La Cavita Menus


A Taste of Spain

La Cavita Hand-Shaken Margaritas
Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau & fresh lime juice

TAPAS

Pan Rustico Catalán
with jamón serrano, manchego cheese, tomatoes & garlic on grilled bread

Shrimp Empanadas
with asadero cheese, chipotle cream & papaya salsa

ENSALADA

Mezclun Greens
with fresh pears, walnuts, shaved manchego cheese & sherry balsamic vinaigrette

ENTREES

SIMMERING SEAFOOD PAELLA
Shrimp, clams, mussels and Pacific halibut in saffron rice

GRASS-FED CHURRASCO RIBEYE STEAK
anaheim chiles stuffed with queso fresco & rosemary roasted red potatoes

OVEN BRAISED LAMB SHANKS
Cooked slowly in port wine and garlic, Barcelona-style, served with toasted orzo

POSTRES

Chocolate Ganache Torte
with PatrÓn XO & Raspberry Sauce

Lime Tartlet
with Valencia Orange Coulis

$69 per person
* Price does not include beverages, sales tax or gratuity.


A Taste of Montecito

La Cavita Hand-Shaken Margaritas
Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau & fresh lime juice

TAPAS

Freshly Mashed Guacamole in a Molcajete

Homemade Tortilla Chips served with a Trio of Salsas

Grilled Eggplant, Tomato & Basil Quesadilla with Cilantro Pesto

Calamari Frito with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

ENSALADA

Mixed Baby Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette

ENTREES

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST
With Anaheim chiles, red onions & tomatoes chipotle mashed potatoes & grilled seasonal vegetables

GRASS-FED CHURRASCO RIBEYE STEAK
anaheim chiles stuffed with queso fresco & rosemary roasted red potatoes

PACIFIC HALIBUT WITH PAPAYA SALSA
Mashed sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus spears

POSTRES

La Cavita Caramel Flan

Coconut Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberries

$59 per person


A Taste of Mexico

La Cavita Hand-Shaken Margaritas
Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau & fresh lime juice

TAPAS

Freshly mashed guacamole in a molcajete

Homemade tortilla chips served with a trio of salsas

Grilled chicken quesadilla with manchego cheese, caramelized onions & poblano chiles

ENSALADA

La Cavita Caesar Salad

ENTREES

(select 4 of the following options for your guests in advance)

ROCK SHRIMP SOFT TACOS
breaded rock shrimp, papaya salsa, purple cabbage & homemade corn tortillas

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST WITH MOLE POBLANO
our handcrafted mole with black beans, Spanish rice & homemade corn tortillas

GRILLED VEGETABLE TOSTADA
roasted red peppers, zucchini, eggplant, red onions, black beans, arroz verde & guacamole

ENCHILADAS SUIZAS
grilled chicken, beef or vegetable with queso fresco, black beans & green rice

GRILLED FRESH SALMON WITH PAPAYA SALSA
chipotle mashed potatoes & seared collard greens

GRILLED CARNE ASADA A LA TAMPIQUENA
cheese enchilada Mexicana, frijoles charros, Spanish rice, salsa que mada & guacamole

POSTRE

Caramel Flan

$49 per person


Lunch Menu

TAPAS

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Trio of Fresh Salsas; Black Bean & Corn, Fire Roasted Tomatillo & Roja

Freshly Mashed Guacamole in a Molcajete

Chicken or Beef Taquitos de Tinga

ENTREES

(select 4 of the following options for your guests in advance)

ROCK SHRIMP SOFT TACOS
breaded rock shrimp, papaya salsa, purple cabbage, sour cream & homemade corn tortillas

GRILLED CHICKEN QUESADILLA
manchego cheese, caramelized onions, poblano chiles, chipotle cream & guacamole

GRILLED VEGETABLE TOSTADA
roasted red pepper, corn, zucchini, tomatoes, red onions, black beans & green rice

ENCHILADAS SUIZAS
grilled chicken or beef, queso fresco, black beans & green rice

GRILLED FRESH WILD SALMON WITH PAPAYA SALSA
chipotle mashed potatoes & seared collard greens

CAVA CAESAR SALAD WITH CHICKEN
homemade garlic croutons, freshly grated parmesan, crisp romaine & our Caesar dressing *

