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The Cantina Bar & Grill's - Sample Menu


Rock Shrimp Quesadilla 12.50
Sautéed rock shrimp with garlic, white wine, caramelized onions, mushrooms,
tomatoes and cheese, served in a sun dried tomato and basil tortilla

Calamari  10.50
Tender calamari strips, breaded and fried, served with cocktail and creamy dill sauces

Southwestern Skins 9.50
Crisp potato shells filled with shredded chicken, our spicy BBQ sauce and melted cheese,
 topped with scallions and served with ranch dressing

Chingalingas 8.95
Seasoned shredded chicken wrapped in flour tortilla, fried and served with sour cream and guacamole

Fiesta Platter 16.50
Assortment of chingalingas, calamari, BBQ potato skins, poppers and chicken wings,
served with a selection of sauces.

Nachos Grande 10.95 / half order 8.50
Our fresh corn tortilla chips topped with beans, ranchero sauce, cheddar and jack cheese,
 jalapenos, tomato, scallions and olives; choice of chicken, beef, carnitas or vegetarian

Poppers 7.50
Breaded jalapeno peppers filled with cream cheese, fried and served with tomatillo sauce
Spicy Buffalo Wings 8.95
Hot and spicy chicken wings served with your choice of our house BBQ sauce or HOT Buffalo sauce

Smoked Chicken Quesadilla 11.50
Our house-smoked chicken breast in a chili tortilla with caramelized onions sautéed
mushrooms and cheddar and jack cheese served with sour cream and guacamole

Cantina Salads

Taco Salad 11.50
Fluted flour tortilla filled with fresh greens and topped with grilled chicken or steak, finished with jack and cheddar cheeses, kidney beans,tomatoes, scallions and choice of dressing

Tostada Grande 1.50
Large flour tortilla shell filled with lettuce, shredded beef, chicken or carnitas, tomato, cheese, olives, scallions, sour cream and guacamole,
choice of dressing

Caesar Salad 8.50
Romaine lettuce tossed with our house Caesar dressing, fresh grated Parmesan cheese and garlic croutons
(with Grilled Chicken Breast, add 3.00)

Dinner Salad 4.95
House greens with broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and red cabbage with cucumber, sliced tomato,  choice of dressings

Cantina Como Plates

Served with rice and beans:
Beef Taco, Beef Burrito, Beef Enchilada, Beef Chimichanga, Beef Tamale, Chicken Taco, Chicken Burrito, Chicken Enchilada, Chicken Chimichainga, Chicken Tamale, Cheese Enchilada, Bean and Cheese Burrito, Pork Verde Enchilada, Carnitas Taco, Chile Relleno

One Item -8.95, Two Items -10.95, Three Items -12.95

Vegetarian Selections

Papas Tacos 8.50
Seasoned, sautéed potatoes in flour tortillas with lettuce, tomato and cheese,
served with rice and black beans

Vegetarian Pasta 10.50
Rotelle pasta tossed with tomatoes,  garlic, artichoke hearts, olives and cilantro in
sherry wine sauce, topped with grilled  vegetables and Parmesan cheese

Vegetable Burrito 9.50
Grilled vegetables, rice, black beans,  guacamole, and salsa, wrapped in a flour tortilla
 with Vera Cruz sauce and melted cheese

Spinach Enchiladas 10.50
Sauteed fresh spinach with mushrooms, garlic and caramelized onions, wrapped in
corn tortillas with jalapeno cream sauce, served with rice and black beans

 Mexican Favorites

Steak or Chicken  Fajitas . . .13.95 / with Shrimp . . . 17.50
Marinated steak, chicken breast, or shrimp with sweet peppers, onions, squeeze of lime,
garnish and tortillas to make your own soft tacos

Cantina Burrito 12.95
Grilled chicken or beef wrapped in flour tortilla with caramelized onions and guacamole,
topped with ranchero sauce and served with rice and beans

Hombre Burrito 11.50
Tender braised beef Colorado, rice, beans and guacamole, folded in a large flour tortilla
 and topped with red chili sauce and cheese

Cholo Burrito 11.50
Shredded chicken with rice, beans and guacamole, wrapped in flour tortilla and topped
 with ranchero sauce and cheese

El Papagayo Burrito 11.50
Pork Carnitas with rice, beans and guacamole in flour tortilla with pico de gallo sauce and cheese

