There’s a place downtown where the past and present come together with a sizzle

At Lallapalooza, we combine modern flair with traditional class as a backdrop for a menu packed with decadent favorites made right here from scratch, from our wood-grilled steaks to wood-fired pizzas to our famous martini creations.

Make Lallapalooza a part of your night on the town - we’ll show you what all the buzz is about!

History

In 1997, what used to be an empty bank building in the middle of downtown Monterey became something much bigger when Lallapalooza first opened its doors. At the time, martini bars were few and far between, but Lalla knew they had a good thing and ran with it. Their huge variety of unique and inspired drinks are far from all there is to Lallapalooza. The major theme here is “big”. Big drinks, big energy, big food.

Ottone Restaurant Group

Pat Ottone - President / CEO of Ottone Restaurant group

LALLApalooza with its big American menu & martini bar, is Monterey's hottest night spot. Offering big American burgers, salads, gourmet pizzas from the wood burning oven, and its famous martini menu. 
(831) 645-9036

LALLAgrill "Casual California Dining in A Contemporary Garden Setting" located across from the Century Theater at the Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey CA. We feature the freshest ingredients and a delicious selection of entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also offer a full bar with an extensive selection of wines, over fifty sipping tequilas, and a virtually unlimited selection of mixed drinks. Open 7 days a week. (831) 324-4632

Elli's Great American Restaurant located at 1250 S. Main St, in Salinas, CA offers an All American Menu that honors the heritage of immigrants who have found a home in America. The family-style restaurant features wood-fired-pizzas, authentic street tacos, fresh salads picked straight from the Salinas Valley, and an incredible array of desserts. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (831) 759-8455

LALLA Lounge located inside Elli's restaurant we offer a club style atmosphere, a rocking sound system, huge video screens, and entertainment. Our signature martinis, cocktails, and beers on tap complete Salinas Valley's most exciting concept. Open 7 days a week (831) 759-8455

Reviews

The vast array of dinner selections and tantalizing drinks infused with a classy yet comfortable ambiance, make Lalla's simply the perfect dinner destination for any type of gathering.
-Nicole D. via Yelp
Food was great, reasonably priced, wine was excellent, and the waiters and waitresses were friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back! :)
-welltraveledd via Trip Advisor
I've never had a bad time, a bad drink or bad food here...The French onion soup is my FAVORITE THING EVER.
-Jamie S. via Yelp
For the price and quality of food you simply can't go wrong. The bar was also awesome!
-Kyle F. via Yelp
One of my favorite date spots in the Monterey area.
-Tom L. via Yelp
Excellent food. Excellent service. Great drinks for the price. Definitely will be back.
-Todd M. via Yelp
It's one of my favorite restaurants in Monterey.
-Sameen G. via Yelp
Monterey's finest Martini bar & fabulous grill.
-Kim via Urban Spoon
“Great atmosphere - best burger i've ever had!”
-doe4040 via Trip Advisor

Martinis

Lalla Specialties

  • Lalla Cuba Libre

    Muddled fresh lemon and lime with Bacardi and Coke. The perfect combination.
  • White Sangria

    Our house specialty is made for the patio. We start with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and add fresh fruit and tropical juices. One glass just won't be enough.
  • Repo Man

    Our infused Reposado Tequila with strawberries, muddled blueberry, luxardo cherry and basil, agave syrup and limeade.
  • Old Fashioned

    Knob Creek Rye with muddled orange, lemon, and Luxardo Cherry. Dash of bitters, sugar, and club soda.
  • Lalla’s Gin & Tonic

    Bombay Gin with Fever Tree Tonic Water. For the perfect touch we muddle a lime wedge, touch of Luxardo Cherry Juice and grapefruit bitters.
  • Lalla’s Manhattan

    Templeton Rye, Antica Sweet Vermouth with bitters and Luxardo Cherry. Stirred, never shaken.
  • Lalla Infused Manhattan

    Our infused whiskey with peaches and vanilla, sweet vermouth, blood orange bitters, and honey.
  • American Mule (gluten free)

    Tito’s Handmade Vodka, made in Texas, with fresh lime juice and ginger beer. Refreshing and served cold in a copper mug.
  • Strawberry Sapphire

    Bombay sapphire gin with muddled strawberries, fresh lime and tonic.
  • Tin Cup

    A nod to the early Colorado miners who drank their whiskey out of Tin Cups. A classic American Whiskey with muddled strawberries, dash of orange bitters, and ginger beer. Served in a Tin Cup.

