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

Essentials Ceviche

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


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


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


Tenderloin, chimichurri, pico de gallo


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

Texas My Way

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


Coconut chipotle chicken, coleslaw, jack cheese


Braised short ribs, avocado, pickled papaya, jalapeño


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

Pastas and Salads

Gluten free pastas available upon request

Essentials Caesar Salad

Kale, salmon, grape tomato confit, basil, croutons, grana padano, Caesar dressing

Teresa Salad

Grilled Chicken and Quinoa, arugula, cranberries, almonds, basil, and honey vinaigrette

Al Pesto

Gemelli, salmon, grape tomatoes, black olives, basil pesto sauce

Conchiglie Balsamico

Shell Pasta, sauteed chicken, asparagus, balsamic cream sauce


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


Gemelli, Italian sausage, black olives, smoked gouda, asparagus, tomato sauce

Ceviche, Sides and Kids Menu

Served with quinoa, choclo, edamame, plantain chips

Shrimp and Passion Fruit
Shrimp, mussels, catch of the day, fresh lime, sweet potato mousse, avocado cream
Catch of the day, rocoto pepper, fresh lime, sweet potato mousse, toasted corn, edamame


Japanese green tea strawberries and basil
Japanese Green Tea mixed with natural mangoes and passion fruit
Tizana mango tea with red fruits & kiwi
Water / Soda


Home Made Chips

Plantain Chips, Essentials cilantro sauce

Essentials Poutine

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

Essentials Fries

Seasoned French fries with chipotle sauce

Croquetas de Yuca

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


Risotto and peas balls stuffed with mozzarella with tomato sauce

Kids Menu

Pasta with tomato sauce
Pasta Alfredo with chicken
Chicken Quesadilla
Grilled Salmon with Veggies
Seasoned French Fries
Grilled Chicken with Veggies


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


(832) 437-4305


2731 FM 1463 #800
Katy, TX. 77494