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APPETIZERS

Our sauces are not spicy (only by request)

STEAK FRIES… $8.71 

Cheddar cheese sauce, tomato, onions, cilantro, avocado slices, cotija cheese and Central-American cheese. 

8 GARNACHAS… $17.99 

Mini fried corn tortillas topped with Guatemalan slaw, ground beef, Guatemalan sauce and fresh cheese. Served with a side of our homemade hot sauce. 

TOSTADAS… $2.99 

Fried corn tortillas topped with one of your favorite toppings. Guatemalan salsa, black beans, guacamole. Starting at $2.50. All three ingredients in one for $4.50. Combination of three tostadas for $7 

ENCHILADAS GUATEMALTECAS… $4.99 

Corn tostada topped with lettuce, cabbage, pacaya, beets and carrots cooked in a beet sauce. Topped with ground beef, a flow of Guatemalan tomato sauce, cheese and a slice of hard-boiled eggs 

PAN CON FRIJOLES… $3.99 

French roll stuffed with beans and cheese. 

GUATEMALAN TACO… $10.89 

4 hard shell Guatemalan taquitos filled with ground beef, potato and carrots, topped with Guatemalan style slaw, tomato sauce, grated cheese, parsley leaves and guacamole. 

STEAK OR CHICKEN FRIES

S $11.99 L $15.99

Cheddar cheese sauce, tomato, onions, cilantro, avocado slices, cotija cheese and Central-American cheese. 

BOQUITAS CHAPINAS… $16.99 

Platter of different appetizers, including grilled longaniza, fried chicharrón chunks, cooked hot dogs, fresh cheese, and 3 hand made tortillas: one topped with beans, one with salsa and the last with guacamole. 

SHUCO… $6.00 

A Guatemalan style hot dog sandwich. Grilled hot dog slices sitting on a bed of steamed cabbage and guacamole, topped with ketchup, mayo, and mustard. 

BREAKFAST

All breakfast plates come with fried plantains, fresh cheese, Central American sour cream, Salvadorian chorizo (longaniza), your choice of beans or casamiento (rice and bean mix) and your choice of bread or handmade tortilla (Pancakes, Chilaquiles and Typical Salvadorian excluded, please read description).

CHILAQUILES… $15.99

Mexican style sliced chips cooked with your choice of green or red salsa. Accompanied with 2 eggs any style, rice, beans, and Salvadorian chorizo (Longaniza). 

DESAYUNO CHAPIN… $14.99 

2 eggs any style. Add chorizo, chicharrón or ham for $1.50 

TIPICO SALVADORENO… $11.99

Fried plantains accompanied with Central American sour cream and Guatemalan black beans.

RANCHERO BREAKFAST… $14.99

2 eggs topped with Guatemalan ranchera sauce.

HUEVOS DIVORCIADOS… $14.99

2 eggs topped with green sauce and red sauce, divided equally in the middle.

ESPERANZA BREAKFAST… $19.99

6oz. steak and two eggs any style with a side of Guatemalan ranchera sauce.

TAMALES

TAMAL DE ELOTE… $3.25 

Sweet corn tamales with grains of corn inside the dough. 

 

TAMAL MEXICANO… $3.50 

Mexican style spicy tamales. Your choice of chicken with green sauce, pork with red sauce or jalapeño and cheese. 

TAMAL GUATEMALTECO… $4.99 

Guatemalan style tamales, wrapped in a banana leaf. Your choice of pork or chicken served with a bread roll.

CHUCHITOS… $2.99 

Corn based Guatemalan style tamales, topped with a flow of our Guatemalan style salsa and cotija cheese. Your choice of chicken or pork

TAMAL DE CHIPILÍN… $2.99 

(small x3) Small Chipilin tamale. 

SALVADOREAN SPECIALTIES 

PUPUSAS : A Salvadorian specialty! Large hand-made corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and other ingredients. A must-try when visiting us here at La Esperanza! Mix and match your ingredients in any combination (up to 1 ingredient $0.50 after each added ingredient). List of ingredients: beans, zucchini, chicken, chipilín, spinach, chicharrón (pork), chorizo, loroco, potato, jalapeño, ham and pineapple, and shrimp.

PLATO DE PUPUSAS… $12.50
Make it a combo! Two pupusas accompanied with rice and beans up to 1 ingredient (cheese already included) *shrimp not included.

 

REVUELTA… $3.95

Chicharrón, beans and cheese.

POLLO CON VEGETALES… $4.50

Spinach, zucchini, tomato, chicken and cheese.

CAMARON… $6.00

Shrimp and cheese.

VEGETARIANA… $4.95

Spinach, zucchini, onion, tomato and cheese.

SALVADOREAN PLATES

PASTELITOS DE CARNE… $4.91 

Golden and crispy empanadas stuffed with ground beef in a vegetable mix. 

EMPANADAS DE LECHE O FRIJOL… $6.99 

Plantain pies filled with your choice of sweet milk cream or sweat bean dip. 

