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Antojitos – Mexican Tapas!
FRESH MADE GUACAMOLE – ripe Haas avocados, fresh garlic, onions, chilies, and lime juice are hand- mixed, and topped with fire roasted fresh tomato salsa and a sprinkle of cotija cheese - GF, V       12.5  side 6

NACHOS – everyone’s favorite shareable!  
  • Ball Park Style – fresh corn tortilla chips, whole pintos, melted cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeno-marinated vegetables V, - 9
  • Fajita Style – grilled marinated choice steak or boneless chicken breast – cut in strips, fresh corn tortilla chips, whole pintos, Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole - 17.5  
  • Baja Style – Gulf Prawns, blue corn tortilla chips, béchamel sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, scallions, pico de gallo - 18.5    
  • Compadres Especiale – fresh corn tortilla chips, smothered with spiced refried beans, cheese, and a choice of custom ground beef, grilled chicken breast, house made chorizo, al Pastor, or our SPECIALTY carnitas, topped with crema fresca and avocado-tomatillo sauce - regular 16.5 grande 22         

AVOCADO FRIES – large ripe Haas avocados are cut into wedges, beer battered, lightly fried, dusted with castillo pepper, and served with creamy garlic ranch dipping sauce V -  12.5 

ROASTED JALAPENO RELLENOS – fresh jalapeños are roasted, seeded, stuffed with ground beef picadillo, served on a cheesy jalapeños sauce, topped with real bacon pieces GF -   12.5 

MEXICAN CHEESE QUESADILLAS (3) – Monterey Jack and queso fresco, folded in fresh blue corn tortillas with poblana chilies, served with fire roasted fresh tomato salsa GF - 10.5 

QUESADILLA PLATTER – we combine our Mexican Cheese Quesadillas, with fire roasted fresh tomato salsa, and a flour tortilla with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese mix, and your choice of custom ground beef, chicken ranchera, or al Pastor, garnished with fresh made guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo - 15 

TEXAS QUESADILLA – grilled fajita marinated chicken breast, choice steak, or our SPECIALTY carnitas, Monterey Jack and cotija cheeses, chopped green onion, and pico de gallo rolled in alarge flour tortilla, garnished with fresh made guacamole and sour cream - 18.5 

BAJA QUESADILLA – Gulf prawns sautéed in our house made BBQ with Aztec spices, rolled in a large flour tortilla with Monterey Jack cheese and fresh sautéed spinach - 19.5 

CEVICHE PV – diced white fish “cooks” in fresh lime juice, then we add onions, chilies, tomatoes, and serve with fresh corn tostaditas - 18.5 
 (Managers’ tip: spread mayo on the tostadita, then top with ceviche and our house made bottled hot sauces to enjoy as we did in Puerto Vallarta) 

PRAWN TOSTADAS – lightly fried fresh corn tortillas are spread with garlic aioli, then topped with a mixture of Gulf prawns, diced avocado, red onion, orange segments, red bell peppers tossed with olive oil and cilantro - dos 12 tres 17.5 quatro 22 

OUR FAMOUS CHINGALINGA – an all time guest favorite! Roasted chicken ranchera and cheese rolled in a large flour tortilla, lightly fried, and served with fresh made guacamole and sour cream - 10.5 

 CHILE CHICKEN BITES – cubes of fresh chicken breast are lightly fried, then sautéed with a spicy chile sauce, and served with creamy garlic ranch dipping sauce - 14.5 

 COMPADRES SAMPLER – combining Mexican Quesadillas, Chile Chicken Bites, a Flauta de Jalisco, and a Chicken Chingalinga, garnished with guacamole and sour cream - 25
Sopas y Ensaladas

TORTILLA SOUP – a guest favorite for over twenty-five years! Fresh roasted chicken in a light broth with pico de gallo, cilantro, tortilla strips, Monterey Jack cheese, topped with diced avocado, and served with warm fresh tortillas HUGE Bowl 12.5 Cup 9

