Tacuba Cantina Mexicana (Astoria)

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Overview

Tacuba Cantina Mexicana is a casual Astoria (with a sister restaurant in Hell's Kitchen) eatery featuring a menu of Mexican classics like grilled octopus or Oaxacan grasshopper (chapulines) tacos, as well as enchiladas verdes or carnitas with orange-habanero salsa and guacamole. Graced with a colorful Day of the Dead-themed decor, the bar pours Latin American wines, tequila flights and classic cocktails like the Margarita, Mojito or Paloma.

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Accolades

  • 9 Must-Try Mexican Brunches in NYC 2016 - Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 20 out of 30

Menu for Tacuba Cantina Mexicana (Astoria)

Dinner Menu

Cocktails & Wines

Margaritas

  • Frozen Raspados Frozen margarita, choice of Mango, Strawberry, Lime, Tamarind
    $10.00
    Pitcher $45.00
  • De La Casa Tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime
    $10.00
    Pitcher $40.00
  • La sandia Gran Centenario Plata, St. Germain, muddled watermelon, fresh lime, tajin
    $11.00
    Pitcher $45.00
  • TacubA cadillac Jalapeño infused Leyenda de Milagro Silver, pink guava puree, lemon juice, agave
    $11.00
  • Piña Para LA Niña Skinny Margarita with Jose Cuervo Tradicional, pineapple puree agave nectar and fresh lime
    $11.00
    Served In A Pineapple For 2 $20.00
  • Pepinada Barón Silver, fresh cucumber puree, jalapeño, lime juice & tajin
    $11.00
  • Chef's Margarita Chef Julian Medina's Herradura Double Barrel Reposado*, agavero, orange juice & lime *Exclusively handcrafted, 11 months aged reposado in toasted barrels
    $15.00

Wines

Cava

  • Cava
    G $10.00
    B $38.00

Blanco - White

  • Pinot Grigio, Santi Sortesele, Italy
    G $10.00
    B $38.00
  • Albariño, Ramon Bilbao, Rias Baixas
    G $12.00
    B $42.00
  • Sauv. Blanc, Montes, Leyda Valley, Chile
    G $10.00
    B $38.00
  • Chardonnay, Doña Paula, Argentina
    G $9.00
    B $35.00

Rosado - Rose

  • Cotes de Provence, France
    G $10.00
    B $38.00

Tinto - Red

  • Pinot Noir, Randall- Monroe, California
    G $12.00
    B $42.00
  • Tempranillo, Viña Zaco, Rioja, Spain
    G $9.00
    B $35.00
  • Malbec, La Linda, Cuyo, Argentina
    G $10.00
    B $38.00
  • Cab. Sauvignon, Santa Alicia, Maipo Valley
    G $10.00
    B $38.00

Brunch Cocktails

  • Bloody Mary Or Maria vodka or tequila, tomato juice, fresh horseradish, celery bitters, jalapeño
    $10.00
  • Mimosa sparkling wine and orange juice
    $10.00

Cocteles & Mezcalitas

  • Sangria Red or White wine, orange licour and fresh fruit
    $10.00
    Pitcher $40.00
  • Poquito Picante Tangueray gin, jalapeño-infused Cointreau, english cucumber, cilantro, fresh lemon
    $10.00
  • Paloma Jose Cuervo Tradicional, grapefruit, orange, fresh lime Mexican Squirt soda, salt and tajin
    $11.00
  • mezcalita de piña Mezcal De Las Hormigas , grilled pineapple, jalapeño, cilantro, fresh lime
    $12.00
    Served In A Pineapple For 2 $20.00
  • LA Venenosa New Amsterdam vodka, fresh strawberry, watermelon, agave nectar & lime juice
    $10.00
  • Mojito Clasico St Teresa Claro Rum, mint, muddled limes, simple syrup & splash of soda. Choice of Mango, Lime or Coconut
    $10.00
  • Mojito Viejo Mojito Clasico, Pyrat XO Reserve Rum
    $11.00

