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Primeros De Rico | Appetizers

Our twisted ancho chili-infused corn tortilla chips are homemade & hand-cut, but not spicy! That’s why we charge for the first round. Our chips are Gluten Free - Fried in a dedicated fryer

NEED MORE? NO PROBLEMA!

Temecula Cornbread
Vegetarian

$6

Signature jalapeño cornbread soaked in agave butter

Trio of Salsa & Chips
Gluten Free
Vegetarian

$5

Rico de gallo, salsa verde & salsa roja served with twisted ancho chili-infused corn tortilla chips

Fresh Made Guacamole & Chips
Gluten Free
Vegetarian

Avocado, tomato, red onion, roasted garlic, jalapeño, lime, cilantro & chef’s secret seasonings served with twisted ancho chili-infused corn tortilla chips

$7 (half) | $13 (full)

Add jalapeño bacon ($2) | Substitute fresh veggies ($3)

Queso Fundido Fuego

$10

Creamy Cheese Dip

Oaxaca-Chihuahua cheese blend, fire-roasted poblano, serrano & pasilla peppers, caramelized onion & tequila served with twisted chili-infused corn tortilla chips

Substitute fresh veggies ($3)

Tamale De Pollo

$7

One Chicken Tamales

Housemade corn masa, slow-roasted chicken, tequila-pickled onion, salsa roja & verde, Rico de gallo, Rico crema, Cotija cheese

Sope Al Pastor

$8

One Pork - Thick Cut Tortilla

Seasoned grilled pork atop thick cut deep fried corn tortilla, with lettuce, refried beans, cotija cheese, pico de gallo and pickled onion, fresh jalapenos and jalapeno-avocado crema

Taquitos Dorados

$12

Two Chicken Taquitos

Negra Modelo-marinated smoky pulled chicken, Oaxaca-Chihuahua cheese blend, guacamole, Rico de gallo, Cotija cheese

Quesadilla De Jardín *
Gluten Free

$13

Veggie Quesadilla

Whole wheat tortilla with cauliflower, peppers, onions, and goat cheese drizzled with mango-pineapple sauce

"Mexcellent" Nachos

$12

(Choice of Short Rib, Pork, Chicken or Fajita Ground Beef)

Twisted ancho chili-infused corn tortilla chips, Oaxaca-Chihuahua cheese blend, queso fundido, jalapeños, Rico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole

Quesadilla De Pollo

$13

Chicken Quesadilla

Negra Modelo-marinated smoky pulled chicken, basil aioli, Oaxaca-Chihuahua cheese blend, caramelized onion with Rico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream

Quesadilla De Camerónes

$15

Shrimp Quesadilla

Caribbean jerk shrimp, trinity of bell peppers, Oaxaca-Chihuahua cheese blend with tomatillo relish and sour cream

Empanada De Vaca

$12

Two Beef Empanadas

Slow-roasted boneless short rib & Oaxaca-Chihuahua cheese blend in a puff pastry crust served on a bed of purple cabbage drizzled with chimichurri, Cotija cheese

Empanada De Langosta

$14

Two Lobster & Shrimp Empanadas

Lobster & shrimp infused with Brie, roasted sweet corn & poblano peppers in a puff pastry crust served with pineapple-mango salsa & pineapple crema

Ceviche De Sandía
Gluten Free

$16

Watermelon Ceviche

Sweet heat gulf grouper & shrimp cooked with fresh citrus juices, watermelon, mango, jalapeño, pineapple, radish, red onion, jicama & passion-fruit habanero-ginger sauce with crunchy plantain tostada chips

Sopa | Ensaladas | Tazones

Soup | Salads | Bowls

Diosa Verde *
Gluten Free
Vegetarian

$15

Green Goddess Veggie Bowl

Warm cauliflower, jicama, grape tomatoes, wilted kale, Rico de gallo, toasted pepitas, olive oil, and herbs

Add Fajita Chicken $4 | Steak $6 | Shrimp $6
KETO FRIENDLY!

Caldo Tlalpeño

House Soup

Our version of the famous General Santa Anna that had this soup made to cure his hangover! Chicken, carrots, chickpeas, chayote, garlic, onion, tomatoes, seasoned with chipotle chilies topped with Cotija cheese, jalapeño cornbread croûtons

$5 (cup) | $8 (bowl)

Santana

$16

Taco Salad

(Choice of Short Rib, Pork, Chicken or Fajita Ground Beef)

Shredded lettuce, purple cabbage, dirty rice, black beans, Cotija cheese, Rico de gallo, Rico crema, cherry-chipotle sauce, guacamole, sour cream & cilantro served in a crispy tortilla bowl

Tazón De Maíz *
Gluten Free
Vegetarian

$10

Corn Bowl

Roasted sweet corn, shredded lettuce, red onion, Inca pepper drops, jalapeño, cilantro, avocado, lime, goat cheese, Rico crema

Add Fajita Chicken $4 | Steak $6 | Shrimp $6

Gringa César
Vegetarian

$9

Caesar Salad

Romaine-kale blend, Inca pepper drops, roasted pepitas, Cotija cheese, smoky César dressing, jalapeño cornbread croûtons

