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Cenote Grill

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Menu

APPETIZERS​
Fresh Guacamole
Cup or bowl
Cheese Quesadilla
Choice of a corn or flour tortilla & served w/ guacamole, sour cream & fresh salsa
Cenote Nachos
Crispy corn tortilla chips topped w/ choice of black or pinto beans, assorted cheeses, red or green enchilada sauce, fresh salsa, guacamole & sour cream
Corn Pupusas
Fresh corn masa stuffed w/ choice of steak, chicken, pork or cheese. Served w/ guacamole, sour cream & fresh salsa
Cenote Spring Rolls
3 Rolled flour tortillas w/ choice of chipotle bbq, poblano black bean or Thai chicken. served grilled or crispy w/ guacamole, sour cream & fresh salsa
SOUPS AND SALADS​
Cream of Poblano Soup
Cup or bowl
Roasted Tomato Soup
Cup or bowl
Chicken & Tortilla Dumpling Soup
Cup or bowl
Original Chopped Salad
Chopped carrots, celery, tomato, corn, black beans, olives, red onion, broccoli, red cabbage & cilantro tossed in a chipotle vinaigrette
BBQ Chicken or Steak Chopped Salad
Romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, red cabbage, cilantro, salsa fresca, assorted cheeses & crispy tortilla strips tossed in a ranch dressing & topped w/ a spicy barbeque sauce
Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad
Romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, red & green cabbage, salsa fresca, cotija cheese, olives, avocado & crispy tortilla strips tossed in a cilantro lime dressing
Cenote Asian Chicken Salad
Romaine lettuce, red cabbage, green onion, carrots, almonds, cilantro & poblano chilis tossed in a tangy soy vinaigrette
Grilled Romaine & Prosciutto Salad
Half a grilled romaine head wrapped w/ prosciutto & topped w/ a fresh salsa vinaigrette
Grilled Spinach Salad
A grilled bundle of fresh spinach wrapped w/ green onion & topped w/ bacon, egg, red cabbage, crispy tortilla strips & a sweet creamy dressing
Cenote Chicken Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, pumpkin seeds, crispy tortilla strips & assorted cheeses tossed in a cilantro chipotle dressing
COMBINATIONS​
Choice of Charbroiled Carne Asada, Pollo Asado or Braised Pork Carnitas. Served w/ Your Choice of White or Spicy Brown Rice & Whole Black or Pinto Beans
Choose From the Following
Enchilada red or green sauce, roasted chile relleno, taquitos or 2 tacos street style,
Any Three Sopes
Served w/ romaine lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, assorted cheeses, olives, corn & fresh salsa
FROM THE GRILL​
Served w/ your choice of corn or flour tortillas, white or spicy brown rice, whole black or pinto beans, guacamole, sour cream & fresh salsa
Carne Asada Plate
Braised Pork Carnitas Plate
Pollo Asado Plate
BOWLS​
Choice of charbroiled carne asada, pollo asado or braised pork carnitas. Served w/ your choice of white or spicy brown rice & whole black or pinto beans
Charbroiled carne asada
Braised pork carnitas
White
Spicy brown rice
Whole black
Pinto beans
Traditional
Topped w/ guacamole, sour cream, assorted cheeses, & fresh salsa
Charbroiled carne asada
Braised pork carnitas
White
Spicy brown rice
Whole black
Pinto beans
Enchilada Style
Layered w/ corn tortillas, assorted cheeses, onions, olives, red or green enchilada sauce, & topped w/ guacamole, sour cream & fresh salsa
Burrito Fresca
Served in a flour tortilla w/ a choice of charbroiled carne asada, pollo asada or braised pork carnitas, fresh cabbage, salsa fresco, guacamole, sour cream & assorted cheeses
Cenote Burrito
Served in a flour tortilla w/ a choice of charbroiled carne asada, pollo asada or braised pork carnitas, white or spicy brown rice, whole black or pinto beans, fresh salsa & assorted cheeses
Chile Relleno Burrito
Served in a flour tortilla w/ a whole roasted poblano chile, hominy, choice of charbroiled carne asada, pollo asada or braised pork carnitas, whole black or pinto beans, fresh salsa, sour cream & assorted cheeses
Chipotle Chicken
Club served in a flour tortilla w/ assorted cheeses, crumbled bacon, grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, salsa fresco, guacamole & a chipotle ranch dressing
Thai chicken
Served​ in a flour tortilla w/ grilled chicken, red & green cabbage, romaine lettuce, slivered carrots, salsa fresco, toasted almonds, cilantro & a spicy asian sauce
Can Be Made Enchilada Style
With red or green sauce
SPECIALS​
Fish Tacos
Center cut Alaskan cod filets topped w/ fresh cabbage, chipotle ranch sauce, salsa fresca, guacamole, & assorted cheeses. served w/ a choice of corn or flour tortillas, white or spicy brown rice & whole black or pinto beans
2 Tacos Al Carbon
Carne​ asada sauteed w/ bacon, red onion, cilantro & assorted cheeses. Served w/ guacamole & choice of corn or flour tortillas, white or spicy brown rice & whole black or pinto beans
Sonora Style Enchilada
Three layered corn tortillas topped w/ assorted cheeses, olives, red onion, red & green sauce, 2 over easy eggs, salsa fresca, sour cream & guacamole. Served w/ a choice of white or spicy brown rice & whole black or pinto beans
Any Three Sopes
Fresh corn masa bowls topped w/ choice of charbroiled carne asada, pollo asado or braised pork carnitas, white or spicy brown rice & whole black or pinto beans, romaine lettuce, red cabbage, corn, olives, assorted cheeses, salsa fresca, guacamole & sour cream.
Tostada
Choice​ of charbroiled carne asada, pollo asado or braised pork carnitas, white or spicy brown rice & whole black or pinto beans. Served w/ tortilla strips, cabbage, assorted cheeses, romaine lettuce, olives, corn, guacamole, sour cream, & salsa fresca
Fajitas
Choice of carne asada, pollo asado or shrimp add 1.00 sauteed w/ seasoned poblano chilies, red onions, carrots & tomatoes. Served w/ your choice of corn or flour tortillas, white or spicy brown rice, whole black or pinto beans, guacamole, sour cream & salsa fresca
Pork Chile Con Queso
Pork carnitas sauteed w/ poblano chilies, red onion, salsa fresca, green sauce & assorted cheeses. Served w/ your choice of corn or flour tortillas, white or spicy brown rice, whole black or pinto beans, guacamole, sour cream & salsa fresca
Agave Lime Shrimp
Sauteed w/ poblano chilies, red onions & salsa fresca in an agave lime sauce. Served w/ your choice of corn or flour tortillas, white or spicy brown rice, whole black or pinto beans, guacamole, sour cream & salsa fresca
Camarones Modelo
Shrimp sauteed w/ butter, garlic, salsa fresca, chipotle salsa & modelo especial served over rice w/ assorted cheeses & guacamole. Served w/ a choice of corn or flour tortillas, white or spicy brown rice, whole black or pinto beans.
A LA CARTE​
2 Street Style Tacos
Steak, chicken or pork
Bean, Rice & Cheese Burrito
Roasted Chile Relleno
Steak, chicken or pork
Enchilada
Steak, chicken or pork
Sope
Steak, chicken or pork
2 Taquitos w/ Guacamole
Steak, chicken or pork
KID'S MENU​
Served w/ a small soda or milk, & your choice of white or spicy brown rice & whole black or pinto beans.
Kids Cheese Quesadilla
Chicken or steak extra
Kid's Taco
Chicken, steak or pork
Kid's Cheese Enchilada
Chicken or steak extra
Steak +1.00
Chicken +1.00
Kid's Beans
Rice & cheese burrito chicken or steak
Kid's Taquitos 2
Chicken, steak or pork
DESSERT​
Flan
Caramel custard
Cenote Tiramisu
Espresso laced pound cake layered w/ an ibarra chocolate & mascarpone cheese mousse
Sopapillas
Crispy puffed dough topped w/ cinnamon sugar & served w/ warm honey
BEVERAGES​
Bottled Water
20 Oz. Or 1 lit.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a Wednesday night and were told there would be a 40 minute wait. They had such good reviews that we decided to wait it out. It ended up being an hour wait. They aren't really set up to have parties bigger than...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank vegaswithkids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the variety offered on the menu - all sorts of Mexican fare cooked slightly different than you'll find other places. I've never had a meal experience I didn't love. You can eat in or purchase to go. It does get busy and the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Cheryll Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I have driven by this small restaurant many times but today decided to drop in and see if they had an interesting menu. It's a "Mexican Cafe" but more like a fusion Mexican menu. There were so many dishes to choose from...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed July 2, 2019

The food and service were excellent. If you are looking for authentic and flavorful Mexican food, you'll be very happy. However, if you like very mild heat in your meal, let them know. Also, be careful on the chips and salsa as it is too...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ray E
Reviewed June 28, 2019

We came here with a family of four... got seated at 5:30 and didn't get our food until 6:30.... the menu is too big...perhaps that is part of the proble. I ordered the chili Rellano; which tasted like they squeezed a lime all over it......More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Cindy N
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

One of my all time favorite eateries in the North San Diego County area. Cenote Grill has a wonderful menu a fusion of healthy Mexican and Asian options. The atmosphere is quaint and welcoming, service always with a smile and food is delicious and different....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 330jeanned
Reviewed June 4, 2019

If you like mexican food, this is the place for you. We have NEVER hand a meal at CENOTE's that was anything except excellent. The SIDES are great: Choice of white or spanish rice, pinto, or black beans, flour or corn tortillas. The entree's are...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 59stanm
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We eat there 1-2 times per week. The chips and salsa are excellent as are their entrees which always provide good portions with fresh ingredients. The only drawback is that sometimes there are so many customers that it can take a while to get your...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank robertdc358
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely love the place! Everything is delicious:). The only bummer is the take out. Long waits for very basic food... like a burrito took 30 mins! So, just be mindful that food is great but it may take you a while to actually get your...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank EmmiHall
Reviewed March 25, 2019

Cenote is extremely popular, in my opinion because there is little else in its price range anywhere around. Solid offerings, not life-changing though. It is different from typical mexican fare, and despite being very busy most days at dinner has a nice staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
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