HUARACHE – griddled thick corn masa forms the “sole” of this simple tostada found in every café in Valle, spread with our “best outside of Mexico” refried beans and your choice of shredded beef, our SPECIALTY carnitas, al Pastor, chorizo, or roasted chicken ranchera, then topped with shredded iceberg lettuce, red onions, fresh salsa Torres, queso fresco, and crèma fresca GF 16.5

RIO CAESAR SALAD COMIDA – originated in Tijuana, our Ensalada de Cesar features cotija cheese, crisp tortilla strips, and pico de gallo - Chicken breast 18.5,      Choice steak 20.5,      Aztec Spiced Fresh Fish 21.5,      Po’Boy shrimp 24

SOUTHWEST CHICKEN SALAD – a Mexican Cobb! Crisp greens over refried beans on a tomato and chile flavored flour tortilla, topped with a rainbow of flavors – strips of grilled chicken breast, grilled fresh corn, sliced avocado, jicama, fire roasted red peppers, and Monterey Jack cheese, with house made garlic ranch dressing - full 20.5 half 14.5

TACO SALAD – custom ground beef, roasted chicken ranchera, or al Pastor tops our Mexican salad mix, tossed with cheese, onions, tomatoes, black olives, cilantro, tortilla strips, and tomato vinaigrette. Served in a crisp flour tortilla over refried beans, and garnished with guacamole and sour cream - 16.5

FAJITA SALAD – black beans are spread on a baked flour tortilla, topped with crisp romaine tossed with avocado vinaigrette, pico de gallo, and your choice of grilled fajitas Chicken 18.5 Choice Steak 20.5 Prawns 24 Portabello Mushroom V - 18.5

VEGETARIAN TOSTADA – mashed black beans between two baked flour tortillas, topped with crisp greens tossed with carrots, jicama, green chilies, fresh roasted corn, cilantro, pico de gallo, seasonal fresh vegetables, and avocado vinaigrette, topped with sliced avocado V - 16.5

TOPOPOS – grilled marinated steak or chicken breast tops Mexican salad mix tossed with rice, grilled fresh corn, chopped Roma tomatoes, tortilla strips, cotija cheese, and tomato vinaigrette over whole beans on a crisp corn tortilla, garnished with avocado slices and sour cream - Chicken 18.5 Choice Steak 20.5
(Managers’ tip: try with a side of our housemade BBQ)

ENSALADA DE LA CASA * ENSALADA DE CESAR * ENSALADA DE ESPINACA V, GF 9.5
Signature Items - “Western Cooking with a Mexican Accent”

FRESH FISH TACOS – any combination, with fiesta rice and choice of beans - dos 18.5 tres 22
Aztec Spiced and Sautéed – on fresh corn tortillas with dressed lettuce, topped with pico de gallo GF
Grilled – on soft flour tortillas with avocado-tomatillo sauce and pasilla chile aioli
Baja Style – battered and lightly fried, shredded cabbage, Louis dressing, and chopped tomatoes in soft flour tortillas

FISH TACOS DE ZIHUATANEJO – discovered several years ago in this tiny village at La Sirena Gordo – fresh fish and prawns are sautéed with onions and a hint of bacon in a rich salsa verde, served in a skillet with a stack of fresh papagayo corn tortillas, with fiesta rice and choice of beans GF - 19.5

SHRIMP PO’ BOY TACOS - large gulf prawns are breaded, lightly fried, and served with shredded lettuce, spicy remoulade, and diced ripe tomatoes - uno 9 dos 16.5 tres 20

AVOCADO RELLENO – a large ripe Haas avocado, split and filled with roasted chicken ranchera, shredded beef, our SPECIALTY carnitas, or portabello mushroom – then topped with a green chile, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, and pico de gallo, served over black beans GF - 20.5 with Grilled Fresh Fish 24.5

