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THE LOWRIDER CAFE
Doesn’t Just Want To Be A Restaurant. We Want To Be A Community Center
Every Saturday We Sell Fresh Menudo. A Bowl Of Menudo Is $9.00 Menudo Combo Comes With Rice, Beans, & Soda For $12.00
Here At LOWRIDER CAFE We Love Music Of All Genres. We Are Always Looking For Soloist, Acoustic, Trio Acts And More. Message Us Here Or On Facebook If You're Interested In Singing Or Performing During Our Saturday Brunch.
We Make Our Breakfast With Fresh Produce and Meats Every Morning. Definitely A Great Way To Begin Your Day. Head Manager Sylvia's Recommendation Is The Chorizo Breakfast Bowl.
Your Choice Of Meat: Chorizo, Steak, Ham, Or Bacon. Comes With Egg, Potato, Grilled Onions, Cheese, Cilantro, & Jalapeño. Add Avocado .25
Choice Of Corn Or Flour Tortilla.
Chorizo, Potato, Refried Beans, Grilled Onions, Cheese, Cilantro, & Jalapeño. Add Avocado .25
Your Choice Of Corn Or Flour Tortilla.
Homemade Crunchy Hard Shell Filled With Potato Puree, Grilled Onions, Cheese, Cilantro and Sour Cream. Add Avocado .25
10'' Flour Tortilla Filled With Choice Of Meat: Chorizo, Bacon, Ham, Or Steak. Filled With Refried Beans, Potatoes, Cheese, Cilantro, & Onion. Add Avocado .25
Two Eggs Over Easy Topped With: Simmered Lowrider Salsa Mix, Grilled Onions, & Cilantro. Side Of Beans & Rice & Choice Of Corn Or Flour Tortillas. Add Avocado .25
24 OZ Bowl With Mexican Rice Topped With Your Choice Of Meat: Chorizo, Steak,Bacon Or Ham. Topped With Egg, Potato, & Grilled Onion.
Garnished With Tomato, Jalapeño, Cheese, & Cilantro. Add Avocado.25
A 3 Egg Omelet Filled With Chorizo, Bacon, Ham, & Cheese. Garnished With Enchilada Sauce, Grilled Onions, Cilantro, & Jalapeño. Add Avocado .25
Our Tacos Are Tasty And Filling. Chef Jacob's Choice Is The LOWRIDER TACO
Corn Or Flour Tortilla Filled With Your Choice Of Meat: Carne Asada (Steak), Al Pastor (Marinated Pork), Carne (Ground Beef), Pollo (Chicken). with: Corn & Black Beans)
TRADITIONAL - Cilantro & Onion
LOADED - Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Cheese, Jalapeño and Sour Cream.
Add Avocado .25
8" Flour Tortilla Filled With All Our Meats: Steak, Al Pastor, Beef &Chicken. Garnished With Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cheese, Jalapeño & Sour Cream. Add Avocado .25
Steak Or Shrimp On Your Choice Of Corn Or Flour Tortilla. Dressed With Cheese, Bacon, Grilled Onions, Lettuce, Tomato, Cilantro, Mayo, Avocado & Jalapeños.
Grilled & Seasoned Shrimp On Corn Or Flour Tortilla. Dressed With: Lettuce, Grilled Onions, Mayo, Cilantro & Avocado.
Homemade Crunchy Shell Tacos Filled With Your Choice Of Meat. Topped With: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Onions, Cilantro & Sour Cream.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY SPECIAL $1.95
Your Choice Of Doritos Or Hot Cheetos. Your Choice Of Meat: Beef, Steak, Al Pastor ( Marinated Pork) Or Chicken.
