From Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22 Soquel restaurant Tortilla Flats features a special Yucatan menu.
Tortilla Flats and its owner Cheryl Marquez have been serving Mexican food fans for more than 30 years. According to Marquez, “…the Yucatan provides a world of flavors not commonly experienced in the United States.” She adds that Yucatan cuisine includes “impossible to pronounce names and unfamiliar spices” which “…make the usual beef, chicken, seafood and pork exciting again.” For some of these impossible to pronounce names, see the menu below. During these “Yucatan Days,” Marquez is also bringing back a popular dish from the restaurant’s past, Avocado Pie.
Tortilla Flats offers a variety of annual events with special menus (I’ve gone for Frida Kahlo-inspired food and enjoyed tremendously!); during these times the regular restaurant menu is also available with savory dishes like Chicken Mole Enchiladas (these are moist, flavorful, and highly recommended) and the restaurant’s most popular food, Red Pepper Enchiladas.
Tortilla Flats, located at 4616 Soquel Drive, is open daily for lunch and dinner. You can make reservations for six or more at (831) 476-1754.
Yucatan Specialties August 19-22, 2010
Tikin xic Tacos
Yucatan-style mahi mahi tacos spiced with achiote and orange
Nac cum de mere
Spiced baked fish served in banana leaf with azteca sauce — served with rice and tsi anchek bi bu’uc (black beans)
Gulf Prawns marinated in seville orange and served with an achiote sauce of honey and lime
Crepas de Jaiba
Delicious handmade crepes filled with lightly seasoned fresh wild caught crab claw meat, served with spicy ahi limo sauce
Chicken thighs marinated in achiote seasonings and baked, served with black beans and fried plantains
Tender pork baked with annatto seed sauce, served steamed in a banana leaf. Served with black beans, butternut squash and fried plantains
Costillas Yucateca Pork spareribs slow baked in adobo–honey sauce served with black beans, plantains and ton luc (butternut squash and corn)
Yucatan Menu from August 19-22, 11:30am-9:30pm.
Tortilla Flats Restaurant, 4616 Soquel Drive, Soquel 95073, (831) 476-1754
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