ORIGINAL SOUTHWESTERN STYLE PAELLA – with chicken breast, Gulf prawns, and house made chorizo folded in fiesta rice ranchera with fresh tomatoes, various chilies, peppers, and topped with avocado slices and cilantro GF - 20.5

SALMON CON CREMA – fresh Pacific salmon in an ancho chile cream sauce, over fiesta rice, with black beans and seasonal vegetables sautéed al mojo de ajo - 22.5

MEATLOAF SONORENSE – we use the same meat and spice blend that has made our Albondigas a catering favorite, then bake the loaf to render the fat but capture the flavors, slice and grill to order, and top with a sauce of Zinfandel reduction with teriyaki and chipotle with fresh mushrooms, served with sweet potato mash and seasonal vegetables sautéed al mojo de ajo - 16.5

POLLO RELLENO – a large chicken breast, pounded thin and rolled around a green chile, fresh spinach, and Jack cheese, pan roasted, served over a sauté of fresh corn, black beans, and diced tomatoes GF - 21.5
(Managers’ suggestion: try this with our Bueno sauce for an extra layer of flavor and a little heat!) 

FAJITAS – your choice of the following sautéed with grilled onions and peppers, served with whole beans, fresh made guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, warm fresh tortillas GF Chicken 18.5 Choice Steak 20.5 Gulf Prawns 24 Portabello Mushrooms V - 18.5
Mexican Specialties- muy autentico! 

Puerto Vallarta Street Vendor Style Soft Tacos
CARNE ASADA – grilled marinated steak, chile de arbol sauce, diced avocado, onions, cilantro GF
CARNITAS – our SPECIALTY slow roasted pork, fresh tomato salsa, chopped sweet onions, cilantro GF 
AL PASTOR – grilled marinated pork, cubed and sautéed with onions, peppers, pineapple, salsa verde GF 
POLLO VERDE – grilled chicken thighs, rich grilled tomatillo salsa, Monterey Jack cheese GF 
Any Combination two 12 four 20  

CARNITAS – this traditional favorite from Jalisco is one of our specialties…slowly simmered pork shoulder, shredded and served with whole pintos, fresh tomato salsa, chopped sweet onions, fresh cilantro, and jalapeno-marinated vegetables GF - 19.5

CHILE VERDE – cubes of pork are braised, then simmered in a tomatillo-chile sauce, served over fiesta rice with black beans and seasonal vegetables sautéed al mojo de ajo GF - 18.5

DRAGONCITOS – a pork lovers’ delight from Valle! Al Pastor, chorizo, and bacon sautéed with fresh pineapple, peppers, and onions, topped with Monterey Jack cheese, and served with pinto beans and fiesta rice GF - 19.5

POLLO POBLANA – pan sauteed boneless chicken breast, simmered in our house made mole, served over fiesta rice, topped with diced sweet onions and toasted sesame seeds, served with black beans and seasonal vegetables sautéed al mojo de ajo - 19.5

ARROZ CON POLLO – pan sauteed boneless chicken breast, sauteed with onions, peppers, chipotle, and tomatoes, folded into fiesta rice, served with black beans and seasonal vegetables sauteed al mojo de ajo GF - 19.5

CARNE ASADA PLATE – choice steak is sliced thin, marinated with fresh lime, onions, oregano, and red wine, then grilled medium rare, and served with lightly grilled sweet white onions, roasted jalapeños, and whole pintos, with a rich grilled tomatillo salsa GF - 24.5

STEAK PICADO – cubes of choice steak, sauteed with peppers and onions, in a rich red sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and red wine, served over fiesta rice, with whole pintos and seasonal vegetables sauteed al mojo de ajo GF - 22.5

PESCADO – Pacific catch of the day, simply grilled, topped with a fresh fruit salsa, and served with black beans, fiesta rice, and seasonal vegetables GF - 26.5

SEAFOOD A LA DIABLA – “Seafood of the Devil” gets its name from the garlic and chilies in this sauté of fresh fish, Gulf prawns, peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Served with whole pinto beans, fiesta rice, sour cream, fresh made guacamole, pico de gallo, and warm tortillas GF - 27.5

PESCADO A LA VERA CRUZ – Pacific catch of the day, sautéed in a ranchera sauce in the style of the seaport of Vera Cruz – with tomatoes, onions, olives, and capers, served over fiesta rice with black beans and seasonal vegetables GF - 26.5

CAMARONES, al mojo de ajo – large Gulf prawns sautéed in butter and garlic, served over fiesta rice with black beans and seasonal vegetables GF - 27.5
Specialty Enchiladas - muy autentico y especiale!!!

ENCHILADAS EL RIO GRANDE – grilled chicken breast, roasted red peppers, black olives, fresh mushrooms, green onions, and cotija cheese rolled in fresh corn tortillas and topped with fire roasted fresh tomato salsa and guacamole, served with fiesta rice and seasonal vegetables GF - 17.5

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS – fresh fish and Gulf prawns rolled in fresh corn tortillas, topped with ancho chile cream sauce and cotija cheese, served with fiesta rice, seasonal vegetables, and black beans - 22.5

GUACAMOLE ENCHILADAS – fresh corn tortillas are stuffed with our fresh made guacamole, covered with castilla and pasilla chile beef sauce, and topped with queso fresco and pickled red onions, served with fiesta rice and seasonal vegetables GF - 15.5

ENCHILADAS VALLE – Queso fresco and onions mixed with red sauce, and rolled in corn tortillas dip in red sauce, topped with chopped lettuce, pickled red onions, tomato and avocado slices, crema fresca, and cotija cheese GF, V - 16.5

CHICKEN ENCHILADAS SUIZA – we had these in a quick stopover in Mexico City at Sanborns Restaurant! Cooked chicken breasts are mixed with a cream sauce, olives, scallions, and serrano chilies, folded in fresh corn tortillas, baked and topped with tomatillo sauce and Monterey Jack cheese, garnished with crema fresca, served with a spinach salad GF - 16.5
Platillos y Combinaciones

CHILE RELLENO TRADITIONALE – a fresh pasilla chile, fire roasted, peeled, seeded, stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, fried in an egg batter, and topped with ranchera sauce and cotija cheese, with refried beans, fiesta rice, and Mexican salad V 15.5

REAL DEAL TACOS (3), with refried beans and fiesta rice - 13.5  
  •  Mexicano – roasted chicken or shredded beef is lightly fried in corn tortillas     
  •  Americano – spiced ground beef or roasted chicken ranchera in crisp corn tortilla shells with tomato vinaigrette, shredded lettuce, and Jack and cheddar cheese mix     

ENCHILADAS, with refried beans, fiesta rice, and Mexican salad - 14.5  
  • De la Casa – shredded beef adobado with salsa roja Ranchera – roasted chicken ranchera, garnished with guacamole and sour cream GF     
  • Queso – three cheeses with salsa verde, garnished with sour cream and green onions GF  
  • Poblana – roasted chicken, mole sauce, diced sweet onions, and toasted sesame seeds     
  • Carolita – our SPECIALTY carnitas in a flour tortilla with fresh tomato salsa, salsa roja        
  • Vegetarian – seasonal fresh vegetable sauté, with salsa verde GF, V         

BURRITO CLASSICO – a basic burro with beans, cheese, your choice of custom ground beef or roasted chicken in a large flour tortilla, smothered in rich red and spicy green sauces, served with fiesta rice and Mexican salad 13.5

TOSTADA (2) – a crisp corn tortilla, topped with refried beans, our Jack and cheddar cheese mix, shredded lettuce, one with shredded beef and the other with roasted chicken ranchera, sour cream, diced ripe tomatoes, and cotija cheese 14.5

FLAUTAS DE JALISCO – our SPECIALTY carnitas mixed with jalapeno-marinated vegetables, cheese, and fresh tomato salsa is rolled in flour tortillas, lightly fried, and served topped with crema fresca and fresh made guacamole, with refried beans, fiesta rice, and Mexican salad 18.5

Create your own platter – combining a chile relleno, one taco, any platillo enchilada, a burrito, or a tostada two items 18 three items 21 four items 24
Specialty Burritos

MAXIMO – a large flour tortilla stuffed with everything but the kitchen sink! Refried beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, fiesta rice, and your choice of shredded beef, grilled choice steak, grilled chicken breast, chile verde, or al Pastor, served wet - covered in red or green sauce - 20

CHIMICHANGA – a favorite in Arizona! Shredded beef or roasted chicken, rolled in a flour tortilla with refried beans and our cheddar and Jack cheese mix, then deep fried and topped with avocado-tomatillo and pasilla chile sauces, served with fiesta rice and Mexican salad - 16.5

CARNITAS – wet, enchilada style! Our SPECIALTY carnitas stuffed in a flour tortilla with fiesta rice, black beans, and fresh tomato salsa, covered with a rich salsa verde and melted cheese, served with jalapeno-marinated vegetables - 18.5

CHICKEN MOLE – chicken breast strips, pan sautéed with onions and peppers, simmered in house made mole, with Monterey Jack cheese added, then rolled in a flour tortilla with fiesta rice and whole beans, served wet - covered with mole sauce, diced sweet onions and toasted sesame seeds - 18.5

TIJUANA – an all time favorite hand held! An Aztec-spiced fresh fish or grilled chicken breast Ensalada de Cesar wrapped in a large flour tortilla with black beans, fiesta rice, cotija cheese, and pico de gallo - 17.5

TAQUERIA-STYLE HAND HELD – carne asada, pollo asado, carnitas, al pastor, or sautéed vegetables with fiesta rice, whole pintos, and pico de gallo in a large flour tortilla - 12.5
Sandwiches - with house made Maui style potato chips and chipotle ketchup

COMPADRES BURGER – ½ pound of our custom ground beef, grilled to order, with iceberg lettuce, red onion, and tomato on a fresh baked Mexican telera roll 14.5 (cheese, guacamole, a green chile, mushrooms, fire roasted peppers, grilled pineapple, and bacon are options @ $ 1.00 each) “all in” style 18.5

TORTA CUBANA – refritos, ham, carnitas, swiss cheese, sweet pickles, shredded lettuce, and chipotle mustard on a fresh baked Mexican telera roll 15.5

CHICKEN & AVOCADO – a guest favorite for over 25 years! Fresh roasted chicken with avocado slices, Louis dressing, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, then grilled on sourdough 13.5

TORTA DE SEMANA – Jesus creates a special sandwich that we serve Monday-Friday lunch AQ
Eggs & Breakfast Things 
(served Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Bloody Mary Bar 7.5
A set-up of casa vodka, gin, or Tequila – you finish it from a selection of mixes, hot sauces, and condiments!
MIMOSA – Champagne and fresh squeezed orange juice 6.5
OJ, GRAPEFRUIT JUICE, TOMATO JUICE 4

Huevos Especiales

DOS RICARDOS – a Compadres original! Choice of our SPECIALTY carnitas, house made chorizo, al Pastor, roasted chicken, grilled steak, or sautéed seasonal vegetables over frijoles on a large flour tortilla, topped with three ranch fresh eggs and a mild ranchera sauce or rich salsa verde. Garnished with sour cream, fresh made guacamole, and pico de gallo 16.5

TRADITIONAL HUEVOS RANCHEROS – fried eggs on a corn tortilla covered with refried or black beans and topped with cheese and a mild ranchera sauce or rich salsa verde Served with breakfast potatoes or fiesta rice GF, V 14.5
(Managers’ tip: try this item with our housemade mole sauce – magnifico!)

