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Delicacies from Latin America

Chef Berta suggesting new dishes for customer to consider

I am originally from Chile, and I opened Berta’s over 25 years ago when I moved to San Diego. We use our classic original recipes – and brand new dishes as well – to create some of the finest Latin American cuisine you can find anywhere in San Diego. Let us prove it to you!Chef Berta Utreras, Berta’s Latin American Restaurant. The Best Kept Secret in Old Town.

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TAPAS


This brings to mind the Spanish tapas where you can sample an item before lunch/dinner or many with your cocktails.

Chilean Empanadas

Baked beef, onions, olives raisins, and eggs. $6

Spanish Pincho Moruno

Grilled lamb marinated with garlic, parsley, oregano, saffron, onion and black pepper. $7.50

Papas Choriadas (similar to Huancaina)

Red potatoes with a spicy Feta Cheese sauce containing onions, turmeric, lemon, white pepper, and three kinds of chiles. $7

Empanadas de Queso

Chilean cheese turnovers. $3.75

Platano Frito (Maduros)

Fried Sweet Plantains. $5.50

Ensalada de Naranja

Green Sicilian olives, oranges, parsley, garlic and red onion. $5

Colombian Tostones

Fried Plantain Banana flavored with fresh garlic. $5.50

Gallo Pinto

Mixed rice, beans, red bell pepper, cilantro and onions with a special Costa Rican sauce. $6.50

Spanish Olives

Marinated green olives. $5.50

DELICIOUS SALADS


Jicama Salad Vegan Salads

Delicious mixture of Jicama cubes, black beans, red bell pepper, onion and parsley. $8

Quinoa Salad

Native grain of the Andes Mountains. Served with cucumbers, corn, peas, tomatoes, red bell pepper, parsley. Olive oil and lime juice dressing. $8
Add chicken or shrimp. Add $4.50

Mango Avocado Salad

Avocado, mango, red onion and jicama with a cilantro dressing. $12
Add chicken or shrimp. Add $4.50 

AMAZING ENTREES


At Berta’s you will find a wide variety of dishes from all over Latin America and great care is taken to represent each of the featured countries.

Spanish-Caribbean Fricassé del Pollo

Delicious stew contains chicken breast, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, peas, raisins, cumin, onions, wine, cilantro, and green olives. Served with rice and a side of green salad. $17.50

Carne a la Parrilla, Argentinean Style

Ribeye steak grilled with chimichurri sauce, parsley, cilantro, carrots, red bell peppers, onions, vinegar, olive oil and spices. Served with tomato salad and potatoes. $23

Mexican Mole Poblano

Grilled chicken breast with a mole sauce made with sauté onion, chilies, almond, peanut, sesame seed combined into a rich sauce served with your choice of black bean or rice and a green salad. $16.50

Peruvian Seco de Cordero

Lamb with orange juice, lemon juice, chilies, cilantro, potatoes, and green peas. Served with green salad. $18.50

Chilean Pastel de Choclo

Traditional dish containing layers of fresh corn, chicken and beef baked with olives, raisins, hard-boiled eggs and onion. Served with green salad. $16.50

Colombian Bandeja Paisa

A platter containing beef, Plantain, rice, pinto beans, Arepa, fried egg, and avocado. Served with tomato, red onion and lettuce salad. $17.50
Add Spanish Chorizo add $4

Carne Asada Mexican Style

Top sirloin flat beef marinated with beer, spices, black beans, Feta cheese, guacamole, and tomatoes. Served with tortillas. $16.50

Vatapa, Brazilian Seafood Especial!

A variety of seafood with a Brazilian sauce made of peanut, shredded coconut, ginger, tomatoes, coconut milk, chilies, fresh cilantro and spices. Served with rice and green salad. $17.95

Spanish Paella

Valencia style! Seafood medley served on a bed of Saffron rice, cooked with wine, herbs, fish stock and Spanish Chorizo. Served with green salad. $18

Guatemalan Shrimp

Shrimp smothered in a spicy salsa made with baked tomato, jalapeño, green onion and garlic. Served with rice and green salad. $16

Berta’s Avocado Special on the Fish of the Day

Fish of the day sautéed in olive oil. Served with fresh, spicy avocado sauce, rice, and cabbage salad with lemon dressing. $17

Venezuelan Arepas

Thick fried corn patties (2) made with Masa Pan, Feta and Jack cheeses. Served with green salad, black beans, sour cream and red salsa. $15

