Welcome To La Isla Cuisine

“Washington State’s first and best Puerto Rican Cuisine Restaurant. We love our food and so do our customers, who continually rank La Isla as the best Caribbean Restaurant in the area. Don’t take our word for it, please join us for lunch, dinner or cocktails at either of our Seattle or Redmond locations.”

Brunch

BRUNCH FOOD


PUERTO RICAN BREAKFAST – 7
2 over easy eggs on top of homemade rice & beans with ketchup

EMPANADILLAS DE HUEVO – 6
2 scrambled egg & cheese empanadillas stuffed with mozz cheese, veggies * chicharrones with ketchup

PORTORICAIN FRENCH TOAST – 8
Pan sabao bread, grilled maduro, pure maple syrup

SIMPLE’ – 6
2 over easy eggs on top of home-fries with ketchup

A CABALLO – 11
2 over easy eggs with our bistec encebollado (flat iron steak with grilled onions) home fries

THE LINEBACKER – 14
1 scrambled egg empanadilla, 1 piece of French toast and our bistec encebollado topped with a fried egg

RUSSEL’S 3-PLETA – 10
Ham, cubed steak and pulled pork scrambled with Swiss cheese, lettuce, shoestring fries and mayoketchup

VEGGIE SCRAMBLE – 8
3 egg scramble with onions, peppers, mushrooms and tofu over home fries

ENCEBOLLADO STEAK SCRAMBLE – 10
3 egg scramble, bistec encebollado, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms and mozz cheese over home fries

BRUNCH LIBATIONS


‘OLD SAN JUAN’ BLOODY MARY – 8
Absolute cilantro vodka, sofrito bloody mary mix, isla de fuego sauce, maduro and roasted red pepper garnish

THE OLD MANDALAY – 8
Don Q Cristal, Don Q Anejo, oj and ginger beer

DON Q MIMOSA – 7 Classic, 8 Flavored
Classic – Don Q Cristal, cava brute sparkling wine

Flavors – Guava, mango, passionfruit or strawberry

Lunch

$5 LUNCH WINE GLASS SPECIAL
RED, WHITE, AND SANGRIA
Each day we select one red and one white from our wine menu

PLATES

LUNCH EMPANADILLA – 8
Made to order, deep fried, flaky turnover packed with your choice of Ground Beef, Chicken, Pork, Cheese, Potato, Pizza, or Veggie. Served with rice and beans and ajilimojili dipping sauce

MEDLEY DE PLATANOS – 8
Sweet maduros and crispy tostones with rice and beans, mayo ketchup and michael sauces (gf)(vg)

BOWLS

Served with two tostones. Add 2 more for $1

PERNIL – 9
Slow roasted pork shoulder, hand pulled atop a bed of arroz con gandules. Served with tostones, mayo ketchup sauce and mojito flamboyan! (gf)

ROPA VIEJA – 10
Red wine stewed beef, a bed of arroz con gandules. Served with tostones (gf)

POLLO GUISADO – 9
Tender, stewed chicken thighs, sofrito,olives, capers & potatoes over a bed of rice. Served with tostones (gf)

SANDWICHES

All sandwiches are served on toasted Pan de Agua style bread with ketchup and your choice of French or sweet potato fries

CUBANO – 11
Pulled pork, ham, swiss cheese, mustard and pickles

TRIPLETA – 11
Grilled ham, marinated steak and our pernil (pulled pork) topped with melted swiss cheese, lettuce, and potato crisps

LA ISLA BURGER – 12
Square cut burger, with bits of maduro cooked in, seasoned the Puerto Rican way. Served with lettuce, tomato and mayo-ketchup
-add ons: cheddar or swiss $1, bacon $2, mushrooms $1

SOPA Y ENSALADA

SOPA DE LENTEJAS – cup 4.50, bowl 7
A vegan lentil stew with a sofrito base, potatoes, carrots, olive oil and spices, served on a bed of rice (gf)(vg)

