Review by Nicole Cogan
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Mexican Egg Torta
Fried eggs served with Spanish chorizo, pickled red onions, avocado and spicy black bean spread. Served on the Semolina bun.
with bacon or steak add $2.50
Layered corn masa tortillas sauteed in the tangy guajillo salsa with crema and crumbled Spanish chorizo. Choose your topping: Two bullseye eggs or chicken breast
Flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, peppers, Spanish onions, piloncillo tomatoes and Monterrey Jack cheese; with bacon, chorizo or steak add $2.50
Two eggs over easy with black beans, chorizo and the red Ranchero salsa served open face on the corn tortillas; with bacon or steak add $2.50
Grilled Cheese with Bacon & Eggs
Melted Oaxaca cheese, piloncillo tomatoes, crispy bacon, two fried eggs and roasted chipotle salsa between two slices of thick Challah bread. Grilled till gooey.
Flour tortilla filled with eggs over easy, Ranchero salsa, refried beans, pickled onions, chorizo and avocado; with bacon, chicken or steak add $2.50
Portabello mushrooms, Poblano peppers and Spanish onions sauteed in a creamy white sauce with two eggs cooked on the skillet topped with Chihuahua cheese, avocado and queso fresco; with bacon, chicken or steak add $2.50
Enchilada de Huevos
Hand pressed and rolled corn masa tortilla baked with scrambled eggs, Chihuahua cheese, crema, Spanish chorizo, avocado, pico de gallo and ranchero salsa; with bacon, chicken or steak add $2.50
Guacamole de Molcajete
Prepared to order live at our molcajete station with Hass avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, lime and spices. More than enough to share. Order it mild, medium or Caliente.
Served in a stone molcajete.
8.50 for one /14.50 for two / 18.50 for three
Chips and Salsa
Caliente white-and-red, super thin desert corn masa chips and ruby red Jersey tomato salsa with cilantro
Tortilla & Chicken Soup
Simmered chicken breast in an tangy enchilada broth with pico de gallo, Mexican red rice, cilantro and corn masa tortilla strips.
Coco con Mariscos
A seafood Jambalaya of shrimp, calamari, white fish filet, Alaska swimming crab and little neck clams, sautéed in natural coconut milk and chipotle salsa in its own coconut shell cut by the machete
Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
Shrimp sautéed in white wine, clarified garlic butter, cilantro and lime. Served with flour tortillas.
Golden fried shrimp coated in our own Mexicajun batter and served with bamba sauce.
Fresh tubes of squid dusted with spiced flour and deep fried. Served with lime wedges, chipotle mayonnaise and tomato coulis.
Dedos de Pollo
Thick strips of succulent chicken breast lightly fried in our Mexicajun batter. Served with BBQ sauce and honey mustard
Mini crispy, fried flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of Pollo Mexicana or Beef Mexicana, refried beans and cheese
Your choice of Taco Beef or Mexi chicken tightly wrapped in corn-flour tortillas, golden fried, and topped with avocado salsa, sour cream and Cotija cheese.
A stacked seafood ceviche with calamari, shrimp, Alaska crab meat and filet of white fish, slow cooked with avocado, tomato chunks, cilantro and lime.
One Dorado chicken breast and one fresh vegetable quesadilla.
One Mexi chicken taco and Mexi beef taco topped with salsa roja
One beef and one chicken flautita
Black Angus Mini Burgers
Two Caliente Black Angus steak burgers, served on soft French rolls. Add 75¢ for each topping
One grilled steak and one grilled chicken breast
One fresh vegetable and one Mexi chicken
Golden fried shrimp coated in our own Mexicajun batter
Traditional with Cheese NACHOS
Topped with refried pinto beans, melted Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese and pico de gallo with jalapeño slices
Your choice of Taco beef or Mexi chicken topped with refried pinto beans, melted Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese, pico de gallo and jalapeño slices
Your choice of grilled inside skirt steak or
grilled chicken breast with refried pinto beans, melted Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese, pico de gallo and jalapeño slices.
Chicken for 9.25 or Steak 9.50
Spanish chorizo topped with refried pinto beans, melted Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese, pico de gallo and jalapeño slices.
Choice of traditional Taco beef or Mexi chicken, topped with pico de gallo, Cheddar Jack cheese
and salsa roja.
