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




Lopez guacs - served with vegetable escabeche

lopez traditional guacamole (v) (g)

add chilled lobster,  sweet cucumbers, salmon roe  

add mesquite smoked bacon & buttermilk bleu cheese  

add habanero juice, scallion, roasted corn  

guac sampler – all four!  (g)


Apps to Share

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

flour chips & salsa trio – mango habanero, chipotle, salsa verde  (v)

crunchy tofu – ancho tempura, chile glaze, carrot ginger  jus  (v)

white bean suave – jalapeno & lemon, like ‘mexican hummus’, pico, warm flour chips (v)

southwest poutine – dynamite dusted fries, fresh mozz, rosemary hatch gravy, fried egg 

goat cheese fundido – oozy, spicy, melty, house chorizo, pico, warm flour chips 

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

sweet & spicy calamari –carrot threads, peppers, scallion 


A Few Salads

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

casa – local lettuce, palm hearts, black beans, radish, cukes, cilantro lime vin (v) (g)

warm arugula – smoked gouda, red onion redondo, habanero beets, balsamic vin (v) (g)  



two taco minimum, mix em up if you want


spicy fajita rubbed shrimp – chipotle 1000, slaw  f

ancho tempura catfish – jicama slaw, jalapeno mustard  f

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

butter poached lobster – smoked tomato, guac, house bacon f

‘tako’ taco – chilled octopus, radish fresno salad, smoked chile kabayaki  f

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

smoked brisket point – tex mex crema, slaw  p

pollo loco – chile fried annatto chicken, buttermilk bleu cheese  f

‘blt’ – beer braised pork belly, charred tomato guajillo, arugula, balsamic  c

carnitas – ancho braised pork shoulder, black beans, red pepper chile, queso fresco  c (g)

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


Enchiladas & BMF burritos

ancho carnitas enchiladas – braised pork shoulder, chile rajas, cheddar jack, tex mex  c

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

roasted eggplant enchiladas – goat cheese, garlicky spinach, smoked tomato, pine nut praline (v) (g) c

roasted pulled chicken enchiladas – cumin, tomatoes, choice of red mole, suiza, charred tomato sauce  c

all enchiladas are

two per order, served with mexican rice & black beans 

pigfire BMF burrito – carnitas, chorizo, dynamite fries, jack, mango bbq  f

angry hippie BMF burrito – spicy portobello, goat cheese, roasted eggplant, smoked tomato (v) 

southwest reuben BMF burrito – smoked brisket point, house slaw, chipotle 1000, smoked gouda  f

all BMF burritos are served up with grits & slaw


Tlayudas (just say big grilled tortilla flats)

camarone diaz – hot shrimp, grilled onions, mango chile bbq, queso fresco 

monstruo verde – brussel sprouts, spinach, buttermilk bleu, suiza, fried beer belly 

shrooma looma – roasted wild mushrooms, white bean suave, arugula, smoked gouda 

huevos bravos – cracked eggs, chorizo, green & red salsas, smoked bacon black beans, jack 


Big Plates

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

mezcal chicken – sweet tequila roasted half chicken, brussel sprouts, grits, red mole 

roasted trout – garlic & spinach stuffed, warm fresno chile shallot salad, jalapeno mustard 

chorizo 4 queso ‘mac’ – baked penne, queso fresco, goat, jack & manchego, spinach  (available vegetarian)

lopez fajita burger – spicy house ground skirt & black bacon, rajas, dynamite fries, jicama slaw, chipotle crema  f

southwest cobb – spicy grilled skirt steak, guac, smoked peppers, corn, bleu cheese, chipotle 1000  (g)

cobb available with spicy shrimp or portobellos


lopez fajitas

choice of southwest spice or gringo mild

served with warm flour tortillas,

black beans (or vegan red pinto refried) & proper sauces

skirt steak     house smoked brisket   chicken 

veggie (v)     shrimp    carnitas      combo


On The Side 

mesquite smoked bacon black beans (g)    

vegan refried red pinto beans (v) (g)

mexican rice (v) (g)    

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

roasted brussel sprouts, guajillo & bacon (g)    

chile lime fries with fresno sauce (v) (g)

smoked gouda jalapeno grits (v) (g)    

house slaw (v) (g)    

jicama slaw (v) (g)       

red mole for dunking (v)


Hot Sauce Flight

...a sampler of heat, all made in house...yow! *1-10 on the ouch! scale 

fresno *6 – fresnos, garlic, red vin (sriracha’s cooler older brother)    

green hornet *7.5 - jalapeno, scallion cilantro, garlic, cider vin

sweet & lowdown *7 – chipotles, garlic, agave nectar, cider vin    

booberry *9 – fresh blueberry, garlic, ghosts, agave nectar, cider vin

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



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    baked to order, whipped cream,

brown sugar cookies & strawberry preserve

new world flan + citronge almond biscotti   

cinnamon caramel custard, blueberries

& orange liqueur marcona almond cookies

fried ice cream & peanut praline   

peanut crunchy coated vanilla ice cream

& caramel & chocolate sauce

cayenne sweet potato custard    

brown butter apples, pepita pralines, cinnamon cajeta gelato


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 5

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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