unit B, Pensacola, FL 32502-5980
+1 850-542-4334
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kale salad” (21 reviews)
“crab melt” (13 reviews)
“soda bread” (13 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
407 S Palafox St Unit B, Pensacola, FL 32502-5980
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We sat at the bar inside and had two nice desserts. The bartender was very nice and efficient. We have also had lunch here before and enjoyed both experiences.

Thank sjhb07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love a restaurant that I am guaranteed an excellent meal. Carmens is our favorite in Pensacola. Everything is always fresh...none of that hidden wilted lettace at the bottom of your salad. The spices are very sophisticated and European in nature. So glad to see...More

Thank Betziksq
CarmensLunchBar, Owner at Carmen's Lunch Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being loyal customers! So glad you enjoy what we have created! We hope to see you again soon! MariCarmen

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love my lunches at Carmen's! What a wonderful menu and great Iced Tea! My one wish would be that there were more seating both inside and out. Dinners are great too!

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into Carmen's after running some errands. We had the crab stuffed peppers to start, and they were excellent. My wife had the crab melt sandwich and I had the tiki masala...both were very good. We ended with the highlight of the meal, an...More

Thank USAFReb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Carmen's on a Friday night before a concert. The evening menu differs from the lunch menu as it is mostly tapas. We had some of the evening special poblano rellenos, the beef slider and the soda bread. We started and ended with...More

Thank Jaymarie F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I liked every characteristic of this restaurant. The vibe is now. The staff, friendly and at ease. The indoor dining layout is perfect for the space and locale. The outdoor dining conducive to socializing. Location is in the heart of the revitalized downtown. Saturday afternoon...More

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Carmen's is an excellent spot on Palafox to have a relaxing cocktail with a meal before exploring the rest of downtown Pensacola. The food is refreshing and does not make you want to take a nap, like so many other restaurants do. My only regret...More

Thank waxandgold
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Our family had lunch at Carmen's during a recent visit to Pensacola. We were just walking down the street and decided to go in. The restaurant is quite small, with an outside patio. The staff was so friendly and the food was delicious. I had...More

Thank donlisamorin1
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Carmen's is incredible! I visit the restaurant frequently and have never been disappointed. In fact, quite the opposite is true. The service is excellent--the servers are very knowledgable and their recommendations are always spot on. Prices are reasonable but even more important, I leave feeling...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you are looking for a nice evening consisting of great wine and light menu options, this is your place. During our visit we ordered a wide variety of items, all of which were delicious and top quality. The Soda Bread, Spanish Lump Crab Toasts,...More

Thank Bryan R
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Angel D
12 March 2015|
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Response from Adventureman1492 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Angel. Welcome to Pensacola. Eating in P'cola, where to start..? Carmens is a little pricey, I think, especially with family, but good food. I suggest Apple Annie's at Seville Quarter. There's a new, very good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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