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El Adobe Cafe Mexican Restaurant52 W. Congress in downtown Tucson
520/624-6133 (Fax: 520/628-1159)
Tucson's Heart Healthy Mexican Restaurant
Home of the Perfect Margarita
Bienvenidos, Amigos! El Adobe Cafe welcomes you. We've been serving internationally acclaimed Heart Healthy Mexican and American food since the 1970's.
When you arrive, please relax and enjoy our authentic, Sonoran-style Mexican cuisine, now available with "heart healthy" ingredients, served by our courteous, hard-working staff. We proudly offer many "Heart Healthy" menu selections approved by the American Heart Association and identified in our menu. We also serve entrees that with minor modification are heart healthy. We use only the freshest quality vegetables, leanest meats and chicken breasts, tortillas, margarine, and pure canola oil, and as little salt as possible. We do not use butter, lard, MSG, or sulfites in our kitchen. Upon request, we can substitute with imitation cheese.
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We honor Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also honor Traveler's Checks and local checks with a bank guarantee card.
El Adobe Cafe Tucson Mexican Restaurant Menu
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AppetizersWith Our Compliments: Chips and Salsa while you dine. Additional basket of Chips 75¢
Cheese Crisps Large 14", open faced, deep fried flour tortilla covered with melted cheeses and topped with your choice: Cheese $4.95. Green Chiles or jalapeno peppers $5.50. Chicken, Carne Seca or Combination $5.95
Quesdadillas Large 14" folded flour tortilla, stuffed with melted cheeses and your choice: Cheese $4.95. Green Chiles or Jalapeno Peppers $5.50. Chicken, Carne Seca or Combination $5.95
Nachos Deep fried corn tortilla chips covered with melted cheeses, topped with jalapeno peppers $3.95
Special Nachos Deep fried corn tortilla chips covered with refried pinto beans, then melted cheeses, jalapeno peppers, sour cream $5.95
Guacamole Dip $4.95
Vera Cruz Sampler platter of miniatures 2 each of cheese enchiladas, chicken flautas, ground beef tacos, shredded beef chimichangas, ranchero or refried beans and Mexican rice $7.95
Fried Mushrooms $2.95. Fried Zucchini $2.95. Fried Cheese Sticks $3.95. Fried Mini Corn Dogs $3.95. Fried Onion Rings $1.75. Fried Stuffed Jalapeno Plate $2.95. Fried Broccoli & Cheese Puffs $2.95
Especiales de la CasaEl Adobe- Our Own Special Tacos Choice of three deep-fried or soft shell flour tortilla tacos, generously filled with diced, charbroiled lean steak, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, covered with shredded cheeses $7.95
Cordoba- Carnitas Fresh, charbroiled pork sauteed with our special seasonings and served with fresh salsa cruda, ranchero or refried beans, rice, corn tortillas $7.95
Tampico- Chile Verde Diced lean beef simmered in green chile sauce, served with Mexican rice, ranchero or refried pinto beans, and flour tortilla $7.95
Chihuahua- Gorditas Deep-fried soft corn masa filled with your choice of lean shredded beef or lean chicken breast, topped with lettuce, green onions, stuffed green olives, and shredded cheeses. Served with Mexican rice and ranchero or refried pinto beans $7.95
Puebla- Carne Seca Dried shredded lean beef sauteed in tomatoes, onions, and mild green chiles. Served with Mexican rice, ranchero or refried pinto beans, and flour tortilla $7.95
La Paz- Pescado Mild white fish fillet sauteed in a gentle seasoned sauce of tomatoes, onions, and stuffed green olives. Served with calabacitas (zucchini squash, corn and melted cheeses), Rice and salad $9.95
San Luis- Chile Relleno Whole, green chile relleno covered with seasoned red chile beef, sauce and melted cheeses. Served with Mexican rice, ranchero or refried pinto beans, and flour tortilla 7.95
