Arriba food is fresh, healthy and delicious. We do not use artificial preservatives or additives. We don’t even know what that means. Our meats are marinated overnight and grilled fresh throughout the day. Our salsas and guacamole are made every day using only the freshest ingredients – tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers and – don’t forget – cilantro!
Our carne asada, which means “roasted meat”, is thinly sliced beef, marinated overnight in spicy smoky chipotle chilies and grilled fresh throughout the day. This beef is spicy and goes well with all our salsas.
Our pollo (chicken) is marinated overnight in a heavenly combination of ancho chilies, garlic and spices, then grilled fresh all day. Our Pollo is not spicy and is best served with fresh tomato salsa, cilantro – wait, it’s good with everything.
Carnitas means “small meats” and our version is made with a pork shoulder that is marinated in spices and slow roasted for 5 hours until the meat is juicy and tender. Carnitas is one of the most traditional taco and burrito fillings and ours is best with the tomatillo salsa and the spicy smoky Chipotle salsa.
Arriba’s machaca is made from beef slow roasted with medium spices for five hours, then shredded. Some people confuse machaca with dried beef, but Arriba’s is juicy and moist and prepared fresh all day.
Our chorizo is hot. It’s also delicious, especially in a breakfast burrito. Chorizo Mexican-style is made from ground pork and lots of our own spices. We sauté our chorizo throughout the day, which sometimes causes our cooks’ eyes to water. Chorizo goes well with all our salsas and don’t forget a touch of sour cream, which takes away the sting…
A combo of fresh peppers and onions, sauted and slightly crispy.
Our Breakfast burritos are big. Let’s just get that out of the way. They are also prepared to order and served all day – not just for breakfast. Breakfast burritos originated in New Mexico in the 1970’s (some say California – we won’t argue…) when someone decided to put a breakfast of chorizo and eggs inside a flour tortilla. It’s never been the same since and Arriba’s version features freshly scrambled eggs, crispy diced potatoes, cheese and your choice of Carne asada, pollo, chorizo ( recommended), carnitas, machaca, and veggie mix – and all of our other burrito toppings.
The Horchata is known in Mexico as an agua fresca – “fresh water”. There are many variations throughout Latin America and Arriba’s is made the traditional Mexican way using white rice, which is soaked and blended with real vanilla, a bit of cream and served cold with a sprinkling of cinnamon.
Our tasty margaritas are served frozen in our own bio-degradable Arriba cups.
Our Michelada is another version of what the Mexicans call cerveza preparada, or prepared beer. Arriba’s adds a salt rim to your biodegradable plastic cup and lots and lots of lime. A refreshing new way to drink beer – Arriba style!
Arriba and our sister restaurant Iguana are the first to sell these bottled Mexican beers in Hungary.
Tecate - the only one from Baja California and the owner’s favorite - is a lager with a full, rich flavor and is best served with a lime.
Dos Equis pale lager comes in the green bottle and Dos Equis Amber, which is more of a Vienna-style lager, comes in the brown bottle.
Negra Modelo is also a Vienna-style lager with a nutty, caramel taste. All are served with a lime wedge in the bottle.
Arriba also serves Coronita, known as Corona world-wide, the famous light pilsener that launched a thousand unwanted pregnancies at college campuses across America.
Our expressos, latte’s and cappuccino’s are all made with Fair Trade Coffee from Treehugger Dan’s Bookshop. Why do we use Fair Trade coffee? Because it’s delicious coffee made with a blend of 45% Robusto and 55% Arabica beans from Peru and Tanzania. And what does Fair Trade mean? Fair Trade means that the price paid to the actual producers of the coffee – especially the small farmers – is just and reflects the work they do.
Our Coffee Supplier is Fair Trade Certified, which means they meet the strongest criteria, including paying more per pound of coffee than the usual coffee conglomerates. But why are we talking about coffee conglomerates? Try our coffee, we serve it because it tastes great.