New Summer Hours

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We're gonna try something different this summer... we're gonna try not to lose so much during the slow season while much of Davis is away for summer vacation..  We'll be closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays which are traditionally our slowest days of the week.  Sorry for any inconveniences and we still hope to see you during the rest of the week that we're open! :)

New Summer Hours

Open: Thursdays - Mondays, 11:30 - Close
Closed: Tuesdays & Wednesdays

BTW: Chef Pru is doing most of his communications on our Tucos Facebook page, so come join us over on Facebook!  He also posts his personal diary on Twitter, Chef Pru's Diary.

Chef Pru's Specials - January 2014

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Starters, Small Plates, Splurges - $15
Guacamole Potato Skins with Heritage Bacon & Egg
Duck Liver Pate Splurge
Beausolei Oysters Splurge dozen (PEI, Canada) - $40
American Sturgeon Caviar Splurge (on Toast) - $40

Salads - $17
Iceberg Lettuce w/Blue Cheese & Dungeness Crab

Entrees & More Splurges $25
Mississippi White Beans & Ham with Collard Greens & Fried Egg
 Duck Hunter's Tacos (Braised
N. Rockwell's Pork Loin & Horseradish Cranberry Sauce
Country Lamb Stew over Winter Squash
Texan Wild Boar Tamales
Roman Paella (add Lobster & Clams - add $20)
Ménage à Trios Raviolis (Dungeness Crab, Butter & Lemon)
Arif's Grass-Fed Beef Stroganoff
Alaskan Grizzly Wild Salmon with Florida Mustard Sauce - $35
Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin a-la-Gaucho (6oz) - $45
Chef's Appetizer Extravaganza - $25 (Oysters or Sturgeon Caviar - add $20)
Chef's Dinner Buffet - $75 (Includes Appetizers Above)
 

Desserts - $10
Kelly's Bread Pudding
Willis' Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
Sonoma's Lemonsicle Meringue Pie
Dark Chocolate Mocha Soufflé

 


Follow Chef Pru's Journey: Twitter @prumendez, Pru's Diary (PG-13)

Corkage $25

Chef Pru's By-the-Glass Wine Selection

                                                                                                                                

SPARKLING $15  (Flight or Glass)

Canella Prosecco DOCG, (Italy)

Vega Barcelona Cava Brut, (Spain)

Fita Azul Celebration Semi-Dry (Portugal)

Pol Clement Rose Sec (France)

 

SWEET (1/2 Pours) $15  (Flight or Glass)

Pocas Moscatel do Douro (Portugal)

Justino Madeira Colheita 1997 (Portugal)

Pocas Tawny (Portugal)

Barcelo Sanson Dessert Wine (Spain)

 

WHITE $10  (Flight or Glass)

Casal-Garcia Vinho Verde NV (Portugal)

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2012 (South Africa)

Carmenet Chardonnay 2011 (CA)

Grans-Fassian Riesling 2010 (Germany)

 

RED $10  (Flight or Glass)

Ranch 32  Pinot Noir Monterey 2011 (CA)

MAN Shiraz 2011 (South Africa)

Robert Hall Syrah Paso Robles 2011 (CA)

Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma 2011 (CA)

 

ADVENTUROUS $10  (Flight or Glass)

Eguia Rioja Crianza 2008 (Spain)

Paseo Red Blend 2010 (Portugal)

Perrin Cotes du Rhone 2010 (France)

Rufo Red Blend Douro 2010 (Portugal)

 

PREMIUM $15  (Flight or Glass)

Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria 2011 (CA)

Aquagiusta Rosso 2008 (Italy)

Berryessa Gap Tempranillo 2010 (CA-local wine)

Sextant Zinfandel Paso Robles Wheelhouse 2010 (CA)

 

 



Chef Pru's Private Selection

SWEETS

D'Arenberg Noble Mud Pie (Australia) - $45

Pocas Moscatel do Douro (Portugal) - $45

Barcelo Gran Vino Sanson (Spain) - $45

Justino's Madeira Colheita 1997 (Portugal) - $60

Niepoort Port Colheita 1988 (Portugal) - $100

 

SPARKLINGS

Canella White Peach Bellini Cocktail (Italy) - $30

Canella Prosecco DOCG Brut NV (Italy) - $45

Bollinger Brut Rose - $325

Ace of Spades Champagne Brut NV (France) - $1,150

 

WHITES

Casal Garcia Vinho Verde NV (Portugal) - $30

Grans Fassian Riesling 2010 (Germany) - $45

Villa Rosa Moscato D'Asti DOCG 2011 (Italy) - $30

Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2007 (NZ) - $60

DR Stephens Chardonnay Rutherford 2011 (CA) - $125

Pont Neuf Chardonnay Russian River 2012 (CA) - $125

 

REDS

Juicy Rebound Rhone Blend Sonoma 2012 (CA) - $60

Terre Rouge Syrah Fiddletown DTR Ranch 2008 (CA) - $100

Paseo Red Blend  2010 (Portugal) - $30

Rufo do Vale de Maria Douro 2010 (Portugal) - $45

Acquagiusta Rosso 2008 (Italy) - $45

EBO Val di Cornia Suvereto 2008 (Italy) - $60

Barone Cornacchia Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010 (Italy) - $45

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico DOCG 2009 (Italy) - $45

Pesquera Ribera del Duero 2010 (Spain) - $100

Aaltos PS Ribera del Duero 2010 (Spain) - $250

El Molino Pinot Noir Rutherford 2009 - $125

Modus Operandi Napa 2010 (CA) - $200

Cain Five Napa 2008 (CA) - $250


Discoveries Chef Pru is Proud of

SWEETS

Terras Tawny Port (Portugal) - $45

 

