Vejigantes Restaurant

The co-owners of Merengue Restaurant, Nivia and Hector Piña bring you Vejigantes a new culinary experience inspired by the Puerto Rican cuisine.


Vejigantes Restaurant

  • Hours: Sun-Wed: 11:00AM - 10:00PM, Thu-Sat: 11:00AM - 1:00AM
Cuisine: Latin
Alcohol Type: beer and wine
Smoking Allowed:
Seating: Indoor, Outdoor
Parking: Street (free), Street (metered), Valet
Reservations: suggested
Dress Code: casual
Music Type:
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takeout Available: Yes
Delivery Available: No
Catering Available: Yes

Appetizers

Alcapurrias $5.00

Ground Beef Fritters

Doña Felita Oyola’s Shredded Green Plantain Fritters $5.00

Arañitas de Plátanos de Doña Felita Oyola

Fried Cassava with Mojo Isleño $5.00

Yuca Frita con Mojo Isleño

Grilled Chicken Kabobs w/ Vejigantes BBQ Sauce $5.00

Pinchos de Pollo

Chicken or Beef Empanadas $5.00

Pastelillos de Pollo o Res

Chicken or Beef: Chicken | Beef

Crabmeat Empanadas $6.00

Pastelillos de Jueyes

Green Bananas w/ Garlic and Onions $5.00

Guineitos en Escabeche

Grouper Ceviche $8.00

Ceviche de Mero

Crunchy Green Plantains topped w/ Crabmeat Stew $9.00

Tostones Tostaditos con Salmorejo de Jueyes

Conch Meat Salad $9.00

Ensalada de Carrucho

Octopus Salad $9.00

Ensalada de Pulpo

Garden Salad with Avocado $5.00

Ensalada Verde con Aguacate

Ajili Mojili Grilled Chicken Salad $9.00

Ajili Mojili Ensalada de Pollo a la Plancha

Luquillo Varieties $21.00

Variedad de Luquillo Bacalaitos, Bolitas de Mofongo, Surullitos, Tostones de Panapén y Alcapurrias. Codfish Fritters, Mini Mashed Plantains, Cornmeal Sticks, Breadfruit Chips, and Alcapurrias (Ground beef filled fritters made from a mixture of taro root and green banana)

Cornmeal Sticks $5.00

Surullitos

Shredded Plantains and Shrimp $10.00

Camarones Aplatanados

Shredded Coconut Shrimp $9.00

Camarones con Coco Rallado

Codfish Fritters $5.00

Bacalaitos Fritos

Traditional Soups

Doña Carmen’s Special Recipe Cream of Plantains $6.00

Crema de Plátano de Doña Carmen

Soup of the Day $9.00

Sopa del Día

Traditional Shrimp Soup or Gumbo $20.00

Sopa o Asopao de Camarones

Traditional Lobster Soup or Gumbo $22.00

Sopa o Asopao de Langosta

Traditional Seafood Soup or Gumbo $24.00

Traditional Seafood Soup or Gumbo w/ Lobster, Shrimps, Calamari, Octopus, and Clams Sopa o Asopao de Mariscos Sopa tradicional de langosta, camarones, calamares, pulpo y almejas

Allergy Information: Contains shellfish
For the Vegetable Lovers

Eggplant Stew over Chayote Squash topped with Watercress $13.00

Chayote con Berenjena Guisada

Breaded Quimbombo in Vejigantes’ Creole Sauce $10.00

Quimbombo Empanizado en Salsa Criolla

Breaded Eggplant topped with Chimichurrri Sauce $11.00

Berenjena Empanizada con Salsa Chimichurri

(Accompanied with one choice of: Sweet or Green Plantains, Malanga puree, Cassava Fries, or one type of Rice Acompañado por uno de los siguientes: Tostones, Maduros, Puré de Malanga, Yuquitas Fritas, o un tipo de arroz. Add Mashed Plantains for $5.0)
From the Farm

Grilled Skirt Steak w/ Chimichurri Sauce $16.00

Churrasco con Salsa Chimichurri

Thin Cut Marinated Steak Topped w/ Onions and Peppers or just onions $12.00

Bistec a la Jardinera o encebollado

Breaded Thin Cut Steak $13.00

Bistec Empanizado

Center Cut Fried Pork Chops $12.00

Chuletas de Cerdo Frita

Center Cut Pork Chops Topped w/ Onions or “Jardinera” $13.00

Chuletas Encebolladas o a la Jardinera

Fried Pork Skins $12.00

Chicharrón de Cerdo

Boneless Fried Pork Loin Topped w/ Onions $13.00

Masitas de Cerdo Encebolladas

Fried Breaded Chicken Chunks $13.00

Chicharrón de Pollo

Fried Chicken Chunks $12.00

Pollo Frito

Boneless Grilled Chicken Breast with Mojo Isleño $13.00

Pechuga a la Mojo Isleño

From the Mortar

Traditional Mashed Plantains w/ Pork or Chicken inside $8.00

Mofongo Tradicional de Plátano Mofongo: Mashed Plantains (or Cassava) with Pork or Chicken inside, accompanied with our house Chicken Broth

