Cantina Laredo in River North has revamped their menu, now offering daily lunch features and an expanded selection of shareable small plates. Daily lunch specials, available weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., feature a special dish each day (Crispy Carnitas Bowl; Taco Salad; Quesadilla y Avocado Tostada; Sopa y Mango Ensalada; Stacked Pollo Tinga Enchiladas) ranging from $7.99-$8.99.
Chef Cruz Almanza's new tapas section of the menu is for sharing and sampling small plates. New items include Flautitas (chicken tinga flautas drizzled with poblano sauce, under shredded lettuce, diced tomato, fresh jalapeño, red onion, avocado, chopped cilantro and queso fresco $7.99), Camaron y Chorizo Empanadas (filled with chorizo, shrimp, jack cheese and queso fresco, served with chipotle wine sauce $7.99) and Carnitas Sliders (two sliders of seasoned pulled pork with goat cheese and apricot jam served with jalapeño laced Mexican fries $8.49), along with Sopes de Barbacoa, Quesadillas, Nachos, Ceviche, Ahi Tuna Tacos and more.
Daily Lunch Features
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday: Crispy Carnitas Bowl
Pork carnitas on cilantro lime rice, layered with black beans, corn, jalapeno, pico de gallo and Monterey Jack covered in chipotle wine sauce with queso fresco, chopped cilantro and sour cream drizzle $7.99
Tuesday: Taco Salad
Crispy flour tortilla shell filled with refried beans, seasoned ground sirloin, mesclun salad mix, tomato and cheddar. Served with cilantro vinaigrette dressing $7.99
Wednesday: Quesadilla y Avocado Tostada
Corn tostada topped with avocado, black bean, mesclun salad mix, pico de gallo and queso fresco combined with chicken fajita quesadilla with green onion, tomato, sour cream and chopped cilantro $8.49
Thursday: Sopa y Mango Ensalada
Chicken tortilla soup served with mesclun salad mix with mint leaves, jicama, red grapes, mango, pumpkin seeds and queso fresco with honey vinaigrette $8.99
Friday: Stacked Pollo Tinga Enchiladas
Poblano chicken tinga, sunny side up egg, avocado, roasted red bell pepper, chorizo and sour cream sauce layered between corn tortillas, topped with tomatillo salsa. Served with black beans and rice $8.99