SPARKLINGS

Vega Barcelona Cava Brut NV (Spain) - $30

Fita Azul Celebration Reserva Meio Seco (Portugal) - $30

Pol Clement Rose Sec NV (France) - $30

 

WHITES

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2012 (South Africa) - $30

Carmenet Chardonnay 2012 (CA) - $30

Balletto Chardonnay Teresa's Unoaked Russian River 2012 (CA) - $45

TR Elliott Chardonnay Three Roses Russian River 2011 (CA) - $60

 

REDS

Eguia Rioja Crianza 2008 (Spain) - $45

Figuero Ribera del Duero (12 Month- Spain) - $75

Perrin Nature Cotes du Rhone 2010 (France) - $30

Ranch 32 Pinot Noir 2011 (CA) - $30

Patassy Pinot Noir Russian River 2009 (CA) - $45

Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria 2011 (CA) - $60

Robert Hall Merlot Paso Robles 2011 (CA) - $45

Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley 2010 (CA) - $75

MAN Shiraz 2011 (South Africa) - $30

J. Lohr Syrah Paso Robles 2011 (CA) - $45

Robert Hall Syrah Paso Robles 2011 (CA) - $45

Domaine de la Terre Rouge Ascent Syrah 2007 (CA) - $175

Berryessa Gap Tempranillo Yolo 2010 (CA) - $45

Andis Mourvedre Amador 2011 (CA) - $45

Tomero Malbec 2011 (Argentina) - $45

Edmeades Zinfandel Mendocino 2010 (CA) - $45

Easton Zinfandel Amador 2012 (CA) - $45

Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma 2011 (CA) - $45

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005 (CA) - $175

 

Wines of Prestige

SWEETS

Ojai Viognier 2007 (CA) - $75

 

WHITES

Foxen Chardonnay Block UU-Bien Nacido 2012 (CA) - $100

Araujo Sauvignon Blanc Eisle 2012 (CA) - $125

 

REDS

Plumpjack Merlot Napa 2009 (CA) - $100

Barbour Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2009 (CA) - $200

D.R. Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon Moose Valley 2007 (CA) - $275

D.R. Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon Moose Valley 2009 (CA) - $275

Darioush's Captaz Malbec 2008 (Argentina) - $125

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana 2011 (Italy) - $125

Alion Ribera del Duero 2008 (Spain) - $200


Popular Wines

WHITE

Gregory Graham Chardonnay Carneros 2012 (CA) - $60

 

RED

Hedges CMS Red 2011 (Washington) - $45

 

Adventurous Wines

SWEET

Quinta Vale Maria Vintage Port 2009 (Portugal) - $125

 

WHITE

Bucci Verdicchio 2011 (Italy) - $45

 

REDS

Domaine des Lise Crozes-Hermitage 2011 (France) - $75

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2006 (Italy) - $75

Bodegas y Vinedos Castro Ventosa Valtuille Bierzo 2005 (Spain) - $150

Perrin Domaine du Clos des Tourelles Gigondas 2010 (France) - $175

 

New Arrival Wines

RED

Thomas Goss McLaren Shiraz 2012 (Australia) - $45

 

Chef Pru's Beer Selection

HOUSE BEER - $4

Pabst Blue Ribbon, WI (12 fl oz)


BEER - $6

Sagres, Portugal (12 fl oz)

Blue Star Wheat Beer, Fort Bragg, CA (12 fl oz)

Victory Prima Pils, PA (12 fl oz)

Brunehaut Amber Gluten-Free Ale, Belgium (11.2 fl oz)

Affligem Blond Ale, Belgium (330ml)

Brother Thelonious Abbey Ale, Fort Bragg, CA (12 fl oz)

Old Stock Ale 2010, Fort Bragg, CA (12 fl oz)

Gouden Carolus Tripel Ale, Belgium (11.2 fl oz)

Maredsous Triple Ale, Belgium (11.2 fl oz) $12

Lagunitas Brown Shugga Sweet Release, CA (12 fl oz)

Lagunitas IPA, CA (12 fl oz)

Stone IPA, CA (12 fl oz)

Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, CA (12 fl oz)

 

PREMIUM BEER - $12

Duvel Golden Ale, Belgium (330ml)

Dupont Saison Farmhouse Ale, Belgium

Russian River Pliny the Elder, CA (1 pint)

Port Brewing Mongo IPA, CA (750ml)

Lindemans Peche Lambic, Belgium (750ml)

 
Chef Pru's Non-Alcoholic Beverage Selection - $4

Iced Tea

Arnold Palmer

House-Made Sparkling Lemonade

Homemade Egg Nog

Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider (250 mL)

Bundaberg Ginger Beer, Australia (375mL)

San Pellegrino Aranciata Orange Soda

Coke, Diet Coke, Root Beer

Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water  (Large $6)

Smoothies (choose one): Avocado, Pineapple, Banana, Cantaloupe, Mango, Strawberry, or Papaya

Profound Wines are More Mistress Than Beverage

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These tOde to wine.JPGwo wines were strongly recommended to me.  From two juicy vintages in Burgundy and Bordeaux.  About to open em up...  Are they gonna be the ones?  Hey this is feeling like a blind date!

This whole anticipation has got me thinking- Wine as a beverage stands out from all other beverages. Its mystery and orgasmic producing characteristic, when profound, make it more of a mistress than beverage...  Not beer or distilled spirit or any other beverage or food does that...  

