LOPEZ SOUTHWEST strives to use the best local available ingredients, the finest imports, hand picked produce, meats and seafood,

and intense creativity when creating menu items.

Our culinary team comes together to create fun,

bold and vibrant dishes defining the LOPEZ SOUTHWEST TASTE.

Plenty of spice and heat, plenty of freshness and fun,

and plenty of choices for every diner.

LOPEZ SOUTHWEST can also accomodate all dietary restrictions from gluten free

and vegan dining to the stuff you make up on your own...just kidding.

We are available for private dining, have a community table,

delivery and take-out 



Chef/Owner Michael (mojo) Herschman




Guacs, Dips & Dunking

lopez traditional guacamole 11 (v) (g)      served with vegetable escabeche

Add 2 bucks ...

chilled lobster guac  sweet cucumber, radish         firecracker guac corn, habanero, scallion

blt guac  bacon, smoked tomato, arugula              baja guac  mango, roasted peppers, lime

rojo verde chipotle, tomatillo, manchego                guac sampler – pick four! 16 bucks (g)


white bean suave jalapeno & lemon, like mexican hummus!, pico, warm flour chips 8.5 (v)

goat cheese fundido caramelized onions, mesquite smoked bacon, pico, warm flour chips 11

red mole grilled quesadillas for dunking 9 (v)

Let’s Begin...

tonight’s soup we’ll tell you all about it mp

crispy green beans ancho battered, chipotle soy 9 (v)

crunchy tofu ancho tempura, red chile glaze, carrot ginger cumin jus 9 (v)

ancho tempura shrimp red chile peanut sauce, radish salad 12

shrimp n grits corn, sofrito, peppers, smoked gouda jalapeno grits 13 (g)

sweet & spicy calamari carrot threads, peppers, scallion 12

southwest poutine chile dusted fries, fresh mozz, rosemary hatch gravy, fried egg 11.5

A Few Salads  ...add grilled shrimp 12, portobellos 6, chicken 7.5 or skirt 11

charred caesar grilled romaine heart, manchego, anchovy fritter, caper vin 10 (g)

casa palm hearts, black beans, radish, cucumbers, cilantro lime vin 8 (v) (g)

big southwest cobb spicy skirt steak, guac, black beans, corn, bleu cheese, chipotle 1000 21 (g)

Tacos  two taco minimum... THESE ARE BIG TACOS

spicy fajita rubbed shrimp chipotle 1000, slaw 8 f

rare seared mole dusted tuna mango habanero salsa, crema 8 f

butter poached lobster smoked tomatoes, guac, bacon 12 f

catfish ancho battered, radish slaw, red chile peanut sauce 7

roasted wild mushroom pepitas, goat cheese, pico 8 c (v) (g)

smoked brisket point tex mex crema, house slaw 8 p

pollo loco chile fried annatto chicken, bleu cheese 7 f

carnitas ancho pork, black beans, red pepper chile, queso fresco 7 c (g)

Enchiladas ...two per order, with mexican rice & black beans, add another for $5 bucks ($lobster)

ancho carnitas braised pork shoulder, chile rajas, chedda-jack, tex mex 16.5 c

lobster & rock shrimp spinach, corn, queso fresco, lobster chipotle & crème de limon 20 f

roasted eggplant goat cheese, spinach, smoked tomato ragu, pine nut praline 17 (v) (g) c

roasted pulled chicken cumin, scallion, tomato 16.5 c*

*choice of red mole, suiza, tex mex, or charred tomato guajillo sauce

BMF burritos ...served up with grits & slaw

naughty mermaid ancho battered catfish, pintos, jalapeno mustard, jicama slaw 17

buenos dias chorizo, fried eggs, smoked peppers, chedda-jack, chipotle 17

angry hippie portobello, goat cheese, pine nut praline, eggplant, smoked tomato 17 (v)

southwest reuben smoked brisket point, house slaw, chipotle 1000, smoked gouda 17

Big Plates

fajita burger house ground skirt & bacon, rajas, jicama slaw, chile lime fries, chipotle crema 15

carnitas ‘torta’ mango bbq, house slaw, smoked gouda, on challah, chile lime fries 15

camarone diaz tlayuda ‘hot shrimp’ tortilla flat, grilled onions, mango bbq, queso fresco 17

northern quesadilla grilled chicken, chile rajas, pico, guac, monterey jack 17 f

mezcal chicken sweet tequila roasted half chicken, warm spinach, grits, red mole 19

roasted trout garlic & spinach stuffed, warm arugula salad, crispy onions, jalapeno mustard 20

Lopez Fajitas ...choice of southwest spice or gringo mild

served with warm flour tortillas, black beans (or vegan red pinto refrieds) & proper sauces

skirt steak 20  house smoked brisket 18.5  chicken 17.5  veggie 16.5 (v)  shrimp 21  carnitas 17  combo 21

On The Side... 5 bucks

mesquite smoked bacon black beans (g)     vegan refried red pinto beans (v) (g) smoked gouda jalapeno grits (v) (g)    

mexican rice (v) (g)     ‘rice n beans’ (smoked bacon black or vegan pinto refried)                              

chile lime fries with fresno sauce (v) (g)   house slaw (v) (g)     jicama slaw (v) (g)      

(v) – vegetarian   (g) - gluten-free   f – flour tortilla   c – corn tortilla   p – puffy flour tortilla mp market price

hot sauce flight 7 bucks ...a sampler of heat, all made in house...yow! *1-10 on the ouch! scale (v)

fresno *6 – fresnos, garlic (sriracha’s cooler older brother)     booberry *9 – blueberry, garlic, ghosts, agave nectar

green hornet *7.5 - jalapeno, scallion cilantro, garlic                         sweet & lowdown *7 – chipotles, garlic, agave nectar

all lopez hot sauces are available by the 5 ounce bottle for 7 bucks



lopez fajita dust 2.5 ounce jar 10   sweet lopez t-shirts 20   gift cards any denomination and refillable, like yer margarita glass


sweets & libations

baked mexican chocolate   9

baked to order, whipped cream,

brown sugar cookies & strawberry preserve


new world flan + citronge almond biscotti   8

cinnamon caramel custard, blueberries

& orange liqueur marcona almond cookies


lopez/mitchell’s chocolate habanero truffles 6.5

whipped cream, cookies, berries


margarita cream puffs 8.5

profiterloes, lime curd,

whipped cream, berry salsa, scotch bonnet agave nectar


fried ice cream & peanut praline   8

peanut crunchy coated vanilla ice cream

& caramel & chocolate sauce



dessert shots

7 buck big shot or 14 buck little shot flight

little beer

licor 43 & fresh cream

iced coffee

crème de cacao white, house espresso tequila

coffee + cream


7b cinnamon vodka, spice blend, lemon

agave + ginger beer

crazy currants

crème de cassis, captain morgan loco nut rum

silver tequila, chocolate liqueur & cream



all lopez hot sauces are available by the 5 ounce bottle 7

lopez fajita dust 2.5 ounce jar 10                  sweet lopez t-shirts 20

gift cards any denomination and refillable, like yer margarita glass


2196 lee road  cleveland heights, ohio 44118  216.932.9000   mailbox@lopezonlee.com

#lopezonlee on instagram & facebook & lopez_BMF on twitter

there is a 2 dollar charge for split plates   some menu items are not available to split at our discretion, we will add gratuity of 20% to parties of six or more, or non-tippers

ohio requires we advise  "consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase risk of food borne illness”

all cheeses used at lopez are pasteurized and we use no processed meats nor trans fats  please inform us of any food allergies or aversions              $10 minimum on all credit cards




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