Carmen Tequileria

James Street welcomed Carmen Tequileria to its array of sipping and snacking spots in July 2023. Positioned at 70 James Street, Carmen takes its inspiration from the coastal town of Tulum, with a breezy 80-seat interior featuring curved archways, whitewashed walls and neutral tones. As you might have guessed, Mexican bites and bevs take centre stage, with a focus on finding the freshest and most sustainably sourced seafood. Poached lobster tacos, kingfish ceviche and achiote salt-and-pepper squid all grace the menu, alongside crowd pleasers including guacamole, charred corn ribs and an irresistible Mexican-inspired desserts topped with Carmen’s secret crumb and ice-cream. On the shelves are a collection of small-batch artisanal mezcals and a sizeable selection of tequila, plus a curated list of premium wines. The team (Potentia Solutions Leisure, which is also behind Soko Rooftop) is committed to sustainability, embracing this mission wholeheartedly at Carmen, from its One Tree Planted initiative right down to its hand-crafted cocktail menu that is as close to zero waste as possible.


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