What to Eat at Tiato, Soft-Open in Santa Monica

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Tiato's Banh Mi Photo: Tiato

The House of An, founders of Crustacean and AnQi, are taking the fast-casual, office-lunchroom road laid out by Lemon Moon and embraced by chefs like The Too Hot Tamales, Joaquim Splichal, and Kerry Simon, who all started such outlets recently in Downtown. Tiato, soft-opened this past Monday at Santa Monica's MTV Building and officially opening to the public on June 28th, offers a charming garden patio and modern cafeteria space with a menu of breakfast items plus salads, soups, sandwiches, and entrees for lunch. What's being served?

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Tiato's Garden PatioHouse of An

Supposedly named for the Vietnamese word for perilla mint, Tiato goes heavy on farmed fruit and veggies in a continual effort to focus on the healthier side of the plate. There is an anti-oxidant salad, Vietnamese noodles with lemongrass chicken, eggs with forbidden black rice, shishito peppers, and mizuna, hemp seed and coriander-crusted albacore, a nine-dollar banh mi, and a curried kombucha bisque with green apple, as well as decadent comfort in dishes like a bananas foster sandwich and sweet pulled pork on a Hawaiian roll. The menu looks perfect for summer, a sure compliment to its generous outdoor garden space that is being marketed for events once The MTV crowd disperses or goes home. Check out Tiato's full lunch and breakfast menus below and visit the website for a potential free sandwich.

Tiato, soft-open today, grand-opens to the public on June 28th at 2600 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica.

TIATO LUNCH MENU

SALAD

TURKEY TACO SALAD / BLACK BEAN / ROASTED CORN / JICAMA / TOMATOES/ CRISPY TORTILLAS / CILANTRO DRESSING 9

ANTIOXIDANT SPINACH SALAD / BLUEBERRIES / BEETS / CHEVRE / POMEGRANATE
SEEDS / SHALLOTS / TOASTED FLAX SEED / POMEGRANATE-GINGER VINAIGRETTE 9

WILD SNAPPER CEVICHE SALAD 12

LARGE BOWLS

TRADITIONAL VIETNAMESE RICE NOODLE SALAD / LEMON GRASS CHICKEN /
CHICKEN RICE CRISPY ROLLS 9

SOUP

CURRIED KOMBUCHA SQUASH BISQUE / GREEN APPLE BOWL 5 / CUP 3

TURKEY MEATBALL LENTIL SOUP / SUMMER SQUASH / KALE BOWL 6 / CUP 4

SANDWICH

VIETNAMESE STYLE BAGUETTE / BEEF OR CHICKEN / CARROT / DAIKON /
CUCUMBER PICKLES / JALAPENO / CILANTRO 9

APPLE CHICKEN SALAD / HONEY WHOLE WHEAT / GOLDEN RAISINS /
CELERY ROOT SLAW / GREEN APPLE SLAW / BUTTER LETTUCE 9

SWEET PULLED PORK / HAWAIIAN SWEET ROLL / BRAISED RED CABBAGE /
JALAPENOS / CHARRED BBQ SAUCE 10

GRILLED VEGETARIAN SANDWICH / CIABATTA / ZUCCHINI / EGGPLANT /
FETA CHEESE / BELL PEPPER / ARUGULA 8

ENTRÉE

VILLAGERS FAVORITE / SIMMERED PORK TENDERLOIN / LETTUCE / ASIAN HERBS & PICKLES / MINCED PORK & SHRIMP SAUCE / WITH CHICKEN BROTH TO SIP OR POUR 10

TURKEY MEATLOAF / BRAISED KALE / SAN MARZANO SAUCE / MASHED POTATOES 12

TIATO SALAD BAR

FRESH MARKET PRODUCE & HOUSEMADE DRESSINGS 7.50 PER LB.

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE
WATER / COFFEE / ICE TEA / COKE / DIET COKE / SPRITE
RETAIL MARKET ITEMS/ SPECIALTY COFFEE/SMOOTHIE - AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

BREAKFAST MENU

FRUIT / GREENS

TIATO FRUIT SALAD / WATERMELON / GOLDEN PINEAPPLE / PAPAYA/ BLUEBERRIES / MINT 6

CARAMELIZED GRAPEFRUIT / YOGURT / KEFIR LIME 5

GRAINS / CAKES/ FIVE GRAIN OATMEAL / FARRO / STEEL CUT OATS / QUINOA / PEARL BARLEY / BROWN RICE WITH DRIED FRUIT COMPOTE AND HONEY 5

SANDWICHES

FRENCH TOAST BANANAS FOSTER / BURBON VANILLA MAPLE SYRUP /
PECANS / CHANTILLY CREAM 7

TIATO BURRITO / CHIPOTLE BRAISED BEEF / SCRAMBLED EGGS /
CARAMELIZED ONIONS / QUESO FRESCO / PICO DE GALLO 6

EGGS

HUEVOS RANCHEROS / EGGS OVER EASY / BLACK BEANS / AVOCADO /
BLUE CORN TORTILLA / GRILLED ONION / RANCHERO SAUCE 7

FARMERS MARKET OMELET OR SCRAMBLE / ROASTED ZUCCHINI / TOMATOES / SQUASH / CARAMELIZED ONIONS 7

SIDES

TIATO POTATOES / FINGERLING POTATOES / SCALLIONS / SHISHITO PEPPERS 3

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE
WATER / COFFEE / ICE TEA / COKE / DIET COKE / SPRITE
RETAIL MARKET ITEMS/ SPECIALTY COFFEE/SMOOTHIE - AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE