We take pride in cooking charcoal chicken and meats that are known for their unique taste and pleasing aroma. These dishes are grilled low and slow to bring out their rich flavors. To date, we are the only restaurant in the U.S. that is equipped with the JOSPER charcoal oven.
PARRILLITA FRANCISCA 14.5 Tri-Tip Steak, cut in small pieces with Blood Sausage, Pork Sausage, and Hallaquitas Blancas with Cilantro Aioli.
FRANCISCA SAMPLER 24 2 Mandocas, 2 Pan de Bono, 2 Empanaditas, 5 Tequeños, 5 Arepitas and 1/2 serving of Pork Cracklings
CACHAPA 12.5 Filled with 1/2 serving of Queso de Mano, Shredded Cheese, and Cream on top
EL PAN DE BONO DE DON PEDRO 6.5 Don Pedro: When Francisca traveled to Bogota for the first time, she discovered the authentic flavor of the "Pan de Bono Valluno" or "Artisanal bread from el Valle del Cauca" which is known for its subtle baked Cheese flavor.
LOS CHICHARRONES DE DON GUILLE 6.5 Don Guille: One evening, when she was in Santo Domingo's mountain range, a villager named Guille offered her an appetizer during traditional celebrations. Beefy and crunchy Pork Meat cuts, a traditional latin american appetizer.
LAS AREPITAS DE TÍA MICA 8.5 Tía Mica: Thanks to her Aunt Micaela's Arepas, Francisca developed her love for homemade cooking. She also taught her about cooking with charcoal, which later motivated her to travel to different countries in Latin America to try it even more. Charcoal-roasted White Corn Cakes with a side of Nata
PATACÓN PICADO 13.5 Colombian-style Fried Plantain Rounds. While still living in Venezuela, one of Francisca's neighbors, Maria Teresa, gave her a taste of this dish and it became a perfect dish to share with friends at Francisca’s house ever since.
LAS EMPANADAS DE TIA ALMIDA 11 La Tía Almida: Her aunt, who was a widow, had to go out to the Mercado Municipal de Barrancas to sell Empanadas in order to provide for her children.
LOS TEQUEÑOS DE MA’ MARIA 8.5 Ma’ María: Her grandmother, Ma' María, used to host a gathering for her grandchildren every Sunday after church, at which she always served homemade Tequeños. 100% Venezuelan-style Cheese sticks, served with Green Sauce.
LAS MANDOCAS DE CASA VIEJA 8 Ma’ Vieja: While she attended La Universidad del Zulia, she normally went to a small food stand located in an area named Tierra Negra, it was called "Casa Vieja" and she developed the habit of going every single Sunday to buy Mandocas, finally falling in love with Zulia's cuisine. Corn Pretzels made with white cheese, unrefined cane sugar and plantain, served with homemade Nata and cheese.
QUESO TELITA HECHO AL CARBÓN 11 A thick slice of traditional Venezuelan Cheese grilled on our Josper
MAÍZ HECHO AL CARBÓN 8 Charcoal grilled Corn, House Cream
SOPA DE CEBOLLA (Francisca) 14 Caramelized White Onion, Beef Consommé, Grated Gruyere Cheese, Oregano Crostini
CRUZADO DE RES Y AVE (Venezuela) 13 Pectoral Meat, Hen Meat, Roasted Vegetables with 2 Arepas.
Ensalada César con Berro o Lechuga 14 Lettuce or Watercress + Caesar Dressing + Parmesan Cheese + Croutons
Ensalada Criolla 12 Tomato + Heart of Palm + Onion + Avocado + House Dressing
ADD: CHICKEN (¼) 6
ADD: PICANHA (8 oz.) 8
WHOLE CHICKEN 21, ½ CHICKEN 12, ¼ CHICKEN 8 On the last Sunday of each month, Francisca, following her grandmother’s tradition, spoiled all the workers of her chicken farm by making her own recipes of charcoal-cooked meat, fish and chicken and inviting them to a family Sunday where they arranged traditional games, drank Tizana, and played Bolas Criollas and Dominos. That is how this dish became the pride of our tradition: “El Pollo de Doña Francisca”
PARRILLA MULTICULTURAL 52 ½ Organic Chicken, 16 oz. of Picanha , Pork Sausage, Blood Sausage, Pork Cracklings, Ripe Plantains, and Hallaquitas.
