Carmen’s Unique Beach Cuisine opened in the spring of 2011. We are located in the heart of Beach Haven, NJ on Long Beach Island. The food has a Mediterranean flair, combining locally harvested seafood and produce. The menus have been designed to supply you with a unique dining experience, incorporating only the freshest ingredients.
Who was Carmen? Carmen Palladino was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. He married Cecelia at a young age and they raised five children together. He loved the beach. Every day during the summer, he would enjoy a swim and some sunshine. He always made friends with the local life guards. Carmen also enjoyed food - being Italian that may surprise some people! Incorporating new ingredients in the dishes he made for his family and friends became his passion. We have named this restaurant in honor of his memory. When you visit Carmen’s you will find his pilsner glass, a bottle of Michelob and his Marie Brizard anisette waiting for him.