Carnitas 12.95
Our famous, tender, slow cooked pork roast, served with rice and beans, tortillas
and garnish to make your own soft tacos

Chili Colorado 13.50
Slow simmered, tender beef chunks in red chili sauce, served with rice and beans,
and choice of flour or corn tortillas

Chile Verde 13.50
Tender braised chunks of pork in a green chili and tomatillo sauce, served with
rice and beans and choice of tortillas

Carne Asada Tacos 12.95
Two soft corn tortillas, double wrapped around marinated, grilled sirloin steak, garnished with cilantro, onion, guacamole, and pico de gallo salsa, served with rice and black beans

Smoked Chicken Mole Enchiladas 12.95
Smoked chicken breast in corn tortillas with our homemade rich and spicy mole sauce,
served with black beans and rice

Fish Tacos 11.95
Grilled Mahi Mahi in a soft flour tortillas with lime-cilantro mayonnaise, shredded cabbage,
 cheese and pico de gallo, served with rice and beans

Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo 17.50
Sautéed prawns and garlic with white wine, tomatoes, olives, scallions and butter,
served with back beans, rice and tortillas

Santa Fe Enchiladas 12.50
Chile and spice rubbed chicken breast, grilled,sliced and served in corn tortillas with our
 spicy Santa Fe green chile sauce, cheese and red pepper puree and
sour cream streakers, served with black beans and rice

Calamari Relleno 15.95
Calamari steak stuffed with three cheeses, olives, scallions, then dipped in beer batter,
fried and served with lime sauce and tropical fruit salsa

Smoked Chicken Polenta 12.95
Our house smoked chicken breast, grilled and served over scallion polenta with ancho
chile demi-glace, orange pico de gallo and accompanied with grilled vegetables

BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs half slab 13.95  -  full slab 17.95
Tender roast pork ribs, brushed with our spicy BBQ sauce, served with french fries or cole slaw

Top Sirloin Steak 15.95
8 oz top sirloin steak, rubbed with  spices, grilled and covered with  caramelized onions and
sweet and spicy brown sauce, served with jalapeno mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables

Blue Corn Salmon  16.95
Fresh salmon fillet, dusted with blue corn meal, sautéed and served with corn and avocado salsa, grilled vegetables and jalapeno mashed potatoes

Texas Crab Cakes 17.50
Three deliciously seasoned, sauteed crab cakes served on jalapeno cream sauce, accomanied with grilled vegetables and rice

Steak Relleno Burrito  13.50
Our chile relleno wrapped in flour tortilla with grilled chopped steak, caramelized onions and our spicy Santa Fe salsa and topped with red pepper puree, served with black beans and rice

Cajun Shrimp Tacos 13.50
Flour tortillas filled with Cajun spiced shrimp. shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and lime-cilantro mayonnaise, served with refried beans and rice


BBQ Pork  Torta 10.50
Tender shredded pork carnitas tossed with our spicy BBQ sauce and layered in a torta roll with
lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayonnaise, served with your choice of cole slaw ofr french fries

French Dip Sandwich 10.50
 Thin sliced roast beef with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and jack cheese,
served with au jus and choice of French fries or cole slaw

Cantina Burger 8.50
1/3 pound of ground beef brushed with our smoky marinade and grilled to order,  served with
choice of French fries or cole slaw, add 50 for each of the following items:
swiss, jack or cheddar cheese, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions

Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap 10.50
Crisp Romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and strips of chicken breast tossed in our Caesar
dressing and wrapped in a spinach tortilla, served with a choice of French fries or cole slaw

Mexican Club Wrap 10.50
Smoked chicken breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and chipotle mayonnaise,
wrapped in a chile tortilla and served with your choice of french fries or cole slaw

Monterey Chicken Sandwich 10.50
Grilled chicken breast topped with green chiles, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and
chipotle mayonnaise, served and a soft bun with choice of cole slaw or french fries


Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Milk 2.00

Smoothie 4.50
Made with your choice of fresh fruit

Soft Drinks 2.00
Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange Soda,
Root Beer, Mr. Pib

Woody 3.00
Blend of fruit juice with Sprite

Juices  2.00
Apple, orange, cranberry, grapefruit,
lemonade, fruit punch

Mineral Water 2.00

***All menu items and prices are subject to change without notice.

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The Cantina Bar & Grill
765 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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