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

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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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This is my second time dining at Carmen Jones and I had to get the Hummus for Syria again because it is DELICIOUS. Also had the cauli fritters which weren't really fritters but still again delicious. Highly recommend this place for brunch, really cool decor inside and fast service.

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Fantastic food, awesome service in great surroundings!!

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Ian MacDonald

Lunch for four. Service was excellent, as it has been every other time that we have been here, nice that it is consistent. As far as the food goes, clean plates went back to the kitchen, everyone really enjoyed their version of eggs. Will definitely be going again.

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A great experience. Fantastic atmosphere, yummy food and excellent service. A must!!

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The service was friendly and helpful - there was a small hiccough which was that they thought we had ordered starters followed by a main course, when we were actually expecting them all to arrive at once. Just a misunderstanding, but it did delay things somewhat. Some of the food was delicious - we all really appreciated the pea houmous and flatbread. The chips were well cooked and tasty. The bean bowl main course a couple of us ordered was, to be honest, rather boring. There was nothing wrong with the taste, but it didn't exhibit the level of culinary invention you generally expect when eating out. Nonetheless, we all left happy and satisfied.

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Fantastic all round will go again

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Jenny Ong

We ordered the potato bombas, lamb shoulder, pork belly and lahmajun. Food tasted nice, friendly service.

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Campbell Spencer

Seriously!!!! This is one of the best dining experiences would will get in Auckland. The food is fresh, stunning, prepared beautifully, and the service is awesome. Their Espresso Martini's are better than Prego and that's saying something!!!!

I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough

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Janine Miller

Great atmosphere and service was really quick the seafood was fantastic

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We had a fantastic family dinner - the food was awesome and the staff were so friendly, we could just relax and enjoy the evening.

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Jeff Partridge

Nice laid back atmosphere with great service and great food. Fantastic spot for a casual meal out or a couple of drinks.

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Kik Did

I have been to 40+ countries around the world and as a typical foodie I have tried so many restaurants, street food or mechilin food and I can say for sure with my life that the Carmen Jones is definately a very outstanding one not only the food but also the service and interior vibe and the ambitions from the owner to make it better and better.
I also tried quite a lot of restaurants based in Auckland and this one is the best in terms of western food.
The presentation is superb and full of contrast. The taste is full of joy and textile. The waitress is cute and straightforward, very kiwi hospitality style.
Will definately be back!

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Oksana Zhang

Nestled on K'Road, Carmen Jones is fittingly decorated with touches of vintage posters and shouts 'bohemianism'.

We were greeted by a very cheerful lady who seated us at a nice little corner booth. Between the two of us we ordered the 'Ceviche', and their two signature dishes 'Carmen's Lamb Cordero' and 'El Cochinito'; my partner washed it down with 2 beers.

Food arrived fresh and hot from the kitchen in timely fashion. The Ceviche was a wonderful refresher with spritz and sprang that excites your taste buds. The Lamb Cordero fell away from the bone and melted away on your tongue. The pork belly was also tender and very well-seasoned!

Service from the lady was superb from the minute we stepped foot inside till the very moment we left their doors!

As they recommended, I will be back for their Baklava Ice Cream Sandwich!

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Yasmin Campbell

Food was really good and very easy to make gluten free. Coffee was perfect.
They did forget our meals so we were waitng around half an hour before we were asked again as they hadn't put it through. Would have been nice to be offered a coffee or anything for the wait.

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Edward Fox

Delicious and varied menu. Helpful staff!

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