Cosmo-Like

  • Classic Cosmo

    Sobieski Cytron vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and a splash of cranberry juice. Shaken and served up.
  • Purple Headed Dragon

    Our classic cosmo with an added raspberry twist. In a sugar rimmed glass.
  • Betty Paige

    This XXX rated martini gives you a real lift. We start with our classic Cosmo and give it a blast of X-Rated liqueur. There’s nothing sweeter.
  • Pome-Cosmo-Granate

    The Cosmo goes downtown with the new taste of Pearl Pomegranate vodka, limeade, pomegranate liqueur, and a splash of cranberry juice.

Fresh & Fruity

  • Pretty ‘N Pink

    You’ll be tickled pink by this tasty fusion of SKYY Dragon Fruit vodka, X-Rated, pineapple juice, plus our own sweet & sour.
  • Green Bananas

    Get in the swing with Hpnotiq, 99 Bananas, pineapple juice & fresh lime in a sugar rimmed glass.
  • Bad Appletini

    So good it’s super bad. Absolut Orient Apple vodka, Midori, Apple Pucker, and fresh sweet & sour. Shaken, served up.
  • Watermelon Madness

    A picnic in a glass. Made with Three Olives Watermelon vodka, St. Germain liqueur, sweet & sour, and a splash of cranberry juice.
  • S & M

    What were you thinking? It’s a strawberry martini that features Skyy Strawberry vodka.
  • PMS

    It’s a Peach Martini, Silly. Ours is made with Absolut Apeach vodka.
  • French Pear

    The “pearfect” martini. We mix up Absolut pear vodka, St. Germain liqueur and a splash of fresh sweet & sour.

Barrel-Aged Cocktails

  • Rum Old Fashioned

    Mt. Gay Black Barrel Rum, and Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Clemant Creole Shrub, Cherry brandy juice, Fee Brothers Bitters aged in port barrels.
  • Perfect Rye Manhattan

    Templeton Rye, Cocchi Dolin Blanc Rouge and St. Elizabeth aged in port barrels.
  • Classic Negroni

    Venus Gin, Cappeletti and Dolan Rouge aged in whiskey barrels.

Something Sweet

  • Double Chocolate

    After dinner at its finest. Stolichnaya vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur and Kahlua shaken and served in a chocolate rimmed glass.
  • White Chocolate

    You’ll love this elegant version of a chocolate martini- with White Godiva, Stoli Vanil vodka, Cruzan Coconut rum and a splash of cream.
  • All Nighter

    Need a little pick-me-up? Try this blend of hazelnut Kahlua liqueur and caffeine infused vodka.

14 Minute Vacations

Served in a 14-oz Glass

  • Grey Goose Special

    Grey Goose Citron, elderflower liqueur, muddled cucumber, fresh lemon, splash of soda and sprite.
  • Strawberry Daiquiri

    Our infused rum with pineapple and vanilla, fresh lime, muddled strawberry, a touch of cream, on the rocks.
  • Cabo Mojito

    Blueberry vodka, basil, fresh squeezed lemon, raw sugar, and soda water, garnished with blueberries.
  • Freshjito

    It's all about fresh. Fresh muddled cucumber, strawberries, mint, and lime juice, with great Rum!
  • Mojito

    You’ll be in mint condition fast. Vizcaya rum, fresh lime, fresh mint and agave nectar.
  • Mod Mojito

    A LALLA twist on the classic. Made with our own pineapple-infused rum. You can’t get this taste anywhere else.
  • Dark n’ Stormy