Monterrey- Chile Colorado Your choice of lean chicken breast or diced lean beef cooked in our own special red chile sauce. Served with rice, ranchero or refried pinto beans, flour tortilla $7.95
Acapulco- Camarones con Arroz Mexican shrimp scampi on a bed of Mexican rice, served with calabacitas (zucchini squash, corn and melted cheeses) and tossed salad $9.95
Vera Cruz- Sampler Platter of Miniatures 2 cheese enchiladas, chicken flautas, ground beef tacos, shredded beef chimichangas, ranchero or refried beans and Mexican rice $7.95
Guadalajara- Steak Ranchero Charbroiled lean steak, served in the true Mexican manner; covered with sauteed onions, tomato and green chile. Rice, ranchero or refried pinto beans, flour tortilla, salad $9.95
Sonora- Flat Enchiladas Deep fried soft corn masa patties layered with your choice of lean shredded beef, carne seca, lean chicken breast, or mixed vegetables, avocado slices, and covered with our enchilada sauce, melted cheeses and shredded lettuce. Served with ranchero or refried pinto beans and sour cream $8.95
Magdalena- Beef Birria Juicy lean shredded beef cooked in our special lightly spiced seasoning. Served with Mexican rice, ranchero or refried beans, and flour tortilla $7.95
No. 2 Chile Relleno and Cheese Enchilada- with Mexican rice, ranchero or refried pinto beans $6.95
No. 3 Chicken Taco and Chicken Enchilada- with Mexican rice, ranchero or refried pinto beans $6.95
No. 4 Cheese Enchilada and Beef Taco and Chicken Tamale- with ranchero or refried pinto beans $7.95
EnsaladasYour choice of Fat Free Dressings- Ranch, Italian, or Honey Dijon
Topopo Salad Deep-fried, corn tortilla covered with refried pinto beans and shredded lettuce. Surrounded with wedges of avocado, tomato, celery, carrots, cheeses, and stuffed green olives. Green onion and lemon wedge. Served with your choice of carne seca, lean chicken breast or vegetable mix $5.95
Taco Salad- Deep-fried, flour tortilla shell filled with refried pino beans. Your choice of seasoned ground beef, carne seca, lean chicken breast, or vegetable mix. Then topped with shredded lettuce and cheeses, green onions, stuffed green olives, sour cream $4.95
Tossed Green Salad lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and bell peppers $1.95
Sopas All soups served with large flour tortilla. Cup 1.95/Bowl $3.75
Flautas Flour tortillas filled with lean chicken breast or lean shredded beef, then rolled and deep-fried and topped wth sour cream. Chicken or Shredded Beef $2/4.50
Chimichangas, Burros, Enchiladas, Tacos, Tostadas and TortaYour choice of fillings: Bean Ranchero or Refried Beans, vegetables, chicken (sauteed), shredded beef, carne seca, red chile beef, ground beef, green chile beef, fish, beef chorizo, carne asada, red chile chicken, birria (beef), pork, chicharrones.
Chimichangas- large 14" flour tortilla folded around a filling of your choice, then deep-fried and garnished with shredded lettuce and grated cheeses. $5.50. Enchilada style add .99¢. With Guacamole add $1.25. With Sour Cream add .75¢. With Melted Cheeses add .75¢.
Burros- large 14" soft, flour tortilla folded around your choice of a filling and garnished with shredded lettuce and grated cheeses. $4.95. Enchilada style add .99¢. With Guacamole add $1.25. With Sour Cream add .75¢. With Melted Cheeses add .75¢.
Enchiladas- Soft corn tortillas with your choice of filling topped with red enchilada sauce and melted cheese, garnished with shredded lettuce. 2/$4.50.
Tacos- Choice of soft shell or deep-fried corn tortillas, folded in half to hold your choice of filling, and garnished with shredded lettuce and grated cheeses. 2/$4.50.
Tostadas- Deep-fried corn tortilla covered with refried pinto beans, your choice of filling and garnished with shredded lettuce and grated cheeses. $2.95.
Torta- Mexican sandwich made with special baked Mexican bread and stuffed with your choice of filling and topped with cabbage, tomatoe and avacado. $3.95.