Seafood Tacos Costeños
Icy Alaskan crab, gulf shrimp, calamari, fresh white fish filet, and diced avocados, all served chilled in a Veracruz red salsa Valentina.
Grilled inside skirt fajita steak taquitos
with frizzled onions
Grilled fajita chicken breast taquitos
with chicken chicharrones
Sautéed shrimp taquitos
topped with cotija cheese and pico de gallo
with assorted vegatales frescos and avocado slices
A filet of crispy battered Fish Del Dia topped with a mango-chipotle mayo slaw and warm Costena salsa
El Cinco de Mayo Quesadilla
Cheddar Jack cheese and fresh pico de gallo.
Vegetales Frescos Quesadilla
Zucchini, roasted peppers, portobello mushrooms, carrots, eggplant and mozzarella cheese with pico de gallo on the side
La Cantina Quesadilla
Shredded Mexi chicken and Cheddar Jack cheese
with pico de gallo on the side
El Dorado Quesadilla
Grilled fajita steak, shrimp or chicken with pico de gallo and Cheddar Jack cheese.
Chicken $9.25 / Steak or Shrimp $10.50
Sliced breast of chicken in a tangy chipotle salsa
and Cheddar Jack cheese with pico de gallo on the side
Char-grilled inside skirt steak, shrimp or grilled chicken breast, diced and served with lettuce, pico de gallo and a carrot dressing in a large pita pocket sandwich.
Crispy Eggplant Torta
Panko/cilantro crusted fried eggplant cutlets, Chihuahua cheese, avocado, fresh piloncillo tomatoes, pickled jalapeños, fresh cilantro and chipotle BBQ sauce in the toasted semolina bun.
Sliced inside skirt steak or chicken breast sautéed with onions, peppers and topped with chorizo sausage, pickles, mustard and Cheddar Jack cheese in the torta roll
Milanesa de Pollo Torta
Golden brown panko/cilantro crusted chicken cutlet served with spicy black beans, melted Oaxaca cheese, avocado, pickled red onions, jalapeños, chipotle mayo and cilantro sprigs in the toasted semolina torta.
Pulled Pork Torta
Slow roasted and served with spicy black beans,
melted Chihuahua cheese, avocado, fresh Papalo leaves (summer cilantro), roasted chipotle peppers and pickled red onions in the toasted semolina bun
California Shrimp & Crab Rolls
A tomato tortilla filled with shrimp, swimming Alaskan crab, avocado, cucumber, black beans, pico de gallo and Mexican rice, sliced sushi style and served with wasabi salsa and enchilada dipping sauces
A flavorful fiesta of shrimp, chicken, little neck clams, fresh blue swimming crab, peppers, olives, onions and vegetables simmered with Mexican rice and spices. Served on an iron skillet.
Milanesa de Pollo
Thinly pounded breast of chicken pan seared with a Panko bread crust and topped with ensalada de avocado and tomatoes with pico de gallo. Served with black beans and Mexican rice
Caliente Caribbean shrimp done three ways: Mexicajun shrimp, lightly golden fried with bamba sauce; Al Mojo de Ajo, sautéed in garlic, white wine and lime juice; and Grilled Mesquite shrimp in a guajillo lime marinade served over a bed of Mexican rice with pico de gallo and lime wedges on the side
A crisp fried tortilla bursting with plenty of Mexi chicken or Mexi beef, spanish onions, cheese and beans. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream and guacamole; With sliced fajita chicken or fajita steak for $17.95
Spinach Mushroom Queso Fresco Enchiladas
Garden green spinach sautéed in a creamy mushroom tomatillo salsa and wrapped in flour tortillas and topped with Queso Fresco cheese and a touch of enchilada salsa. Served with red Mexican rice and pico de gallo on the side; With grilled chicken breast $16.95
black angus burgers
A half-pound Black Angus steak burger grilled to order with Caliente secret herbs and spices, served on a semolina bun with green leaf lettuce, red ripe tomatoes, red onion and Spicy fries
Fish Del Dia
Filet of fish grilled then baked with a marinade of chipotle guajillo spices and herbs of El Pacifico. Served with avocado-tomato salad and white Mexican rice on the side
Farm-raised chicken breast sautéed in virgin olive oil and baked to perfection in a creamy poblano salsa and topped with Pecorino Romano cheese. Served with a red potato placita mix and an avocado-tomato salad
T- Bone Pork Chops
Two grilled T-Bone on-the-rack pork chops spiced with a roasted costeño chile marinade and herbs of la Mixteca. Served with avocado-tomato salad, red Mexican rice and black
beans on the side.