CAVA TOSTADA WITH GRILLED CHICKEN OR STEAK
black beans, cheese, guacamole, tomatoes & sour cream in a homemade crispy tortilla shell

POSTRE

Caramel Flan

$39 per person


Fiesta Uno

TAPAS & APPETIZERS

La Cavita Hand-Shaken Margaritas
Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau & fresh lime juice

HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS
trio of salsas including; black bean & corn, salsa roja & fire roasted quemada

FRESHLY MASHED GUACAMOLE IN A MOLCAJETE CALAMARI FRITO
Calamari rings served with roasted red pepper aioli

PAN RUSTICO CATALAN
ripe tomato bruschetta, Spanish manchego cheese & jamon serrano (2 per person)

FRESH HALIBUT CEVICHE
atop guacamole on homemade blue corn tortilla chips (3 per person)

GRILLED CHICKEN QUESADILLA
manchego cheese, caramelized onions, poblano chiles, guacamole & chipotle cream (3 per person)

WILD MUSHROOM EMPANADAS
queso fresco & cilantro pesto (3 per person)

$39 per person


Fiesta Dos

TAPAS & APPETIZERS

La Cavita Hand-Shaken Margaritas
Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau & fresh lime juice

HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS
with a trio of salsas including black bean & corn, salsa roja & fire roasted quemada

FRESHLY MASHED GUACAMOLE IN A MOLCAJETE

GRILLED CHICKEN SKEWERS
chimichurri dipping sauce (2 per person)

HOMEMADE CORN TAMALES
Sweet corn masa wrapped in corn husks & steamed
Chicken with roasted tomatillo salsa
Pork carnitas with chile guajillo salsa
Fresh Corn with chile poblano & queso fresco
(2 per person)

GRILLED EGGPLANT, TOMATO & BASIL QUESADILLA
asadero cheese and cilantro pesto (2 pieces per person)

TAQUITOS DE TINGA
Chicken or Beef rolled in corn tortillas served with guacamole & sour cream (3 per person)

$34.50 per person

(* Price does not include beverages, sales tax or gratuity.)


Host Bar & Beverage List

ALL BEVERAGES ARE CHARGED ON A PER DRINK CONSUMPTION BASIS.

Premium Tequila Margaritas 10 - 20
Specialty Cocktails 10 - 14
Spanish Sangria 8.5
House Spirits 9.5 -10
Cervezas 6

Soft Drinks 3.5
Fresh Fruit Juices 3.5
Kopu Sparkling or Still Water 6
Organic French Roast Coffee2.5 - 3
Hot Tea 2.5 - 3

$30 Corkage per 750ml Bottle – (maximum 2 bottles)


CAVA, CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINES

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, Cava, NV Spain (Split) 9
Gramona Imperial Gran Reserva Brut, NV Spain 45
Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label” NV Champagne, France 95

WHITE WINES

Margerum Wine Co. Rosé “Carlitos,” 2016 Santa Barbara County 38
Costa de Oro Chardonnay, “Carlitos,” 2016 Central Coast 34
Ferrari Carano Chardonnay 2015 Alexander Valley 58
Margerum Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc “Sybarite,” 2015 Happy Canyon 42
Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Napa Valley 54
Paco and Lola Albariño 2015 Rias Baixas, Spain 42

RED WINES

Costa de Oro Tempranillo / Syrah “Carlitos,” 2014 Central Coast 34
Alma Rosa Pinot Noir “St. Rita Hills,” 2015 Santa Rita Hills 54
Flowers Pinot Noir 2015 Sonoma County 85
JCR Vineyard Pinot Noir “Estate,” 2014 Santa Barbara County 100
Margerum Wine Company Syrah “M5” 2016 Santa Barbara County 56
Outpost Zinfandel “Howell Mountain,” 2015 Napa Valley 65
Brander Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Santa Maria Valley 58
Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon “Artemis,” 2014 Napa Valley 89
Achaval-Ferrer Malbec 2016 Mendoza, Argentina 44
López de Heredia Tempranillo “Viña Cubillo,” 2007 Rioja 55
López de Heredia Tempranillo Reserva “Viña Tondonia,” 2004 Rioja 74
Bodegas y Viñedos Tempranillo Reserva “Alion,” 2008 Ribera del Duero 105