Side OrdersChile Relleno $2/4.50
Ranchero or Refried Beans or Mexican Rice $1.25
Sour Cream $.95
Flour Tortilla (1) or Corn Tortillas (3) $.75
Jalapeno Peppers $.75
Extra Hot Salsa or Salsa Cruda $1.25
Enchilada Sauce $.99
Green Chile Strips, Grated Cheeses, Cilantro, Green Onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce or One Egg $.95
Calabacitas (zucchinni, squash, corn and melted cheeses) $1.95
American CuisineHamburgers- Ground Beef (1/2lb), Ground Turkey (1/4lb), or Vegetarian (1/4lb) All served with French Fries and Kosher dill slice $3.95
Toppings- Cheese $.29; Bacon $.49; Chili $.49; Green Chile Strips $.49; Guacamole $.59; Saurkraut $.49; Grilled Onions w/mushrooms $.49
Hot Dogs- Kosher Beef (1/4lb), Turkey (1/4lb), Polish Sausage (1/4lb) or Vegetarian. All served with French Fries and Kosher dill slice $2.50
Salads- Garden $1.95; Fruit (seasonal) Chicken Salad, Crab Salad, Tuna Salad or Grilled Chicken $4.25
Sandwiches- All served with potato chips and Kosher dill slice: Grilled Cheese $2.25; Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, B.L.T., Turkey, Ham, Pastrami, Roast Beef or Vegetarian $3.25
Grilled Chicken, Grilled Fish or Steak $4.25
Fried Shrimp (large) with fries $5.25
Fried Chicken Fingers with fries $5.25
Fish and Chips $5.25
DesertsApple or Cherry Chimichanga- Rolled flour tortilla filled with your choice of apples or cherries, then deep-fried, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, and topped with whipped cream $1.95. With one scoop of ice cream .95¢ extra
Flan- An egg custard dessert covered with caramel sauce $1.95
Sopapillas- Deep-fried puffy flour pastry served with honey $1.95
Cafe Mexicano- Coffee, Kahlua and Tequila $2.95
Carmel Apple Chips $1.25
Mexican Candies $1.29
Mexican Pasteries $.79
Dreyers Grand Ice Cream- 16 flavors or Miss Karens Nonfat Yogurt- 2 flavors
Cone or Cup $1.19. Waffle Cone $1.69. Additional Scoop $.69.
Milkshakes $2.49. Malts $2.49. Sundaes $2.49. Ice Cream Sodas $1.89. Ice Cream Floats $1.89. Toppings $.25-.50. Ice Cream with Kahlua $2.95.
French Fries $.99; w/Cheese $1.29; w/Chili $1.49
Super Pretzel $.79 Disney Pops$.99 Gollipops $.69 Blow Pops $.29
SpiritsEspecialidades de la Casa:
Margaritas- Perfect Margarita or Strawberry Margarita or Non-Alcoholic Margarita (Regular or Strawberry) Glass $2.95; Half Liter $7.95; Full Liter $12.95
Cafe Mexicano- Coffee, Kahula and Tequila $2.95
Domestic $1.75 (Coors Light, Budweiser, Miller Genuine Draft, Budwesier Light, Miller Lite)
Imported $2.25 (Corona Extra, Corona Light, Pacifico, Bohemia, Dos Equis (Dark), Tecate, Tecate Light)
Non-Alcoholic Beer $1.75 (O'Douls- 70 calories, Sharps- 68 calories, Coors Cutter- 70 calories.
California Chablis, Sangria, Blush Glass $1.75, Half Liter $4.95, Full Liter $7.95
Brewed Coffee- Regular or decaffeinated $.95
Hot Tea $.95
Iced Tea or Coffee $.95
Juice- Spicy V8 $.95
Soft Drinks- Dr. Pepper, RC Cola, 7-Up, Hires Root Beer, Tamarindo, Jamaica, Diet RC Cola, Horchata, Squirt, Orange Crush, Pink Lemonade $.95
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