Elevate Your Experience South American Food with a Twist

Essentials Kitchen

We provide a unique concept with a blend of South American and Texan ingredients

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Our Menu

Our mission today is the same as it’s always been, That everyone who chooses Essentials Kitchen has happy memories of our services, values, and quality of food. Most of our items are gluten free and cooked from scratch.

Unique seasonal dishes round out the menu, this hideaway creates a diverse lunch and early dinner dishes with South American flair. Relationships with local farmers and a focus on ingredients are a driving force for Essentials Kitchen

Choose Arepas, Corn Tacos or Tostones Served with quinoa and kale tropical salad

Group 3@2x

AREPA
(ur·ei·puh)

Made of white cornmeal, water, and salt, the dough is formed into a patty, grilled, baked, split open and stuffed with a variety of ingredients like a sandwich. 

Group 4@2x

TOSTÓN
(tos·tón)

Twice-fried plantain slices commonly found in Latin American cuisine and Caribbean cuisine. Most commonly known as tostones

Lomito

Tenderloin, chimichurri, pico de gallo
$12

Opera

Fried sweet plantain, queso fresco, avocado crema, Essentials cilantro sauce
$9

Texas My Way

Braised brisket stew, cotija cheese, arugula, Essentials cilantro sauce
$11

Novaterra

Coconut chipotle chicken, coleslaw, jack cheese
$10

L'Express

Shrimp, avocado, mango, arugula, chipotle aioli
$12

Mediterra

Braised short ribs, avocado, pickled papaya, jalapeño
$12

Katy

Slow-braised pork leg, chipotle-guava BBQ sauce, coleslaw
$11

Pastas

Gluten free pastas available upon request add $1

Conchiglie Balsamico

Shell Pasta, sauteed chicken, asparagus
$14

Rigatoni in Salsa Rosata

Tomato and cream sauce, prosciutto, mozzarella and basil
$16

Linguine allo Scoglio

Shrimp, bay scallops, mussels, calamari, spicy tomato sauce, balsamic cream sauce
$18

Gamberetti

Shell pasta, shrimp, bacon, red grapes, scallions, alfredo sauce
$16

Rigatoni Bolognese

Ground beef, carrots, celery, onions, and tomato stew
$15

Soups & Salads

Essentials

Kale, salmon, mango, almonds, grana padano, honey vinagrette
$12

Bice

Grilled chicken and quinoa salad. arugula, crispy bacon, hardboiled egg, avocado, cotija cheese, grape tomatoes, honey mustard vinagrette
$14

Chupe de Pollo

Venezuelan chicken potato, fried cheese arepita chowder, corn
$7

Appetizers Drinks, and Kids Menu

Drinks

Japanese green tea strawberries and basil
$4.75
Japanese Green Tea mixed with natural mangoes and passion fruit
$4.75
Tizana mango tea with red fruits & kiwi
$5.25
Water / Soda
$1.50
Apple Juice
$2.25
Lemonade
$2.50
Pellegrino
$2.50
Passion Fruit
$3.50
Café Latte
$3.50
Americano
$2.50

Appetizers

Essentials Poutine

French fries and smoked gouda cheese topped with a short ribs, gravy
$12

Home made Chips

Plantain chips, Essential cilantro sauce
$6

Arepita Frita

3 Fried Arepitas stuffed with chicken, avocado and cilantro sauce salad

Croquetas de Yuca

Cheese and yuca fritters stuffed with goat cheese with Essentials cilantro sauce
$6

Tequeños

Fried cheese sticks wrapped in dough
$7

Camarones al Ajillo

Shrimp, garlic, butter, sherry wine, and jalapeño pepper, grilled baguette
$10

Black Bean Hummus

Black beans and tahini puree, cheese fried arepitas
$6

Kids Menu

Pasta with tomato sauce
$4
Pasta Alfredo with chicken
$6
Chicken Quesadilla
$4
Grilled Salmon with Veggies
$8
Essential Fries
$6
Grilled Chicken with Veggies
$6

Empanadas

Beef, golden raisins, olives, hard-boiled eggs
$2.25
Spinach, dates, manchego
$2.25
Chicken stew, jack cheese
$2.25

Wednesday Night Tapas

Meat | Carnes

Jalapenos and Bacon

Jalapenos stuffed with goat cheese and chorizo, wrapped in bacon
$6

Cordero

Seared lamb chop, yuca succotash, salsa criolla
$11

Croquetas Cremosas

Creamy croquettes of Serrano ham, piquillo sauce
$7

Seafood | Pescados y mariscos

Boquerones

Pickled white anchovies, olive oil, black pepper, toasted bread, guacamole, and grape tomatoes
$7

Gambas al Ajillo

Shrimp, garlic, sherry wine, jalapeno pepper, and butter
$10

Ensalada de Atun

Grilled Ahi tuna, hard-boiled egg, yuca cake, onion, celery, and kalamata olives
$10

Veggies | Vegetales

Croquetas de Berenjena

Eggplant, blue cheese, and pine nuts.Honey chipotle
$6

Tortilla Espanola

Traditional Spanish Omelet, potatoes, and Spanish onions
$6

Patatas Bravas

Crispy potatoes, salsa brava, piquillo pepper, pimiento and garlic aioli
$6

Dinner Only

Grilled salmon, cauliflower rice, chimichurri
$18
Tenderloin Skewers, yuca succotash, sweet plantain, Chilean pebre sauce
$21
Chicken Cordon Blue, black bean rice, sauteed kale, Huancaina sauce
$17
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Remarkable food starts with impeccable ingredients. We go the extra mile to source only the finest flavors. We believe that the love you put into making something can be tasted.

Contact Us

Your opinions are important to us. Whether it is a simple question or a valuable suggestion. You can call us by phone or email us directly.

Info

(832) 437-4305
parties@chefmartinez.com

Address

2731 FM 1463 #800
Katy, TX. 77494

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