Lava Cantina: Fresh Mexican food with a Rock-n-Roll attitude
Lava Cantina: Fresh Mexican food with a Rock-n-Roll attitude
Lava Cantina: Fresh Mexican food with a Rock-n-Roll attitude
Lava Cantina: Fresh Mexican food with a Rock-n-Roll attitude
Lava Cantina: Fresh Mexican food with a Rock-n-Roll attitude

The Set List

The Opening Acts

Lava Nachos

Fresh tortilla chips piled high with your choice of ground beef, fajita or shredded chicken, and/or carnitas and topped with queso, cheddar cheese, sour cream, fresh pico, cilantro, and of course, our homemade refried beans.

Rebel Cheese Styx

Fresh pepperjack cheese rolled in a crunchy breading and lightly fried to offer a gooey inside coated in a firm crust. Cilantro sour cream served on the side.

Buffalo Gator Bites

Citrus marinated gator, breaded & fried golden brown, tossed in Gringo Bandito® Buffalo Sauce & served with avocado ranch.

Queso Fundido

A delicious Mexican fondue that is lit on fire and served with fresh tortillas!

Crab Bisque

A downhome classic!  Fresh, lump crab meat in a thick, rich bisque makes an amazing showcase for your tastebuds.  Not a traditional “Mexican” dish, but we’re in Louisiana!

Parliament Quesadelic

Our hot, thick, and creamy queso is made with the authentic, premium Casa Solana Mexican Cheddar Cheese.  Throw in a little ground beef if you’re feeling hearty.

Rock n Guac

Our fresh guacamole is prepared  by hand at your table by combining our ripe avocados, onions, jalapenos, lime, herbs and spices!

Bacon Wrapped Oysters

6 Shucked Oysters wrapped in bacon & fried! Served with our delicious Mexican Remoulade.

Interlude

Motley Mexican Salada

Chpped iceburg lettuce, black beans, roasted corn, diced avocado and plum tomatoes.  Dressings:  Avocado Ranch or homemade Cilantro Honey Vinaigrette

Ensalada Cesar

Chopped romaine lettuce mixed with our homemade Caesar dressing and plum tomatoes, topped with fried tortilla strips and shredded Jack cheese.

Homemade Chili 

Garnished with cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream.

Tortilla Soup

A fresh tomato based soup with onions, chiles, roasted corn, chicken and a light spice and herbal blend topped with avocado, sour cream and homemade tortilla chips.

Main Events

Back Stage Burrito  (turn your burrito into a Chimichanga!)

Pick your favorite meat selection and combine with our homemade refried beans, then, we’ll top it off with your choice of sauce. For a little extra, stuff it with sautéed onions, mushrooms, roasted corn, and / or jalapenos!

Light My Fire Fajitas

Our marinated, grilled chicken served with the vegetable medley, fresh pico, shredded lettuce and sour cream combine to form a delicious symphony of flavors.  Of course, you will have to roll your own in one of our freshly made flour tortillas…

The Three Amigos Enchiladas 

Just let us know which meat you’d like and we will tightly roll your grilled selection in three pan seared, corn tortillas and smother them in your choice of sauce.

Zydeco Enchiladas

Three cheese enchiladas filled with traditional creole crab stuffing made with real lump crab and crab claw meat! Topped only with a lump crab sherry cream sauce.

Tour Bus Tailpipes

A poblano stuffed with cheese and served on a bed of any of our meats and topped with your choice of sauce! We recommend smothering it with our rich sour cream or jalapeno sour cream sauce and topping it with crusted pecans and raisins.

Bad to the Bones

Memphis style smoked baby back ribs glazed with sweet and spicy BBQ sauce and served with fries!

En Fuego Asado 

Marinated and grilled 8oz steak served over our Veggie Medley and grilled mixed Vegetables.