Pork or Chicken: Pork | Chicken

Traditional Mashed Cassava w/ Pork or Chicken inside $9.00

Mofongo de Yuca Mofongo: Mashed Plantains (or Cassava) with Pork or Chicken inside, accompanied with our house Chicken Broth

Pork or Chicken: Pork | Chicken

Traditional Mashed Plantains (Green and Sweet) and Cassava $10.00

Trifongo de Platano Verde, Maduro y Yuca

(Mofongo: Mashed Plantains (or Cassava) with Pork or Chicken inside, accompanied with our house Chicken Broth)
House Specials

Traditional Lobster, Shrimp, Calamari and Clams Seafood Paella $25.00

Paella Marinera Tradicional

Chicken and Spanish Chorizo Paella $22.00

Paella Valenciana

Lobster, Shrimp, Calamari and Clam Artisan Paella (2 people minimum) $45.00

Paella Marinera Artesanal

Chicken and Spanish Chorizo Artisan Paella(2 people minimum) $42.00

Paella Valenciana Artesanal

Seafood Casserole with Lobster, Shrimp, Calamari, Baby Octopus, and Clams $27.00

Cacerola de Mariscos Con langosta, camarones, calamares, pulpo, and almejas servida con tostones

Whole Red Snapper with Shrimp cooked with “Mojo Isleño” served with Malanga $25.00

Chillo Entero Emperrao’ Cocido en Mojo Isleño Servido con camarones y puré de malanga

Grilled Lobster Tail accompanied with Mashed Cassava $23.00

Cola de Langosta a la Parrilla con Mofongo de Yuca

From Boqueron, Puerto Rico

Seafood Options

Shrimp in Vejigante Creole Sauce or Garlic Sauce $18.00

Camarones en Salsa Criolla Vejigantes o al Ajillo

Lobster Meat in Vejigante Creole Sauce or Garlic Sauce $23.00

Masa de Langosta en Salsa Criolla Vejigantes o al Ajillo

Grilled Red Snapper Filet in a light Garlic and Parsley Sauce $19.00

Filete de Chillo a la Parrilla Preparado en Salsa Criolla Vejigante o Mojo Isleño por $1.50 (Prepared in Vejigantes’ Creole Sauce or Mojo Isleño for $1.50)

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Filet in a light Garlic and Parsley Sauce $19.00

Filete de Dorado a la Parrilla Preparado en Salsa Criolla Vejigante o Mojo Isleño por $1.50 (Prepared in Vejigantes’ Criolla Sauce or Mojo Isleño for $1.50)

Pan Seared Salmon Filet with a Garlic Rosemary Oil $20.00

Filete de Salmón al Sartén en aceite con ajo y romero

(Acompañado por uno de los siguientes: Tostones, Maduros, Pure de Malanga, Yuquitas Fritas, o un tipo de Arroz. (Accompanied with one choice of: Sweet or Green Plantains, Malanga puree, Cassava Fries, or one type of Rice))
Don't leave me alone (Sides)

Breadfruit Plantains (Seasonal) $4.00

Tostones de Panapén (por temporada)

Traditional Green Plantains $4.00

Tostones de Plátanos

Sweet Plantains $4.00

Maduros Tradicionales

Cassava Fries $4.00

Yuquitas Fritas

French Fries $4.00

Papas Fritas

Malanga Puree $5.00

Puré de Malanga

White Rice and Beans $4.00

Arroz Blanco y Habichuelas

Spanish Rice with Green Pigeon Peas $3.00

Arroz con Gandules

Something Sweet

SpecialHouse Special: Frieda’s Custard Pie $5.00

Flan de Frieda

Bites of Guava Paste with White Cheese $5.00

Casquitos de Guayaba con Queso

Three Milks Cake $5.00

Tres Leches

Coconut Sorbet $5.00

Helado de Coco

Pastry dough fill with Guava, Cream Cheese, and Coconut kisses and Pastries $5.00

Delicias De la Isla

Drinks

Coconut Water $4.00

Agua de Coco

Carbonated Malt Beverage $3.00

Malta

Fruit Flavored Alcohol Free Soft Drink $2.00

Cola Champagne

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale

Sodas

Sparkling Mineral Water $3.00

Agua mineral carbonatada

Bottled Water $2.00

Agua Embotellada

Natural Juices: Orange, Passion Fruit, Lemonade $4.00

Jugos Naturales China, Parcha, Limonada

Fruit Shakes - Strawberry, Passion Fruit, Banana

Batidos de Frutas Fresa, Parcha, Guineo, Piña Colada, Guayaba & Mango

with Alcohol or Without: Daiquiri - $8.00 | Virgin - $4.00

Black Coffee $3.00

Café Negro

Coffee with Milk $3.00

Café con Leche

Cappuccino $4.00

Capuchino

Domestic and Imported Beers $5.00

Cervezas Domésticas o Importadas Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors, Samuel Adams, Presidente, Corona, Heneiken & Heneiken Light, Stella, Amstel Light

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