BRANZINO ENTERO HECHO AL CARBÓN 26 Very tender and soft fish, presented in a butterfly cut
TAPA DE CUADRIL HECHA A FUEGO LENTO (16 oz.) 24 Picanha on our Josper
SOLOMO DE CUERITO AL CARBÓN (16 oz.) 28 Charcoal Grilled Ribeye
CHURRASCO (10 oz.) 28 Skirt Steak
ASADO DE TIRA (16 oz.) 22 Beef Short Ribs
ASADO NEGRO (Venezuela) 12 Eye Round braised and hydrated with spiced Papelón sauce
PABELLÓN (Venezuela) 14 An expression of culinary miscegenation where every ingredient has a harmony and a Venezuelan story to tell.
BANDEJA PAISA (Colombia) 16 Great exponent of Colombian cuisine in which you can find all of its flavors in just one dish.
PARGO FRITO (Venezuela) 18 Fried Snapper Fish
ARROZ MAMPOSTEAO 6.5 Yellow Rice, Cumin Stir-fry, Ripe Plantains, Smoked ham, Red beans
HALLAQUITAS BLANCAS 6.5 ( 4 units) 3 White Corn Flour Tamale
CHORIZO (2 units) 5 Smoked Pork Chorizo
MORCILLA (2 units) 5 Rice Sausage
YUCA FRITA 6.5 Fried Yuca
WHITE RICE 3
FRENCH FRIES 3
MASHED POTATOES 3
COLESLAW SALAD 3
FRESH SALAD 3
AVOCADO 3 Subtext
RIPE PLANTAINS 3
BOILED YUCCA 3
BLACK BEANS 3
SHREDDED CHEESE 1
CHICKEN MAC AND CHEESE 6 6 oz. of macaroni gratinated with Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese
CHEESE BURGER 6 4 oz. of Beef with a slice of American cheese accompanied with French Fries
LAS TRES LECHES DE SU HERMANA FLOR 5 The Torta Tres Leches of her sister Flor became famous on Sundays between the grandchildren of Ma’ Maria (Francisca’s grandmother), Francisca repeats this recipe every last Sunday of each month for her workers in the family feast.
EL TORTA-QUESILLO DE FRANCISCA 5 The Torta-Quesillo was the most coveted dessert in her family. Her family's birthdays were the perfect excuse for making her secret Quesillo recipe and it was the best companion to these celebrations. The name comes from the fact that it has pores that remind us of the holes in cheese, and these happen because, in difference to Flam, the Quesillo is made with whole eggs.
EL PIE DE LIMÓN DE GEORGE 5 During her higher education Francisca became friends with George (an American exchange student that was in Zulia) who gave her Key Lime Pie to try and Francisca adapted her recipe to the Pie de Limón
MARQUESA DE NUTELLA 5 Dessert made out of Maria cookies and Nutella Pudin. Francisca fell in love with this recipe the very first time her friend Ana showed her how to make it with Maria cookies and Chocolate, initially, but one day she made it with Nutella it quickly became a favorite for the whole family.
TODDY CAKE 5 While her mother Doña Rosa worked, Francisca’s nanny “La Negra” would spoil her every afternoon with her delicious moist chocolate cake with homemade Toddy cream, while Francisca did her homework for the small rural elementary school where she studied.
HULA HULA 2.5 (PER UNIT) At home, we created the Hula Hula, made with crispy Churros accompanied with the topping of your preference to evoke Francisca’s afternoons with her little nephews, since they always enjoyed traditional games and the Hula Hula was never missing from a fun afternoon.
BARQUILLITAS FRANCISCA 2.5 (PER UNIT) On every trip, Francisca loved to try different flavors, and that included sweets. As a child, her grandmother would take her to eat ice-cream at the park and that is why she felt a preference for this dessert during each trip. That is how she ended up making her own recipe with three ice-cream cones that reminded her of the ice-cream from the streets of Venezuela.
Still Water 3.5
Sparkling Water 3.5
Fresh Fruit Juices 5.5
Coconut Lemonade 6
Lemon Nestea 4
*Note: Consuming raw or undercooked Meats, Poultry, Seafood, Shellfish, Eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
*We add a service charge of 18% for groups of 6 or more people
|Per Glass||Per Bottle|
|PALENA BRUT ROSE||52|
ANNO DOMINI PINOT GRIGIO
|PALENA RESERVA ESPECIAL SAUVIGNON BLANC||8||29|
|PALENA RESERVA ESPECIAL CHARDONNAY||29|
PALENA RESERVA ESPECIAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON
|LA PRENSA MERLOT||8||29|
|CARMELO RODERO 9 MESES||48|
|Per Glass||Per Bottle|
|Red Wine Sangria||10||37|
White Wine Sangria
Moscow Mule 5.5
Sex on the Beach 5.5
Long Island Iced Tea 5.5
Pisco sour 5.5
Tequila Sunrise 5.5
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