Essentials Kitchen

$2 delivery fee
2731 Farm to Market 1463 800
  1. Appetizers
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    1. Home Made Chips Appetizer

      Plantain chips, Essential cilantro sauce.

      $7.00
    2. Essentials Poutine Appetizer

      French fries and slow-braised pork, Cotija cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeño, avocado, gravy.

      $13.00
    3. Croquetas de Yuca Appetizer

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

      $6.00
    4. Tequeños Appetizer

      Fried cheese sticks wrapped in dough.

      $7.00
    5. Essentials Cilantro Sauce Appetizer

      $7.00
    6. Bread

      $2.50
    7. Arepita Frita

      3 fried arepitas stuffed with chicken, avocado and cilantro sauce salad.

      $9.00
    8. Sampler Platter

      Arepitas. Texas my way and opera tostones Katy, novaterra and eccoqui, 3 tequeños, 3 croquetas de yuca.

      $18.00
    9. Crab Cake

      Crab croquetas, arugula, grapes, almonds, honey vinaigrette, topped with chipotle aioli.

      $16.00
    10. Carpaccio

      Thinly sliced beef tenderloin, arugula, pine nuts, Manchego cheese, Italian salsa verde aioli.

      $12.00
    11. Sausage Duo

      $12.00
    12. Camarones Lucila

      $12.00
  2. Soup and Salads
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    1. Chupe de Pollo

      Chicken chowder, corn, potato, cilantro, fried cheese arepita.

      $7.00
    2. Essentials Salad

      Grilled salmon, chopped kale, mango, avocado, almonds, honey vinaigrette.

      $12.00
    3. Bice Salad

      Grilled chicken and quinoa salad. Arugula, bacon, hardboiled egg, avocado, Cotija cheese, grape tomatoes, honey mustard vinagrette.

      $14.00
    4. Sopa de Tomate

      Tomato and smoked gouda bisque, tequeño.

      $7.00
  3. Main Dish
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    1. Katy

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

      $13.00
    2. Texas My Way

      Braised brisket stew, Cotija cheese, arugula, Essentials cilantro sauce.

      $14.00
    3. Novaterra

      Coconut chipotle chicken, coleslaw, Jack cheese.

      $11.00
    4. Lomito

      Tenderloin, chimichurri, pico de gallo.

      $14.00
    5. Opera

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

      $11.00
    6. L'express

      Shrimp, avocado, mango, arugula, chipotle aioli.

      $14.00
    7. Eccoqui

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

      $13.00
    8. Toky Paty

      $14.00
  4. Specials
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    1. Paella Essentials

      Shrimp, bay scallops, calamari, chicken and chorizo.

      $20.00
    2. Risotto Special

      $20.00
    3. Cauliflower Paella

      $22.00
    4. Pasta Special

      Shrimp, bacon, asparagus, aglio olio sauce.

      $20.00
    5. Steak Night

      $26.00
    6. Roasted Pork

      Roasted pork, wild rice, black beans, sweet plantain.

      $16.00
    7. Grilled Fish

      Sea bass, buttered baby potatoes, asparagus, puttanesca sauce.

      $25.00
    8. Pabellon

      Shredded beef stew, corn and bacon risotto, black beans, sweet plantains.

      $16.00
    9. Espetada

      Picanha, blood sausage, Argentinean sausage, grilled baby potatoes with chimichurri, kale Caesar salad.

      $67.00
    10. Fideua Negro Special

      Black fideua or paella. Shrimp, calamari, bay scallops, mussels, chorizo, chistorra, sea bass.

      $22.00
    11. Fideua Essentials Special

      $20.00
    12. Arroz con Pollo

      Yellow rice, chicken, chorizo, andouille sausage, garbanzo, peas, carrots, sunny side up eggs, sweet plantain.

      $16.00
    13. Grilled Rib Eye

      $32.00
    14. Half Espetada

      $35.00
    15. Parrilla de Mariscos

      $28.00
  5. Ceviche
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    1. Ceviche de Camarones

      Shrimp and passion fruit.

      $11.00
    2. Ceviche Mixto

      Shrimp, mussels, catch of the day, lime.

      $13.00
    3. Ceviche de Pescado

      Catch of the day, lime.

      $11.00
  6. Pastas
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    1. Gamberetti Pasta

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

      $17.00
    2. Salsiccia Pasta

      Argentinean sausage, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives, basil pesto sauce.

      $15.00
    3. Conchiglie Balsamico Pasta

      Shell pasta, sautéed chicken, asparagus, balsamic cream sauce.

      $15.00
    4. Rigatoni Bolognese

      Ground beef, carrots, celery, onions, and tomato stew.

      $16.00
    5. Rigatoni Al Telefono

      Tomato and cream sauce, asparagus, mozzarella and basil.

      $14.00
    6. Spaghetti Allo Scoglio

      Shrimp, calamari, bay scallops, mussels, lightly spicy tomato sauce.

      $18.00
    7. Pasta Tomato Sauce Adult

      $12.00
    8. Pasta Alfredo Adult

      $14.00
  7. Empanadas
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    1. Beef Empanadas

      Beef, golden raisins, olives, hard-boiled eggs.

      $2.25
    2. Manchego Empanadas

      Spinach, dates, Manchego.

      $2.25
    3. Chicken Empanada

      Chicken stew, Jack cheese.

      $2.25
  8. Cachapa
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    1. Cachapa con Queso

      $9.00
  9. Kids Menu
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    1. Kid's Pasta Tomato Sauce

      $4.00
    2. Kid's Pasta Alfredo

      $6.00
    3. Kid's Chicken Quesadilla

      $4.00
    4. Kid's Essentials Fries

      $6.00
    5. Kid's Grilled Salmon

      $8.00
    6. Kid's Grilled Chicken

      $6.00
    7. Kid's Arepa con Queso

      $6.00
    8. Kid's Chicken Nuggets

      $6.00
    9. Kid's Bolognese

      $8.00
  10. Extras
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    1. Side of Extra Chicken

      $4.00
    2. Side of Bread

      $2.00
    3. Side of Extra Lomito

      $5.00
    4. Side of Extra Avocado

      $1.25
    5. Side of Extra Cheese

      $1.00
    6. Side of Extra Camarones

      $5.00
    7. Side Kale Salad

      $4.00
    8. Side of Essentials Sauce Cilantro

      $6.00
    9. Side of Platanos Con Queso

      $3.50
    10. Side of Essential Sauce Chipotle

      $6.00
    11. Side of Bread with Butter

      $2.50
    12. Lobster Tail

      $18.00
    13. Pan Con Ajo

      $5.00
  11. Drinks
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    1. Green Tea Strawberry & Basil

      $4.75
    2. Green Tea Mango & Fruit

      $4.75
    3. Tizana

      $5.25
    4. Water

      $1.50
    5. Soda

      Please contact your Runner or merchant directly for available options.

      $1.50
    6. Pellegrino Water

      $2.50
    7. Coffee

      $2.50
    8. Cafe Latte

      $3.50
    9. Cafe Americano

      $2.50
    10. Apple Juice

      $2.50
    11. Orange Juice

      $2.50
    12. Passion Fruit Juice

      $3.50
    13. Hot Tea

      $2.50
    14. Ice Tea

      $2.50
    15. Papelon Con Limon

      $3.50
    16. Lemonade

      $2.50
    17. Pellegrino Grande

      $5.00
    18. Kombucha Raw Lover

      $5.00
    19. Fruit Punch

      $4.75
  12. Desserts
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    1. Passion Fruit Dessert

      $7.00
    2. Chocolate Cake

      $8.00
    3. Tres Leches

      $8.00