Inside skirt steak marinated in the northern Mexican spices and desert grilled, then finished on top of a Queso Fresco enchilada. Served with an avocado/tomato salad, Mexican rice and brown refried beans.
La Bandera ENCHILADAS
One taco beef with ranchero salsa, one Mexi chicken with suiza sauce and one Monterey Jack cheese with tomatillo sauce.all topped with sour cream
Del Norte ENCHILADAS
Black Angus Steak or grilled chicken breast with Chihuahua cheese, crunchy onion strings, pico de gallo, crema and your choice of red enchilada or green tomatillo salsa
Chicken for 16.95 or Steak for 18.95
Sonora Blue Corn Chipotle ENCHILADAS
Chicken breast sautéed in chipotle salsa then baked in blue corn Yucatan tortillas and topped with melted Cheddar Jack cheese and pico de gallo
Flour tortilla surround large Caribbean shrimp, Littleneck clams, calamari and Alaskan swimming crab baked with our enchillada salsa and topped with Cheddar Jack cheese
Green leaf lettuce topped with manicured rows of Mexi beef or Pollo Mexicana, refried beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and shredded Cheddar Jack cheese.
Served with the tostaco bowl
Quinoa Spinach Salad Con Pollo
Quinoa grains, spinach leaves, avocado chuncks, mixed peppers, tomato and red onions topped with chicken breast and served with a lemon/lime vinagrette dressing
Rain Forest Ensalada
Colorful chunks of papaya, pineapple and avocado with grilled shrimp or chicken breast over mesclun greens, red onions and cilantro tossed with our lemon/chipotle-vinagrette dressing.
Chicken for 4.95 or Shrimp for 15.95
Burrito Tinga De Puebla
Shredded breast of chicken sautéed with Spanish onions, red tomatoes, chipotle peppers and stuffed with avocado slices, Mexican red rice, black refried beans and salsa roja.
Burrito Shrimp De Veracruz
Pacific shrimp sautéed in enchilada salsa with red, green and yellow peppers, olives, Spanish onions, avocado, tomatoes, white Mexican rice and black refried beans
Grilled pork filets marinated in Achiote with cabbage slaw, habanero peppers, pico Yucateco, black beans and white rice
Rajas Vegetales De Cholula
A whole wheat tortilla filled with brown rice, black beans, Spanish onions, poblano pepper strips, portabello mushrooms sautéed in a creamy chipotle salsa with avocado slices and fresh mozzarella cheese
Steak Angus or Grilled Breast of Chicken Burrito Del Norte
Grilled Angus steak or grilled chicken breast with red Mexican rice, chihuahua cheese, crunchy onion strings, pico de gallo, a dab of sour cream, guacamole and salsa tomatillo
Chicken for 16.95 Steak for 17.95
Mission Burrito De Monterrey
Taco beef or Mexi chicken in a hearty red enchilada salsa with green and red peppers, red rice, onions, tomatoes, pico de gallo, a dab of sour cream , refried pinto beans, guacamole and Monterrey Jack cheese
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Sour Cream Small
Sour Cream Large
Side of Cheese
House Made Corn Tortillas
Ensalada de la Casa
Side of Avocado
Rice and Beans
Vanilla, chocolate or chocolate chip
A Mexican-style vanilla custard baked with a caramel topping and drizzled with strawberry sauce. Garnished with whipped cream & a cherry
Fried Ice Cream
Häagen-Dazs chocolate chip ice cream coated with cinnamon flakes and deep fried till it’s crispy. Topped with whipped cream.
Small candy chunks of flour dough dipped in egg yolks and sugar, then deep fried and served with a scoop of your favorite ice cream on the side
A warm fudge-filled chocolate cake topped with chocolate and raspberry syrup and served with your choice of Häagen-Daz ice cream on the side
Banana Baileys Chimichanga
Fresh banana chunks sautéed in Baileys Irish Cream and sugar milk, lightly deep fried in a flour tortilla. Served with your choice of ice cream on the side.
Two perfect layers of a moist chocolate cake infused with Caliente’s flan served with Creme Fraiche and a Maraschino Cherry.
Crispy tortilla strips topped with Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream, honey, whipped cream, cinnamon and cherries. Big enough for two hungry amigos