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La Qchara

506 Franklin St, Melrose, MA
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
$3.75
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Your choice of breakfast empanadas. Figure two pieces per person. Served with chipotle aioli.
Breakfast Wraps
$6.00
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minimum 15
Your choice of breakfast wraps.
Assorted Breakfast Sandwiches
$4.85
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minimum 15
Your choice of breakfast sandwiches on your choice of bread.
Perico Arepa Bar
$10.00
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minimum 15
Everything you need to build your own arepas (corn cake sandwiches), including arepas, scrambled eggs, your choice of breakfast meat, corn salsa, cheese, and chipotle aioli. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
Gluten-free
gluten_free

Appetizers

Empanadas
$3.75
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Savory turnovers with your choice of filling.
Mediterranean Hummus
$45.00
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serves 10
Red pepper hummus, roasted red peppers, carrots, feta, and pita chips.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Manchego & Fig Crostini
$75.00
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serves 25
Toasted bread topped with fig spread and Manchego cheese.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Reina Pepiada Arepitas
$75.00
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serves 25
Mini arepas (corn cakes) topped with cilantro-lime-avocado chicken salad.

Catering Packages

Taco Bar
$11.50
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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).
Rice Bowl Bar
$11.50
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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).
Pabellon Criollo Bar
$11.00
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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).
Quinoa Bar
$12.50
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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).

Chia Pudding

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

Quinoa & Rice Bowls

Peru Bowl
$8.95
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individually packaged
Quinoa with garbanzo beans, scallions, corn, salsa, avocado, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Ecuador Bowl
$8.95
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individually packaged
Quinoa with lettuce, black beans, crumbled queso seco, salsa, sliced avocado, and spicy ranchero sauce.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Chile Bowl
$8.95
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individually packaged
Quinoa with roasted squash, cranberries, red & green peppers, crumbled queso seco, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Venezuela Bowl
$8.95
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individually packaged
Quinoa with white onions, tomatoes, pineapple, black beans, avocado, red & green peppers, and avocado aioli.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free

Vegan Quinoa & Rice Bowls

Vegan Peru Bowl
$8.95
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individually packaged
Quinoa with garbanzo beans, scallions, corn, salsa, avocado, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Vegan Venezuela Bowl
$8.95
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individually packaged
Quinoa with white onions, tomatoes, pineapple, black beans, avocado, red & green peppers, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Vegan Ecuador Bowl
$8.95
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individually packaged
Quinoa with lettuce, black beans, salsa, sliced avocado, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Vegan Chile Bowl
$8.95
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individually packaged
Quinoa with roasted squash, cranberries, red & green peppers, crumbled and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free

Sandwiches & Wraps

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

Burritos

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

Individually Packaged Entrees

Pabellon Criollo
$10.95
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individually packaged
Venezuelan shredded beef with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains. Topped with crumbled queso seco.
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Arroz con Pollo
$10.95
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individually packaged
Marinated chicken simmered with rice, carrots, and red & green peppers. Topped with roasted vegetables and tomatoes.
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Stuffed Avocado
$13.95
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individually packaged
Avocado halves stuffed with spicy quinoa, pico de gallo, and chipotle aioli. Served with curtido (cabbage relish).
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Vegan Stuffed Avocado
$13.95
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individually packaged
Avocado halves stuffed with spicy quinoa and pico de gallo. Served with curtido (cabbage relish).
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free

Hot Entrees

Paella Vegetariana
$80.00
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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).
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Paella Mixta
$80.00
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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).
Paella Ciega
$100.00
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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).

Individually Packaged Salads

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

Soups & Salads

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

Quinoa Salads

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

Individually Packaged Sides

Yuca Fries
$3.95
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individually packaged
Served with guasacaca (avocado salsa).
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Sweet Plantains
$2.95
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individually packaged
Topped with crumbled queso seco.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Guacamole
$3.95
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individually packaged
Fresh avocado, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and secret spices. Does not include chips.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free
Chips & Guacamole
$5.50
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individually packaged
Fresh avocado, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and secret spices.
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Gluten-free
gluten_free

Sides

Sweet Plantains
$40.00
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Most Orderedserves 10
Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Yuca Fries
$50.00
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serves 10
Fried root vegetable. Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Tostones
$45.00
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serves 10
Mashed fried plantains Be sure to purchase chafing dishes if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Black Beans
$25.00
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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).

Desserts

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

Beverages

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

Miscellaneous

Disposable Chafing Dish
$8.00
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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.

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