Tequila Trio

  • tacuba trio 1 oz each Blanco, Reposado & Añejo
    $16.00
  • Tasting of Herradura 1 oz each Blanco, Reposado & Añejo
    $18.00
  • Tasting of Herradura 1 oz each Chef's Double Barrel Reposado, Añejo & Seleccion Suprema
    $50.00

Cervezas Bien Muertas

  • Drinks Corona | Corona Light | Day of the Dead IPA
    Bottle $6.00
  • Selection of Daily Drafts
    $8.00
    Pitchers $25.00
  • Michelada Choice of Draft Beer, fresh lime, Mexican salsas, tajin rim
    $8.00
    Add 6 Peel & Eat Shrimp $15.00
  • La Chavela Choice of Draft Beer, clamato preparado, salted rim
    $8.00
    Add 6 Peel & Eat Shrimp $15.00

Botanas Para La Mesa

  • Guacamole Table Side Chunky avocado, tomato, onions, cilantro, chile serrano, served in molcajete with chips and roasted tomato salsa
    $10.00
  • Nachos Tacuba Totopos, Mexican cheeses, black bean puree, pico de gallo, Mexican crema, pickled jalapeños
    $10.00
    Chicken, Chorizo Or Carne Asada $13.00
  • Elote Charred corn, mayo, cotija cheese, tajin
    $5.00
  • Queso Fundido Melted Mexican cheeses, flour tortillas, tomatillo salsa. Choice of:
    Mushrooms $10.00
    Chorizo $12.00
    Carne Asada $13.00
  • Sopa de Tortilla Light tomato-chile guajillo soup, crispy tortilla strips, Mexican cheeses, crema and avocado
    $8.00
  • Ensalada Caesar Romaine, roasted garlic dressing, cotija and parmesan cheese, crispy chile ancho
    $10.00
    Add Chicken $15.00
    Add Shrimp $16.00
  • Ensalada De Jicama y Betabel Mixed greens, jicama, roasted beets, orange, pistachios, queso fresco, tamarind vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • Dos Empanadas Chicken Tinga | Chopped Steak Picadillo | Shrimp | Huitlacoche Mexican Cheese. Served with salsa de rocoto and jalapeño
    $8.00
  • Mejillones Steamed mussels, chorizo, mushrooms, creamy chipotle-tequila salsa
    $11.00
  • Pulpo Charred octopus, quinoa risotto, huitlacoche butter
    $14.00

Quesadillas

  • Chicken Served open face, with Mexican cheeses, pico de gallo, crema fresca, chipotle
    $10.00
  • Steak Served open face, with Mexican cheeses, pico de gallo, crema fresca, chipotle
    $12.00
  • Shrimp & Pineapple Served open face, with Mexican cheeses, red onion, chipotle
    $13.00
  • Huitlacoche Served open face, with Mexican cheeses, crema fresca, chipotle, truffle oil
    $13.00

Rompe Colchones

  • Ceviche Peruano Fluke, rocoto leche de tigre, red onion, maiz cancha, choclo, sweet potato puree
    $13.00
  • Aguachile en Molcajete Lobster and shrimp, cucumber-lime agua, jalapeño, avocado, red onion, cilantro
    $17.00
  • 7 Potencias Shrimp, octopus, oysters, fluke, light and spicy tomato coctel sauce, onions, cilantro, avocado
    $15.00
  • Ceviche Trio Tasting of 3 Ceviches
    $22.00
  • Oysters Rasurados Sweet onion citrus sauces with charred habanero
    1/2dz $15.00
    1 Dz $28.00
  • Clams Rasurados Sweet onion citrus sauces with charred habanero
    1/2 Dz $15.00
    1 Dz $28.00
  • Camarones para Pelar Medium shrimp (1 dozen) poached and dusted with tajin Mexican chiles, watermelon-bbq sauce
    $15.00
  • Torre Chica 1/2 Dz oysters, 1/2 dz clams, 1/2 dz shrimp, mussels, Ceviche Peruano
    $55.00
  • Torre Grande 1 Dz oysters, 1 dz clams, 1/2 dz shrimp, mussels, Ceviche Peruano
    $69.00

