Carmen’s also has surprisingly good paella, odd for an Italian restaurant since it’s a Spanish dish. It’s a holdover from the days when Carmen’s had a second venue on Southwest Boulevard that served primarily Spanish cuisine.
Be sure to ask for the special dipping oil made tableside–olive oil, basil, black pepper, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese. Combined with soft bread, it’s hard not to make a meal of it.
6307 Brookside Plaza