This has me remembering why I fell in love with wine 10+ years ago and changed my entire life because of it.  Thank you Cesar Lafaurie for that bottle of 1980's Grigich Hills cabernet that you gave to me as a gift one Christmas. It changed my life. :) 

BTW, I got to third base with the Bordeaux. :)

Tucos Specials as of Halloween 2013

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Pru's Specials

 

 

Starters & Small Plates

Beausolei Oysters (PEI, Canada) $4 each 

 

Guacamole Potato Skins with Bacon $7


Duck Liver Pate with House Baked Ciabatta $15


 

Entrees

 

Braised Duck Tacos $19

 

Grilled Boneless Pork Loin with House-Made Cranberry Relish, Potatoes Gratin $21

 

Bacon, Beans, & Bird $23

A camping trip on a plate! Turkey breast on a bed of collard greens smothered with ranch style black beans & topped with a fried free-range egg.

 

Wild Boar Tamales with Chestnut Cream Sauce $23

 

Lamb Stew Over Delicata Squash $23

 

Grilled Wild Salmon with Florida Mustard Sauce Roasted Veggies $30

 

Paella (Chicken, Pork Sausage, Jumbo Shrimp) $23

 

Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin (6oz) with Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Sweet Corn Polenta $42

 

 

Desserts $10

Dark Chocolate Mocha Souffle

Tucos Menu as of 10/30/13

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About Tucos

 

In 2004 our owner and founder left his day job traveling throughout Latin America wiring up the continent for the coming Internet revolution to share his passion of entertaining and discovering new foods and beverages.  Not just any food or beverage or dining experience, but the ones that rocked his world from his travels and visits to his grandmother in Puerto Rico, who prepared some of the best Puerto Rican food on the planet.  Visits to grandmother's home and the quick, spontaneous stops to eat or drink a street vendor's offerings in Puerto Rico, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, and Chile stand out as some of the most delicious things he's ever tried and are the inspiration and tribute that Tucos represents and brings to the Davis community.

 

About our food program- if you think of food as art, you can start comparing the food at some places maybe to mass produced printed posters, others might be more of a creative, colorful, abstract Picasso, or a lovely, romantic Monet.  Ours is more of a work from Norman Rockwell or maybe even Jimmy Buffet- folksy, tradition-filled, heart-warming, family and friend-centric, unpretentious and often with a creative twist.  Just as in any art, our food is not for everyone, but for those who get it, it's very special and hard to find.

 

About our name- contrary to popular belief, our owner's name is not Tuco.  The name comes from a mispronunciation of the word "suco" which is juice in Portuguese.  Our owner's daughter, who speaks Portuguese, had trouble pronouncing her "s" when she was little and would say "tuco" instead of 'suco" when she asked for juice.  But feel free to call our owner Tuco...  He's use to it.

 


 

 

Looking carefully at what made our owner's food experiences so memorable we've cultivated what we consider the most important elements and these have been a part of our DNA since day one!

 

Everything made from scratch (Just about everything)

We do things like our owner's grandmother did- we spend all day in the kitchen preparing and cooking everything from scratch using tasty, fresh, healthful ingredients that are often local and organically produced- Our breads, our sauces, our dressings, most of our pastas, as well as all of our desserts.  No purchasing of ready made food that is simply reheated and plated here- Ever!

 

Carefully Selected Ingredients

Our owner still personally selects every single ingredient we use.  It's a bit of an obsession.  He refuses to place a bulk order with a food distributor and have a large truck roll up and drop off the order.  Our belief is that not all things are created equally and that the best things often require extra effort and extra cost... but well worth it.  These ingredients are what help make our food so tasty!

 

 

Casual, Different, Fun!!

Why is our menu so different? Why is our place so different from most other places?  Because that's how we roll.  Tucos is an extension of us.  It's how we like to relax and enjoy ourselves.  We want to offer a good "home-cooked meal" in a casual, fun place just like the times and places that left such a strong, warm impression on our owner. The place is casual and informal just like the special places that our owner loves to frequent.  No need to behave and put on your best manners here.  Just let your hair down, laugh a lot, enjoy a fun, delicious beverage, and some memorable, yummy "home-cooked" food, and relaxxxxxxx...  That's what makes it worth all the effort for us- seeing you relax and really enjoy yourself.

 

Starters

 

BACON-WRAPPED DATES   $9

One of Our Most Popular Starters. Three California-Grown Medjool Dates Wrapped in Our Favorite Bacon and Filled with Fresh Goat Cheese and Sliced Apple.

 

HERBED GOAT CHEESE CROSTINIS   $8

Six Slices of Our House-Made Ciabatta Toasted in Garlic Butter and Topped with Fresh Goat Cheese, Sweet Onion, and Fresh Herbs

 

HOUSE-MADE HUMMUS & PITA BREAD   $8

House-Made Hummus Made From House-Cooked Garbanzo Beans (never canned beans) Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, and Our favorite Olive Oil and Freshly Grilled Pita Bread.

 

SMOKED WILD SALMON SPREAD   $9

A Pacific Version of a South Florida Classic Fish Spread. Hot Smoked Wild Salmon, Cream Cheese, Sweet Onion, and Fresh Herbs. Served With Slices of Our House-Made Ciabatta Loaf

 

SLIDERS $3 each

Your Choice of Slider Served on Our House-Made Hawaiian Bun.

Sweet & Sour Pulled Pork,

 Garlicky Lamb Meatballs,

 Grass-Fed Beef Cheese Burger

 

SHRIMP & AVOCADO COCKTAIL   $15

A Generous Serving of Baby Shrimp, Avocado, Freshly Chopped Tomato, Sweet Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, and Cilantro in Our House Cocktail Sauce. Served with Garlic Toast. 

 

LAMB MEATBALLS   $12

Five Ground Lamb, Garlic, Parsley & Rosemary Meatballs in a Tangy, Garlicky, Cuban Mojo Sauce. Something Hemingway or Bogart Might Have Nibbled on...

 

 

Cheese Plate  

Served with Our House-Baked Ciabatta, & Olive Oil

$5.50 per oz

 

Turn Our Cheese Plate Into an Instant Party with These Add Ons!!