Dressed With Grilled Jalapeños, Grilled Onions, Grilled Tomatoes, Queso Blanco, Cilantro & Sour Cream. Add Avocado .25
SHRIMP add 2.00
4 Street Tacos On Corn Tortillas. One Of Each: Asada (Steak) Al Pastor ( Marinated Pork), Pollo (Chicken) & Ground Beef.
These are our specialty items, Chef Jacob and Manager Sylvia's Recommendations Are The Sylviarado Bowl & Holy Mole Bowl
24 OZ Bowl Filled With Mexican Rice, Pinto Beans, Chicken Picada Smothered in Mole Sauce & Garnished With Grilled Pineapple, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream & Cilantro.
Choice Of Corn Or Flour Tortilla. Add Avocado .25
Two Chimichangas, (Beef Or Chicken) Topped With Queso Blanco, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Jalapeño, Cilantro & Sour Cream. Includes: Rice & Beans. Add Avocado .25
12" Flour Tortilla Stuffed With Your Choice Of Meat: Asada, Pollo (Chicken), Al Pastor (Marinated Pork) Or Ground Beef. Has Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Lettuce, Grilled Onion, Grilled Tomato, Grilled Jalapeño, Cheese, Cilantro & Sour Cream. Add Avocado .25
Round Fried Corn Tortillas Topped With: Refried Beans, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Jalapeños & Cheese.
ADD MEAT - Carne (Ground Beef), Chicken, Al Pastor ( Marinated Pork), Asada ( Steak).
COMBO - Beans, Rice, & Soda.
Two 8" Flour Tortillas Filled With Queso Blanco & Mexican Blend Cheese. Add Your Choice of Meat And Vegetables. Lettuce, Grilled Tomato, Grilled Onion, Grilled Jalapeños, Cilantro & Sour Cream. Add Avocado .25
32 OZ Bowl With: A Bed Of Mexican Rice. A Paradise Mix Of Meats. Steak, Beef, Chicken, Al Pastor ( Marinated Pork ) & Chorizo. All Smothered In White Melted Queso ( Cheese ). Topped With: Grilled Onions, Grilled Tomato, Grilled Jalapeños & Fresh Cilantro.
Add Shrimp 2.00
3 Enchiladas ( Chicken, Beef or Cheese ) Dressed With Red Enchilada Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cheese, Cilantro & Sour Cream. Served With Rice & Beans. Add Avocado .25
10" Oven Baked Pizza Topped With Cheese, Chorizo, Grilled Onion, Grilled Tomato, Grilled Jalapeños, Cilantro. Comes With Lowrider Salsa. Add Avocado 1
Your Palate Will Appreciate And Enjoy Our Tasty Sandwiches
Marinated Pork, Ham, Swiss Cheese, Sliced Pickes & Mustard On Mexican Torta Bread.
PLATTER: includes French Fries or Rice & Beans with a Soda. $10
Corn Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut & Thousand Island Dressing on Rye Bread
PLATTER: includes French Fries or Rice & Beans with a Soda. $10
Corn Beef, Pepper Jack Cheese, Sauerkraut, Pickles, Jalapeños, Thousand Island Dressing & Sriracha Sauce On Grilled Rye Bread.
PLATTER: Includes French Fries Or Rice & Beans With A Soda. $10
Choice of Carne Asada (Steak) Al Pastor (Marinated Pork) Carne (Ground Beef) or Pollo (Chicken) On Mexican Torta Bread. Dressed With Refried Beans, Cheese, Lettuce, Grilled Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Cilantro, Grilled Jalapeños & Sour Cream.
PLATTER: Includes French Fries Or Rice & Beans With A Soda.
You Have Not Had Nachos Until You Tried Ours. We Fry Our Own Chips!!!
Refried Beans, Queso Blanco, Tomatoes & Onions. Add Avocado .25
Refried Beans, Queso Blanco, Grilled Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Cilantro, Sour Cream & Grilled Jalapeños.
