Chips and Salsa: $2.50 Chips and Queso: $4 Chips and Guacamole: $4
Cocktail del Cejas: $10.00
Large shrimp prepared in a Mexican cocktail sauce made fresh with onions, cilantro, avocado and lime. Served cold with crackers.
Traditional cheese quesadilla, chicken, steak, ground beef, carnitas, veggies or chorizo. Served with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream.
Empanadas del Cejas: $8.00
Two corn empanadas stuffed with cheese and your choice of chicken, fish, mushrooms or beef.
Four small thick corn tortillas, handmade in our kitchen, topped one each of chicken, steak, chorizo and carnitas, served with beans, salsa verde, roja, onions, cilantro and fresco cheese.
Poblano dip: $8.00
Poblano peppers cooked with butter, sour cream and cheese. Perfect for a more flavorful start to your meal. Served with our freshly cut chips. (Add shrimp for $3.00)
Nachos Las Velas: $9.00
Our freshly cut and fried chips topped high with black beans, cheese, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo.
Las Velas Flautas: $9
Three flautas made with flour tortillas wrapped around a mix of diced chicken, cheese, red and green peppers, corn and onions. Served with creamy chipotle sauce.
Citrus-marinated fish, shrimp or combo ceviche served in the traditional Mexican style.
Huitalcoche Dip: $8.00
Traditional Mexican truffle dip made with corn, epazote, and mushrooms. Topped with melted cheese. Served with our fresh-cut chips.
Fried Jalapeños: $9
Battered red and green eppers with a tangy dipping sauce.
Stuffed Jalapeños: $9.00
Four large, fresh jalapeños skinned and stuffed with fresco cheese, ground beef, and chorizo. Drizzled with our creamy tamarindo honey sauce.
Tortilla Soup: $6.50/ $3 for cup
A chipotle-flavored chicken broth with sliced avocado, onions, cilantro, and topped with fried tortilla strips and crumbled fresco cheese.
Black Bean Soup: $6.50/ $3 for cup
Black bean soup specially seasoned with cumin, salsa and lime.
Sopa Cancun: $7.00/ $3 cup
Freshly made chicken broth surrounds a generous portion of rice, shredded chicken, diced tomatoes, chopped onions, cilantro, sliced avocado and jalapeno peppers on the side.
Sopa de Mariscos: $10
Nicely spiced. A traditional seafood broth with pease, arrots, potatoes, fish, and shrimp.
Traditional Soup: $9.00
Pozole or Menudo. Sundays only.
House Salad: $6
Lettuce, cucumbers, red peppers, tomatoes. Served with house agave vinaigrette.
Ensalada Brisas: $12.00
Marinated shrimp, orange and avocado slices, tortilla strips, and fresco cheese served on a bed of spinach leaves. Topped with honey pasilla vinaigrette.
Fajita Salad: $9.50
A bed of romaine lettuce topped with your choice of meat, hot grilled onions, peppers and melted cheese. Served with creamy vinaigrette dressing.
Burrito Salad: $9.50
Served in a bowl, this tortilla-free meal is made with beans, lettuce, grilled peppers/onions, salsa verde, pico de gallo, cheese and your choice of meat. (Substitute shrimp for $3.00 more)
TACOS — served with two sides
Tacos del Paisa (fish): $12.00
Three tacos with freshly breaded tilapia, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and a creamy chipotle sauce.
Tacos Del Timon (shrimp): $13.50
Three tacos with freshly breaded large shrimp, pico de gallo, avocado and El Timon’s creamy salsa.
Tacos Checandole (pastor): $12.00
Three tacos with marinated pork, onion and cilantro, grilled pineapple and a sweet and mildly spicy salsa.
Tacos del guero (cochinita pibil): $12.00
Three tacos with slow-cooked achiote/vinegar shredded pork and habanero/vinegar marinated red onions.
Tacos De Arrachera: $13.00
A must try! Three tacos with marinated hanger steak (a special cut), onions and cilantro, and salsa (mild or hot).
Filet Mango Tacos: $14.00
Three tacos with tender marinated filet steak and mango pico de gallo.
Three tacos: $11.00
- Tex-Mex (lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and sour cream. Add .50) or Mexican Style (onions, cilantro and lime)
- Flour or corn soft tortillas
- Grilled chicken, grilled steak, ground beef, chorizo (Mexican sausage), carnitas (pork), or veggies.