 

SLICED CURED MEATS $7

(Jamon Serrano, Hot Coppa, Salami Nostrano)

HOUSE-ROASTED ALMONDS & GOLDEN RAISINS $4

HOUSE-MARINATED OLIVES $5

HOUSE-PICKLED VEGGIES $3

HOUSE-MADE PRESERVES $2

 

FROMAGER D'AFFINOIS  Double Cream, Brie-Style Cheese.  Our Most Popular Cheese. Smooth, Creamy, Balanced. France.

 

BLUE D'AUVERGNE  Not all Blues are Created Equal.  This Blue is Creamy and Mild but not Too Mild. Unpasteurized. France.

 

TRUFFLE GOUDA  Black Truffle & Gouda.. Very Popular. Holland.

 

AGED GOUDA  Salty, Hard, Crumbly. Holland.

 

SHEEP GOUDA  Rich and Almost Sweet Flavored. Medium Texture.  Not Too Sheepy. Holland.

 

MANCHEGO (3 Month) Mild and Subtle with Just the Right Texture. Spain. Unpasteurized.

 

TALLEGIO Washed Rind (Stinky) Meaty, Salty and Delicious. Italy.

 

CHEDDAR (8 yr.)  Proud and Full Flavored.  Salty and Balanced. American Style Cheddar. Wisconsin.

 

BASQUE-STYLE SHEEP  Wonderful Medium Texture and Sublime Rustic Flavors and Saltiness. California.

 

 

Soups & Salads

Add Grilled Sirlon Steak, Grilled Chicken Breast, or Jumbo Shrimp To Any Salad ($7 extra)

 

SPLIT PEA-BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP   $7

House Cooked Split Peas (Never Canned) with Chunks of Potatoes and Butternut Squash and Topped with Bacon Pieces. Perfect for the Cold and Rainy Season

 

FRENCH ONION SOUP   $7

Lots & Lots of Sauteed Onions in Butter Until They're Sweet & Caramelized, Onion Broth, White Wine, Port Wine, Topped with a Slice of Our House-Made Ciabatta and Swiss Cheese

 

FARMER'S MARKET GREEN SALAD  $8

Fresh Organic Mixed Greens with Slices of fresh Seasonal Fruit, House-Roasted Local Marcona Almonds, Golden Raisins, Citrus Dressing.  Served with an Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini.

 

GREEK SALAD $10

Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Crumbled Sheep Feta, Kalamata Olives, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sweet Onion, Greek Vinaigrette

 

CAESAR SALAD $10

Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Wonderfully Salty Anchovy Fillets (optional).  Fresh Made Garlic Bread

 

 

 

NICOISE SALAD $14

Fresh Organic Mixed Greens , Imported Tuna in Portuguese Olive oil, Hard Cooked Farm Fresh Egg, Nicoise Olives, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Sweet Onion, Parsley, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Black Olive Dressing

 

 

Pizzas

 

TRADITIONAL-STYLE PIZZAS

 

PEPPERONI $14

Sliced All Natural Pepperoni, Tomato Sauce, Melted Mozzarella & Jack Cheese

 

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM $14

Sliced Portobello Mushrooms , Tomato Sauce, Melted Mozzarella & Jack Cheese

 

CHICKEN, BLEU CHEESE & BACON $14

Grilled Chicken Breast, Crumbled Oregon Blue Cheese, Heritage Bacon, Tomato Sauce, Melted Mozzarella & Jack Cheese

 

MARGARITA $14

Garlic & Olive Oil Brushed Crust, Melted Fresh Mozzarrella, Topped with Slices of Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Drizzled with Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

 

SALAD-TOPPED PIZZAS

 

GRASS-FED BEEF STEAK $16

Garlic & Olive Oil Brushed Crust, Melted Fresh Mozzarrella, Topped with Fresh Organic Mixed Greens, Fresh Tomato, Sweet Onion, Citrus Dressing and Slices of Grilled Gress-Fed Sirloin Steak (quarter pound)

 

VEGAN $14

Garlic & Olive Oil Brushed Crust, House-Made Humus, Fresh Organic Mixed Greens, Fresh Tomato, Cucumber, Sweet Onion, Citrus Dressing

 

 

 

 

Pastas

 

SPAGHETTI & GRASS-FED MEATBALLS $15

Our Grass-Fed Beef Meatballs and Our Sorta Spicy Tomato Sauce Top a Platter full of Spaghetti.  Comes with Fresh Garlic Bread

 

FETTUCCINI ALFREDO $12

A Platter Full of Our House-Made Fettuccine Pasta with a Simply Delicious Traditional Alfredo Sauce- Butter, Parmesan Cheese, and Cream. 

(add Chicken Breast, Shrimp, or Steak $7 Extra)

 

FOUR-CHEESE RAVIOLIS $15

Three Large House-Made Cheese Raviolis Served with Wilted Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms in Our Sorta Spicy Tomato Sauce

 

WHITE SAUCE VEGETARIAN LASAGNA $15

This is a Creative Twist on a Traditional Portuguese Dish (Bacalao Molho Branco). Fresh House-Made Pasta Layered with Bechamel Sauce (the white sauce), Sauteed Collard Greens, Caramelized Onions, and Slices of Hard-Cooked Farm Fresh Eggs

 

GRASS-FEED BEEF STROGANOFF PAPPARDELLE $20

A Plate Full of our House-Made Pappardelle Pasta Topped with Our Creamy, Beefy, Grass-Fed Beef Stroganoff

 

MAC & CHEESE ROYALE $12

Made with our House Cheese Sauce and our Delicious Heritage Bacon and Topped with a Farm Fresh Poached Egg

 

 

Sandwiches

Our sandwiches are served on our house-made bread and includes choice of our country potatoes or small green salad

 

SALAMI-CAPRESE SANDWICH $12

Sliced Fra'Mani Salami, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Basil, Citrus Dressing

 

SANDWICH CUBANO $12

A Miami Classic. House Roasted Heritage Pork, Sliced Heritage Ham, Imported Swiss Cheese, Pickle, Dijon Mustard

 

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH $10

This is a Delicious Grilled Cheese- Our House-Made Sliced Bread Grilled with Our Favorite Clover Butter, Melted Mozzarella & Jack Cheese

 

GOAT CHEESE & APPLE SANDWICH $10

Sounds Like an Odd Combination? Give it a Try.  The Sweet, Crispy, Tart Apple Slices Pop with the Imported Fresh Goat Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Sweet Onion, Citrus Dressing.  It's Perfect for Dunking in Our Split Pea Soup!