Tacos

  • Pollo Chicken marinated in adobo, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo
    $9.00
  • Carne Asada Skirt steak adobado, avocado, chipotle salsa roja, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
    With Cheese $12.00
  • Carnitas Suckling pig, chicharron, guacamole, tomatillo salsa, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
  • Langosta Spicy lobster, chipotle mayo, avocado, cilantro
    $15.00
  • Pescado Baja-style fluke, guacamole, chipotle-cabbage slaw
    $11.00
  • Chapulin Oaxacan grasshoppers, guacamole, jalapeños, tomatillo salsa, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
  • Camaron Shrimp al pastor, garlic mojo, pineapple, chile de arbol salsa
    $11.00
  • Pulpo y Chorizo Octopus, chorizo, melted Mexican cheese, chipotle salsa, pickled habanero-red onions
    $11.00
  • Calabazita con Jamaica Zucchini, corn, queso fresco, crispy hibiscus flowers, pickled jalapeños, chipotle salsa
    $9.00

Platos Fuertes

  • Enchiladas Two rolled tortillas with shredded roasted chicken, salsa verde, Mexican cheeses, crema, avocado, radish salad
    $16.00
  • Pollo con Mole Roasted chicken breast, mole poblano sauce, cilantro rice, sweet plantain puree
    $18.00
  • Carnitas Braised shredded suckling pig, chicharron, guacamole, corn tortilla, pico de gallo, orange-habanero salsa
    $18.00
  • Salmon a la Talla Adobo-marinated organic salmon, quinoa, kale slaw, chipotle aioli
    $19.00
  • Camarones Tacuba Tequila-glazed garlic shrimp, crispy tostada, chipotle salsa, chayote salad, black beans, Mexican cheeses
    $22.00
  • Mariscada en Molcajete Shrimp, octopus, clams, fluke, cilantro rice, mojo de ajo, lobster-chipotle sauce
    $24.00
  • Carne Asada Skirt steak, mole-cheese enchilada, potato gratin, guacamole
    $23.00
  • Chile Relleno de Quinoa
    $16.00

Fajitas de Alambre

  • Pollo
    $16.00
  • Carne Asada
    $18.00
  • Camaron
    $18.00
  • Vegetable
    $14.00
  • Mixed
    $22.00

Sides

  • Rice and Beans
    $5.00
  • Fried Brussel Sprouts, queso fresco
    $6.00
  • Avocado Fries
    $8.00
  • Sauteed Spicy Kale
    $6.00
  • Sweet Plantains
    $4.00

Brunch Menu

Featured Items

  • Raspados
  • De La Casa
  • Sangria
  • Mimosa
  • Bloody Mary

Botanas Para La Mesa

  • Guacamole Table Side Chunky avocado, tomato, onions, cilantro, chile serrano, served in molcajete with chips and roasted tomato salsa
    $10.00
  • Nachos Tacuba Totopos, mexican cheeses, black bean puree, pico de gallo, mexican crema, pickled jalapeños
    $10.00
    Chicken, Chorizo Or Carne Asada $13.00
  • Elote Charred corn, mayo, cotija cheese, tajin
    $5.00
  • Queso Fundido Melted mexican cheeses, flour tortillas, tomatillo salsa. Choice of:
    Mushrooms $10.00
    Chorizo $12.00
    Carne Asada $13.00
  • Sopa De Tortilla Light tomato-chile guajillo soup, crispy tortilla strips, mexican cheeses, crema and avocado
    $8.00
  • Ensalada Caesar Romaine, roasted garlic dressing, cotija and parmesan cheese, crispy chile ancho
    $10.00
    Add Chicken $15.00
    Add Shrimp $16.00
  • Ensalada De Jicama Y Betabel Mixed greens, jicama, roasted beets, orange, pistachios, queso fresco, tamarind vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • Dos Empanadas Chicken tinga | chopped steak picadillo | shrimp | huitlacoche mexican cheese. Served with salsa de rocoto and jalapeño
    $8.00