JESUS’ ESPECIALE – a trioof poached ranch fresh eggs topped with hollandaise ole’, on crispy house made potato pancakes – one with ham, one with chorizo, and one with a slice of tomato and sautéed spinach, with a cup of fresh fruit 14.5

BISTEC HASH – slow braised choice steak is shredded, mixed with onions and potatoes, set on thickened braising jus, topped with two poached eggs, avocado slices, and hollandaise ole’ GF 15.5

CHORIZO CON PAPAS – cubed potatoes are pan sautéed with our house made chorizo, topped with two fried eggs, salsa verde, sliced fresh avocado, and cotija cheese GF 13.5

EGGS BENEDICT OLE’ – fresh corn sopes on the bottom, perfectly poached eggs with our special hollandaise ole’ on top, and your choice in the middle – house made chorizo, ham, or tomato slice with spinach, served with breakfast potatoes GF 16.5

BREAKFAST TORTA – our “best outside of Mexico” refritos, queso fresco, ham, scrambled eggs, slices of avocado and tomato, on a telera roll, served with a cup of fresh fruit and Maui-style potato chips 12.5

BREAKFAST BURRITO – scrambled eggs, crisp hash browns, cheddar/Jack cheese mix, scallions, fire roasted fresh poblana chilies, pico de gallo, bacon, and ham rolled in a large flour tortilla, served wet – choice of sauces, or hand held 12.5

CHILAQUILES – a traditional Mexican breakfast…yesterday’s fresh corn tortilla chips sautéed with a sauce of fire roasted fresh tomatoes, garlic salt, and onions, then topped with cotija cheese, avocado slices, and sour cream V 9.5

CHILAQUILES CON HUEVOS 12.5

FRESH FISH LOCO MOCO – fiesta rice, topped with grilled fresh fish, two eggs, our jalapeno cream Bueno sauce, and pico de gallo GF 17.5

CHILE VERDE CON HUEVOS – our special pork stew over fiesta rice, and topped with eggs, pico de gallo, and cotija cheese GF 16.5

CHORIZO CON HUEVOS – house made Mexican sausage scrambled with eggs, tomatoes, and onions, served with fiesta rice, refried beans, and fruit salad GF 12.5

Scrambles - eggs mixed with items shown, scrambled, topped with Jack cheese
CALIFORNIA – potatoes, onions, mushrooms, spinach, roasted red bell peppers GF, V 13.5
RAIDER – potatoes, onions, mushrooms, and your choice of our SPECIALTY carnitas, ham, al pastor, or house made chorizo GF 15.5

Omellettes - made with three ranch fresh eggs, your choice of sauces, served with pan fried potatoes and fruit garnish (GF, except red sauce)
GUADALAJARA – potatoes, bacon, onions, cilantro, and Monterey Jack cheese 12.5
ACAPULCO – fresh mushrooms, fresh spinach, avocado slices, and Monterey Jack cheese V 12
TEXAS – steak fajitas or our SPECIALTY carnitas, with pico de gallo, scallions, cotija and Monterey Jack cheeses 15

Gringo Style
CLASSIC – two eggs as you like them, with pan sautéed potatoes and fresh fruit GF, V 9.5
AMERICANA – two fluffy pancakes, two eggs, two strips of bacon 12.5
Fruits, Grains & Sides          
FRENCH TOAST RELLENO – a peanut butter and banana sandwich on sour dough, dipped in egg batter, griddled, dusted with powdered sugar and topped with house made cajeta 9.5
SOURDOUGH FRENCH TOAST 7  
FULL STACK OF FLUFFY PANCAKES 8 SIDE OF PANCAKES 5 BLUEBERRY PANCAKES 9
BOWL OF FRESH SEASONAL FRUIT 9
SIDE OF TOAST – sourdough, whole wheat 3
SIDE OF RICE or BEANS 4 
 SIDE OF MEAT – bacon, ham 6
We will do our best to accomodate food allergies and dietary requests, however, we cannot be held liable for any allergic reactions while dining at Compadres Rio Grille
GF – Gluten Free * V - Vegetarian (in addition, many items can be made vegetarian)
Call for Reservations: (707) 253-1111
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