Serving Fresh Creative Food of the Americas for Breakfast & Lunch

Lunch Menu

Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm , Monday to Saturday.

Varied Fare

Each day we will feature a variety of ever changing options. Our soups, quiches, galettes and empanadas are all made fresh daily.  Please ask about today’s varieties.

Soup of the Day  -  (Ask about today’s variety)
10 ounce cup – $5.00
14 ounce bowl – $6.50

Quiche  –   $7.00

Quich platter tossed salad and dressing – $12.00

Empanada (Latin American turnovers)  –   $5.00

Empanada Platter served with a tossed salad – $10.00

Soup and Salad Special  -   $10.50
Your choice of day’s soup, and a house or daily salad

Soup, Sandwich and Chips  -   $12.50
A cup of soup, choice of American Fare and our chips


Salads (for here or to go)

The Field of Greens  –   $6.75
Mixed greens tossed with your choice of dressing.  Add a scoop of Tuna for $5.00, Chicken Salad for $5.00, or Egg Salad for $4.00

Classic Cobb Salad  –   12.50
Fresh roasted turkey, thick cut bacon, hard boiled eggs, avocado, tomato and bleu cheese on fresh greens, with our vinaigrette dressing

Salad Yucateca  –   $11.50
Crisp greens, fresh vegetables, adobo chicken, avocado, oranges, and pepitas with cilantro jalapeño citrus vinaigrette

Rio Grande Salad* –   $10.50
Seasoned rice pilaf, black beans, greens, vegetables, avocado, salsa Fresca, and pickled onions accompanied by a cilantro vinaigrette

*WITH MEATS:  beef, pork, chicken or shrimp   –   Add $6.00


Side Orders

Hand cut potato chips
Small  –   $2.75
Large  –   $3.75

Small Tossed Salads – $5.00

Extra dressing, house cheese blend – $1.00

Guacamole – $2.00


Tacandwich n.  (ta-cand-witch) – A combination of Latin American taco fillings served in a Portuguese roll, giving you the great flavors of the tacos you love with the convenience of a sandwich.

El Mexicano  –   $12.50
Roasted, achiote marinated, chicken, fresh guacamole, salsa fresca, dijonnaise and our signature Chilera sauce on the side

The Baja  –   $12.50

Fried shrimp with guacamole, dijonnaise, salsa fresca and our Chilera sauce on the side

The Argentine  –   $12.50
Grilled marinated steak, green chimichurri sauce, house sauce with our spicy pimento rojo and Chilera sauce on the side

The Cubano  –   $12.50
Slow roasted pork, locally smoked ham, melted house blend of cheeses, pickled red onions and our Havana sauce with Chilera sauce on the side



The Modern Club  –   $11.50

Thick slice of fresh roasted turkey breast, crispy cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, and dijonnaise sauce on cranberry walnut bread

A.B.L.T.  –   $11.50

Avocado, thick cut bacon, lettuce, and tomato with an optional Maytag bleu cheese spread.

B.L.T.  –   $9.50
Bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted sourdough bread

Tuna Salad  –   $10.50
Our house made tuna salad with lettuce and tomato on
sourdough bread

Chicken Salad  –   $9.50
Homemade chicken salad with crisp lettuce on whole     wheat bread

Egg Salad  –   $8.00
Freshly made Egg Salad with crisp lettuce on toasted   whole wheat bread

Our Sandwiches are served with House hand cut potato chips 

Substitute a Salad for Chips for $1.50 extra 

Cafe 56 Desserts by Chef Lara $4.50

Please feel free to call us with your to-go orders. 860 346-6633

Thoroughly cooking meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs reduces the risk of food borne illness.

We use tree and ground nuts, wheat flour, and other allergens in this facility. Please inform us of any food allergies before ordering.