A MODERN TAKE ON TRADITIONAL MEXICAN CUISINE

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A MODERN TAKE ON TRADITIONAL MEXICAN CUISINE

RESERVATIONS

RESERVE A TABLE

RESERVATIONS

RESERVE A TABLE

COMIDA

– STARTERS –

GUACAMOLE | SHAGBARK HEIRLOOM CORN TOSTADAS, CHARRED VEGETABLES, FRESH CORIANDER, QUESO FRESCO … 13
QUESO FUNDIDO | SALSA MACHA VERDE, CHILES TOREADOS, SHAGBARK CORN TORTILLAS … 12
ADD ROASTED CHILE TORNADOS 1 • ADD CHORIZO 2
HAMACHI AGUACHILE | FLASH SEARED HAMACHI, AGUACHILE DE FRESNOS, PINEAPPLE PUREE, MORITA OIL … 21
GRILLED OYSTERS | SERRANO PONZU, FOAMY BUTTER, MACHACA DE RES … MP
WEDGE SALAD | BUTTER LETTUCE, TOMATILLO GREEN GODDESS, JEREZ GASTRIQUE, POMEGRANATE CURED BACON … 14
CAMOTE ASADO | AGAVE ROASTED SWEET POTATO, FENNEL & CUMIN CREMA, SALSA SECA, CHILE MORITA … 15
TOSTADAS & SALSA | AVOCADO SALSA, SALSA DE ARBOL, FRESH TOMATO SALSA … 7

– TACOS –

LAMB BARBACOA | BRAISED LAMB NECK, SALSA DE ARBOL, PICKLED ONIONS … 6
BAJA FISH | PICKLED RED CABBAGE, MAHI MAHI, CHILE TOREADO AIOLI … 6
TIJUANERO | AL MOJO NY STRIP, AVOCADO SALSA, PICO DE GALLO … 6
SUADERO | SMOKED PRIME BRISKET, TOMATILLO ARBOL SALSA … 6
COCHINITA PIBIL | BRAISED PORK COLLAR, RECADO ROJO, XNI-PEC … 6
SWEET POTATO | QUESO FRESCO, CRISPY GARLIC, SALSA MACHA … 5

– LARGE PLATES –

CARNE ASADA | PRIME TERES MAJOR, SMOKED ONIONS, CHILE TOREADO … 37
CAMARONES ASADOS | FLORIDA SUN SHRIMP, SMOKED ONIONS, PICKLED SERRANOS, GUAJILLO ADOBO, BUTTER RICE … 35
CARNITAS | SAKURA FARMS PORK COLLAR, FRIJOLES CHARROS, PICO DE GALLO, ESCABECHE DE HABANERO … 27
ENCHILADAS VERDES | AMISH BRAISED CHICKEN, QUESO FRESCO, SMOKED BLACK BEAN PUREE, TOMATILLO … 22
CHICKEN MOLE | AMISH CHICKEN, MOLE NEGRO, BUTTERED RICE, PICKLED ONIONS … 29

– SIDES –

CHARRO BEANS … 5
MEXICAN RICE … 5
BUTTER RICE … 5
HOT SAUCE FLIGHT … 4

ESCABECHE … 3
TOSTADAS … 2
TORTILLAS … 2

*Contains or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. If you have a food allergy, please speak to the chef, a manager or your server.

COMIDA

– STARTERS –
GUACAMOLE | SHAGBARK HEIRLOOM CORN TOSTADAS, CHARRED VEGETABLES, FRESH CORIANDER, QUESO FRESCO … 12

QUESO FUNDIDO | SALSA MACHA VERDE, CHILES TOREADOS, SHAGBARK CORN TORTILLAS … 12

HAMACHI AGUACHILE | FLASH SEARED HAMACHI, AGUACHILE DE FRESNOS, PINEAPPLE PUREE, MORITA OIL … 21

GRILLED OYSTERS | SERRANO PONZU, FOAMY BUTTER, MACHACA DE RES … MP

WEDGE SALAD | BUTTER LETTUCE, TOMATILLO GREEN GODDESS, JEREZ GASTRIQUE, POMEGRANATE CURED BACON … 13

CAMOTE ASADO | AGAVE ROASTED SWEET POTATO, FENNEL & CUMIN CREMA, SALSA SECA, CHILE MORITA … 14

TOSTADAS & SALSA | AVOCADO SALSA, SALSA DE ARBOL, FRESH TOMATO SALSA … 7

 

– TACOS –
LAMB BARBACOA | BRAISED LAMB NECK, SALSA DE ARBOL, PICKLED ONIONS … 6

BAJA FISH | PICKLED RED CABBAGE, MAHI MAHI, CHILE TOREADO AIOLI … 6

TIJUANERO | AL MOJO NY STRIP, AVOCADO SALSA, PICO DE GALLO … 6

SUADERO | SMOKED PRIME BRISKET, TOMATILLO ARBOL SALSA … 6

COCHINITA PIBIL | BRAISED PORK COLLAR, RECADO ROJO, XNI-PEC … 6

SWEET POTATO | QUESO FRESCO, CRISPY GARLIC, SALSA MACHA … 5

 

– LARGE PLATES –
CARNE ASADA | PRIME TERES MAJOR, SMOKED ONIONS, CHILE TOREADO … 36

CAMARONES ASADOS | FLORIDA SUN SHRIMP, SMOKED ONIONS, PICKLED SERRANOS, GUAJILLO ADOBO, BUTTER RICE … 34

CARNITAS| SAKURA FARMS PORK COLLAR, FRIJOLES CHARROS, PICO DE GALLO, ESCABECHE DE HABANERO … 27

ENCHILADAS VERDES | AMISH BRAISED CHICKEN, QUESO FRESCO, SMOKED BLACK BEAN PUREE, TOMATILLO … 22

CHICKEN MOLE | AMISH CHICKEN, MOLE NEGRO, BUTTERED RICE, PICKLED ONIONS … 27

 

– SIDES –
CHARRO BEANS … 5
MEXICAN RICE … 5
BUTTER RICE … 5
HOT SAUCE FLIGHT … 4
ESCABECHE … 3
TOSTADAS … 2
TORTILLAS … 2

*Contains or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. If you have a food allergy, please speak to the chef, a manager or your server.

BEBIDA

– COCTELES –

EL JEFE | TEQUILA BLANCO, CANTERA NEGRA CAFE’, COFFEE, HORCHATA, GOATS MILK CARAMEL … 14
HEROE VERDADERO | MEZCAL, ROSEMARY & ORANGE SOUS VIDE CAMPARI, MALBEC SWEET VERMOUTH … 14
LA CEGUERA | TEQUILA BLANCO, VERMOUTH BLANC, ELDERFLOWER, ORANGE BITTERS, MEZCAL RINSE … 14
LA GUERRA PERDURA | MEZCAL, AMARO, ANCHO REYES, ORANGE BITTERS … 14
LUGAR FELIZ | MEZCAL, LILLET BLANC, PEACH-AGAVE, LEMON, LIME, EGG WHITE, JASMINE WATER … 14
DINERO GRATIS | TEQUILA BLANCO, ANCHO REYES VERDE, GREEN CHARTREUSE, SAGE, CITRUS … 13
MARGARITA DE TAMARINDO | DEL MAGUEY VIDA MEZCAL, TAMARIND, ORANGE LIQUEUR, AGAVE … 14
AVOCADO & JALAPENO MARGARITA | TEQUILA BLANCO, ORANGE LIQUEUR, AVOCADO, CILANTRO, JALAPENO, CITRUS, AGAVE … 14
MARGARITA NO. 13 | TEQUILA BLANCO, ORANGE LIQUEUR, ELDERFLOWER, CITRUS … 13 / 48 SERVES 4
MARGARITA TRADICIONAL | TEQUILA BLANCO, FRESH ORANGE JUICE, FRESH CITRUS JUICE, AGAVE … 13 / 48 SERVES 4
PINA COLADA MARGARITA | TEQUILA BLANCO, FRESH PINEAPPLE, COCONUT FRUIT, CITRUS … 13 / 48 SERVES 4
GHOST & GUAVA MARGARITA | GHOST PEPPER INFUSED TEQUILA, ORANGE LIQUEUR, GUAVA, CITRUS, AGAVE … 14 / 52 SERVES 4