MEAT SELECTIONS      

Fajita Steak, Fajita Chicken, Ground Beef, Shredded Chicken, Carnitas, Gator, Shrimp

VEGETARIAN OPTION

Consists of Sliced Squash, Zucchini, Mushrooms and Onions

Street Tacos and Quesadillas

Fish Tacos*

Dos Equis tempura fried white fish topped with lettuce, Gringo Bandito mayo, and fresh mango salsa! Also available grilled. Served on your choice of tortillas.

Crab Cake Tacos* 

Fried crab cake topped with lettuce, Gringo Bandito mayo, and a roasted corn and serrano sauce!  Served on your choice of tortillas.

Concert Tacos 

Delicious beef or vegetable medley filled tacos unite for a more traditional trio.

Bayou Tacos* 

Alligator marinated in fruit juices and grilled with Mexican spices is stuffed into your choice of tortillas with lettuce, cheese, peach pico de gallo & Gringo Bandito® mayo!

Shrimp Tacos 

Fresh gulf shrimp sautéed in oil, Mexican spices, and freshly squeezed lime juice and deglazed with Sauza Giro Silver tequila, then chopped and stuffed into a taco!

Quesadilla 

Blended cheese and our delicious Vegetable Medley! Choose your own meat selections!

Fajita Chicken Tacos 

Our fajita chicken is a tenderized chicken breast that is pounded out, marinated, and grilled to order!  Served on your choice of tortillas.

The Reaper’s Tacos* 

Nothing to fear, just our delicious, fried oyster tacos topped with lettuce, tomatoes and Mexican Remoulade.

Carnitas Tacos 

Our slow simmered, pulled pork has a nice combination of herbs, spices, and onions. Your choice of tortillas!

Twang n’ Tacos* 

Our Texas style BBQ Brisket is stuffed in your choice of tortillas and served with lettuce, cheese, peach pico de gallo and a Gringo Bandito® mayo!

**Specialty tacos are served in quantities of THREE**

 *All Tacos [except those marked by *] are made with cheese, lettuce, pico, sour cream and our Vegetable Medley.*

Kid’s Menu

Tom Tom Burrito

Like the Backstage Burrito, only smaller! Fill it to your lil’ liking!

Cheese Quesadilla

A Cheese ‘dilla – fill with Chicken, Beef or Carnitas!

The Two Amigos 

Pick a meat to fill two hearty tacos… Cause three is too many.

Kid’s Burger and Fries 

Hamburger or Cheeseburger with kids fries.

 

Encore

A Lil’ Peace of My Heart

Take a thick slice of a freshly baked, white cake and drown it in three different rich milks and soak that bad boy for hours to create a perfect, creamy, rich textured cake that is sure to chill you out.

Dr Feelgood’s Cheesecake

A thick and rich cheesecake is crusted with a cinnamon sopapilla shell to create a ridiculous combination of a creamy texture with a light crunch that will ROCK YOUR WORLD!

Lava Cake

A thickly baked, rich chocolate cake is drizzled with Hershey’s syrup and lit on fire! Topped with whipped cream and ice cream for the perfect combination of fire and ice.  Penetrate its core with your fork to release the chocolate lava.

Specialty Margaritas

With ten beers on tap served at or below 29 degrees, plus a host of other great bottled selections, we thought that might be enough to keep everybody happy.  After a little more consideration, we figured, why not just really complicate things by offering a large selection of freshly prepared margaritas using fresh fruits and herbs all mixed at the time you order it?

 

KICKSTART KIWI MARGARITA

Sliced kiwi, tequila, and freshly squeezed lemon and lime jump into the mosh pit of deliciousness to create a sweet blend in this frozen concoction.

DEATH VALLEY MARGARITA

Want a Mt Vesuvius with a little local flair, touch and flavor? Try this purple and gold margarita! It’ll have you Calling Baton Rouge!

THUNDERSTRUCK MARGARITA

With the right combination of fresh jalapenos, cucumbers, and tequila, we hope you are left thunderstruck!

