Our Mission

Carmo is committed to:


Providing whole-foods-based, flavorful, fresh tropical food and drinks with a priority placed on local, organic ingredients, and do so in an accessible, friendly, casual environment. 


Paying an above-average living wage to our team members, and strive to be a positive and stable aspect of their lives. 


Constantly and consistently working towards sustainability on all fronts, from energy and resource usage through waste disposal and community outreach. 


Establishing long-term partnerships with like-minded producers, fishermen and purveyors. 


Supporting and encouraging organizations and projects with missions and intentions that further our sustainability goals.



Accordingly, Carmo embraces the Slow Food International's philosophy of good, clean and fair.


  • GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food

  • CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment

  • FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers


Carmo is certfied by Life City, the national Green Restaurant Association, Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch, Audubon GULF, Louisiana Certified Seafood, EPA's Green Power Partnership Program

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