Lunch Menu

Choose Arepas, Cachapas 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
$10

Texas My Way

Braised brisket stew, cotija cheese, arugula, Essentials cilantro sauce
$12

Novaterra

Coconut chipotle chicken, coleslaw, jack cheese
$10

L'Express

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

Eccoqui

Slow-braised pork, oregano mojo, white cheese, avocado salsa criolla
$12

Katy

Slow-braised pork leg, guava BBQ sauce, coleslaw
$12

Ceviche

Served with quinoa, choclo, edamame, sweet potato mousse, avocado and plantain chips

Pescado

Catch of the Day, Fresh Lime
$10

Mixto

Shrimp, Mussels, Catch of the Day, Fresh Lime
$12

Camarones

Shrimp and Passion Fruit
$10

Soups & Salads

Essentials Salad

Grilled salmon, chopped kale, mango, avocado, almonds, honey vinaigrette
$12

Pincho de Camarones

Grilled Shrimp skewer, coconut, bacon and butternut squash cauliflower risotto
$14

Bice Salad

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

Ensalada Tibia

Arugula, grape tomatoes, goat cheese, avocado, red wine vinaigrette, sauteed tri-tip
$12

Chupe de Pollo

Chicken chowder, corn, potato, cilantro, fried cheese arepita
$7

Sopa de Tomate

Tomato and Smoked Gouda Bisque. Tequeño
$7

Appetizers Drinks, and Kids Menu

Drinks

Fresh Brew ice tea with strawberries and basil
$4.75
Fresh Brew Ice Tea mixed with mangoes and passion fruit
$4.75
Tizana with mango, strawberries, grapes & 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

Appetizers

Home made Chips

Plantain chips, Essential cilantro sauce
$5

Essentials Poutine Nachos

French fries and slow-braised pork, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeño, avocado, gravy
$12

Croquetas de Yuca

Cheese and yuca fritters stuffed with goat cheese with Essentials cilantro sauce
$5

Tequeños

Fried cheese sticks wrapped in dough
$7

Arepita Frita

3 Fried Arepitas stuffed with chicken, avocado and cilantro sauce salad
$9

Kids Menu

Pasta with tomato sauce
$4
Pasta Alfredo with chicken
$6
Chicken Quesadilla
$4
French Fries
$6
Grilled Salmon with Vegetables
$8
Grilled Chicken with Vegetables
$6
Chicken Nuggets
$6

Empanadas

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