El Monumento’s extensive daily menu includes a variety of quintessential Mexican Aperitivos, such as the Campechana Cocktail, a combination of Texas gulf shrimp, crab meat, tomatoes, green olives and lime juice; and Queso Flameado, a blend of melted quesadilla and Oaxacan cheese, poblano peppers and caramelized onions. An assortment of traditional-style soups, salads and Rotisserie Chicken served with rice, beans, tortillas and escabeche, round out the appetizer menu.
The Platos Classicos include an extensive selection of dishes such as the Carne Tampiqueña with Chimichurri, mesquite-grilled beef tenderloin with potato rajas, cheese enchilada and mole sauce; crispy Pork Cheeks served with fried parsley and corn tortillas; Shrimp Relleno with roasted poblano, crimini mushrooms, garlic, spinach and jitomate sauce; and Pescado Veracruz, mesquite-grilled Texas gulf redfish served with garlic aioli. La Signature dishes, include choices such as the special of the day; Tacos of Chicken, Pork, Beef, or Fish; a Quarter Roasted Chicken; and a half-portion of Carne Asada, served with a green rice and black or charro beans upon request. In addition to El Monumento’s staple dishes, many vegetarian and gluten-free options are also offered. And the Postre menu includes traditional house-made favorites like Tres Leches Strawberry Shortcake and Key Lime Pie.
El Monumento’s grounds and architecture draw from Mexican traditions, and showcase classic forms and materials, and plants of rural South Texas and Mexico. The majestic 7,700-square-foot restaurant is of modern design and includes four separate dining areas, an open kitchen, an interior courtyard, a terrace overlooking the Blue Hole lagoon, and a dining pavilion with glass walls that overlooks the courtyard.