650.326.7762

463 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

DINING ROOM

Lunch

Mon – Fri  11:30 – 2:00

Dinner

Mon – Thu  5:30 – 9:30 

Fri & Sat  5:30 – 10:00

BAR   

Mon – Thu 11:30 – 11:00 

Fri  11:30 – midnight

Sat  5:00 – midnight

MIDDAY MENU

Mon – Fri 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Limited menu in the

bar only

LATE PLATES   

Mon – Sat until 10:30 PM

Limited menu in the

bar only

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APPETIZERS / SOUPS / SALADS

 

SHRIMP CEVICHE 

Black beans, habanero, coconut milk, key lime and cilantro

 

EMBUTIDOS

Cured meats from Spain: lomo, serrano, chorizo

 

PAN ROASTED BLACK MUSSELS 

CTO, garlic, sour orange/soy pan sauce

MARINATED OLIVES

House citrus & spice blend

 

CRAB CAKES

Blue crab, Old Bay, avocado-cilantro pesto, red pepper sofrito, roasted corn salsa

 

MARINATED CHEESE 

Spanish cheese, olive oil, fresh herbs, toasted black peppercorns

 

MARIQUITAS PLANTAIN CHIPS

Black bean salsa

 

CROQUETAS

Crispy potato fritters with aged Spanish cheese, pimenton, chives, tamarind-smoked jalapeño BBQ sauce

 

EMPANADAS

Shredded picadillo pork, roasted chilis, pepper jack, coconut-jalapeno sauce

 

CAMARONES con MOJO 

Spicy sauteed shrimp with piquillo & habanero peppers served on Cuban toasts

 

BLACK BEAN SOUP 

Vegetarian bean soup, chopped Spanish onion 

 

GRAYCLIFF CHOWDER 

Shrimp and crab, slow cooked in an habanero infused roasted vegetable puree

 

ENSALADA de YESICA 

Mixed greens tossed with roasted corn and peppers, black beans, carrots, radish, citrus-cumin vinaigrette

 

CHOPPED ROMAINE SALAD 

Aged manchego cheese, crispy yuca, pimenton, chili-ginger dressing

 

PALMITOS SALAD 

Hearts of palm, frisee, avocado, ruby red grapefruit, sugar cane walnuts, lime vinaigrette

 

PLANTAIN CRUSTED GOAT CHEESE SALAD 

Baby spinach, pepitas, sherry vinaigrette

 

ENTRÉES

 

ARROZ con POLLO 

Cuban style braised chicken, platanos maduros, and yellow rice

 

MASITAS 

Spicy roasted pork, white rice, black beans, pickled red onions

 

ROPA VIEJA 

Shredded skirt steak, chilis, peppers, plantanos maduros, yellow rice, sofrito sauce

 

COCONUT CRUSTED SNAPPER

Crispy snapper, boniato mash, wilted greens, key lime butter sauce

 

CARIBBEAN CURRY

Housemade spicy curry, coconut milk, turmeric, carrots, plantains, yuca, greens, hot peppers, white rice

 

PLATO DE VEGETALES 

Black bean cakes, boniato mash, grilled piquillo pepper, sautéed vegetables, goat cheese chimichurri

 

TIERRA Y MAR 

Marinated skirt steak, coconut crusted shrimp, sofrito mashed potatoes, asparagus, avocado-cilantro pesto

 

BODEGUITA SEAFOOD AJIACO (serves two)

Lobster tails, mussels, shrimp, yuca, plantain, spicy tomato cream sauce, moros y cristianos

 

PAELLA DE LA BODEGUITA (serves two)

Chicken, mussels, clams, shrimp, chorizo, fish “en cazuela” with spiced yellow rice

 

CUBANO SANDWICH 

Roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, mustard, dill pickle on grilled Acme sweet baguette

 

SIDES

 

MADUROS (sweet plantains)

 

GRILLED ASPARAGUS

 

FRIED YUCA