Quesadillas

  • Chicken Served open face, with mexican cheeses, pico de gallo, crema fresca, chipotle
    $10.00
  • Steak Served open face, with mexican cheeses, pico de gallo, crema fresca, chipotle
    $12.00
  • Shrimp & Pineapple Served open face, with mexican cheeses, red onion, chipotle
    $13.00
  • Huitlacoche Served open face, with Mexican cheeses, crema fresca, chipotle, truffle oil
    $13.00

Tacos

  • Pollo Chicken marinated in adobo, chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo
    $9.00
  • Carne Asada Skirt steak adobado, avocado, chipotle salsa roja, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
    With Cheese $12.00
  • Carnitas Suckling pig, chicharron, guacamole, tomatillo salsa, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
  • Langosta Spicy lobster, chipotle mayo, avocado, cilantro
    $15.00
  • Pescado Baja-style fluke, guacamole, chipotle-cabbage slaw
    $11.00
  • Chapulin Oaxacan grasshoppers, guacamole, jalapeños, tomatillo salsa, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
  • Camaron Shrimp al pastor, garlic mojo, pineapple, chile de arbol salsa
    $11.00
  • Pulpo Y Chorizo Octopus, chorizo, melted mexican cheese, chipotle salsa, pickled habanero-red onions
    $11.00
  • Calabazita Con Jamaica Zucchini, corn, queso fresco, crispy hibiscus flowers, pickled jalapeños, chipotle salsa
    $9.00

Huevos Y Mas

  • Chilaquiles Crispy tortillas, tomatillo salsa, crema, radish salad
    $10.00
    With 2 Farm Eggs $12.00
    Chicken Breast $13.00
    Grilled Skirt Steak $15.00
  • Huevos Rancheros Two farm eggs, tomatillo-chipotle salsa, corn tortilla, crema
    $10.00
  • Carne Asada Con Huevo Grilled skirt steak, 2 farm eggs, guacamole, mole cheese enchilada
    $17.00
  • Pan Con Dulce De Leche Roasted banana french toast & dulce de leche
    $10.00
  • Pancakes Mexican style, crema, lemon, berry pico de gallo
    $10.00
  • Pozole De Jalisco Roasted pork, hominy, onion, lettuce, radish, mexican oregano, chile guajillo broth, black bean tostada
    $12.00

Tortas & Burritos

  • Torta Ahogada Pork carnitas sandwich, pickled red cabbage, onion, avocado, roasted habanero-tomato salsa
    $12.00
  • Julian Medina's Burger Ground sirloin, tomato, chipotle cabbage slaw, poblano, queso fundido, shoe string potato
    $14.00

Burrito Huevon

  • Pollo
    $11.00
  • Carne Asada
    $13.00
  • Chorizo
    $12.00
  • Carnitas
    $12.00
  • Camaron
    $13.00
  • Calabazita
    $11.00

Rompe Colchones

  • Ceviche Peruano Fluke, rocoto leche de tigre, red onion, maiz cancha, choclo, sweet potato puree
    $13.00
  • Aguachile En Molcajete Lobster and shrimp, cucumber-lime agua, jalapeño, avocado, red onion, cilantro
    $17.00
  • 7 Potencias Shrimp, octopus, oysters, fluke, light and spicy tomato coctel sauce, onions, cilantro, avocado
    $15.00
  • Camarones Para Pelar Medium shrimp (1 dozen) poached and dusted with tajin mexican chiles, watermelon-bbq sauce
    $15.00