 

HUMMUS (VEGAN) SANDWICH $10

House-Made Hummus Made From House-Cooked Garbanzo Beans (never canned beans), Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Sweet Onion, Citrus Dressing

 

 

Burgers

Our Burgers are served on our house-made Hawaiian buns and includes  choice of our country potatoes or small green salad and your choice of beef patty- Tucos-Seasoned or Plain.

 

BURGER $12

Seasoned or Plain Third of a Pound Grass-Fed Beef Patty with All the Fixings

 

BACON-CHEESE BURGER $14

Seasoned or Plain Third of a Pound Grass-Fed Beef Patty, Heritage Bacon, Choice of Melted Imported Swiss Cheese or Oregon Medium Cheddar.

 

JALAPENO MELT BURGER $14

Seasoned or Plain Third of a Pound Grass-Fed Beef Patty, Roasted Jalapeno, Melted Mozzarella & Jack Cheese

 

TUCOS BURGER $14

Seasoned or Plain Third of a Pound Grass-Fed Beef Patty, Fried Egg, Avocado, Melted Mozzarella & Jack Cheese

 

 

Latin

 

BRAZILIAN CHEESE BREAD (PAO DE QUEIJO) $4

Baked Cheese Breads made with Sour Mandioc Starch.  The Owner Use to Gorge on these on His Trips to Brazil.  Choose Plain, Garlic, Bacon, or Black Truffle.  Four Bite-Sized Rolls per Order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AREPAS $4 each

Think of Arepas as Venezuela's Version of a Mexican Corn Tortilla.  Only these are made from White Corn Polenta and are Smaller and Much Thicker and They are Cut Open and Filled with Just About Anything.  They are Pretty Much On Every Venezuelan's Dinner Table.  They're Delicious and Glutten-Free.

 

Braised Grass-Fed Beef

Shrimp & Fresh Mozzarella

Chicken Guacamole

Breakfast Eggs & Cheese

 

CACHAPAS $3 each

These Sweet Corn Griddle Cakes are Another Delicious Venezuelan Creation.  They are a Very Popular Food in Venezuela on Sundays After Church and After a Late Night of Partying. Sweet and Savory and Almost Hedonistic with the Melted Cheese.

 

EMPANADAS $3 each

Empanadas are an Extremely Popular Turn-Over in Latin America.  The Fillings, Pastry and Cooking Methods All Differ by Region and Family.  Ours are Argentinean in Style and are Delicious.

 

Braised Grass-Fed Beef

Spinach & Egg

Pasilla Chile & Cheese

 

SWEET CORN TAMALES $15

Our Tamales are made in House, By Hand, Just Like You'd See at Home in Mexico During the Holidays.  Ours are Little Sweet, Buttery and Delicious. Served with California Medium Grained Rice and House-Cooked Black Beans (Never Canned Beans)

 

Chicken Breast with Mole Sauce,

Braised Beef with Cream Sauce,

Pasilla Chile & Cheese with Tomatillo Sauce,

Wild Mushroom with Mushroom Butter Sauce

 

ENCHILADAS $15

House-Made with Corn Tortillas Filled with Melted Mozzarella & Jack Your Choice with One of Our House-Made Sauces.  Served with California Medium Grained Rice and House-Cooked Black Beans (Never Canned Beans)

 

Chicken Breast in Mole Sauce,

Braised Beef in Cream Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

TACOS $14

Three Corn Tortillas with Choice of Filling.  Served with California Medium Grained Rice and House-Cooked Black Beans (Never Canned Beans)

 

Free-Range Chicken Breast, Collard Greens, and Bacon,

Cracker Crusted Fried Fish & Cabbage,

Pulled Pork

 

CHILE RELLENO $17

Two Roasted (not fried) Pasilla Peppers with Choice of Filling and Topped with Melted Mozzarella & Jack Cheese, House-Made Sour Cream, and Slices of Avocado.  Served with California Medium Grained Rice and House-Cooked Black Beans (Never Canned Beans)

 

Braised Beef,

Chicken Breast,

Shrimp (add $2)

 

 

SWEET POTATO NACHOS $12

A Tuco's Creation. A Plate of Our House Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Topped with Black Beans, Melted Mozzarella & Jack Cheese, Diced Tomato, Sweet Onion, House-Made Sour Cream, Slices of Avocado, and Diced Jalapeno Pepper

 

FEIJOADA $17

Brazil's National Dish.  A Hearty Plate of Stewed Grass-Fed Beef and Pork Sausage and Farofa (Toasted Yucca Meal).  Served with California Medium Grained Rice and House-Cooked Black Beans (Never Canned Beans) and Pan Fried Collard Greens.

 

 

Entrees

 

HOUSE MADE POT PIE $19

Made with our Delicious House Pastry Dough and Your Choice of Filling. Served with Your Choice of One of Our Side Dishes.

