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La Qchara

506 Franklin St, Melrose, MA
Experience the world of Central and South American flavors from your own neighborhood. From Venezuelan cachapas to Latin American-inspired chia pudding, we give these traditional cuisines a modern (and health-conscious) kick. We offer many gluten-free and vegetarian options as well-- we have something for everyone! - La Qchara
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Breakfast

Breakfast Empanadas
Most Orderedminimum 10
Your choice of breakfast empanadas. Figure two pieces per person. Served with chipotle aioli.
$3.75
$3.75
Fruit Salad
serves 10
$50.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$50.00
Assorted Breakfast Sandwiches
minimum 15
Your choice of breakfast sandwiches on your choice of bread.
$4.85
$4.85
Muffins
minimum 12
Your choice of muffins.
$3.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$3.00

Appetizers

Empanadas
Most Orderedminimum 10
Savory turnovers with your choice of filling.
$3.75
$3.75
Tequenos
serves 25
Queso blanco (white cheese), wrapped in crispy dough. Served with chipotle aioli. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$75.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$75.00
Reina Pepiada Arepitas
serves 25
Mini arepas (corn cakes) topped with cilantro-lime-avocado chicken salad.
$75.00
$75.00
Datiles
serves 25
Almond-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon and topped with cheese.
$100.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$100.00

Catering Packages

Taco Bar
Most Orderedminimum 15
Everything you need to build your own tacos, including corn tortillas, your choice of 2 meats, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese, Spanish crema, red ranchera sauce, and green tomatillo sauce. Served with Spanish rice and black beans. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$11.50
$11.50
Rice Bowl Bar
minimum 15
Everything you need to build your own rice bowls, including Spanish rice, your choice of 2 meats, pice de gallo, cheese, black beans, lettuce, slaw, scallions, green tomatillo sauce, and red ranchera sauce. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$11.50
$11.50
Quinoa Bar
minimum 15
Everything you need to build your own quinoa bowls, including red & white quinoa, your choice of 2 meats, pico de gallo, cheese, black beans, lettuce, scallions, slaw, green tomatillo sauce, and red ranchera sauce. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$12.50
$12.50
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Pabellon Criollo Bar
minimum 15
Everything you need to make your own entree plates, including your choice of meat, Spanish rice, black beans, and sweet plantains. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$11.00
$11.00
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Chia Pudding

Guatemala Chia Pudding
individual packaging
Traditional chia pudding topped with raspberries, sliced almonds, and shredded coconut. Contains honey.
$5.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$5.50
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Calebina Chia Pudding
individual packaging
Cocoa chia pudding topped with strawberries, banana, shredded coconut, roasted cashews, sliced almonds, and Nutella. Contains honey.
$5.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$5.50
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Colombia Chia Pudding
individual packaging
Cinnamon chia pudding topped with diced apple, dried cranberries, granola, and honey.
$5.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$5.50
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Quinoa & Rice Bowls

Pujol Rice Bowl
individual packaging
Spanish rice with avocado aioli, pico de gallo, chihuahua cheese, scallions, plantains, mango, and carrots.
$8.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$8.95
Salvador Bowl
individual packaging
Quinoa with guacamole, garbanzo beans, shredded carrots, tortilla strips, tomatoes, crumbled queso seco, and avocado aioli.
$8.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$8.95
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Peru Bowl
individual packaging
Quinoa with garbanzo beans, scallions, corn, salsa, avocado, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$8.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$8.95
Ecuador Bowl
individual packaging
Quinoa with lettuce, black beans, crumbled queso seco, salsa, sliced avocado, and spicy ranchero sauce.
$8.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$8.95

Vegan Quinoa & Rice Bowls

Vegan Peru Bowl
individual packaging
Quinoa with garbanzo beans, scallions, corn, salsa, avocado, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$8.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$8.95
Vegan Pujol Rice Bowl
individual packaging
Spanish rice with pico de gallo, scallions, plantains, mango, carrots, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$8.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$8.95
Vegan Venezuela Bowl
individual packaging
Quinoa with white onions, tomatoes, pineapple, black beans, avocado, red & green peppers, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$8.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$8.95
Vegan Salvador Bowl
individual packaging
Quinoa with guacamole, garbanzo beans, shredded carrots, tortilla strips, tomatoes, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$8.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$8.95
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Sandwiches & Wraps

Assorted Wrap Platter
Most Orderedserves 8
Your choice of 3 wraps.
$50.00
$50.00
Assorted Sandwiches
minimum 10
Your choice of sandwiches.
$8.95
$8.95

Burritos

Burrito
individual packaging
With your choice of protein, black beans, rice, salsa, and cheese. Served with yuca fries and guasacaca (avocado salsa).
$11.95
$11.95
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Vegetarian Burrito
individual packaging
With roasted vegetables, quinoa, black beans, salsa, and cheese. Served with yuca fries and guasacaca (avocado salsa).
$10.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$10.95
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Vegan Burrito
individual packaging
With roasted vegetables, quinoa, black beans, and salsa. Served with yuca fries and guasacaca (avocado salsa).
$10.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$10.95
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Individually Packaged Entrees