YUCA CON CHICHARRON… $15.99 

Fried or steamed cassava served over a bed of our famous curtido slaw. Topped with chicharrón (pork chunks). Served with cucumbers, tomatoes and watercress leaves. 

CLASSIC PLATES

Our classic plates are served with Guatemalan style rice, beans and 3 handmade tortillas. (Pepian and Chicken with Cream excluded, please read description). Our sauces arenot spicy (only by request).

PEPIAN… $19.99 

One of our oldest recipes, dated back to the time of ancient Mayans. Your choice of beef or chicken accompanied with chayote, carrots, potato, and string beans drowned in a pool of our THICK Guatemalan style salsa. Made of pepitas, tomato, and sesame seeds. Served with rice and a chipilín tamale.

HILACHAS… $19.99

Shredded beef with chopped potatoes drowned in a pool of our Guatemalan style sauce. Served with a chipilín tamale. 

POLLO CON CREMA… $19.99 

Seasoned chicken breast cooked with bell peppers, onions and tomato. Covered completely with a thick pool of our Central American cream. Comes with rice and 3 tortillas. 

MEATS

All meat plates and platters come with Guatemalan style rice and beans, sautéed green onions, jalapeño, fried potato, Chirmol (Guatemalan chunky tomato sauce), guacamole and 3 tortillas per person.

CHURRASCO GUATEMALTECO… $39.99

(2 personas) A platter to share! Guatemalan style meat served with slices of grilled chicken and steak, pork marinated in adobo sauce and Salvadorian chorizo, served with a large proportionated rice, beans, chirmol, guacamole, green onions, jalapeño and fried potato. (4 personas) $69.99

CARNE ASADA… $22.99 

Guatemalan style season and grilled 8 oz. flat meat select. 

GRILLED PORK… $21.99

8oz Pork grilled and marinated in adobe sauce.

SOUPS

Served with 3 handmade tortillas. Side of avocado for $1.50.

CALDO DE ½ GALLINA… $9.50

½ Hen Soup Just a portion with mixed veggies and hen meat and feet. Served with 3 handmade tortillas.

CALDO DE GALLINA… $18.99

Central American hen soup, comes with a bowl of chicken broth soup with mixed veggies and separate plate with marinated grilled hen, garden salad and rice. Served with 3 handmade tortillas

CALDO DE RES… $17.99

Beef Soup Guatemalan style stew, mixed with beef, yucca (cassava) cabbage mixed veggies and corn. Served with 3 handmade tortillas. Side of avocado for $1.50.

SALADS

ENSALADA LA ESPERANZA… $17.99

Mixture of carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, crisp iceberg, leaf lettuce, boiled eggs, sliced avocados, topped with grilled chicken breast.

HOUSE SALAD… $9.50

Mixture of carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, crisp iceberg and leaf lettuce.

ENSALADA DE AGUACATE… $14.99

Lettuce, boiled eggs, sliced avocados, topped with sliced avocados.

MEXICAN FOOD

Served with 3 handmade tortillas. Side of avocado for $1.50.

3 TACOS CON ARROZ Y FRIJOLES… $13.99

Mix and match any combination of meat for $1.50 extra.

QUESADILLA GRANDE… $12.99

Steak, chicken or pastor.

FAJITAS COMBO … $25.99

Fajitas Served with rice, beans and house salad.

Pollo $20.99. Steak $22.99

Shrimp $23.99 

4 FLAUTAS CON ARROZ Y FRIJOLES… $13.99

4 Chicken or Steak Flautas Served with rice and beans.

BURRITO MOJADO… $14.50

SHRIMP OR FISH TACOS… $5.99

Baja style topped with cabbage mix tomato, onions, cilantro and sour cream.

LA ESPERANZA BURGER… $9.99

White bun, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onions, double ground beef patty. Served with fries.

TACOS… $3.50

TORTA… $13.99

SOPES… $4.25

BURRITO REGULAR… $11.99

KIDS MENU

BREAKFAST… $6.53 

1 egg, 2 mini pancakes, 1 sausage and fruit. 

KIDS PUPUSA COMBO… $6.53 

2 mini pupusas of your choice cheese or beans served with fruit. 

MACARONI & CHEESE… $6.53 

Served with fries and fruit. 

CHEESE BURGER$6.53

Served with fries and fruit. 

CHEESE QUESADILLA… $6.53 

Served with fries and fruit 

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH… $6.53 

KIDS DRINKS… $1.91 

DESSERTS

TRES LECHES… $5.44

FLAN NAPOLITANO… $5.44

LA ESPERANZA CHEESE CAKE… $5.44

STRAWBERRY CHEESE CAKE… $5.44

CHOCO FLAN… $5.44

TORREJA… $5.72

MOLE… $5.72

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1626 Orange Ave,
Long Beach CA, 90813

(562) 269-0486

Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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22832 S Western Ave,
Torrance, CA, 90501

(310) 626-6578

Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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