Tallarines Vatapa

Pasta with Brazilian sauce made of peanut, shredded coconut, ginger, tomatoes, coconut milk, chilies, fresh cilantro and spices. Served with green salad. $14.50

Costa Rican Casado

Black beans and rice with sautéed bananas. Served with cabbage salad, corn tortilla and tomato salsa. $13.50

Tortilla a la Española

A thick wedge of a traditional Spanish dish made with potatoes, eggs, Feta Cheese, onions and herbs, sautéed in olive oil. Served with green salad and tomato salsa. $13.50

KID’S MENU


Pasta with butter

$6

Chicken with Red Potatoes

$6

Chicken with Rice

$6

1/2 Quesadilla with Cheese.

$3.50

Cheese & Bean Burrito

$5

DELICIOUS DESSERTS

A wonderful ending to a scrumptious meal.

Lemon Cheesecake

Zesty, creamy, homemade cheesecake drizzled with fresh pureed strawberries. $5

Olinda’s Pudding

Berta’s mother’s recipe. Semolina with cinnamon, orange peel and covered with a rich red wine sauce. $4.50

Homemade Flan

The best you’ve ever had! $5

Coco Banano

Fried bananas coated with coconut, glazed with honey and topped with sour cream. $4.50

SIDE ORDERS

Red Potatoes

$4.50

Side of Chicken Breast

$4.50

Side of Beef

$5.50

Tortilla and green salsa

1st serving included with meal. Extra 0.35 (salsa +0.50)

Pico de Gallo

$1.75

Sour Cream

$1.75

Black Beans

$4

Pinto Beans

$4

Side of Rice

$4

Quesadilla

$6

Quesadilla with Chicken

$10.50

Side of Venezuelan Arepa

$4

Green Salad

$6

Cabbage Salad

$6

Avocado

$4

VARIETY OF BEVERAGES

Compliment your lunch or dinner with a variety of beverage choices.

Vino y cerveza

please see our wine and beer list

Colombian Coffee

$3

Colombian Decaf

$3

Mineral Water

$2.50

Hansen’s Soda

$2.50

Coke

$2.50

Milk

$3.50

Apple Juice

$2.50

English Breakfast Tea

$2.25

Mint Tea

$2.25

Ice Tea

$2.25

Berta’s Fresh Lemonade (large glass)

$4

Jamaica Lemongrass Tea

$4.50

LUNCH MENU

Spanish-Caribbean Fricassé del Pollo

Delicious stew contains chicken breast, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, peas, raisins, cumin, onions, wine, cilantro, and green olives. Served with rice and a side of green salad. $12

Jamaican Chicken

Marinated chicken breast in nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic, cayenne, black pepper, orange and lemon juice. Served with carrots, grilled green onions, tomatoes and rice. $9

Pincho Moruno

Spanish lamb and onion shish kebab marinated in saffron, chilies, spice and garlic. Served with a green salad. $11

Gallo Pinto

Mixed rice, beans, red bell pepper, cilantro and onions with a special Costa Rican sauce. Served with cabbage salad, chicken, beef, or eggs, plantain on the side. $12.50

Colombian Fish of the day

Fresh filet of fish of the day, marinated in orange juice, ginger and garlic. Steamed with green onions, cabbage and red bell pepper. Served with rice. $10

Mango Avocado Salad

Avocados, mango, oranges, red onion, and jicama with a cilantro dressing. $12
Add chicken or shrimp. add $4.50

Jicama Salad

Delicious mix of jicama cubes, black beans, red bell pepper, onion, parsley and herb dressing. $8

Quinoa Salad

Native grain of the Andes Mountains. Served with cucumbers, corn, peas, tomatoes, red bell pepper, parsley. Olive oil and lime juice dressing. $9.50
Add chicken or shrimp. add $4.50


Berta’s sauces are freshly made!

Berta uses only the finest and freshest ingredients. Berta hand picks the freshest and finest produce, meats and seafood available. All the sauces are freshly made on the premises. The chicken dishes are hormone-free. Dishes without meat contain no meat products.  Even the sauces are made without meat products.

For substitutions talk to your waiter.

Prices will be adjusted accordingly.

We appreciate your business.

Open Tues-Sun – 11am-9pm. | Closed on Mondays. | Lunch served until 3pm.
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Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, & New Years Day

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