Menu: Lunch at La Palapa

COMIDA CORRIDA
Monday-Friday
LUNCH PRIX FIXE SPECIAL 

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MENU 1

SOPA DE LA CASA: POZOLE ROJO
hominy corn ~ chicken soup in a zesty broth accompanied by avocado radishes, oregano and fresh lime

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TACO de TINGA de POLLO
chipotle barbecued chicken taco freshly made with soft corn tortillas
and
QUESADILLA SENCILLA
grilled flour tortillas stuffed with our three cheeses: añejo,
monterey jack and homemade queso fresco
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DESSERT
Flan de Kahlua

MENU 2

ENSALADA DE LA CASA
mixed greens and radishes tossed with oregano vinaigrette
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ENCHILADA de HONGOS VERDE or MOLE ROJO
spicy vegetarian enchilada of mushroom in tomatillo green sauce or a delicious red mole with queso fresco mexican crema and sweet onion  with red tomato rice and black beans
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DESSERT
Flan de Kahlua


ANTOJITOS
appetizers 

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
TAMAL de RAJAS con PIPIÁN VERDE  corn masa baked with chile poblano and cotija cheese in toasted green pumpkin seed and tomatillo pipián
SETAS a la DIABLA  portobello mushrooms in a “devlish” spicy salsa of ancho and pasilla chiles with a basket of warm corn tortillas…great to share!
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
TAMAL de VAGRE traditional pre-columbian spiced catfish and nopal cactus baked in a cornhusk with fresh epazote leaves and chile jalapeño
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

 

ENSALADAS
salads

CÉSAR CARDINI 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 

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

NOPALES grilled cactus and radish salad with mixed greens dressed with fresh lime juice and homemade natural queso fresco
 
PALMITOS Y AGUACATE salad of hearts of palm, avocado, tomatoes seasoned croutons, mixed greens with fresh oregano vinaigrette 8.95 

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

 

TORTAS Y ESPECIALIDADES
sandwiches and house specialties

MOLLETES  refried vegetarian pinto bean sandwich, home made queso fresco, monterrey jack cheese and pico de gallo ~mixed greens salad with fresh oregano vinaigrette 9.95 add housemade chorizo

TORTA de POLLO a La Palapa Specialty ~ grilled marinated chicken breast sandwich with monterrey jack, pico de gallo and fresh guacamole ~ choice of arroz y frijoles or chile dusted papas fritas

PEPITO grilled tequila and lime marinated skirt steak sandwich with avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickled jalapeño and smoky chipotle crema ~ choice of arroz y frijoles or chile dusted papas fritas

TORTA DE PESCADO crisped tilapia filet with a fresh lime-crema, yucatecan style salsa xnipec of pickled red onion and chile habanero and lettuce ~ choice of arroz y frijoles or chile dusted papas fritas

TAQUERIA
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 monterrey jack cheese

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

CHOOSE FROM:
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 

 

HUEVOS Y DESAYUNO
eggs & breakfast 

egg whites only to any egg dish add 1.50

HUEVOS A LA MEXICANA eggs scrambled with tomato, onion, jalapeno and guacamole, black beans with homemade queso fresco and warm corn tortillas
HUEVOS RANCHEROS CON SALSA VERDE two eggs atop crisp corn tortillas with black beans, green tomatillo salsa, crema, queso fresco and guacamole
HUEVOS CHORIQUESO  eggs scrambled with our homemade chorizo and two cheeses: homemade queso fresco and monterrey jack cheese, guacamole, black beans and corn tortillas

 

ESPECIALIDADES

ENCHILADAS de POLLO VERDES o MOLE ROJO spicy chicken enchiladas topped with queso fresco, crema and onion in a choice of tomatillo green sauce or red mole

ENCHILADAS de HONGOS VERDES o MOLE ROJO spicy vegetarian enchiladas of mushrooms with queso fresco, crema and onion in a choice of tomatillo green sauce or red mole 

CHILAQUILES VERDES corn tortillas covered in tomatillo green sauce topped with queso fresco and mexican crema and radishes ** add grilled chicken or two eggs ** add grilled skirt steak

CHILE RELLENO  roasted poblano chile stuffed with queso fresco and queso cotija añejo lightly battered in a spiced tomato sauce with red tomato rice and black beans

ARRACHERA AL TEQUILA CON JALAPEÑOS TORREADOS grilled choice cut skirt steak marinated in lime and tequila, roasted onions and jalapeños, red tomato rice and pinto beans

PECHUGA DE POLLO A LA PARRILLA CON CREMA DE POBLANA Y ESQUITES grilled chicken with poblano crema and fresh corn kernels served with red tomato rice and black beans

CAMARONES al MOJO DE AJO sautéed shrimp with golden garlic cloves, red tomato rice, black beans 

CAMARONES CON MOLE ROJO de MORELOS shrimp in a deep, red chile mole with red tomato rice black beans with queso fresco  

TACOS de PESCADO con CREMA DE CHIPOTLE y GUACASALSA three soft corn tacos of achiote rubbed tilapia filet with crisped chile pasilla and romaine, sides of chipotle crema and avocado~tomatillo salsa, red tomato rice, black beans

* All menu prices are subject to change without notice.