    A favorite of Australian rugby players. Goslings Black Seal Rum, a touch of St. Elizabeth Dram, orange liquor and ginger beer over ice with a lime wheel.
  • One Night Stand

    Malibu Melon rum, pineapple juice and strawberry purée. A taste you’ll want to bring home for the night.
  • Beach Bum

    Sailor Jerry rum, amoretto, blue curacao, fresh lime juice, and apple juice served in a hurricane glass
  • Classic Mai Tai

    The 1944 original Mai Tai made with fresh lime juice, orange curacao, house made rock candy syrup, orgeat syrup, and a dark rum float served in a tiki mug.
  • Life's a Beach

    Make the tiki gods smile. Fresh pineapple and grapefruit juice, espolon tequila, Captain Morgan spiced rum, coconut cream. and coconut milk in a hurricane giass.

22 Minute Vacations

Served in a 22-oz Glass

  • Tree Smacker

    A lip smackin’, tree smackin’ concoction. Citrus vodka, 151 rum, Meyer’s dark rum, peach schnapps, and 99 Apple schnapps, all mixed with pineapple, orange juice and cranberry juices, and a splash of grenadine.
  • Kentucky Tea

    Our infused whiskey with peaches and vanilla, fresh mint, passion tea, and honey.
  • Long Island Iced Tea

    Iced tea never tasted so delish. Rum, gin, vodka, and Triple Sec with a dash of tequila. We mix in our sweet & sour, and top it with a cola float and lemon wedge.
  • Grateful Dead

    Jerry would’ve loved this fit-to-be-tie-dyed specialty. Blue curacao and raspberry liqueur are added to our classic Long Island Iced Tea. Hippie heaven.
  • Raging Bull

    Get ready to run with the bulls. Red Bull energy drink with Absolut Mandarin vodka, Midori, and fresh sweet & sour mix.
  • Painkiller

    A prescription to all your troubles. A smooth full flavored rum cocktail. Dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice topped with freshly grated nutmeg and a topped with a Myers dark rum floater to make the perfect blend.
  • Zombie

    The original Zombie comes to life! Freshly squeezed lime, dark rum, 151, grapefruit juice, and house-made cinnamon-infused syrup.
  • Hurricane

    Take a stroll down to the French Quarter with this classic libation from New Orleons made with both light and dark rums, passion fruit and orange juices, house made rock candy syrup.

Lalla Specialtinis

  • Water Moccasin

    The perfect poison: Crown Royal, peach liqueur, and our fresh sweet & sour. Shaken and served with a cherry.
  • Classic

    Whether gin or vodka, this is the original. Shaken not stirred.
  • White Mexican

    Sweet, creamy, and delicious. House made cinnamon syrup, Orchata liqueur, our proprietary Single Barrel Patron Reposado, and Don Q coconut rum, finished with a cinnamon/sugar rim.
  • V-Splash

    The new gold standard. Fabian’s award winning amalgamation of silver tequila, St. Germain, fresh lime juice, and basil that’s finished with pineapple and agave syrup.
  • Spa-Tini

    Sit back and enjoy. Made with Hendrick’s gin, Hpnotiq, mint leaves, cucumbers, fresh limeade and soda. Garnished with a slice of fresh cucumber.

Drop & Roll

  • Classic Lemon Drop

    Like candy, Absolut Citron Vodka, and fresh sweet & sour mix. Shaken, served in a sugar rimmed glass.
  • Purple Haze

    The Lemon Drop goes '60s with a splash of raspberry liqueur.
  • Coconut Kiss

    The Lemon Drop with an island twist. Skyy Infusions coconut vodka, with our house made sweet & sour mix.

Wines By the Bottle

  • Lallapalooza offers an extensive array of bottled wines from around the globe. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer in the wine world, you will find the perfect wine to complement your meal and stimulate your taste buds. We are constantly bringing in new brands and varieties, so ask your server for the latest wine list.