SMOOTH CRIMINAL MARGARITA

Strawberry and banana blend in a smoothie texture to make this fruity margarita!  Served frozen or on the rocks.

MANGO MAYHEM MARGARITA

Mix fresh mango with coconut nectar, tequila and Cointreau to make this delicious, yet potent cocktail that will make you feel like you’re rocking out on the beach in Cabo!

RHETT’S KILLARITA

This ultra top shelf margarita contains 5 shots of alcohol and is not for the faint of heart. Consumption is known to improve your dance moves and frankly, my darling … you just won’t give a damn. (Served on the rocks only)

MT. VESUVIUS

The “giant” of the menu! This margarita and upside-down 7 oz. Coronita concoction takes its name from one of the most dangerous and active volcanoes in the world! Order it strawberry or mango and get it frozen or on the rocks. Be sure to ask your server for other good beer options to pair with it.

Catering Menu

Looking to order in BULK for your next event or meeting?  Look no further than our CATERING MENU that is customized to fit your needs!

 

Please feel free to download the menu HERE.

To Go Menu

Need to eat on the run?!?

Download the TO GO MENU here!

Brunch

Come in on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30AM – 2:00PM to enjoy our delicious Brunch menu. We also feature live Blues and Jazz musicians on Sundays from 11AM – 2PM.  You can download our BRUNCH MENU HERE.

Mexican Omelet

Traditionally known as Tortilla Espanola, this is a delicious cross between a quiche and an omelet.

French Toast

We use our Leidenheimer Poboy bread out of New Orleans to make this delicious, traditional French Toast, then we top it with Steen’s Cane Syrup.

Chilaquiles

This is a Mexican version of scrambled eggs with cheese, tortilla chips, eggs, and chipolte sauce.  Comes with avocados, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

Huevos Con Papas

A Mexican version of a scrambled egg hash.  We fill 2 fried corn tortillas with our scrambled eggs, Mexican style hash browns, pico de gallo, sour cream, and avocado.

Huevos Rancheros

2 Sunny side up eggs topped with spicy ranchero sauce, pico de gallo, avocado, and sour cream.

Crab Cakes

2 fried crab cakes topped with a sweet and spicy corn, serrano and pepper sauce.  Made with fresh lump crabmeat.

Breakfast Burrito

We stuff a burrito with chorizo, veggies (green and red bell peppers and onions) and scrambled eggs!

Egg and Chorizo

2 scrambled eggs with chorizo and pico de gallo, topped with sour cream and avocados.  Served on a fried corn tortilla.

Mexican Benedict

Jalapeno cornbread, sliced tomato, chorizo, and 2 poached eggs.  Topped with spicy hollandaise.

Breakfast Quesadilla

Chorizo, eggs, avocado and habanero sauce stuffed in a grilled tortilla!

Sides

Beans and Rice, Jalapeno Cornbread, Fruit Salad, Hashbrowns

Bread Pudding

A fresh bread pudding topped with Old New Orleans spiced rum sauce

Lava Coffee

Medium dark roast Community Coffee topped with whipped cream and a shot of Frangelico (hazelnut).  Served on fire!

Lunch

OUR LUNCH MENU IS SERVED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, 11AM – 4PM!

Click HERE to check out our LUNCH MENU!

The Music

Join us

For great live music
FOUR DAYS A WEEK!

Lava Cantina - Live Music
Checkout our current music schedule here

The Experience

About Us

Everybody deserves to be treated like a Rock Star from time to time, and when hungry Customers survey the landscape of places to eat for lunch or dinner, they will now have the opportunity to dine at Lava Cantina where they will receive a high quality, freshly prepared Mexican meal as well as a one of a kind experience.  If you are tired of the typical Mexican restaurant atmosphere with ceramic tile and adobe finishes, then you will likely find our vintage Rock n’ Roll Cantina décor as a refreshing and welcomed change combined with great rock videos and tunes blaring overhead.