- Salsas: taquera (mild), pastor (sweet, medium), aguacate (hot), habarracha (hottest)
All of our burritos are served with lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream.
Akumal Burrito: $12
Vegetarian burrito with lettuce, black beans, pico de gallo, peppers, onions, mushrooms, guacamole, sour cream and red salsa.
Burrito Cancun: $13.00
A large flour tortilla with steak and shrimp. Stuffed with cheese, pico de gallo and guacamole.
Burrito Isla: $12.00
A burrito stuffed with melted cheese, rice, green peppers, grilled onions, salsa roja and sour cream. Your choice of meat.
Burrito Xel-Ha: $12.00
A favorite in the Riviera Maya, this burrito is stuffed with rice, chopped onions and cilantro, beans, hot or mild salsa, and melted cheese. Your choice of meat.
ESPECIALES DE LAS VELAS — served with two side, except for fajitas, alambres, and Velada
- Chicken, steak, veggies, and/or pork $15.50
- Shrimp or combo $17.50
- Filet $19.50
Traditional fajitas served with rice, black beans, grilled peppers and onions, lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheese and tortillas.
Four enchiladas with your choice of meat bathed in our green sauce, red sauce or molé rojo, topped with chopped onions, cilantro, sour cream and crumbled fresco cheese.
Crunchy style tortilla chips soaked in green salsa, topped with marinated chicken or steak, chopped onions and cilantro, crumbled fresco cheese and sour cream.
Milanesas Obregon: $15.50
Hand-breaded thinly sliced chicken or steak specially marinated in spices and wine.
En mole poblano: $15.50
Deliciously slow-cooked molé rojo sauce smothered on your choice of chicken or pork. Corn or flour tortillas.
Alambres Pollo/carne: $16.00
Grilled chopped peppers and onions smothered with melted cheese are placed atop grilled chicken or steak and served with rice, lettuce/pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and tortillas.
Two traditional cornmeal tamales steamed in banana leaves. Choose chicken, pork or veggies.
Carne a la Tampiquena: $19.50
Traditional Mexican recipe of filet marinated in beer and spices.
Medallones Tequilenos: $19.50
Hanger steak medallions prepared flambe style at your table with tequila, lemon pepper and a hint of cinnamon.
Chiles Rellenos: $16.00
A traditional Mexican dish made with poblano peppers with skins removed, dipped in batter, stuffed with cheese and your choice of chicken, steak or pork. Covered with a savory lightly spiced red sauce.
Carne Cambalache: $19.50
Our version of carne arrachera. A choice cut of steak specially seasoned in tequila and mesquite-lime vinaigrette.
Mar y Tierra: $19.50
Steak and shrimp seasoned in the owner’s mother’s special recipe.
Half of a fresh pineapple shell filled with chicken, steak, fish, shrimp, chorizo, grilled peppers, onions, and cilantro. All topped with melted cheese and served with tortillas, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo.
Enjoy these recipes that have been time-tested throughout the homes of old and present-day Mexico, and perfected by Abuela.
All traditional Mexican dishes are served with lettuce/pico de gallo, rice, sliced avocado and tortillas. Pair your meat or seafood selection with a style of preparation from below.
- Pollo/Chicken: $16.00
- Carne/Steak: $16.00
- Pescado/Fish (Mahi-Mahi): $17.00
- Camarones/Shrimp: $18.00
- Filet: $19.50
There’s a medium heat to this dish that uses a chipotle-hinted tomato sauce combined with jalapeno peppers, green peppers and, surprisingly, green olives.
Not for the timid, this dish is called “diabla” thanks to the intense heat of the habanero pepper. Chipotle adobo adds to the smoky flavor of this red sauce.
One of the most common means of preparing meat, poultry and fish in Mexico, this recipe uses jalapeno peppers, tomatoes and onions. A true taste of Mexico.
This sauce is unique for its dual sweet-yet-smoky and spicy flavor. Sautéed onions add to the flavor, culminating in a savory dish.
It’s the cilantro, of course, that gives this sauce its green, almost pesto-like consistency. Those customers who enjoy the cilantro-infused Las Velas house salsa will find this a sure favorite.