A BYOB RESTAURANT SERVING THE CUISINE AND FLAVOR OF COSTA RICA SINCE 1990

GALLO PINTO

An authentic Costa Rican breakfast! White rice mixed with black beans, served with eggs and plantains.

$8 | Add Avocado for $1.50

 

ARROZ CON HUEVO

An authentic Costa Rican staple! White rice mixed with scrambled eggs, black pepper, served with avocado & plantains

$8

BREAKFAST

HUEVOS CON CHORIZO

Eggs scrambled with spicy sausage and onions. Served with yellow rice & pinto beans.

$8

 

HUEVOS CRIOLLO

Scrambled eggs mixed with diced veggies and served with sweet plantains and Gallo Pinto.

$9| Add Avocado for $1.50

BREAKFAST BURITTO

With puréed black beans, pico de gallo, scrambled eggs & guacamole.

$7

Add sour cream $.50

Add Chorizo $3

Add Steak $3

Add Chicken $3

CHIFRIJO

Authentic starter to your meal! Fried pork layered with whole black beans, white rice, pico de gallo

and topped with avocado and Lizano sauce. Vegetarian style available.

$9 | Large $12

 

GUACAMOLE & CHIPS

$7 | Large $10

 

NACHITICOS

Tortilla chips covered in Gallo Pinto, pico de gallo, slivered radishes, white cheese and avocado

$10

APPETIZERS

SHRIMP & AVOCADO COCKTAIL

A colorful and lively starter to your Costa Rican experience

$13

 

CEVICHE

White fish marinated in lime juice, mixed with diced veggies and topped with avocado. Served with saltines or chips.

$9 | Large $13

YUCA FRIES

$4| Large $6

 

YUCA SERVED
WITH MOJO (Garlic Oil)

Request fried or boiled.

$4 | Large $6

 

PATACONES

Double fried green plantains served with a side

of roasted garlic oil (mojo).

$6 | Large $8

Add puréed black beans $2

VEGETARIAN PLATE

Veggie of the day served with yellow rice, beans, sweet plantains & cabbage salad.

$11 | Add cheese $1

 

VEGETARIAN PAELLA

Seasonal vegetables mixed with rice. Served with sweet plantains & cabbage salad.

$11

 

CHILE RELLENO

Poblano pepper stuffed with cheese and topped with tomato sauce. Served with yellow rice, beans, sweet plantains & cabbage salad.

$11

 

VEGGIE DELIGHTS

POTATO TACOS

Crispy corn tortillas filled with mashed potatoes and served with guacamole and mole sauce. Served with yellow rice, beans, sweet plantains & cabbage salad. Mole is non-vegetarian.

$12

 

VEGETARIAN SALAD

Cabbage slaw tossed with beets, cucumber, tomato, avocado, radish, cilantro, splashed

with vinegar, lime & olive oil.

$5 | Large $8

 

PALMITO SALAD

Hearts of palm tossed with beets, cucumber, tomato, avocado, radish and cilantro on a bed of either cabbage, mixed greens or spinach. Dressed with our homemade lime-vinaigrette.

$7 | Large $10

Add chicken $3 Add shrimp $5

 

 

VEGETARIAN BURRITO

Black beans, yellow rice, cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado and sour cream.

$7

Add sautéed mushrooms, spinach, zucchini or sweet plantain for

$1 each.

 

VEGETARIAN TACO

Black beans, yellow rice, tomato, lettuce, and avocado.

 $3

Add cheese $.50

Add sour cream $.50

Add hot peppers $.50

DINNERS

Upgrade your Costa Rican dinner with Gallo Pinto for $1.00 extra or make it spicy for $.75 more.

 

CASADO

An authentic Costa Rican dish! Choose from either thin rib eye steak, chicken breast or tilapia served with white rice, black beans, sweet plantains, an over easy egg & cabbage salad.

$14

 

EL TICO

Chef’s Favorite! Choose from either thin rib eye steak or chicken breast sautéed with onions, bell peppers and tomato. Served with white rice,

black beans, sweet plantains & cabbage salad.

$15

 

SHRIMP & VEGGIE PLATTER

Served with Gallo Pinto, sweet plantains & cabbage salad.

$14

TILAPIA TACO PLATTER

Served with Gallo Pinto, sweet plantains & cabbage salad.

$14

 

GRILLED STEAK

Skirt steak & scallions served with yellow rice, beans, sweet plantains & cabbage salad.