 

Free-Range Chicken Breast & Portobello Mushroom

Spinach, Hard Cooked Egg & Fresh Goat Cheese

 

 

TUCOS PARMESAN $19

Made with our House-Made Roma Tomato Sauce and Your Choice of Entree. Served with Your Choice of One of Our Side Dishes.

 

Free-Range Chicken Breast

Jumbo Shrimp

Roasted Eggplant

 

SHRIMP & SAUSAGE GUMBO $17

Our Owner Loves All Things Louisiana... The Food.  The Music.  And Yes, That Hit Show From A&E, Duck Dynasty.  Our Version is Not Too Spicy and is Served Over a Bed of Rice and Lentils.

 

GRASS-FED BEEF POT ROAST $19

Ours is A Portuguese Recipe. We Braise Grass-Fed Beef Almost All Day in Red Wine Until It's Almost Falling Apart Tender. Delicious. Served with Choice of two Side Dishes.

 

 

Sides

 

ALL SIDES $5

Sweet Corn Polenta - Roasted Veggies - Rice & Beans - Collards & Bacon Mac & Cheese - Green Salad - Spaghetti - Country Potatoes - Glazed Sweet Potatoes - Potato Gratin

 

 

Desserts

ALL DESSERTS $7

 

PEACH TRES LECHES CAKE

This is a Popular Dessert in Latin America.  House-Made Yellow Cake Soaked in Evaporated Milk and Condensed Milk and Topped with Whipped Cream (Thus the Tres Leches) and Strawberry Compote

 

FLOURLESS CARROT CAKE ROLL

We Bake a Delicate But Flavorful Carrot Cake Using Freshly Ground Walnut Flour and All The Traditional Carrot Cake Fixings and Rolled in Our Yummy Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting.

 

FRESHLY BAKED GERMAN CHOCOLATE DEEP DISH COOKIE

This is a Shameless (and Delicious) Reproduction of Something You Might Have Seen at Another Restaurant Chain.  We Love it so We Created One Too! Served with Our House-Made Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

CRÈME BRULEE

Straight Forward and Delicious.  Our Favorite Heavy Cream from Clover Stornetta, Local Farm Fresh Eggs, Fair Trade Vanilla, and Sugar. Baked in a Water Bath and then Topped with a Yummy Burnt Sugar Crust. How can Something so Simple Be so Delicious?

 

AFFOGATO

Affogato- Drowned in Italian.  Our House-Made Vanilla Ice Cream "Drowned" in our Favorite Blue Bottle Espresso (regular or decaf) and Topped with Whipped Cream and Cocoa.  It's Basically an Iced Latte on Steroids.

 

Tucos Menu (as of 9/25/13)

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SEASONAL SMALL PLATES $7
Fig, Ricotta & Smoked Trout
Shrimp, Cucumber, Melon Ceviche
Watermelon & Tomato Caprese
Jamon Serrano & Melon
Rock Cod, Red Pepper ,Tomato,Onion, Habanero Escabiche
Seasonal Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet)

STARTERS

Freshly Shucked Oysters A.Q.
Soups cup $4 / bowl $7  Chilled Cucumber-Melon Gazpacho or French Onion
Cheese Plate with house-baked bread $5.5 per oz
              add cured meat $7, house-made pickled veggies $3, house-made apricot preserves $2
Selection of cheeses- France: D'Affinois, Bleu D'Auvergne, Holland: Truffle Gouda, Aged Gouda, Sheep Gouda, Italy: Taleggio, Wisconsin: Cheddar (8 yr.), Spain: Manchego, California: Basque-Style Sheep
Smoked Salmon Spread house-baked bread $9
Bacon-Wrapped Medjool Dates, chevre, apple  $9
Baked Brie Cheese, Walnuts & Honey Tart $9
Warmed Herb Goat Cheese Crostinis fresh herbs, garlic toast $8
Mediterranean Platter house-made pita bread & hummus $8
Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo) plain, bacon, garlic, mushroom, or black truffle $4 (allow 20 min)
Sliders $3 each   pulled pork,  meatballs, or cheese burger
Shrimp & Avocado Cocktail spicy cocktail sauce, tomatoes, sweet onion, cilantro, jalapeno $15
Grass-Fed Lamb Meatballs cuban mojo sauce  $12
   
SALADS ADD GRILLED SIRLON STEAK GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST OR SHRIMP TO ANY SALAD ($7 EXTRA)
Farmer's Market Green Salad fresh fruit, roasted almonds, goat cheese, herbed citrus dressing  $8
Greek Salad romaine lettuce, sheep feta, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, sweet onion, vinaigrette $10
Caesar Salad romaine lettuce, garlic bread $10
Pear, Walnut, & Bleu Cheese Salad with endive, arugula & balsamic dressing $10
Nicoise Salad tuna, potato, onion, parsley, seasonal vegetables, lettuce, black olive dressing  $14
Bread Salad lettuce, poached egg, bacon, garlic croutons, citrus dressing  $12

PIZZAS   
TRADITIONAL STYLE PIZZAS

Pepperoni tomato sauce, mozzarella & jack cheese $14
Mushroom tomato sauce, mozzarella & jack cheese $14
Chicken, Bleu Cheese & Bacon tomato sauce, mozzarella & jack cheese $14
Margarita fresh sliced tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella, garlic, olive oil $14

SALAD TOPPED PIZZAS
Grass-Fed Beef Steak, chimichurri sauce, fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, onions $16
Vegan humus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sweet onion, citrus dressing  $14

PASTAS
Royal Mac & Cheese bacon, poached egg $12
Spaghetti & Grass-Fed Beef Meatballs, spicy tomato sauce, garlic toast $15
Vegetarian Lasagna collard greens, caramelized onions, hard-cooked eggs, white sauce $15
Cheese Raviolis Spinach & Mushroom in spicy tomato sauce  $15
Fettuccine Alfredo $12 (add Chicken Breast, Shrimp, or Steak $7 Extra)
Grass-Fed Beef Stroganoff house-made pappardelle pasta  $20
Braised Rabbit Pasta with Peaches and Rosemary house-made pappardelle pasta  $25

BURGERS & SANDWICHES (INCLUDES  CHOICE OF COUNTRY POTATOES OR SMALL GREEN SALAD)
Cheeseburger grass-fed beef, house made hawaiian bun $12
Goat Cheese & Apple Sandwich, lettuce, tomato, sweet onion, citrus dressing, house-made bread $10 
Salami-Caprese Sandwich, salami, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, house-made bread $12
Sandwich Cubano roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickle, house-made bread $12
Grilled Cheese Sandwich mozzarella-Jack cheese, house-made sliced bread $10
Vegan Sandwich, humus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sweet onion, citrus dressing, house-made bread $10 

LATIN
Arepas Venezuelan polenta pockets,  $4 each (choice of one add on item)
Cachapas Venezuelan sweet corn griddle cakes, mozzarella  $3 each
Empanadas $3 each  Grass-Fed Beef , Spinach & Egg  or Pasilla Chile & Cheese
Sweet Corn Tamales (served with Rice & Black beans) $15 ‡
Chicken Breast with Mole Sauce,  Braised Beef with Cream Sauce, Pasilla Chile & Cheese  with Tomatillo Sauce, Wild Mushroom with Mushroom Butter Sauce
Enchiladas (served with Rice & Black beans) $15
Chicken Breast in Mole Sauce, Braised Beef in Cream Sauce
Tacos (served with Rice & Black beans) $14
Free-Range Chicken Breast, Collard Greens, and Bacon, Fried Fish & Cabbage, Pulled Pork
Chile Relleno mozzarella-jack cheese, avocado, rice & black beans  $17
   Braised Beef,  Chicken Breast, Shrimp (add $2)
Sweet Potato Nachos black beans, cheese, tomato, onion, sour cream, avocado, jalapeno $12
Feijoada (brazilian stewed beef, pork, black beans) rice, collard greens, farofa (toasted yucca meal) $17

ENTREES

Eggs Benedict with Eggplant & Ham and Country Potatoes  $15
Chicken & Mushroom or Spinach & Egg Pot Pie $15
Chicken, Shrimp or Eggplant Parmesan, choice of one side $19
Shrimp Gumbo spicy gumbo sauce, shrimp, chicken, sausage, rice, lentils $17
Roast Pork Loin with Peach Relish, choice of two sides $19
Grass-Fed Beef Pot Roast, red wine sauce, choice of two sides  $19
Wild Salmon with Florida Mustard Sauce, choice of two sides $30

SIDES $5
Sweet Corn Polenta - Roasted Veggies - Rice & Beans - Collards & Bacon - Mac & Cheese- Green Salad
Spaghetti - Country Potatoes - Glazed Sweet Potatoes - Potato Gratin

All Desserts $7

Churros & Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundae
Strawberry Tres Leches Cake crème fraiche, evaporated & condensed milk, whipped cream
Caramel-Pecan Tart house-made vanilla ice cream
Bourbon-Peach Tart house-made vanilla ice cream
Guava & Cream Cheese Empanadas house-made ice cream
Crepas de Dulce de Leche house-made vanilla Ice cream
Walnut Cake Roll whipped cream filling
German Chocolate Deep Dish Cookie vanilla ice cream
Dark Chocolate Truffle Souffle vanilla ice cream
Affogato shot of espresso, house-made vanilla ice cream
Crème Brulee  vanilla cream custard, burnt sugar topping
Flan Spanish caramel custard, caramel sauce

UC Davis Graduation 2013

Menu

 

Starter (choose one)

 Black Truffle Cheese Puffs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Bacon-Wrapped Medjool Dates with Fresh Goat Cheese and Apple Half Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell (add $15)

 

Soups & Salads (choose one)

Chilled Cherry Gazpacho Soup

French Onion Soup

Farmer's Market Green Salad with Citrus Dressing

Spinach Salad with Bleu Cheese & Balsamic Dressing

 

Entrees (choose one)

Beef Enchiladas with Cream Sauce and Veggies

Wild Mushroom Tamales, Rice & Black Beans

Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

Cheese Raviolis with Spinach & Mushroom in Spicy Tomato Sauce 

Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo

Grass-Fed Strip Steak with Chimichurri, Roasted Veggies and Polenta (add $15)

 

Desserts (choose one)

Peach Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream

Crème Brulee

Dark Chocolate Truffle Souffle

 

$40 per person

 

    

 

 

Menu (as of Feb 11, 2013)

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STARTERS
Freshly Shucked Oysters A.Q.
Soups cup $4 / bowl $7
Curried White Bean- Butternut Squash, French Onion
Cheese Plate with house-baked bread $5.5 per oz
Selection of cheeses- France: D'Affinois, Bleu D'Auvergne, Holland: Truffle Gouda, Aged Gouda, Sheep Gouda, Italy: Taleggio, Wisconsin: Cheddar (8 yr.), Spain: Manchego
Smoked Salmon Spread house-baked bread $9
Bacon-Wrapped Medjool Dates, chevre, apple  $9
Warmed Herb Goat Cheese Crostinis fresh herbs, garlic toast $8
Mediterranean Platter house-made pita bread & hummus $8
Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo) plain, bacon, garlic, mushroom, or black truffle $4 (allow 20 min)
Empanadas Grass-Fed Beef or Spinach & Egg Empanadas $9
Sweet Potato Cachapas (venezuelan griddle cakes with melted mozzarella cheese) $9
Arepas (shredded beef or avocado & fresh mozzarella) $9
Sweet and Sour Pulled Pork Sliders $9
Shrimp & Avocado Cocktail spicy cocktail sauce, tomatoes, sweet onion, cilantro, jalapeno $15
Grass-Fed Lamb Meatballs cuban mojo sauce  $12    