Choice of Carne Asada (Steak) Al Pastor (Marinated Pork) Carne (Ground Beef) or Pollo (Chicken) Beans, Queso Blanco, Grilled Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Cilantro, Grilled Jalapeños & Sour Cream. Add Avocado .25
ADD Shrimp $10
The Dog Pound Delights
Garnished With Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, and Onion. Combo with French Fries & Soda $6
1/4 LB Hot Dog Topped With Chorizo & Beef Taco Meat, Cheese, Onions, Jalapeños, Sour Cream & Salsa.
Combo Includes: Fries and Drink
A Burger Is Not A Burger Until You've Had "OURS"
Seasoned Beef Patty, Grilled Onions, Pickles, Ketchup & Mustard. Add Cheese .25
Combo with French Fries & Soda
Seasoned Beef Patty, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Pickles, Ketchup, Mustard & Mayonnaise.
Combo with French Fries & Soda
Two Seasoned Beef Patties, Bacon, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Grilled Jalapeño, Pickles, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Mustard & Sriracha Sauce
Combo with French Fries & Soda
We Also Have Sprite, MT Dew, Cherry Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Diet Coke, Mug Root Beer, Orange Crush & More.
Pineapple, Lime, Fruit Punch, Mandarin & Apple.
We Started Out Selling Only Vegan Tacos And They Became An Instant Hit. So Now We Have Expanded The Options And They Are Guaranteed To Satisfy. All Our Vegan Filler Is Cooked On A Separate Grill Or Stove To Ensure The Least Amount Of Contact With Any Non Vegan Foods.
A Mix Of Beets, Sweet Potato & Black Beans Slightly Cooked. Laid Over A Bed Of Lettuce On Double Corn Tortilla. Garnished With Fresh Onion, Cilantro, and Tomato. Add Avocado .25
The Base Of This Taco Is Avocado, Black Beans, Corn & Cilantro. Add Some Lime Juice & Lowrider Salsa For The Ultimate Experiance. This Is With Corn Tortilla.
A 12" Spinach Tortilla Filled With Refried Beans, Avocado, Lettuce, Cilantro, Tomato And Our Famous Vegan Mix. Mix Consist Of Beets, Sweet Potato, & Black Beans. This Is A Lowrider Gold Medal Winner.
A Bed Of Organic Vegan Pita Chips Layered With Refried Beans, Fresh Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado & Onions. Then Topped With Our Famous Lowrider Vegan Mix - Beets, Sweet Potato & Black Beans.
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Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
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316 N. MICHIGAN STREET TOLEDO, OHIO
09:00 am – 08:00 pm
MONDAY 7am - 3pm
TUESDAY 7am - 3pm
WEDNESDAY 7am - 3pm
THURSDAY 7am - 3pm
FRIDAY 7am - 8pm
SATURDAY 9am - 8pm
Jacob Estrada: From Mariachi Music to Mexican Menu
By La Prensa Staff http://www.laprensatoledo.com/Stories/2019/080919/lowrider.htm
Taco Tuesday will never be the same again in downtown Toledo, as a new restaurant quietly held a grand opening on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Longtime mariachi singer Jacob Estrada opened the Lowrider Café with his partner and girlfriend Sylvia Chukies.
Estrada becomes the second local Latino singer and musician to open a small business in recent months. Izaya Burciaga opened a gentlemen’s salon in Rossford a few months ago. But both men are honoring other, long-held dreams.
Estrada started forming his dream of owning a restaurant with original recipes about six years ago, but naysayers kept the dream just that—by not seeing the possibilities that he did. The idea stayed in the back of his mind until he met Sylvia Chukies.
“I didn’t have the support that I do now,” he said. “If this one person doesn’t see the vision, somebody else will. I know there’s always somebody out there who hungers, with desires to do great things. They just didn’t see what I see. Eventually, it just all lined up and here I am six years later.”
The couple first discussed a coffeehouse, but his girlfriend has a lot of restaurant experience, so the Lowrider Café was born as a concept about a year ago. The planning started—and so did the extensive experimentation to come up with original, fresh-food recipes.