Wines By the Glass

  • Champagne and Sparkling Wine

    Freixenet Brut, Spain | Martini & Rossi Prosecco Italy | Sofia Blanc de Blanc, Monterey | Banfi Rosa Regale, Italy
  • Chardonnay

    Columbia Crest Grand Estate, Washington | Rodney Strong Chalk Hill, Sonoma
  • Sauvignon Blanc & Other Whites

    King Estate Signature, Pinot Gris, Oregon | Mira, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • Merlot

    Chateau St. Michelle Indian Wells, Washington
  • Shiraz and Syrah

    Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz, S. Australia | Otter Cove Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    J. Lohr Seven Oaks, Paso Robles | Robert Mondavi, Napa
  • Pinot Noir

    Estancia Pinnacles Ranches, Monterey | Morgan, 12 Clones, Santa Lucia Highlands

Tequila

  • Desert Bloom

    Infused Reposado Tequila with strawberries, mint, cucumber, fresh lime, and agave.
  • Lalla Margarita

    100% agave tequila, lime juice, agave syrup, and a touch of triple sec. Shaken and served with salt. Add Grand Marnier to make it a Cadillac Margarita.
  • Lalla Fresh Fruit Margaritas

    White Peach | Mango | Watermelon | Strawberry

Beers

  • Draft

    Lagunitas IPA, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Sierra Nevada, Stella Artois, Firestone 805, Guiness Stout
  • Domestic Bottled

    Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft
  • Imports and Microbrews

    Corona, Fat Tire Amber Ale, Heineken, Michelob Ultra, Negro Modelo, Newcastle Brown Ale, Pacifico, Samuel Adams, St. Pauli Girl, Urquell Pilsner

Appetizers

  • Fresh Raw Oysters

    Morro Bay, Blue Point, Fanny Bay
  • Duck Fat Fries

    Hand-cut fries, extra-rich & extra-crispy, rosemary
  • Oak Grilled Artichoke

    Served with a balsamic Aioli.
  • Grilled Goat Cheese Polenta

    With roasted wild mushrooms.
  • Seared Ahi

    Cauliflower purée with wasabi, avocado, and roasted shiitake mushrooms.
  • Ahi Tuna Ceviche

    Sashimi grade ahi, avocado wasabi salsa, and won tons.
  • Italian Style Grilled Octopus & Calamari

    With roasted beets, aged vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh herbs.
  • Carpaccio

    Delicate, paper·thin steak slices, capers, pickled red onion, shaved parmesan, chive oil, mustard vinaigrette with arugula and grilled polenta.
  • Blue Cheese Steak Bites

    Point Reyes blue cheese & bacon, wrapped in steak strips, with honey mustard sauce.
  • Bacon Wrapped Date Bites

    Stuffed with ricotta cheese.

It's Fare to Share

  • Coconut Jumbo Prawns

    Tempura batter and coconut
  • Colossal Quesadilla

    Chopped chicken, black beans, fresh salsas, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, mexican crema, and avocado on the side.
  • Big Nacho Party

    House-made corn chips, diced chicken, cheeses, mexican rice, fresh corn, pickled jalapeño, pico de gallo served with a selection of our own salsas.
  • Calamari Plate

    Lightly fried and tossed with lemon juice, garlic, Italian parsley, and red-pepper flakes.

Salads

  • Pistachio Crusted Chicken Salad

    Organic mixed greens, Grilled chicken breast strips with a pistachio crust, roasted onion, granny smith apples, dried cranberries and cherries, crumbled goat cheese, and honey mustard dressing
  • Cobb Salad

    Grilled chicken breast, avocado, hard boiled egg, tomato, spinach, Point Reyes blue cheese, chopped bacon, and italian vinaigrette.
  • Chopped Asian Chicken Salad

    Grilled chicken breast, Asian noodles, Napa cabbage, snow peas, bean sprouts, mint, cilantro, green onions, won ton noodles, peanuts, and chili peanut dressing.
  • BBQ Chicken Salad

    Grilled breast of chicken, Coca-Cola BBQ sauce, avocado, black beans, tortilla chips, corn, jicama, cilantro, green onions, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing.
  • House Salad

    Local organic greens, cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, candied pecans, & Italian dressing.
  • Caesar Salad

    Hearts of romaine, shaved parmesan, crispy prosciutto, caesar dressing, homemade croutons, and anchovies upon request.
  • Classic Clam Chowder

    Rich, creamy, and truly delicious.
  • Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

    Heirloom tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic, served on a salt brick.
  • Lalla’s Iceberg Wedge Salad

    Crisp iceberg lettuce with Point Reyes Blue Crumbles, chopped bacon, tomato, chopped egg, and LallaBlue dressing.
  • Roasted Beet and Pear Salad

    Mixed organic greens, roasted beets, sliced pear, Point Reyes blue cheese, candied pecans, chives, and mango dressing.

Pizzas

Neopolitan

Made in the true neopolitan style, our crust starts with super-fine Caputo 00 flour with no added oil or sugar. Then your pizza is fired in our 800° wood burning oven.

  • Classic Margherita Pizza

    Fragrant basil and fresh mozzarella cheese top a light sauce made with Naples’ famous San Marzano tomatoes.
  • Pepperoni Pizza

    Thick cut pepperoni, mozzarella, and tomato sauce.
  • Sausage Supreme

    House made italian sausage, mozzarella, ricotta cheese, fresh rosemary, and tomato sauce.
  • Tough Guy Pizza

    Sausage, pepperoni, prosciutto, bacon, sopressata, smoked gouda, caramelized onions, mozzarella, and mushrooms.
  • BBQ Chicken

    Grilled chicken, Kansas City BBQ sauce, smoked gouda, mozzarella, and cilantro.
  • Herb & Artichoke Pizza

    Artichokes, fresh herbs, kalamata olives, caramelized onions, oven-dried tomatoes, mozzarella.
  • The Bada-Bing Combo

    Sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, green onions, and olives.
  • Stracchino Pizza

    Creamy ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, sautéed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, fresh rosemary, and a drizzle of garlic oil.

House-Made Fresh Pastas

  • Lalla Fredo

    House made fettuccine, classic alfredo sauce, choice of portobello mushrooms or chicken (grilled or blackened).
  • Angel Hair with Clams and Mussels

    Tossed with white wine, herbs, and the fresh flavors of the sea. Elegant and soul-pleasing pasta.
  • Beef Ragu with Homemade Egg Noodles

    Savory and tender slow-cooked beef ragu tossed with our homemade egg noodles, and topped with shaved parmesean.
  • Side of Sautéed Spinach

    The perfect complement to fresh pasta.

Street Tacos

Featuring our house-made corn tortillas, salsas and sauces. Each order includes 3 soft tacos and a side order of rice & black beans.

  • Shrimp Tacos

    Sautéed fresh shrimp, Mexican cabbage, chipotle mayo, Oxaca guacamole, and queso fresco.
  • Barbacoa Beef Tacos

    Beef marinated in traditional spices and slow cooked, cilantro, guacamole, and chopped onion
  • Chargrilled Chicken Tacos

    Adobe chile marinated breast of chicken, cilantro, avocado, and chopped onion.
  • Carne Asada Tacos

    Chargrilled steak, cilantro, chopped onion, and avocado.

LALLA Classics

  • Volcano Shank

    Snake River Farms Berkshire Pork Foreshank, slow roasted with mushroom risotto and crispy spinach.
  • Chicken Scaloppini with Marsala

    A simple but delicious old Italian favorite. We pound chicken cutlets before cooking to render them thin and terrifically tender. Deglazing the pan with marsala and stock creates a rich and satisfying sauce. Served with smashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables.
  • Brick Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing

    Free range, organic half chicken cooked under a hot, foil-wrapped brick for a crispy outside, with seasonal vegetables.
  • Seared Duck Breast

    White pekin duck atop house-made goat cheese ravioli, in a pancetta sundried tomato cream sauce.
  • Lalla’s Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

    On a bed of cauliflower puree, rich brown gravy, frizzled onions, and mushrooms.