Add Fajita Chicken $4 | Steak $6 | Shrimp $6

La Cartagena

$16

Steak Bowl

Seared NY Strip steak atop house dirty rice, black beans, jalapeños and radishes with Rico de gallo

Emparedado | Hand Helds

Chido Burrito

$14

(Choice of Short Rib, Pork, Chicken or Fajita Ground Beef)

Grilled flour tortilla filled with choice of meat, shredded lettuce, guacamole, Rico de gallo, Rico crema served with dirty rice and borracho black beans

Mexican "Philly" Steak Torta

$16

NY Strip steak, bell pepper trio, caramelized onion, lettuce, guacamole, Oaxaca-Chihuahua cheese blend, Cotija cheese on a toasted torta roll with Rico crema with yucca fries

Especialalides De Rico | House Specials

Enchilada De Jardín *
Vegetarian
Gluten Free

$15

Two Veggie Enchiladas

Corn ancho infused tortilla stuffed with rainbow cauliflower, poblano and bell peppers, trio of onions, corn and goat cheese topped with chipotle sauce and drizzled with mango-pineapple sauce. Served with seasoned brown rice

Enchilada De Raoul

$18

Two Lobster & Shrimp Enchiladas

Lobster & shrimp infused with Brie, roasted sweet corn & poblano peppers in corn tortillas, salsa roja & Cotija cheese served with dirty rice & borracho black beans

Pasta Corralejo

$16

Staff Favorite!
Corralejo tequila-lime-marinated chicken breast medallions, red & yellow onions, jalapeño sautéed in chipotle cream sauce over jumbo rigatoni, cilantro, Cotija cheese

Enchilada De Katrina

$16

Two Chicken Enchiladas

Negra Modelo-marinated smoky pulled chicken, twisted chili-infused tortillas, Oaxaca-Chihuahua cheese blend & salsa verde served with dirty rice & borracho black beans, Cotija cheese

El Chapparal

$16

Staff Favorite!
(Yucca Fries with Choice of Short Rib, Pork, Chicken or Fajita Ground Beef)

Served over yucca fries topped with creamy queso sauce, scallions & avocado-jalapeño crema. This is the ultimate comfort food!

Keto Diet? Substitute the Yucca fries for our Rainbow Cauliflower!

Baja Chicken
Gluten Free

$16

Grilled Caribbean spiced boneless chicken topped with tropical blueberry salsa & wilted kale drizzled with habanero-ginger sauce

Chef Scott's Twisted Tacos

Tacos Ala Carta

All SINGLE tacos served on a charred flour tortilla.
Corn Tortillas available by request (Gluten Free)

Make it a Platter - Mix & Match two or more from the a la carte section, enjoy house dirty rice & beans

Ojai

$6

Chicken

Negra Modelo-marinated smoky pulled chicken, shredded lettuce, guacamole, radish, jalapeño, Cotija cheese

Guacho

$6

Ground Beef

Caramelized onions, trinity of bell peppers, lettuce, ground short rib beef, Rico crema, avocado jalapeno crema, radish, jalapeño, Cotija cheese

Santiago

$6

Pork

Slow-roasted pork, purple cabbage, pineapple-mango salsa, tequila pickled onion, cilantro, radish, jalapeño, Cotija cheese

Anacapa

$6

Short Rib

Slow-roasted boneless short rib, Rico de gallo, purple cabbage, spicy mezcal-chipotle plum BBQ sauce, radish, jalapeño, Cotija cheese

Tacos Especializados

Two Tacos served with house dirty rice & beans

Bandolero Azul *
Vegetarian
Gluten Free

$11

(Blue Zones Buffalo Cauliflower- No Substitutions Please)
Buffalo-style cauliflower, purple cabbage, pickled bell pepper & carrot trio, scallions, goat cheese, and Rico crema atop corn tortillas

Fajita

$13

Chicken

Seared marinated chicken medallions, shredded lettuce, salsa roja, radish, jalapeño, sour cream, guacamole

La Playa

$18

Grouper

Blackened gulf grouper, shredded lettuce, Mexican coleslaw with purple cabbage, pineapple, Spanish & red onions, jalapeño, radish, cilantro, chipotle ranch aioli

El Chupacabra

$20

Surf & Turf

NY Strip steak, lobster & shrimp infused with sherry, brie & Mexican cream, shredded lettuce, caramelized onions, Inca pepper drops, jalapeno, radish, cilantro

Bandolera

$11

Buffalo Cauliflower

Crispy corn crusted buffalo-style cauliflower, purple cabbage, pickled bell pepper & carrot trio, scallions, blue cheese, Rico crema

El Toro

$15

Steak

NY Strip steak, cherry-chipotle sauce, radish, scallions, shredded lettuce, Cotija cheese, jalapeño, onion frizzles

El Capitan

$15

Shrimp

Caribbean jerk shrimp, purple cabbage, jalapeño, pineapple-mango salsa, drizzled with black garlic glaze

Lados | Sides

Sour Cream

$1

Plantain Chips

$3

Borrocho Black Beans

$3

Buffalo Cauliflower

$5

Wilted Kale

$5

Salsa

$2

Dirty Rice

$3

Guacamole

$4

Street Corn Succotash

$5

Yucca Fries

$5

Before you place your order please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions