Red Mesa Grill

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place1544 U.S. 31, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
Open till 8:30 pm
Sat: 11:00AM - 8:30PM
Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:00AM - 8:30PM
Tue: 11:00AM - 8:30PM
Wed: 11:00AM - 8:30PM
Thu: 11:00AM - 8:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM - 8:30PM
About

Mexican, Caribbean, South American, Central American; all of the flavors of Latin America are celebrated at Red Mesa Grill! Offering traditional dishes and exotic specialties prepared with the freshest ingredients using unique and flavorful recipes. Did you know? On the first Thursday of each month the Red Mesa Grill donates 5% of gross sales to northern Michigan food pantries –  Red Mesa Grill Traverse City to The Father Fred Foundation; Red Mesa Grill Boyne City to the Manna Food Project. Since inception, Magnum Hospitality’s Help Everyone Eat program has generated over $205,000 for northern Michigan food pantries. Thank You!

a. Red Mesa's Appetizers

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Jalapeno Cheese Empanada
Stuffed with queso blanco and fresh jalapenos. Served with house-made cherry chipolte jam.
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Cuban Black Bean Cakes Appetizer
Black beans simmered with vegetables and seasonings, smashed, pattied, and fried. Served with red pepper cream, jalapeno cream, and roasted corn salsa. Can be prepared Vegetarian upon request.
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Pork Flautas
Shredded pork and roasted chile cream cheese rolled in flour tortillas, flash fried and served with avocado sour cream.
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Street Corn
Grilled cob corn topped with chile de arbol aioli, rancherito cheese and a grilled lime.
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Guacamole Appetizer
Fresh avocado smashed with cilranto, tomtilla, onion, jalapenos and fresh lime, served with pico de gallo, rancherito cheese and house fried corn tortillas. Can be prepared Gluten Free, or Vegetarian upon request.
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Flaming Chile Con Queso
Seared queso blanco topped with sauteed bell peppers and onions, and roasted tomato salsa. Flamed with tequila, and served with warm flour tortillas. Can be prepared Gluten Free, or Vegetarian upon request.
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Red Mesa Nachos
Refried beans, chihuahua cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream. Can be prepared Vegetarian upon request.
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Peruvian Armadillo Eggs
Garlic green chile smashed potatoes stuffed with chicken, rolled in bread crumbs and fried. Served with Red Mesa's chile de arbol sauce, tomatillo salsa, and lime crema.
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Caribbean Chicken Quesadilla
A cilranto lemon tortilla stuffed with smoked gouda, grilled chicken, and roasted pineapple salsa. Served with garlic serrano aoili.
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Queso Fundido
A blend of cheeses melted with roasted garlic and green chiles. Served with house fried white corn tortilla chips. Can be prepared Vegetarian upon request.
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b. Red Mesa's Tacos

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Garlic Roasted Pork Taco
Garlic roasted pork meat with lettuce, pickled onion, and rancherito cheese wrapped in your choice of corn or flour tortilla. Served with house-made Panama red rice and refried smoked pinto beans. All Red Mesa taco meats are Gluten Free. Order Corn Tortillas for a fully Gluten Free taco experience.
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Shredded Ancho Chicken Taco
Shredded ancho chicken with lettuce, pico de gallo, and rancherito cheese wrapped in your choice of corn or flour tortilla. Served with house-made Panama red rice and refried smoked pinto beans. All Red Mesa taco meats are Gluten Free. Order Corn Tortillas for a fully Gluten Free taco experience.
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Tinga Chicken Taco
Tinga chicken with lettuce, pico de gallo, avocado sour cream, and rancherito cheese wrapped in your choice of corn or flour tortilla. Served with house-made Panama red rice and refried smoked pinto beans. All Red Mesa taco meats are Gluten Free. Order Corn Tortillas for a fully Gluten Free taco experience.
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Red Rice & Black Bean Tacos
No meat! Red rice and black beans with lettuce, corn salsa, and rancherito cheese wrapped in your choice of corn or flour tortilla. Served with house-made Panama red rice and refried smoked pinto beans. All Red Mesa taco meats are Gluten Free. Order Corn Tortillas for a fully Gluten Free taco experience. This is a Vegetarian option.
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Shredded Beef Taco
Shredded beef with lettuce, pico de gallo, and rancherito cheese wrapped in your choice of corn or flour tortilla. Served with house-made Panama red rice and refried smoked pinto beans. All Red Mesa taco meats are Gluten Free. Order Corn Tortillas for a fully Gluten Free taco experience.
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Spiced Ground Beef Taco
House spiced ground beef with lettuce, pico de gallo, and aged cheddar cheese wrapped in your choice of corn or flour tortilla. Served with house-made Panama red rice and refried smoked pinto beans. All Red Mesa taco meats are Gluten Free. Order Corn Tortillas for a fully Gluten Free taco experience.
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c. Red Mesa's RMG Twisters

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Black Bean Cake Twister
A spinach tortilla twisted up with chihuahua cheese, fried black bean cakes, red rice and roasted corn salsa. Served with garlic serrano aioli. Can be prepared Vegetarian by request.
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Caribbean Shrimp Twister
A cilantro lime tortilla twisted up with flash fried shrimp, garlic serrano aioli, romaine lettice, and pineapple salsa.
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Cuban Twister
A lemon cilantro tortilla toasted with chihuahua cheese, Cuban pork, smoked ham, dill pickles, pico de gallo & mustard.
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Honey Jalapeno Ham & Cheese Twister
Flour tortilla toasted with chihuahua cheese, crusted chicken breast, smoked ham, lettuce, pico de gallo, and honey jalapeno aioli.
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Chile Crusted Chicken Twister
A flour tortilla toasted with chihuahua cheese, chile crusted chicken breast, pico de gallo and lettuce. Served with smoked tomato ranch.
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d. Red Mesa's Sides

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e. Red Mesa's Burritos

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Ground Beef & Black Bean Burrrito
Ground beef, stewed black beans and aged cheddar, baked in a flour tortilla with guajillo chile sauce. Can be prepared Gluten Free upon request.
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Shredded Beef & Refried Bean Burrito
Slow roasted choice beef, refried smoked pinto beans and chihuahua cheese, baked in a flour tortilla with guajillo chile sauce. Can be prepared Gluten Free upon request.
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Roasted Pork & Refried Bean Burrito
Garlic roasted pork, refried smoked pinto beans and chihuahua cheese, baked in a flour tortilla with a mild chile verde sauce. Can be prepared Gluten Free upon request.
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Rice and Bean Burrito
Panama red rice, stewed black beans, and chihuahua cheese, baked in a flour tortilla with roasted chipolte and chile verde sauces. This is a Vegetarian option, and can be prepared Gluten Free upon request.
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Chicken & Black Bean Burrito
Ancho roasted chicken, stewed black beans, and chihuahua cheese baked in a flour tortilla, topped with roasted tomato chipolte sauce. Can be prepared Gluten Free upon request.
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f. Red Mesa's Tequila and Lime Marinated Fajitas

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Steak Fajitas
We give you all you need to roll your own! Grilled onions and bell peppers, your choice of warm corn (GF) or flour tortillas, sour cream, chihuahua cheese and a sizzling platter of steak.
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Chicken Fajitas
We give you all you need to roll your own! Grilled onions and bell peppers, your choice of warm corn (GF) or flour tortillas, sour cream, chihuahua cheese and a sizzling platter of chicken.
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Grilled Mushroom Fajitas
We give you all you need to roll your own! Grilled onions and bell peppers, your choice of warm corn (GF) or flour tortillas, sour cream, chihuahua cheese and a sizzling platter of grilled mushrooms.
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g. Red Mesa's Enchiladas