SOPA DEL DIA – cup 4.50, bowl 8
Chef’s creation of the day

CEVICHE DE GALDO – 8
Rock-cod, cilantro, olive oil, diced onions, bell peppers, jalapeño and garlic marinated in lime juice. Tostones on the side (gf)

ENSALADA DE LA ISLA – small 4.50, Entree 7
Mixed organic spring greens tossed with carrots, green onions & mango bites; available with Jason’s balsamic vinaigrette, or island rum dressing (contains
alcohol)
– with 8 oz Churrasco steak, red peppers, and tostones 18 (gf)
– with 8 oz blackened wild caught Coho Cajun salmon, mango pineapple salsa 23 (gf)
– with 8 oz Chicken breast 16 (gf)

VT = VEGETARIAN, VG=VEGAN
GF= GLUTEN FREE (ALL ‘GLUTEN FREE’ ITEMS THAT ARE FRIED ARE DONE SO IN COOKING OIL THAT IS NOT GLUTEN FREE.)
*=EATING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED FOODS INCREASES YOUR RISK OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS

Dinner Menu

APPETIZERS


EMPANADILLAS – 4
Made to order, deep fried, flaky turnover packed with any of the below choices, with ajilimojili dipping sauce
(add mozzarella cheese to any empanada for .50 extra)
Pernil/Marinated Pulled Pork
Carne Molida/Seasoned Ground Beef
Pollo/Pulled Chicken
Papa/Potato (vt)
Queso/Mozzarella cheese (vt)
Pizza (vt)
Veggie (vg)

MEDLEY DE PLATANOS – 5
A mixture of sweet maduros and crispy tostones with Mojito (vg)(gf)

CARNE FRITA – 8
Marinated bone in ‘pork wings’, flash fried with sautéed onions (gf)

PLATO DE APERITIVO – 12
A sample of our delicious appetizers: One empanadilla of your choice, one bacalaito, three tostones and an alcapurria (beef or veggie). Accompanied by our amazing dipping sauces! (can be made -vg or vt)

ALCAPURRIAS – 6
Ground green banana, filled with ground beef OR veggie mix, fried & served with pique (gf)

CHICHARRONES DE POLLO – 6
‘Popcorn’ style fried chicken & adobo with mayoketchup

BACALAITOS – 8
Crispy salted Cod fritters fried in a house batter, with ajilimojili and limes

GANDULES DIP – 7
Scrumptious blend of onions, garlic, red peppers, green pigeon peas, olive oil, vinegar and spices, served cold with tostones cups (vg)(gf)

CEVICHE DE GALDO – 8
Rock-cod, cilantro, olive oil, diced onions, bell peppers, jalapeño and garlic marinated in lime juice. tostones on the side (gf)

CAMARONES – 12
6 jumbo, butterflied prawns sautéed in olive oil, white wine and butter, with your choice of sauce (gf)

Al Ajillo/Garlic-garlicy garlic garlic sauce with garlic
Isla De Fuego/Spicy-Fiery hot habenero & jalapeño
Coco/House made garlic and coconut sauce
A la Criolla/House made creole sauce(not spicy)

SOUP & SALAD


SOPA DE LENTEJAS – 4.5 cup, 7 bowl
A vegan lentil stew sofrito, potatoes, carrots, olive oil and spices, served on a bed of rice

SOPA DEL DIA – 4.5 cup, 8 bowl
Chef’s creation of the day

LA ISLA HOUSE SALAD – small 4.50, Dinner 7
Mixed organic spring greens tossed with carrots, green onions & mango bites; available with Jason’s balsamic vinaigrette, or island rum dressing (contains alcohol)
– with 8 oz Churrasco steak, red peppers, and tostones 18 (gf)
– with 8 oz blackened wild caught Coho Cajun salmon, mango pineapple salsa 23 (gf)
– with 8 oz Chicken breast 16 (gf)


SANDWICHES

Served with ketchup & your choice of french fries or sweet potato fries. All sandwiches served on warm Pan de Agua style bread

CUBANO – 11
Pulled pork, ham, swiss cheese, mustard and pickles. Recommended beer: Pale Ale

TRIPLETA – 12
Grilled ham, marinated steak and our pernil (pulled pork) topped with melted swiss cheese, lettuce, potato crisps and our delicious mayo/ketchup. Recommended beer: Citrus IPA

*LA ISLA BURGER – 12
Square cut burger, with bits of maduro cooked in, seasoned the Puerto Rican way. Served with lettuce, tomato and mayo-ketchup
-add ons: cheddar or swiss $1, bacon $2, mushrooms $1
Recommended beer: Lager

PLATOS PRINCIPALES

All entrees served with Abuela’s rice and beans, tostones, and mojito sauce. Substitutions available for extra charge.

