In 2012 one of the very first dinners out I had was in the Spanish restaurant Carmen, which is very well hidden in the back areas of Nali Patio of Sanlitun. Can you imagine my surprise when I came back in 2017 and it was still there as full as it used to?
There is a formula, which always works well – food quality, exclusiveness, location and design… If people once discover you they will keep coming back if you don’t compromise food quality.
So what is it all about… Tapas? Maybe not that much. Sangria? Not bad but… Paella? For sure!
Carmen also stands out because of its live music, which makes your dinner special and romantic with no efforts from your side at all.