Avenida Now Does Lunch

Photo: Courtesy Avenida

Avenida, the Latin-inspired family run restaurant in the city’s Mt. Airy neighborhood, begins serving lunch today. After today’s launch Chef Edgar Alvarez and his crew will offer lunch every Tuesday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alvarez’s new menu boasts soups, salads and sandwiches. Highlights include tortilla soup with fresh avocado and crispy tortillas, “The Latin Milano,” shrimp, bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, chopped egg, and creamy tomato cilantro dressing, and Carne Mechada (Latin French Dip) with braised beef, fennel, radish, onion salsa, and ancho chili sauce. The full menu is below.

Lunch Menu:

Sopas y Platos Pequenos

Crispy Tortilla Chips, guacamole, dos salsa 6
Black Bean Hummus, pickled vegetables, plantain chips 9
Gazpacho 7
Tortilla Soup, fresh avocado, crispy tortillas 7
Sopa del día 6


Caesar Salad, fried capers, masa croutons 7
Arugula, manchego, tomatoes, radishes, strawberry vinaigrette 7
Spinach Salad, crispy turkey bacon, red onions, chopped egg, queso fresco, grilled pineapple vinaigrette 9
Queso frito, roasted tomatoes, roasted peppers, mixed greens, honey dijon mustard vinaigrette 9
The Latin Milano, shrimp, bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, chopped egg, creamy tomato cilantro dressing 13


Cemita Poblana, chicken cutlet, avocado, queso blanco, onions, chipotle pepper mayonnaise 9.5
Grilled or Fried Fish Torta, remoulade, tomatoes, shredded cabbage slaw 10.5
Carne Mechada, (Latin French Dip) braised beef, fennel, radish, onion salsa, ancho chili sauce 9.5
Grilled Cubano, ham, roasted pork, Chihuahua cheese, tangy mustard, pickles 9
Chola Sandwich, shredded pork, Tomatillo salsa verde, romaine, carrots, red onion, queso fresco 9
Avenida’s Steak Torta, marinated flank steak, tomato, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, lettuce, chimichurri mayo, 10
Rotisserie Chicken Salad Burrito, slow roasted chicken, grapes, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, avocado 9

Make your salads more interesting. Add chicken 2.5. Add steak 4. Add shrimp 5.
*all sandwiches are served with homemade crispy tortilla chips

Avenida Now Does Lunch