SALADS ADD GRILLED SIRLON STEAK GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST OR SHRIMP TO ANY SALAD ($7 EXTRA)
Farmer's Market Green Salad fresh fruit, roasted almonds, goat cheese, herbed citrus dressing  $8
Pear, Walnut, & Bleu Cheese Salad with endive, arugula & balsamic dressing $10
Spinach Salad spinach, bleu cheese, walnuts, hard-cooked egg, sweet onion, balsamic dressing $10
Greek Salad romaine lettuce, sheep feta, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, sweet onion, vinaigrette $10
Caesar Salad romaine lettuce, garlic bread $10
Bread Salad lettuce, poached egg, bacon, garlic croutons, citrus dressing  $12
Nicoise Salad tuna, potato, onion, parsley, seasonal vegetables, lettuce, black olive dressing  $14

PIZZAS   
Chicken, Bleu Cheese & Bacon tomato sauce, mozzarella & jack cheese $14
Pepperoni tomato sauce, mozzarella & jack cheese $14
Mushroom tomato sauce, mozzarella & jack cheese $14
Margarita fresh sliced tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella, garlic, olive oil $14
Grass-Fed Beef Steak, chimichurri sauce, fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, onions $16

PASTAS
Royal Mac & Cheese bacon, poached egg $12
Spaghetti & Grass-Fed Beef Meatballs (and Pork Sausage), spicy tomato sauce, garlic toast $15
Vegetarian Lasagna collard greens, caramelized onions, hard-cooked eggs, white sauce $15
Cheese Raviolis in spinach & mushroom in spicy tomato sauce  $15
Fettuccine Alfredo $12 (add Chicken Breast, Shrimp, or Steak $7 Extra)
Grass-Fed Beef Stroganoff house-made pappardelle pasta  $20
BURGERS & SANDWICHES (INCLUDES  SMALL GREEN SALAD)
Goat Cheese & Apple Sandwich, lettuce, tomato, sweet onion, citrus dressing $10
Salami-Caprese Sandwich, salami, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil (vegetarian available) $12
Sandwich Cubano roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickle $12
Build-Your-Own Cheese Burger grass-fed beef, house-made bun $10
Build-Your Own Grilled Cheese Sandwich mozzarella-jack cheese, local sour dough bread $8
Extras $2- Bacon, Avocado, Fried Egg, Ham, Roasted Jalapeno
Extras $4- Shredded Beef, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken Breast, Shrimp, Linguica

LATIN
Sweet Corn Tamales (served with Rice & Black beans) $15
-    Chicken Breast
-    Braised Beef
-    Pasilla Chile & Cheese  
Enchiladas (served with Rice & Black beans) $15
-    Chicken Breast in Mole Sauce
-    Braised Beef in Cream Sauce
Tacos (served with Rice & Black beans) $14
-    Free-Range Chicken Breast, Collard Greens, and Bacon
-    Fried Fish
-    Pulled Pork
Chile Relleno mozzarella-jack cheese, beef, avocado, rice & black beans $17
Sweet Potato Nachos black beans, cheese, tomato, onion, sour cream, avocado, jalapeno $12
Feijoada (brazilian stewed beef, pork, black beans) rice, collard greens, farofa (toasted yucca meal) $17

ENTREES

Chicken & Mushroom Pot Pie $15
Spinach & Goat Cheese Pot Pie $15
Shrimp Gumbo spicy gumbo sauce, shrimp, chicken, sausage, rice, lentils $17
Roast Pork Loin with Cranberry Relish, choice of two sides $19
Grass-Fed Beef Pot Roast, red wine sauce, choice of two sides  $19
Duck Breast with Sangria Reduction, choice of two sides $25

SIDES $5
Mushroom Polenta - Roasted Veggies - Rice & Beans - Collards & Bacon - Mac & Cheese- Green Salad - Spaghetti - Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy - Baked & Glazed Sweet Potato Fries - Potato Gratin

ALL DESSERTS $7
Strawberry Tres Leches Cake crème fraiche, evaporated & condensed milk, whipped cream
Caramel-Pecan Tart house-made vanilla ice cream
Apple Crumble Tart house-made vanilla ice cream
Guava & Cream Cheese Empanadas house-made ice cream
Crepas de Dulce de Leche house-made vanilla Ice cream
Carrot Cake Roll cream cheese frosting
German Chocolate Deep Dish Cookie vanilla ice cream
Affogato shot of espresso, house-made vanilla ice cream

Valentine's Day Menu

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Valentine's Day

Starter (Choice of):
Freshly Shucked Oyster with Valentine Sauce (Cocktail) & Tobiko Caviar
Brie Cheese & Walnuts with Honey Baked in Pastry
Baked Pasilla Chile & Cheese Empanada with Guacamole

Soup/Salad (Choice of):
Vegetable Bisque & Black Truffle Dumpling
Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Valentine Berries (Cranberriy)
Smoked Salmon Salad with Greens, Garlic Crouton and Poached Egg


Entrée (Choice of):
Grass-Fed Strip Steak with Chimichurri
Mushroom Polenta, Roasted Veggies (add $10)

Pork Loin with Valentine Relish (Cranberry)
Potato Gratin, Collard Greens

Cheese Ravioli in Dungeness Crab-Lemon-Butter Sauce

Wild Mushroom Tamales

Dessert (Choice of):

Carrot-Walnut Cake
Crème Brulee
Dark Chocolate Truffle Souffle with Valentine Preserve (Raspberry)

$45pp