Estrada found the perfect downtown location for the restaurant while on his rounds checking for unpaid meter parking for ParkSmart: 316 N. Michigan Avenue, near the intersection with Madison St. The business owner was suffering because of construction in the area and eventually closed. The business eventually closed and Estrada worked out a favorable lease with the building’s owner.
“That was September of last year, so we’ve been physically working on it now for nearly a year,” he said. “Keeping the finances together has been the main thing. That’s why it took so long. This has been paycheck by paycheck that I’ve been investing in this.”
The dream suffered a major setback just after the start of the New Year, when a deal to lease kitchen equipment fell through. Estrada stated he didn’t have the funds to purchase his own professional grade appliances, when fate intervened. Three weeks later, he won a Queen of Hearts jackpot from Latins United, providing the capital he needed for the kitchen equipment.
“That came at the perfect time,” he said. “We were back to square one. Suddenly we were back on track.”
Estrada plans to honor a promise he made to Latins United members when he won the jackpot: to offer club members a 10 percent discount at the restaurant when they show a membership card.
“The main thing is quality food, a hangout place for people to come and a variety of choice of refreshments,” he explained. But the establishment won’t have a liquor license. The plan is to open for breakfast and lunch at the beginning. “We want to create a family-oriented place for people to come to.”
There will be some evening events, possibly acoustical musical performances, karaoke, and trivia nights with a limited menu. The restaurant features a lounge area with big, comfy chairs and leather couches.
Estrada is mindful of the heavy competition among downtown Toledo restaurants. Despite a renaissance of sorts in the central business district, several eateries have closed in the past year. Estrada pointed out some of those closures had other influences beyond that competition for a limited number of lunch patrons. Parking in that area of downtown also is a valid concern.
“Yes, it is a risk. It is a risk,” he admitted. “I’m really relying on support. I’m really hoping for support from the Latino community. I’m well-established in the community with my music. It is scary, but this is a risk that I’m willing to take.”
The opening day festivities involve a D.J., mariachi band, and taco specials. There also will be a cornhole game for a chance to win food and other prizes. The restaurant will start with extended hours to see how downtown foot traffic coincides with evening and weekend special events. He’s also hoping for the possibility of providing after-hours food to bar patrons as nightclubs close.
“What we really did was slow the process down to make sure we got the rice to how we want it to taste, getting the taco meat to the perfect seasoning, and we just took our time on everything, making sure we got it exactly how we wanted it,” he said. “We want it to be fast, but we want it to be quality as well.”
While his full-time job helped to fund the restaurant, the status of his ParkSmart job, once the restaurant opens “is up in the air right now,” according to Estrada.
So how did the name LowRider Café come to pass? Estrada has lived in California, which is also where his girlfriend was born and raised. Lowrider vehicles are popular on the West Coast, with plenty of clubs surrounding the hobby. Estrada emphasized the car clubs are a common theme among all races and nationalities. So he hopes his café, in similar fashion, will bring everyone together. The walls will be adorned with low-rider themed photos and art. He hopes to have weekend car shows in the future with live outdoor music.
LOWRIDER CAFE Has Exciting Things Happening In Downtown Toledo
MEDITATION MONDAYS. Come In at 7:30 am And Order Your Coffee, Tea, Beverage, Or Pastry And Enjoy Our Lounge Area. We Dim The Lights and Play Soft Instrumental Music So You Can Relax and Meditate, Pray, Or Chill.
TUESDAY (TKO Tuesday's) TACOS / KARAOKE / OPEN MIC. All Are Welcome. Bring Your Voice, Instrument, Talent and Appetite. We Have A Piano, Drum set, Bass Amp, Mics, and Sound System Set Up. All The Fun Begins At 6pm And Ends At? Hmmm! When It Ends Lol! Ok No Later Than 11pm.
THURSDAY'S - TACOBOUT IT THURSDAYS - 1.50 Hard Shell Tacos. This Includes Any Choice Of Meat And They Are Loaded Tacos. This Is Definitely Something To TacoBout!
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