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All bowls are gluten-free!

Ajo Signature Bowls

Sweet Jerk

Grilled jerk chicken, red beans, green rice, pineapple salsa,

caribbean slaw,  pineapple pique

$11.50

Pollo Cubano
Mojo Rico

Grilled mojo steak, red beans, white rice, sweet plantains, green papaya slaw, sofrito aioli

$13

Caribbean Curry
V

Grilled mojo chicken, white rice, black beans, sweet plantains, pico de gallo, 

aji verde sauce

$11.50

Jamaican yellow curry, white rice, pico de gallo, Caribbean slaw, green papaya slaw, aji verde sauce, crispy spiced chickpeas

$8.5

Ajo-Tarian
V

Green rice, black beans, sweet plantains, Caribbean slaw, pineapple salsa, pineapple pique (spicy or mild)

$8.5

Build Your Own Bowl.

Begin with a base. Customize the rest. 

Bowl Bases (pick one)
Beans (pick one)
Red beans
Our twist on Puerto Rican stewed 'habichuelas' cooked in sofrito, smoked ham & tomato sauce
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Black beans
Classic Cuban beans prepared with onions, peppers & cilantro
V
Proteins (pick one)
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Mojo Chicken
Marinated in our signature mojo [moh-hoh] sauce, a blend of fresh garlic & citrus
Jerk Chicken
Marinated in our house jerk sauce, a blend of sweet with warm spices with mild heat
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Mojo Steak
Marinated in our signature mojo [moh-hoh] sauce, a blend of fresh garlic & citrus
Guajillo-Lime Cauliflower
Sautéed cauliflower, kale & garlic
V
Jamaican Yellow Curry
Carrots, potatoes, onions & garlic in a coconut curry sauce
V
Sides (pick two)
Elotes
VEG
Corn, butter, cheese
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Pico de Gallo
V
Diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño, lime, vinegar
Cilantro-Lime Slaw
V
Red & green shredded cabbage, cilantro, lime
Green Papaya Slaw
VEG
Shaved papaya, red onion & carrots 
Pickled Onions
V
Red onions pickled in our
house pickling liquid
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Maduros
V
Sweet plantains
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Pineapple Salsa
V
Diced pineapple, red & green peppers, pineapple vinegar
Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh, raw tomatoes, sliced in half
Pickled Jicama
V
Sliced jicama pickled in our
house pickling liquid
Cucumbers
Sliced, raw cucumbers
Chihuahua Cheese
A mild white cheese
(Queso Fresco & Cheddar also available)
+ $2
Guacamole
V
Tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime
+ $2
Sauces (pick one)
Sofrito Aioli
VEG
A tangy sauce flavored with peppers, onions & garlic
Aji Verde
VEG
A bright, creamy sauce flavored with garlic, jalapeño & cilantro
Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
V
House vinaigrette
Avocado- Lime
VEG
A tangy blend of fresh avocado, jalapeño & fresh lime juice
Pineapple Pique
V
Spicy & mild versions of our pineapple vinegar

Ajo Sandwiches

Jibaritos
Choice of protein, cilantro-lime slaw, & cheddar on crispy plantain. Choice of two sides.
Mojo Steak $9
Mojo Chicken $8
Jerk Chicken $8
Chicken Tinga $8
Avocado $7
Cuban Sandwich
Cuban roast pork, ham, swiss, pickles, chipotle dijonaise, baguette. Choice of two sides.
$8.5 

Ajo Snacks

Empanadas (2)
NEW!

Fillings rotate

$5

Tostones

Crispy plantains 

with our sofrito aioli

$3

Maduros

Sweet plantains

with our sofrito aioli

Avocado Fries
NEW!

Served with our chipotle aioli

$3

$6

Ajo Desserts

Mango-Passion Fruit Cheesecake

$4.5

Chocolate Chip Banana Fudge Cake

$4.5

Please note, our bowls are gluten-free, however we prepare and cook our food in a shared kitchen with two other non-gluten-free restaurants. 

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