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Enchiladas (Comes with Two)
Two enchiladas of your choice. Choose from garlic roasted pork, shredded beef, ancho roasted chicken, spiced ground beef, or cheese. Served with Panama red rice & refried smoked pintos. Can be prepared Gluten Free upon request.
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Shrimp Enchiladas
Shrimp sauteed with homemade chorizo, rolled in flour tortillas with queso fresco, topped with tomatillo cream sauce and chihuahua cheese. Can be prepared Gluten Free with Corn Tortillas upon request.
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Enchilada Platter of 3
Three enchiladas of your choice; Garlic roasted pork, ancho roasted chicken, shredded beef, queso blanco cheese, or spiced ground beef. Red Mesa enchiladas are rolled in fresh corn tortillas & served with Panama red rice, refried smoked pintos, sour cream, lettuce, pico de gallo, & rancherito cheese. Can be prepared Gluten Free, Vegetarian, or Vegan upon request.
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h. Red Mesa's Specialties

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Hell's Gate Red Snapper
Habanero jerk spiced red snapper fillet, fire roasted & served with pineapple chimichurri, gringo rice, black beans & fresh vegetables.
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Street Corn Tamales
Heirloom corn masa stuffed with chihuahua cheese, grilled onions and jalapenos, steamed in corn husks. Served with a roasted corn cream, lettuce, pice de gallo, panama red rice and refried smoked pintos. Can be prepared Gluten Free or Vegan upon request.
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Cuban Black Bean Cakes Entree
Black beans simmered with vegetables and seasonings, smashed, pattied, and fried. Served with red pepper cream, jalapeno cream, and roasted corn salsa, gringo rice and fresh vegetables. Can be prepared Vegetarian upon request.
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Cuban Pork
Garlic citrus marinated pork ribeye, grilled and served with Cuban black beans, gringo rice, and fresh vegetables.
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Caribbean Shrimp Tacos
Corn tortillas stuffed with flash fried shrimp, garlic serrano aioli, lettuce, rancherito cheese and pickled red onion. Served with gringo rice, and black beans.
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Jamaican Jerk Bowl
Jerk chicken, char-grilled & served in a bowl with stewed black beans, gringo rice, red onion mojo, sliced avocado, grilled lime & pineapple. Finished with a pineapple chimichirri & chili threads.
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Chicken & Chorizo Stuffed Poblano
A fire roasted poblano stuffed with roasted chicken, chorizo, chihuahua cheese, Panama red rice, onion and roasted corn. Oven baked and served with tomato chipolte sauce, gringo rice, and black beans. Can be prepared Gluten Free upon request.
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Chicken Chimichanga
Roasted chicken, pinto salsa and chipolte cream cheese, rolled in a giant flour tortilla and deep fried, before baking with roasted tomato chipolte sauce, and chihuahua cheese.
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Brazilian Steak
Garlic marinated hanger steak char-grilled. Served with guajillo sauce, garlic green chile, smashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and crisp fried onions.
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Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Sauteed shrimp, carrots & broccoli tossed with roasted garlic, Amarillo chili, cream & penne pasta. Finished with fresh onion, tomato, cilantro & queso blanco.
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Quesabirria Tacos
Corn tortillas stuffed with chihuahua cheese & chili braised beef. Grilled crisp and served with onions, cilantro, Panama red rice & refried smoked pintos.
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i. Red Mesa's Soups and Salads

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Baja Taco Salad
Fried tomato tortilla stuffed with crisp romaine, your choice of spiced ground beef or grilled chicken, corn salsa, black beans, pico de gallo, pickled red onions, aged cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Drizzled with spicy baja sauce.
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Latino Chopped Salad
Your choice of chicken or sauteed mushrooms, with roasted corn salsa, black beans, fresh tomato, queso fresco and avocado. Served over mixed greens with tomatillo vinaigrette. Can be prepared Gluten Free, Vegetarian, or Vegan by request.
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Honey Jalapeno Shrimp Salad
Crisp fried shrimp tossed with honey jalapeno dressing, chopped avocado, mixed greens and pico de gallo. Served with grilled lime, roasted jalapeno and fried tortilla.
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j. Red Mesa's Dessert

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Slice of Homemade Key Lime Pie
Served with whipped cream.
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