What to Eat at Fuego, Soft-Open in Long Beach

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Photo: House of Sims via Flickr

Fuego is now soft-open at Joie de Vivre's new Hotel Maya in Long Beach under the guidance of Texas native Jessie T. Perez. He honed his southwestern and Mexican skills in San Antonio and Atlanta before coming here, and his menu reflects a creative spin on traditional dishes, like duck pastor tacos and guajillo-glazed lamb chops. Expect the lineup to shift based on seasonal ingredients, emphasizing coastal dishes and Yucatan flavors. For brunch, Perez will prepare different barbacoa each week. Fuego's grand opening is next month, but we've got a preview of the dinner and brunch menus below.

FIESTA DOMINGO BRUNCH MENU

STARTERS TO SHARE

Fresh Guacamole with White Corn Chips 9
Trio of Salsas with White Corn Chips 4
Mexican Shrimp and Ceviche Cocktail 13

BRUNCH ENTREES

All entrees include salad selections from our Mesa Grande (Community Table)

Chilaquiles with Eggs & Bacon
Salsas Divorciados & Crispy Fried Tortillas 16

Steak & Eggs Tampiqueno
Roasted Potatoes, Ranchero Salsa & Fresh Avocado 19

Fiesta Breakfast "All Grande"
Eggs, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Blue Corn Pancakes,
Mango Compote & Prickly Pear Syrup 16

Pork Carnitas
Red Corn Tortillas, Spicy Green Rice & Tomatillo Salsa 22

Barbacoa de Domingo
A different selection each week
Fresh Corn Tortillas, Borracho Beans & Roasted Tomato Salsa 25

Baja Lobster Platter
Fresh Corn Tortillas, Black Beans, Rice & Salsa Fresca 29

DESSERTS

Banana Crepas with Pecans & Cajeta Anglaise 7

Mexican Vanilla Flan with Burnt Caramel 7

DINNER MENU (available on Fuego's website):

BOTANAS y CEVICHE

Salsa Trio
White Corn Chips
4

Guacamole Trio
White Corn Chips
10

Blue Agave Cured Salmon Totopos
Cilantro-Serrano Spread
10

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche w/ Chile Roja
Plantain Chips
12

Lobster Ceviche w/ Aji Chile
Yucca Chips
14

TACOS y TAMAL

Cilantro-Jalapeno Skirt Steak Asada Tacos (3)
Salsa Verde
9

Duck 'Al Pastor' Tacos w/ Chile California (3)
Roasted Pina
10

Yucatan Achiote Chicken Tamale
Mole Poblano
8

ANTOJITOS, ENSALADAS y SOPAS
Green Chile Relleno w/ Pork Carnitas
Salsa Borracha
11

Queso Fundido 'Mexican Cheese Fondue'
Chicken Tinga & Tostadas Azul
9

Chopped Ensalada w/ Queso Fresco
Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
9

Sweet Corn 'Elote' Soup
Epazote & Lobster-Poblano Salsa
9

ENTREES 'FUERTES'

Pepita-Crusted Wild Salmon
White Bean-Nopal Salad, Fresh Cilantro & Mole Verde
24

Mexican Shrimp Brochettes w/ Guajillo Chile
Chorizo-Potato Enchiladas
26

Plantain-Crusted 'Local Catch'
Mole Amarillo Aji & Chipotle Black Beans
A.Q.

Blue Crab & Smoked Shrimp Masa Crepas
Poblano Crema, Roasted Corn Salsa & Rice
19

Yucatan Style Pork 'Two Ways'
Pork Tamale Pibil & Achiote-Glazed Pork Filet
23

Bone-In Chicken Poblano
Saffron Arroz & Poblano Mole de Oaxaca
19

Ancho Chile Grilled Ribeye
Roasted Squash 'Calabacitas' & Ancho-Chipotle-Pasilla Steak Sauce
28

Guajillo-Glazed Lamb Chops
Red Chile Potatoes, & Agave-Guajillo Chile Essence
29

White Corn Sopes
Masa 'Boats', Black Beans, Summer Squash, Guacamole, Romaine, Lime Vinaigrette, Queso Fresco & Mexican Crema
14

SIDES TO SHARE

Queso Fresco Fries
w/ Cilantro
5

Chipotle-Black Beans
5

Spicy Green Rice
5

Summer Squash 'Calabacitas'
5

Roasted Corn on the Cob
w/ Chipotle Butter
5

Fuego is at The Hotel Maya 700 Queensway Drive Long Beach, CA 90802