You will notice our focused number of menu selections when it comes to ordering your meal, and in fact, you will be surprised that you may have the small menu memorized after just one visit!  Lava Cantina is a Mexican restaurant for those people who want high quality meals made from all fresh ingredients with a little twist of Rock N Roll attitude. The sub 30° beer, extensive tequila selection, and specialty margaritas are sure to help the overall experience, not to mention the great live music Thursdays through Saturdays!

If the food were not enough to keep you coming back, then the experience you receive definitely will.  The unique service model and restaurant décor is designed to ensure every Customer feels like a Rock Star!  Upon entering the building as an ordinary person, you will soon transform to a celebrity as you step in to a backstage concert setting where you will be recognized by our Stage Crew as a Rock Star getting ready to go on stage. Once you reach your table, the “Concert Set List” [most restaurants may refer to this as a menu] will be verbally reviewed with you, so you don’t have to worry about the normal stress of looking over a gigantic menu!

To start, we will provide the freshly made chips and salsas. You will likely want to cool down a bit with one of our freshly prepared, specialty margaritas that are made with everything from real fruit to ice cream.  If you want to try one of our other delicious Opening Acts [Appetizers], you only need to say the word.  In addition, we will provide you with enough salad, rice and beans to go around, and therefore, you only need to worry about selecting one of our freshly prepared Main Events [Entrees] made just the way you want it!  Need to satisfy that sweet tooth?  Choose one of our delicious Encore’s [Desserts] to get a little satisfaction.

With the authentic stage lighting glowing and high quality video sound system singing great Rock N Roll classics through today’s rock hits, you are sure to have an experience we hope you will be telling everybody about when returning to school, work or home.

While serving great food and providing Rock Star experiences will be our business, serving our communities will be our passion as we will be committed and responsible pillars in the areas we serve.  As a responsible community partner, Lava Cantina is dedicated to supporting local schools and  organizations in need and will raise awareness of key local support initiatives, not to mention volunteering time and efforts in our focused community support areas.

Thank you so much for visiting Lava Cantina and we hope you ENJOY THE SHOW!

Our Mission

It’s Why We Rock!

  • We create Rock Star experiences
  • Deliver fresh Mexican food fast
  • Have VIP standards, and
  • Know it’s not just a Culture, it’s a lifestyle 

 

Our Values

It’s How We Roll!

  • We work with integrity and purpose
  • We are passionate about our Rock Stars
  • We use high quality products
  • We partner in the Communities we serve
  • We appreciate our Crew

Our Story

Steve Vaughn

Steve Vaughn has been in the music business for over 40 years and has always had a passion for great tunes, most notably rock n’ roll. Like many career musicians, Steve held a day job to support and raise his family for over thirty years.

As Steve was approaching retirement, he began to think about what the “post career” chapter in his life might look like, and that is when it became obvious that the next phase should be a fun one that offers a combination of all the things he loves – great food, family, people, and music. As the creative juices flowed through countless brainstorming sessions, the Lava Cantina brand was born.

With a visit to Lava Cantina, you will see a great combination of the music and backstage decor that has been so influential in Steve’s life mixed with a passion for great food and service that he believes to be an expectation for people who spend their hard earned money going out to eat. We thank you for visiting Lava Cantina and hope you enjoy the show!

Work With Us

Do you have a passion for great food, cool tunes, and a rock n roll atmosphere?  At Lava Cantina, our Motto is to “Work Hard. Rock Harder.”  We are looking for cool and talented people to join our team as we create a new and exciting brand to introduce to musically starved communities.

Have a passion for service, cooking, or bartending?  Then apply as one of our  Stage Crew positions!

Have great experience as a leader in high volume restaurant operations?  Then maybe the Management application is the best suit for you!

Please follow one of the previously mentioned links and apply for the job you are interested in obtaining, then email it in to jobsthatrock@lavacantina.com!

We appreciate your interest, and ROCK ON!