– FLIGHTS –
ALL FLIGHTS CONSIST OF FOUR 1OZ POURS

CANTERA NEGRA TEQUILA … 45
SILVER | NATURAL HINTS OF CITRUS AND CLEAN, EARTHY NOTES ON THE FINISH
REPOSADO | SLIGHTLY SMOKEY NOTES OF BUTTERSCOTCH, OAK, AND PEPPER
ANEJO | NOTES OF CINNAMON, SMOKE, AND VANILLA
CAFE | MADE FROM SMALL BATCH, ESTATE GROWN ESPRESSO BEANS

BOZAL MEZCAL … 50
ENSEMBLE | MADE OF 3 AGAVES: ESPADIN, BARRIL, AND MEXICANO. EASY SIPPING WITH A COMPLEX FINISH
CUISHE | INTENSE CITRUS, GREEN VEGETAL NOTES, AND STRONG MINERALITY
TOBASICHE | HERBACEOUS BOTANICALS, AND NOTES OF QUINCE, AND ANISE
BORREGO | FRUIT FORWARD SWEETNESS WITH A FINISH OF SMOKED LAMB
CASTILLA | RICH AND EARTHY WITH NOTES OF MOCHA, FRESH MINT AND PEPPER

REFRESCOS:
MEXICAN COKE … 5
MEXICAN SPRITE … 5
Jarritos ORANGE … 5
Jarritos GRAPEFRUIT … 5
DIET COKE … 3
TOPO CHICO SPARKLING … 4.5
HORCHATA … 6

CERVEZAS:
TECATE … 6
MODELO … 7
DOS XX AMBAR … 7
NEGRA MODELO … 7
CORONA EXTRA … 7

*Contains or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. If you have a food allergy, please speak to the chef, a manager or your server.

BEBIDA

– COCTELES –

EL JEFE | TEQUILA BLANCO, CANTERA NEGRA CAFE’, COFFEE, HORCHATA, GOATS MILK CARAMEL … 14
HEROE VERDADERO | MEZCAL, ROSEMARY & ORANGE SOUS VIDE CAMPARI, MALBEC SWEET VERMOUTH … 14
LA CEGUERA | TEQUILA BLANCO, VERMOUTH BLANC, ELDERFLOWER, ORANGE BITTERS, MEZCAL RINSE … 14
LA GUERRA PERDURA | MEZCAL, AMARO, ANCHO REYES, ORANGE BITTERS … 14
LUGAR FELIZ | MEZCAL, LILLET BLANC, PEACH-AGAVE, LEMON, LIME, EGG WHITE, JASMINE WATER … 14
DINERO GRATIS | TEQUILA BLANCO, ANCHO REYES VERDE, GREEN CHARTREUSE, SAGE, CITRUS … 13
MARGARITA DE TAMARINDO | DEL MAGUEY VIDA MEZCAL, TAMARIND, ORANGE LIQUEUR, AGAVE … 14
AVOCADO & JALAPENO MARGARITA | TEQUILA BLANCO, ORANGE LIQUEUR, AVOCADO, CILANTRO, JALAPENO, CITRUS, AGAVE … 14
MARGARITA NO. 13 | TEQUILA BLANCO, ORANGE LIQUEUR, ELDERFLOWER, CITRUS … 13 / 48 SERVES 4
MARGARITA TRADICIONAL | TEQUILA BLANCO, FRESH ORANGE JUICE, FRESH CITRUS JUICE, AGAVE … 13 / 48 SERVES 4
PINA COLADA MARGARITA | TEQUILA BLANCO, FRESH PINEAPPLE, COCONUT FRUIT, CITRUS … 13 / 48 SERVES 4
GHOST & GUAVA MARGARITA | GHOST PEPPER INFUSED TEQUILA, ORANGE LIQUEUR, GUAVA, CITRUS, AGAVE … 14 / 52 SERVES 4

