Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Step into a venue of intriguing juxtaposition of cultures, colours and flavours on Auckland’s iconic K-road.

The ‘Carmen Jones’ name was originally inspired by a discarded Broadway musical album cover. Like the old-school musical, Carmen Jones puts a fresh twist on tradition and celebrates diversity and culture.

Unfussy, eclectic and flavoursome, tuck into a wide range of dishes inspired by the Mediterranean and the West. Be thrilled by Carmen Jones’ quirky offering of small dishes to mix and match, from grilled halloumi to ‘dawg chips’. Try fresh seafood or inspired pizzas and hearty meals.

You’ll love the casual yet vibrant vibes at Carmen Jones with its rustic brick walls, pop-culture photographs and funky hand-painted features.

Share a table with friends old and new and order craft beers, Spanish wines or a delicious cocktail…

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Carmen Jones
382 Karangahape Rd
Auckland 1010

Open Hours:
Tue-Thu from 4pm
Fri- 12 pm till late
Sun 10am ’til late

Phone: 09 974 5500
Website: carmenjones.nz

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Carmen Jones
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $15 - $30
Accepts:   Carmen Jones accepts American Express

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Excellent service
Excellent food.
Will DEFINITELY be back !!!!

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Peter Collins

What a great place
Love the atmosphere
Great service and food
Feels like you're on holiday in Havana!

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Nikki Graham

The atmosphere at Carmen Jones is fantastic. On a cold, bleak Auckland day there’s nothing better than stepping inside a warm and cosy eatery. We’ve been here several times and the food never disappoints. The Moorish eggs are a favourite, as is the hummus. The service is friendly and in good time. Well definitely continue coming to visit Carmen Jones.

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They brought us wrong dish more than a few times, even restaurant was not busy yet. We are surprised that food portions were small for the price. I think if you come here for drinking, you can enjoy more.

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Excellent service and food!

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Priya Kumar

Great place with excellent food!

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Adrian Perea

nice environment and good food

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As usual, Carmen Jones was an absolute pleasure to lunch at. Always, always, lovely food and coffee along with excellent service. What more could you want. Go on, get up to Carmen Jones. Enjoy.

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Martine Tornquist

Food was delicious! Great ambience! Will definitely be going back!

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Rebekah Asher

Great food and service ... will definitely be back

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We had a lovely evening at Carmen's the food is excellent, we're vegetarians and there was a good selection for us. The service was friendly and welcoming, and the warm fire made the interior feel cosy and homey on a chilly autumn evening. Thanks for a wonderful meal!

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As an avid Insta-foodie (@snackburgi), a friend and I decided to check out Carmen Jones because the food sounded so Gram-able...and it was!!! The way they plate all the different dishes is just inspirational, the blend of Cuban/Mediterranean colours made everything look so drool-worthy!
And it helped that the flavours matched the look and our expectations! In fact, tell them you want to take photos of the food and they can bring everything out at the same time for that perfect bird's-eye view shot

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Tianning Ma

Great food, great service! Good deal!

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Junia Ang

Your evening go-to, what a charming and quirky space. Great vibe, music, decor, space, menu and wait staff. Bombas rocked our world as did the King prawns. The staff were very helpful, diligent and welcoming. Planning my next trip there with the husbo.

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Niti Todd

Excellent food. Will go for dinner next time as the vegetarian dishes I wanted to try weren’t available on the lunch menu.

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Charmayne Eden

Lovely welcoming atmosphere, casual dining at its best. Yummy cocktails and food. We enjoyed it all and will be back! Thanks for your hospitality Carmen Jones!

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Rovina Schofield

Amazing food.
We had hummus for syria and lahmajun and they both were full of flavour. We will definitely be back

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What a nice place to enjoy weekend lunching. Food is full of flavors and service is great. Loved the cocktails and the coffee.

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Prue Mann

Great restaurant, great service, awesome food. Really extensive vegan/vegetarian menu. Delicious cocktails, nice environment.

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Anna Zam

Had a great lunch here - food and service was amazing! Will come back

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Great food and service as usual!!

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The food came out quick and was really tasty! The best is the baklava ice cream sandwich!! Great service!

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Crisley Gomes

Super friendly staff and the food was just nice, tasty and fresh as always - highly recommend the ceviche!

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Pauline Hext

The food, service and ambience were great. Highly recommend it.

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Amazing experience here, went for brunch/lunch with some friends. The food was fantastic, incredible flavours! And the service was just great, lovely people.

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Campbell Spencer

Carmen Jones is always one of the best dining experiences around.... great staff, awesome cocktails and the food is to die for!!!

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Jaclyn Ann

Food was fantastic and quite big portions, lovely flavours and great service!

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Had a lovely dinner with my friend last night, they had a full vegan menu which was super helpful.

The ambiance was so nice and cosy, especially with cold rain outside, it was lovely to warm up inside.

We both enjoyed our meals and will definitely go back.

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Great food. Great service. Will def come back!!

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Jo Lai

Overall good experience except for the kitchen forgot one of our dishes I had to cancel it as we had been waiting for a little while.

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Priya Kumar

The restaurant has a cosy setting . Lovely service and the food was amazing.
The Vegetarian platter was full of flavor and the hummus was very tasty.
The scrambled eggs with potatoes was nice and the Syria Hummus is nice too.
Amazing cocktail and coffees. A must try.

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Andrew Wright

Been here a few times - the food and service is always excellent. Highly recommend the fish with avo/pea smash, and the pizza.

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Awesome atmosphere and food. Service staff were very friendly and provided excellent service. Was just a shame we couldn't stay longer!

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Ash Ogden

Great location. Staff were friendly and attentive! Food was delicious - I ended up ordering too much and couldn't eat it all!

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Sarah Bradley

Really loved the food and atmosphere! Everything was delicious + really good vegetarian options :)

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Jade Silby

Amazing! We all loved the food and service was fantastic. Would go again in a heart beat!!!

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Gregg Joseph

The food and service were very pleasant. I particularly enjoyed the looks of the cocktails list so will be back when Dry January is finished :)

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Tiksha Sandhu

Totally average experience not worth mentioning.

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This place is amazing! Have eaten here a number of times and it never disappoints.

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The food and the service were amazing. We are vegetarian and we were happy to access to a menu that caters different diets (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free). Everything was great, but the pasta is a must, you won't regret it :)

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Great food! The flavours were really well balanced. Between two of us we shared the of the small plates and we were stuffed! The staff were polite and friendly. Both the food and drinks came quickly. Will be back!

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Lovely!

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Jordan Curtis

Fantastic experience, every dish was amazing. And the waitstaff were all friendly, polite and efficient. They actually made the meal so much nicer because it felt like visiting friends. Would definitely go again.

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Recommend Carmen Jones. Relaxed, good service, good food

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Angie Hale McAdams

Wonderful evening! Food was excellent and service impeccable. I recommend the platter. A table was reserved for us, but they let us move to a different spot of our choosing by the window which was lovely. Quite nice eating at the earlier time, and relaxing after work with glass wine. Will be back.

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One of my favourite restaurants. The food and service was as ever fabulous.

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The hummus for Syria is amazing!favorite dish

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Beryl Thomson

Tasty tapas plates which we shared. Staff friendly and helpful. We had a good night out.

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Melissa Dyer-Causton

We had a great lunch here, good food, friendly service and great people watching!

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Great service from the friendly waiting staff. The food was very tasty, I’d definitely go back.

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