Platos Fuertes

  • Enchiladas Two rolled tortillas with shredded roasted chicken, salsa verde, mexican cheeses, crema, avocado, radish salad
    $16.00
  • Pollo Con Mole Roasted chicken breast, mole poblano sauce, cilantro rice, sweet plantain puree
    $18.00
  • Salmon a La Talla Adobo-marinated organic salmon, quinoa, kale slaw, chipotle aioli
    $19.00
  • Camarones Tacuba Tequila-glazed garlic shrimp, crispy tostada, chipotle salsa, chayote salad, black beans, mexican cheeses
    $22.00
  • Mariscada En Molcajete Shrimp, octopus, clams, fluke, cilantro rice, mojo de ajo, lobster-chipotle sauce
    $24.00
  • Chile Relleno De Quinoa
    $16.00

Fajitas De Alambre

  • Pollo
    $16.00
  • Carne Asada
    $18.00
  • Camaron
    $18.00
  • Vegetable
    $14.00
  • Mixed
    $22.00

Sides

  • Rice and Beans
    $5.00
  • Fried Brussel Sprouts, Queso Fresco
    $6.00
  • Avocado Fries
    $8.00
  • Sauteed Spicy Kale
    $6.00
  • Sweet Plantains
    $4.00

Lunch Menu

Botanas Para La Mesa

  • Guacamole Table Side chunky avocado, tomato, onions, cilantro, chile serrano, served in molcajete with chips and roasted tomato salsa
    $10.00
  • Nachos Tacuba totopos, mexican cheeses, black bean puree, pico de gallo, mexican crema, pickled jalapeños
    $10.00
    Chicken, Chorizo Or Carne Asada $13.00
  • Elote charred corn, mayo, cotija cheese, tajin
    $5.00
  • Queso Fundido melted mexican cheeses, flour tortillas, tomatillo salsa. Choice of:
    Mushrooms $10.00
    Chorizo $12.00
    Carne Asada $13.00
  • Sopa De Tortilla light tomato-chile guajillo soup, crispy tortilla strips, mexican cheeses, crema and avocado
    $8.00
  • Ensalada Caesar romaine, roasted garlic dressing, cotija and parmesan cheese, crispy chile ancho
    $10.00
    Add Chicken $15.00
    Add Shrimp $16.00
  • Ensalada De Jicama Y Betabel mixed greens, jicama, roasted beets, orange, pistachios, queso fresco, tamarind vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Dos Empanadas Chicken Tinga | Chopped Steak Picadillo | Shrimp | Huitlacoche Mexican Cheese. Served with salsa de rocoto and jalapeño
    $8.00

Quesadillas

  • Chicken served open face, with mexican cheeses, pico de gallo, crema fresca, chipotle
    $10.00
  • Steak Served open face, with mexican cheeses, pico de gallo, crema fresca, chipotle
    $12.00
  • Shrimp & Pineapple served open face, with mexican cheeses, red onion, chipotle
    $13.00
  • Huitlacoche served open face, with mexican cheeses, pico de gallo, crema fresca, chipotle, truffle oil
    $13.00

Rompe Colchones

  • Ceviche Peruano fluke, rocoto leche de tigre, red onion, maiz cancha, choclo, sweet potato puree
    $13.00
  • Aguachile En Molcajete lobster and shrimp, cucumber-lime agua, jalapeño, avocado, red onion, cilantro
    $17.00
  • 7 Potencias shrimp, octopus, oysters, fluke, light and spicy tomato coctel sauce, onions, cilantro, avocado
    $15.00
  • Ceviche Trio tasting of 3 ceviches
    $22.00
  • Oysters Rasurados sweet onion citrus sauces with charred habanero
    1/2 Dz $15.00
    1 Dz $32.00
  • Clams Rasurados sweet onion citrus sauces with charred habanero
    1/2 Dz $15.00
    1 Dz $28.00
  • Camarones Para Pelar medium shrimp (1 dozen) poached and dusted with tajin mexican chiles, watermelon-bbq sauce
    $15.00

Tacos

  • Pollo chicken marinated in adobo, chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo
    $9.00
  • Carne Asada skirt steak adobado, avocado, chipotle salsa roja, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
    With Cheese $12.00
  • Carnitas suckling pig, chicharron, guacamole, tomatillo salsa, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
  • Langosta spicy lobster, chipotle mayo, avocado, cilantro
    $15.00
  • Pescado baja-style fluke, guacamole, chipotle-cabbage slaw
    $11.00
  • Chapulin oaxacan grasshoppers, guacamole, jalapeños, tomatillo salsa, onion, cilantro
    $11.00
  • Camaron shrimp al pastor, garlic mojo, pineapple, chile de arbol salsa
    $11.00
  • Camaron shrimp al pastor, garlic mojo, pineapple, chile de arbol salsa
    $11.00
  • Pulpo Y Chorizo octopus, chorizo, melted mexican cheese, chipotle salsa, pickled habanero-red onions
    $11.00
  • Calabazita Con Jamaica zucchini, corn, queso fresco, crispy hibiscus flowers, pickled jalapeños, chipotle salsa
    $9.00

Tartas & Burritos

  • Burrito Tacuba flour tortilla, guacamole, rice & beans, served with shoe string potato
    Pollo $11.00
    Carne Asada $13.00
    Carnitas $12.00
    Camaron $13.00
    Calabazita $11.00
  • Torta Ahoga pork carnitas sandwich, pickled red cabbage, onion, avocado, roasted chile de arbol-tomato salsa
    $12.00
  • Julian Medina's Burger ground sirloin, tomato, chipotle cabbage slaw, poblano, queso fundido, shoe string potato
    $14.00

Plates Fuertes

  • Enchiladas Two rolled tortillas with shredded roasted chicken, salsa verde, Mexican cheeses, crema, avocado, radish salad
    $16.00
  • Pollo Con Mole roasted chicken breast, mole poblano sauce, cilantro rice, sweet plantain puree
    $18.00
  • Salmon a La Talla adobo-marinated organic salmon, quinoa, kale slaw, chipotle aioli
    $19.00
  • Camarones Tacuba tequila-glazed garlic shrimp, crispy tostada, chipotle salsa, chayote salad, black beans, mexican cheeses
    $22.00
  • Mariscada En Molcajete shrimp, octopus, clams, fluke, cilantro rice, mojo de ajo, lobster-chipotle sauce
    $24.00
  • Carne Asada Skirt steak, mole-cheese enchilada, potato gratin, guacamole
    $23.00
  • Fajitas De Alambre mixed peppers, onion, mushrooms, mexican cheeses, guacamole, chipotle salsa, flour tortillas
    Pollo $16.00
    Arne Asada $18.00
    Camaron $18.00
    Vegetable $14.00
    Mixed $22.00
  • Chile Relleno De Quinoa roasted poblano pepper stued with quinoa, kale, mushrooms, light tomato sauce, crema & queso fresco
    $16.00

Sides

  • Rice and Beans
    $5.00
  • Fried Brussel Sprouts, Queso Fresco
    $6.00
  • Avocado Fries
    $8.00
  • Sauteed Spicy Kale
    $6.00
  • Sweet Plantains
    $4.00

New Year's Eve

Happy New Year!

  • Raspados
  • De la Casa
  • Sangria

Amuse-Bouche

  • Oyster

Para Empezar

  • Tostada de Cangrejo Crabmeat tostada-Yucatan style-chipotle-habanero black truffle aoli
  • Tacos de Costilla de Puerco Niman ranch BBQ pork ribs -Mexican chocolate-cabbage slow
  • Ensalada de Endivias Endive salad-caramelized pecans-grilled hearts of palm -roasted garlic dressing

Plato Fuerte

  • Chile Relleno de Langosta Poblano pepper, stuffed with lobster & shrimp-moro rice-chile de arbol salsa
  • Carne Asada Rib-eye, 7 chiles tequila glazed, hon-shimeji mushroom-fingerling potatoes-chimichurri salsa
  • Sea Bass Black sea bass, cauliflower puree, brussels sprouts, tamarind salsa borracha

Postre

  • Flan Y Churros

35-01 36th Street
Queens, NY 11106

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Eclectic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (718) 786-2727
  • Private Dining Room: Yes