Pabellon Criollo
individual packaging
Venezuelan shredded beef with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains. Topped with crumbled queso seco.
$10.95
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$10.95
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Arroz con Pollo
individual packaging
Marinated chicken simmered with rice, carrots, and red & green peppers. Topped with roasted vegetables and tomatoes.
$10.95
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$10.95
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Vegan Stuffed Avocado
individual packaging
Avocado halves stuffed with spicy quinoa and pico de gallo. Served with curtido (cabbage relish).
$13.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$13.95
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Enchiladas Mole
individual packaging
Three chicken enchiladas with mole (dark red chile sauce), crema fresca, and sliced almonds. Served with rice and black beans.
$10.95
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$10.95
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Hot Entrees

Paella Vegetariana
Most Orderedserves 10
Bomba rice with saffron and seasonal vegetables. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$80.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$80.00
Paella Mixta
serves 10
Bomba rice with saffron, marinated chicken, grilled chorizo (Mexican-style pork sausage), and seasonal vegetables. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$80.00
$80.00
Paella Ciega
serves 10
Bomba rice with mussels, calamari, shrimp, clams, and sea scallops. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$100.00
$100.00

Individually Packaged Salads

La Cortada Salad
individual packaging
Mixed greens with apple, black beans, corn, queso fresco, onions, crispy tortillas, and toasted sesame vinaigrette.
$7.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$7.50
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La Verde Salad
individual packaging
Spinach with cranberries, beets, Oaxaca cheese, toasted almonds, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$7.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$7.50
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Vegan La Verde Salad (No Cheese)
individual packaging
Spinach with cranberries, beets, toasted almonds, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$7.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$7.50
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Vegan La Cortada Salad (No Cheese)
individual packaging
Mixed greens with apple, black beans, corn, onions, crispy tortillas, and Cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$7.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$7.50
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Soups & Salads

Southwestern Salad
Most Orderedserves 10
Mixed greens with avocado, cucumbers, black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onions, red peppers, cheese, and sherry-sesame vinaigrette.
$50.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$50.00
Garden Salad
serves 10
Mixed greens with tomatoes, onions, carrots, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$35.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$35.00
Caesar Salad
serves 10
Romaine with croutons, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing.
$35.00
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$35.00
La Verde Salad
serves 10
Spinach with cranberries, beets, Mexican cheese, toasted almonds, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$50.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$50.00
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Quinoa Salads

Peru Quinoa Salad
Most Orderedserves 10
With chickpeas, scallions, corn salsa, avocado, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$65.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$65.00
Chile Quinoa Salad
serves 10
With roasted squash, cranberries, red & green peppers, cheese, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
$65.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$65.00
Venezuela Quinoa Salad
serves 10
With white onions, tomatoes, pineapple, black beans, avocado, red & green peppers, and avocado aioli.
$65.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$65.00
Ecuador Quinoa Salad
serves 10
With lettuce, black beans, cheese, salsa, avocado, and spicy red ranchera sauce.
$65.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$65.00

Individually Packaged Sides

Yuca Fries
individual packaging
Served with guasacaca (avocado salsa).
$3.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$3.95
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Chips & Guacamole
individual packaging
Fresh avocado, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and secret spices.
$5.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$5.50
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Sweet Plantains
individual packaging
Topped with crumbled queso seco.
$2.95
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$2.95
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Salsa & Chips
individual packaging
$5.50
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$5.50

Sides

Sweet Plantains
Most Orderedserves 10
Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$40.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$40.00
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Yuca Fries
serves 10
Fried root vegetable. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$50.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$50.00
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Tostones
serves 10
Mashed fried plantains Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$45.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$45.00
Black Beans
serves 10
You can usually order a side of beans for just half your headcount. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$25.00
$25.00

Desserts

Mini Dulce de Leche Churros
Most Ordered
Fried pastry dough with caramel.
$3.50
$3.50
Large Dessert Tray
serves 15
Oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, nibblers, and magic bars.
$55.00
$55.00
Flan
Caramel custard.
$3.50
$3.50
Small Dessert Tray
serves 10
Oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies.
$35.00
$35.00

Beverages

Assorted Individual Sodas
Most Orderedminimum 15
$2.25
$2.25
Bottled Water
minimum 15
$2.25
$2.25
Intelligentsia Box of Coffee
serves 12
$24.00
$24.00
Lemonade
serves 10
$20.00
$20.00

Miscellaneous

Disposable Chafing Dish
Most Orderedserves 10
If your lunch is more than 45 minutes long, a chafing dish keeps the food hot for an hour or more. Order one kit for roughly every 10 people being served.
$8.00
$8.00

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