PERNIL DIVINO – 18
Our most popular dish! Pork shoulder marinated for days, slow roasted and hand pulled! (gf)
Wine pairing: Belle Ambience Pinot Noir
Beer: Lager

*BISTEC ENCEBOLLADO – 18
8 oz cut of Flat Iron Steak, marinated in olive oil, garlic and vinegar, griddle cooked and topped with sautéed onions. (gf)
– Add al ajillo or isla de fuego prawns (la isla surf n turf) – add $3
– Get it spicy for $1 more
Wine Pairing: Jean Leon 3055 Cabernet
Beer: Lager

*SALMON –
Our Two time Ballard Seafood Festival winner wild Coho salmon!
– Grilled: Seasoned in a lemon, oil & garlic marinade, topped with grilled onions. 23 (gf)
– Blackened: Spicy Cajun – pan seared & oven finished, topped with our mango-pineapple salsa 23 (gf)
– Caribbean: Marinated in a sweet cilantro and essence of orange sauce with a little spicy touch- pan seared & oven finished. 23 (gf)
Recommended with: Casal Garcia Vinho Verde
Beer: Apricot Ale

PEZ GATO – 17
Breaded catfish strips seasoned in adobo and lime juice, fried to a crispy golden brown. Served with house made pique sauce and lime
Recommended with: La Marca Prosecco
Beer: Cider

*CHULETAS – 18
Two 6 oz bone-in pork chops, marinated with lemon, garlic and adobo, served in two styles:
– A La Criolla-bell peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro and tomato sauce in a red creole sauce
– Deep fried, crispy and succulent!
Criolla recommended with: Riojana Malbec
Frita recommended with: Belle Ambiance Pinot Noir
Beer: Amber

ROPA VIEJA – 18
It means ‘Old Clothes’-really. 🙂 A popular dish of the islands shredded flank steak, julienned peppers, onion, red wine and adobo-simmered to perfection
Recommended with: Riojana Malbec
Beer: Stout

POLLO –
Guisado: Tender, slow-cooked chicken thighs in a sofrito seasoned stew with olives, capers & potatoes 17 (gf)
Asado: Half chicken marinated in oregano, garlic and adobo 18 (gf)
A La Plancha: Breast marinated in roasted garlic with onions. 18 (gf)
Recommended with: Casal Garcia Rose

PASTELON – 18
Reviewed by many as our best dish! Our Puerto Rican style lasagna; layers of sweet plantains, mozzarella cheese and your choice of filling:
Pernil – our slow roasted pulled pork with mojito flamboyan and a customer favorite!
Carne Molida – seasoned, all natural ground beef simmered in sofrito and tomato sauce
Veggie – eggplant, zucchini, tofu-veggie mix
*pastelon is cooked to order and takes about 15 minutes-it is well worth the wait
Recommended with: Valdelacasa Tempranillo

CHURRASCO CHIMICHURRI – 20
8 oz. Churrasco steak, topped with provenscal chimichurri. Served with arroz mamposteao and maduros
Recommended with: Nexus One Tempranillo
Beer: IPA

CHILLO FRITO – 22
Whole fried red snapper, seasoned with adobo and house made mojo marinade
Recommended with: Belle Ambience Pinot Noir
Beer: Hefeweisen

MOFONGO – 8
Our most traditional island dish made up of fried, smashed plantains, served in a Pilon with a side salad. Takes up to 20 minutes to cook, but worth the wait.
Protein- Add $11
– Pernil
– Pollo Guisado
– Carne Frita
– Ropa vieja
– Camarones add $13

