My friend Jerry, of Panama End Point, just sent me a copy of the menu and photos of the new “Republic Of Texas Café” in Volcan. Consider this a collaborative effort.
The owner of “The Republic of Texas Cafe, Michael, hails from San Antonio, Texas and has brought the taste of Texas with him. Now, I haven’t had any of his dishes yet, but the menu looks great and all the external indicators look like a winner.
As I sit here reading a copy of the menu, my taste buds are going crazy. Let me give you a preview. The menu is being finalized as I write. Any prices I will quote are the planned prices.
In this section he has, as you would expect, two types of nachos. The first is the traditional cheese or bean and cheese nachos with jalapeno slices ($1.95). The second is “Super Nachos” with beef, chicken, two cheeses, sour cream and jalapenos ($2.95). I’ll stick with the traditional.
You can also get chili con queso ($1.95), a guacamole salad ($1.95 and $2.95), tortilla soup($1.00 and $3.50), a Texas beef soup ($3.50) and for the seafood lovers a shrimp cocktail ($3.50 and $6.50).
In this section, you find CHICKEN FRIED STEAK in the number one position. You couldn’t have a restaurant named “The Republic Of Texas Café” without chicken fried steak and cream gravy ($4.95).
You can also get chicken fried chicken breast ($4.95) and deep fried battered fish fillets ($6.95).
And now for the TexMex entrees. Each one reads just like I would expect for a TexMex menu. I am excited.
Chile Relleno ($4.50),
No 1. Dinner ($4.25) (2 cheese enchiladas with a special chili sauce, Mexican rice, beans and tortillas. YUM!
San Antonio Deluxe Dinner ($6.95) Chili con queso and a bean & cheese chalupa, Cheese enchilada and crispy taco, Mexican rice, beans and tortillas.
There are eleven other TexMex dinners to choose from with prices running from $3.95 to $6.95. All the variety I would have expected. And the tacos are crispy tacos!
Hey, you can even get a T-Bone steak ($10.95) with sautéed onions, Mexican rice, beans or substitute potatoes for the rice.
Here you find five different burgers with the last two being Jalapeno Burgers.
You find the usual drinks as well as fresh made Margaritas ($2.00)
I am glad to see that the menu spells out clearly that if the table has 6 or more persons, then they will add a 15% gratuity. That is reasonable. If Machu Picchu, in Boquete, were as ethical and didn’t hide the fact that they embed gratuity on all bills, I might try there too. Hint Hint.
Here are the hours of operation. You might as well just drive up to Volcan, get a hotel room and try the whole menu.
Here is Michael in the nicely setup kitchen.
Here are a few more photos of the restaurant. I want to thank Jerry for sending me the photos and the menu so I could share it with you. If only he could send me an enchilada plate via email.
Remember that the first day of operation will be this Friday! Jerry promised to go try it out and take some photos. Of course I will not take Jerry’s word for it and will schedule some weekend to go up and try it out myself.
Here are Jerry’s directions to get to the restaurant:
Straight through Volcan towards Serreno. It is on the right in New California just before Berard’s grocery store.
Now my poem (TexMex Mexican Food) can be re-read.