When Tamalli closed a few months ago, we prepared ourselves for another questionable Mexican joint to take its place — the kind that serves up tired tacos and chalice-sized margaritas. Instead, it’s been replaced with a restaurant that has blessedly few tacos on the menu. Chilapan opened last week for lunch and dinner, and we stopped by for a quick look at the menu. While we are saddened by the loss of all those banana-leaf-wrapped tamales that, um, Tamalli did so well, this is helping.
Guacamole and chips $7.00
Homemade tortillas one filled with stewed chicken and one filled with poblano strips topped with a three chile salsa.
Tortas de Cangrejos $7.00
Crab cakes served on top of fresh tomatillo jalapeño salsa and topped with crispy leeks.
Ceviche de camaron y mojarra $7.00
Seared shrimp and tilapia, with red cabbage, and a green vinaigrette citrus juice.
Empanada Potosina $5.50
Guajillo corn masa turnover filled with Queso Panela chihuahua cheese and epazote. Served over arbol tomatillo salsa topped with sour cream.
Soup & Salad
Sopa de tortilla $5.50
Pasilla peppers, crisped pasilla slices with queso fresco with tortilla strips.
Ensalada Betavel y Tomate $6.50
Beets, tomato, chayote lettuce w/ guajillo sherry vinaigrette cabra al vino cheese and toasted almonds.
Rollito de espinaca $16.75
Grilled skirt steak stuffed with spinach, Chihuahua cheese, and arbol tomato salsa.
Budin Azteca $14.00
Layered shredded chicken, tortillas and chihuahua cheese over poblano cream salsa.
Budin Vegetariano $14.00
Layered tomatoes, zucchini, portobello mushrooms, tortilla, eggplant, chihuahua cheese over guajillo tomato sofrito.
Grilled chicken, steak or shrimp, w/ cactus, Chihuahua cheese, scallions, and arbol tomatillo salsa.
Camarones enchipotlados $16.25
Seared Atlantic shrimp roasted tomato chipotle cream salsa served w/ white rice.
Mojarra en Ajo y Escabeche $16.00
Seared tilapia fillet over green rice, escabeche veggies and drizzled with guajillo garlic salsa.
Poc Chuck $15.00
Scalloped pork tenderloin marinated in achiote salsa and orange juice. Served on top of chiltomate salsa and wilted spinach and cilantro potatoes.
Pechuga Poblana $15.00
Chicken breast filled with spinach and chihuahua cheese. Served on top of a poblano cream salsa and white rice.
Taquisa Trio $12.00
Three tacos with choice of steak or chicken breast with onion, cilantro, and queso fresco toppings and a three chile salsa. Served with arroz verde and black beans.
Chicken breast, stewed chicken, steak, veggies or Chihuahua cheese, choice of tomatillo salsa Ranchera salsa or mole rojo. Served with arroz and black beans.
Filete con hongos $16.99
Grilled beef tenderloin served with a wild mushroom cream salsa and scallop potatoes.
Pastel de Chocolate $5.50
Semi-sweet chocolate cake, stuffed with requeson, caramel chocolate sauce, and vanilla ice cream.
Flan de Caramelo $5.50
Caramel custard with an egg nog salsa and served with vanilla ice cream.
Side Dishes - $2.50
Black refined beans
Chips and salsa
Chilapan, 2459 W Armitage Ave., 773-697-4597