$15

 

SHRIMP MIXED WITH RICE

Served with sweet plantains

& cabbage salad.

$15

 

PORK CHOPS

Two pork chops sauteéd with onions served with yellow rice, beans, sweet plantains

& cabbage salad.

$15

 

CHICHARRÓN

Deep fried pork chunks served

with your choice of fried or

boiled yuca & cabbage salad.

$14

 

CHICKEN MIXED

WITH RICE

Served with sweet plantains

& cabbage salad.

$12

 

LIVER AND ONIONS

Served with white rice, black beans, sweet plantains & cabbage salad.

$12

 

TACOS

BURRITOS

TACO TICO

Our very own Costa Rican taquito! Crispy tortilla filled with flank steak topped with cabbage, mayo, ketchup & Lizano sauce.

$2

 

STEAK OR CHICKEN

Served with cabbage and

pico de gallo

$2

 

Add cheese, avocado or sour cream for $.50 each

STEAK, CHICKEN, CHORIZO

Includes beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes.

$7

 

SHRIMP

Includes beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes.

$9

 

Avocado $.50 | Sour cream $.50

Hot pepper $.50

Sandwiches served on your choice of French bread (white or whole wheat) or in a Romaine wrap. Add hot peppers, cheese or avocado to your sandwich for $.50 each

 

PEPITO SANDWICH

Chicago Favorite! Rib eye steak or chicken, sautéed onions, cheese, beans & Lizano sauce

$7

 

MILANESA SANDWICH

Breaded steak, lettuce, tomato, mayo, avocado & Lizano sauce.

$7

 

COSTA RICAN SANDWICH

Thinly sliced beef served with cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard & Lizano sauce.

$7

 

STEAK SANDWICH

Sautéed onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo & Lizano sauce.

$7

 

CHICKEN SANDWICH

Lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard & Lizano sauce.

$7

 

VEGETARIAN SANDWICH

Black beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado & Lizano sauce.

$7

 

EGG SANDWICH

Egg omelet, black beans with onions & Lizano sauce.

$7

SANDWICHES

EMPANADAS

• Cheese

• Chicken

• Beef and Potato

• Chorizo and Potato

• Black Bean

• Mushroom

• Spinach and Cheese

• Sweet Plantain

• Zucchini

$3 each

3 empanadas $8

5 empanadas $11

7 empanadas $15

9 empanadas $18

Chicken Burrito

SOUPS

 CHICKEN

$5 add rice $1

 

VEGGIE BLACK BEAN

$4

QUESADILLAS

Cheese $4

Chicken $5

Steak $5

Veggie $5 | Filled with spinach

and tomato

 

SIDE ORDERS

GALLO PINTO

$3| Large $4

 

RICE, YELLOW OR WHITE

$3 | Large $4

 

BEANS, PINTO OR BLACK

$3 | Large $4

 

PICO DE GALLO

$3 | Large $4

 

STEAK FRIES

$2| Large $3

 

SWEET PLANTAINS

$3 | Large $5

 

AVOCADO HALF

$2

 

SOUR CREAM

$.50

 

HOT PEPPERS

$.50

 

LIZANO SAUCE

$1

 

LIZANO BOTTLE

$8

SHAKES AND DESSERTS

SINGLE-FLAVORED SHAKE

Choice of milk, water or soy

$4

 

TWO-FLAVORED SHAKE

Choice of milk, water or soy

$5

 

Oatmeal

Papaya

Snickers

Carrot

Passion Fruit

Banana

Blackberry

Lemonade

Strawberry

Mango

Mamey

Tamarind

Chocolate

Pineapple

Vanilla

Guanabana

 

 

HOMEMADE FLAN

$4

 

HOMEMADE BREAD PUDDING

$4

BEVERAGES

COFFEE

$2.50

 

CAFÉ CON LECHE

$3

 

ICED COSTA RICAN COFFEE WITH HORCHATA

$4

 

CANNED SODA:

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite

$2

 

BOTTLED SODA:

Coke, Fanta

$2

 

ICED TEA

$2

 

Orange Juice

$2

 

HORCHATA (RICE WATER)

$2

 

FRESH CARROT JUICE

$3

 

EL PUERTO

Freshly brewed iced tea blended with sweetened lime juice

$4

 

MONTEVERDE

Earth’s yield in a cup includes no artificial ingredients - only banana, strawberry and spinach

$5

 

 

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