– FLIGHTS –
ALL FLIGHTS CONSIST OF FOUR 1OZ POURS

CANTERA NEGRA TEQUILA … 45
SILVER | NATURAL HINTS OF CITRUS AND CLEAN, EARTHY NOTES ON THE FINISH
REPOSADO | SLIGHTLY SMOKEY NOTES OF BUTTERSCOTCH, OAK, AND PEPPER
ANEJO | NOTES OF CINNAMON, SMOKE, AND VANILLA
CAFE | MADE FROM SMALL BATCH, ESTATE GROWN ESPRESSO BEANS

BOZAL MEZCAL … 50
ENSEMBLE | MADE OF 3 AGAVES: ESPADIN, BARRIL, AND MEXICANO. EASY SIPPING WITH A COMPLEX FINISH
CUISHE | INTENSE CITRUS, GREEN VEGETAL NOTES, AND STRONG MINERALITY
TOBASICHE | HERBACEOUS BOTANICALS, AND NOTES OF QUINCE, AND ANISE
BORREGO | FRUIT FORWARD SWEETNESS WITH A FINISH OF SMOKED LAMB
CASTILLA | RICH AND EARTHY WITH NOTES OF MOCHA, FRESH MINT AND PEPPER

CERVEZAS:
TECATE … 6
MODELO … 7
DOS XX AMBAR … 7
NEGRA MODELO … 7
CORONA EXTRA … 7

REFRESCOS:
MEXICAN COKE … 5
MEXICAN SPRITE … 5
Jarritos ORANGE … 5
Jarritos GRAPEFRUIT … 5
DIET COKE … 3
TOPO CHICO SPARKLING … 4.5
HORCHATA … 6

*Contains or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. If you have a food allergy, please speak to the chef, a manager or your server.

LOCATION

326 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202513-345-6783 • Info@CrownCantina.com
WED, THUR, SUN 5-9PM  •  FRI, SAT 4:30–10PM
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LOCATION

326 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202513-345-6783 • Info@CrownCantina.com
WED, THUR, SUN 5-9PM  •  FRI, SAT 4:30–10PM
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ABOUT

The Ownership team behind Crown Republic, Losanti, and Rosie’s Cocktails & Pies, is excited to introduce to you, La Cantina.

La Cantina, Crown Restaurant Group’s fourth concept featuring Modern Mexican Cuisine and flavors from the eight regions of Mexico. Our cocktail program focuses on Agave based cocktails with a concentration in Mezcal. We specialize in Nixtamalization, which is the process of taking corn from dry to hydrated, and grinding it into masa and making our own tortillas. What differentiates La Cantina from other south-of-the-border inspired restaurants in the city is its unique blend of authentic Mexican flavors and ingredients that are bold while still being approachable. There’s an attention to detail that takes each dish up a notch, as seen in the Shagbark heirloom corn used to make the tostadas that are served with the guacamole or in the pomegranate cured bacon in the wedge salad.

Since opening Crown Republic Gastropub in 2018, Anthony Sitek and his wife Haley have established a strong following and reputation for top-notch hospitality and inventive, made from scratch dishes. Recent ventures from the group include Losanti, a boutique steakhouse in Over-the- Rhine, and Rosie’s Cocktails and Pies.

“We are excited to bring some Spanish influence, to what has become ‘Crown’s Corner’.”

CONTACT




    326 E 8TH ST. CINCINNATI, OH 45202 | 513-345-6783 | INFO@CROWNCANTINA.COMWED, THUR, SUN 5-9PM  •  FRI, SAT 4:30–10PM
    326 E 8TH ST. CINCINNATI, OH 45202 | 513-345-6783 | INFO@CROWNCANTINA.COMWED, THUR, SUN 5-9PM  •  FRI, SAT 4:30–10PM