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

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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. 

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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

Mediterra

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

Katy

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

Pastas and Salads

Gluten free pastas available upon request

Essentials Caesar Salad

Kale, salmon, grape tomato confit, basil, croutons, grana padano, Caesar dressing
$12

Teresa Salad

Grilled Chicken and Quinoa, arugula, cranberries, almonds, basil, and honey vinaigrette
$11

Al Pesto

Gemelli, salmon, grape tomatoes, black olives, basil pesto sauce
$15

Conchiglie Balsamico

Shell Pasta, sauteed chicken, asparagus, balsamic cream sauce
$14

Gamberetti

Shell pasta, shrimp, bacon, red grapes, scallions, alfredo sauce
$15

Salsiccia

Gemelli, Italian sausage, black olives, smoked gouda, asparagus, tomato sauce
$14

Ceviche, Sides and Kids Menu

Ceviche
Served with quinoa, choclo, edamame, plantain chips

Shrimp and Passion Fruit
$10
Shrimp, mussels, catch of the day, fresh lime, sweet potato mousse, avocado cream
$12
Catch of the day, rocoto pepper, fresh lime, sweet potato mousse, toasted corn, edamame
$10

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

Sides

Home Made Chips

Plantain Chips, Essentials cilantro sauce
$5

Essentials Poutine

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

Essentials Fries

Seasoned French fries with chipotle sauce
$6

Croquetas de Yuca

Cheese and yuca fritters stuffed with goat cheese with Essentials cilantro sauce
$4

Arancini

Risotto and peas balls stuffed with mozzarella with tomato sauce
$4

Kids Menu

Pasta with tomato sauce
$4
Pasta Alfredo with chicken
$6
Chicken Quesadilla
$4
Grilled Salmon with Veggies
$6
Seasoned French Fries
$4
Grilled Chicken with Veggies
$6

Empanadas

Beef, golden raisins, olives, hard-boiled eggs
$2
Spinach, dates, manchego
$2
Chicken stew, jack cheese
$2
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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