DESSERT


FLAN – 4
Melt-in-your-mouth, delectable vanilla custard with a hint of cinnamon

TEMBLEQUE – 4
Creamy coconut custard sprinkled with cinnamon & nutmeg

FLANCOCHO – 5
Our delicious vanilla custard, married with chocolate cake

QUESITO – 4
A puff pastry with a sweet cream cheese filling

GUAYABITAS VIVIAN – 6
Sweet guava filling, cream cheese top, served warm with old fashioned vanilla ice cream. sprinkled with cinnamon

TRES LECHES – 7
Our house 3 milk sponge cake, topped with a light frosting, whipped cream, sliced strawberries and ice cream

RUM FLOAT – 9
Diplomatico Exclusiva, 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, plantation pineapple drizzle. (Must be 21+)


SIDES


ARROZ CON HABICHUELAS – 4.5
Our home made rice and beans and island staple (gf)

ARROZ CON GANDULES – 5
Yellow rice with ham & green pigeon peas (gf)

ARROZ “MAMPOSTEAO” – 5
Yellow rice with ham, veggies & habichuelas (gf)

TOSTONES – 3
Smashed green plantains with mojito sauce (vg)(gf)

MADUROS – 3
Ripened, sliced plantains with michael sauce (vg)(gf)

YUCA FRITA – 4
Yuca fries (vg)(gf)

PAPAS FRITAS – 3
french fried potatoes (vg)(gf)


FAMILY BEVERAGES



In addition to soft drinks, coffee and tea, we also offer:
-Soda fountain 2.5
-Lemonade 4
-Malta 4
-Orange, Cranberry or Pineapple Juice 2.50
-Scratch Juices 4 (guava, mango, or passionfruit)

VT = VEGETARIAN, VG=VEGAN
GF= GLUTEN FREE (ALL ‘GLUTEN FREE’ ITEMS THAT ARE FRIED ARE DONE SO IN COOKING OIL THAT IS NOT GLUTEN FREE.)
*=EATING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED FOODS INCREASES YOUR RISK OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS

Drinks

RUM FLIGHTS

AROMATIC AMBROSIA – 22

  • Dzama Presige Noir
  • Centanario 20 yr
  • Abuelo Napoleon

WHISKEY STYLE – 14

  • El Dorado 15 yr
  • Prichards
  • Don Poncho

SWEET, SMOOTH & SAVORY – 14

  • Zaya
  • Flor de Cana 12 yr
  • Dzama Cuvée Noir

PUERTO RICO PARADISE – 14

  • Havana Club PR
  • Ron Del Barrilito 3 Star
  • Don Q Gran Anejo



SEASONAL COCKTAILS

BLOSSOM – 14
Hendrick’s gin, elderberry, violet and apple

PALOMINO – 10
Mezcal, Pampelmousse, and Prosecco with a grapefruit twist

BENICIO DEL TORO – 10
Evan Williams whiskey, 151, fresh ginger, white grape, ginger beer, and a touch of marmalade



LA ISLA’S SIGNATURE DRINKS

SANGRIA – Carafe- $25
Our perfect version of the universal classic

DON Q MOJITO –

  • Classic – Don Q rum, mint, limes, house made mint cane syrup –8
  • With Fruit – Mango, Guava, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Strawberry, or Coconut –10
  • With jalapeno and habanero peppers –9
  • Velvet – Tamarind, coconut, fruit blend –10

LATIN 75 – 10
Flor de Caña rum, Prosecco and sweetened fresh lemon

BLACK BARREL MANHATTAN – 13
Mt. Gay Black Barrel rum, sweet vermouth, bitters, cherry

WHISKEY COCONUT WATER – 9
Dewar’s whiskey with coconut water

MAI TAI ISLA – 11
Meyers, Don Q Cristal and Gold rums, w/ pineapple, orange, and orgeat

CAIPIRINHA – 9
Muddled lime, sugar, Brazilian Cachaca
(Add any Novo Fogo Cachaca – $4 extra)

