Menu: Appetizers

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See our Bottomless Brunch menu (served Saturday and Sunday)


GUACAMOLE  y  TOTOPOS  pico de gallo, guacamole, housemade spiced corn chip
SOPA de la CASA: POZOLE  ROJO  hominy corn and chicken in a chile guajillo broth accompanied by avocado, radishes, oregano and fresh lime
CALAMARES FRITOS crisped calamari with guacamole~tomatillo dipping salsa
SALSA y TOTOPOS  pico de gallo salsa spiced blue ~yellow corn chips
TAMAL de RAJAS con PIPIÁN VERDE  corn masa baked with chile poblano and cotija cheese in toasted green pumpkin seed and tomatillo pipián
ELOTE del MERCADO market style corn on the cob with lime, mayo, chile piquín and queso cotija
CREPAS DE HUITLACOCHE  raditional dish of huitlacoche “corn mushroom” folded into crepes with poblano crema and baked with queso chihuahua
JÍCAMA PICANTE  market style crisp jícama seasoned with chile piquín, lime and salt
TAQUITOS de PAPA con SALSA DE CHILE DE ARBOL crisped corn tortillas filled with potato and chile poblano with mexican crema, chile de árbol salsa, guacamole
CHALUPAS con CHORIZO “little boats” of corn masa with housemade chorizo, guacamole, black beans, queso fresco and crema ** vegetarian at your request**
QUESO FUNDIDO con RAJAS POBLANAS mexican “fondue” of baked queso chihuahua with vegetarian roasted poblano chiles served with warm tortillas…great to share!
QUESO FUNDIDO con CHORIZO CASERO mexican “fondues” of baked queso chihuahua with housemade spicy guajillo pork chorizo served with warm tortillas…great to share!
PLÁTANOS con CREMA sweet plantains with crema and housemade queso fresco




invented by Cesar Cardini in Tijuana, Mexico ~ crisp romaine hearts, toasted pine nuts queso añejo,
anchovy and spiced croutons tossed with lime~anchovy dressing ~ add grilled shrimp or chicken ~ add grilled steak

romaine hearts, avocado, red beets, queso fresco, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts in roasted cumin and lime dressing

salad of hearts of palm, avocado, tomatoes seasoned croutons, mixed greens with fresh oregano vinaigrette

grilled cactus and radish salad with mixed greens dressed with fresh lime juice and homemade natural queso fresco

** Many of our authentic Mexican dishes are vegetarian and/or vegan ~ please ask your server **

mexico city style tacos & quesadillas

TACOS traditional tacos, soft corn tortillas

QUESADILLAS grilled flour tortillas with La Palapa’s three cheeses
homemade queso fresco, cotija añejo and monterey jack cheese

QUESADILLA SENCILLA simply the best ~ housemade queso fresco, cotija añejo ~ monterrey jack cheese


AL PASTOR de PORK roasted pineapple~ chile rubbed pork
TINGA de POLLO  chile chipotle barbecued chicken
BISTEC char-grilled marinated skirt steak
CHORIZO homemade chile guajillo sausage
CAMARONES shrimp with poblano
HONGOS mushrooms with garlic and epazote
RAJITAS POBLANAS roasted chile poblano and sweet onion
ESQUITES DE ELOTE Y EPAZOTE corn sauteed with epazote

* All menu prices are subject to change without notice.