Carmen's

August 20, 2004 

108 Factory Shops Road, Morrisville.

467-8080.

Cuisine: Cuban.

Rating: ** 1/2

Prices: $$

Atmosphere: casual, with a vintage Havana look.

Service: eager-to-please.

Recommended: tostones, platanos maduros, shrimp Creole, lechon asado, snapper in habanero sauce.

Open: Lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; full bar; kid-tolerant.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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