GUAVARITA – 10
El Jimador tequila, Guava rum, guava puree, lemon & lime

PINA COLADA – 10
Blended Don Q rums, coconut cream, and pineapple, topped with whipped cream

P R PISCO SOUR – 11
Pisco, lemon, lime, pineapple, and Peychaud’s



WINE

REDS
BELLE AMBIANCE Pinot Noir Sonoma – 8/32
RIOJANA Malbec Argentina – 9/34

SPANISH REDS (Highly recommended)
VALDELACASA 2014 Toro – 38
NEXUS ONE 2015 Ribera del Duero – 42
JEAN LEON “3055” Cabernet Sauvignon Penedes – 45

WHITES
RUFFINO LUMINA Pinot Grigio Italy – 8/32
CASAL GARCIA Vinho Verde – 8.5
Small btl=1 ¼ glass – 8.5

ROSÉ
CASAL GARCIA Vinho Verde – 8.5
Small btl=1 ¼ glass – 8.5

SPARKLING
LA MARCA Prosecco Italy – 8/34
NICOLAS FEUILATTE Champagne France – 68



BOTTLED BEER

Sculpin Grapefruit IPA – 7
Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale – 6
Descchutes Pacific Wonderland Lager – 6
Seattle. Dry Cider – 7
Negra Modelo 5 Corona Light – 5
Rainier 16oz can – 4
Pyramid Hefeweisen – 6
Rotating Stout – 6
Heineken – 5

ASK ABOUT OUR ROTATING DRAFTS

“La Isla always carries an extensive cocktail menu. Each drink is made from scratch with fresh ingredients by our local bartenders. Please visit us to see the current specials and see our bartenders in action.”

Happy Hour

  • Everyday: 3pm to 6pm (All Ages)
  • Sunday – Thursday: 10pm-11:30pm (21+)
  • Friday & Saturday: 10pm-1am (21+)
  • 1 Drink Minimum For Late Night Happy Hour
  • Last call for Happy Hour is 15 minutes prior to ending time
  • Happy Hour Prices For Dine in Only

HAPPY HOUR DRINKS


CLASSIC MOJITO – 7 Early Happy Hour, 5 Late Happy Hour
Don Q cristal rum, mint, lime, soda

CUBA LIBRE – 5
Don Q cristal rum and coke

DRAFT BEERS – 4
Manny’s Pale Ale or Pacifico

HOUSE WINE – 5
Red or White

NON ALCOHOLIC – 4
Mocktails, Scratch Juices and Lemonades

HAPPY HOUR FOOD


EMPANADILLAS – 2
Pork,chicken,beef,pizza,cheese,potato,veggie

MEDLEY DE PLATANOS – 3
3 Tostones & 5 Maduros with sauces

CARNE FRITA – 6.5
Bone in pork “wings “marinated overnight in auntie’s special rub and served with her magic caldo sauce

BACALAITOS – 4
3 Shredded, salted cod fish fritters served with ajilimojili sauce

GANDULES DIP – 3.5
Tasty blend of onions, peppers, garlic, pigeon peas, olive oil & spices served with 5 tostones cups

CHICHARRONES DE POLLO – 5
Bite-size pieces of fried chicken marinated in adobo overnight, served with mayoketchup

CAMARONES – 8 (Mix 2 sauces for $1 more)
6 Jumbo prawns sautéed with your choice of garlic, criolla, spicy or coconut sauce

CEVICHE DE GALDO* – 5
Our uncle’s recipe growing up-que lindo *(Eating raw food may cause food borne illness)

ENSALADA DE LA CASA – 5
Organic greens with mango bits. Vinaigrette or rum Lime dressing (contains alcohol)

FLAN – 3
Delectable, melt in your mouth vanilla custard

ORDER ONLINE

Seattle Delivery

Contact

LOCATION

2320 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789 – 0516
vicente@laislaseattle.com


HOURS

Sunday – Thursday: 11am – Close
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 2am
Brunch Sat/Sun: 11am – 2pm


CATERING INFO

Contact: vicente@laislaseattle.com

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La Isla – Hurricane Relief Fund

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