Fresh Fish

  • Petrale Sole and Sautéed Shrimp

    Crispy sole topped with shrimp scampi, with sautéed spinach & parmesan-roasted Yukon potatoes.
  • Cedar Plank Salmon

    King salmon, roasted on cedar planks. Served with parmesan-roasted Yukon potatoes, and roasted root vegetables.
  • Oak Grilled Halibut

    Atop our flavorful Tarragon Beurre Blanc, with parmesan-roasted Yukon potatoes, and roasted root vegetables.
  • Seafood Chowder

    Classic chowder with clam, mussels, shrimp, octopus, and calamari. Served with grilled rustic wheat bread.

Steaks and Chops

  • 16oz Ribeye Steak

    True connoisseurs appreciate the marbled richness of this special thick cut of steak, imparting a mellow, prime-rib flavor.
  • 8oz Pan-Seared Kobe Steak

    American Kobe “Flap Steak” pan seared and butter basted in a cast iron skillet, sliced and served with pan juices.
  • 14oz Prime Sirloin Baseball Cut

    So thick, we need to butterfly it if you want it cooked past medium rare.
  • 12oz Hanger Steak

    Also known as "butcher's steak" because butchers would often reserve this flavorful cut for themselves.
  • 16oz New York Strip

    One of the most popular steaks that is prized for both its tenderness and full steak flavor.

Burgers

We make all of our burgers using American Kobe Beef. Not only does it have top tier flavor and marbling, but it is 100% natural, and free of any hormones or antibodies. The cattle are raised in Eastern Idaho on family ranches with a longstanding tradition of animal welfare & environnmental sustainability.

  • Downtown Kobe Burger

    American Kobe beef patty, LallaBurger sauce, iceberg lettuce, tomato, and pickles.
  • Bacon Cheeseburger

    We grind bacon into our proprietary American Kobe burger mix. Comes with applewood-smoked bacon strips, LallaBurger sauce, Swiss cheese, and lettuce & tomato.
  • Ahi Tuna Burger

    Ahi tuna steak grilled rare, Hawaiian poke sauce, wasabi mayo, and Asian slaw.
  • Duck Burger

    Rich, flavorful ground duck, plum hoisin sauce, Napa cabbage, and swiss cheese.
  • Blue Cheese Kobe Burger

    That intense Kobe beef flavor, blackened at high heat, with Point Reyes blue cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, and LallaBurger sauce.
  • Nacho Burger

    American Kobe beef patty topped with nacho chips, ranchero sauce, spicy avocado, pickled jalapeño, and lettuce & tomato.
  • P.G. Beach Burger

    Our nostalgic tribute to the famous burger served at Lover’s Point Beach in Pacific Grove. American Kobe beef patty, mayo, mustard, relish, chopped onions, American cheese, and lettuce and tomato.

Desserts

  • Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

    Banana custard, vanilla bean, Frangelico whipped cream, coated with chocolate ganache and hazelnut crunch topping.
  • Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

    Big, baked to order (soft <—> crunchy) cookie with lots of chocolate chunks, topped with vanilla ice cream.
  • Crème Brûlée

    Creamy vanilla custard with a caramelized sugar crust, topped with seasonal berries.
  • Custard Bread Pudding

    The mostly custard bread pudding is creamy and sweet. Topped with a whiskey caramel sauce on top of crème anglaise custard sauce.
  • Chocolate Fondue

    The finest melted chocolates paired with: caramelized bananas, strawberries, house-made marshmallows, shortbread, bite sized cookies, cakes, and fresh berries.
  • Key Lime Pie

    Key lime custard, graham cracker crust, topped with whipped cream and coconut flakes.

Large Groups

No night on the town would be complete without a visit to Monterey's hottest night spot, Lallapalooza! Located in the heart of Monterey's bustling nightlife, Lallapalooza's cutting-edge-meets-classic ambiance makes for the perfect backdrop to your group event. Cozy up in one of our luxurious leather booths or post up at our ultra-modern bar and get ready to enjoy everything Lallapalooza has to offer.

From energetic ambiance, to central downtown location, to delectable favorites like our wood-fired pizzas and sharable dishes like our giant calamari plate, to our famous martini menu, we've got everything you need for a perfectly memorable evening.

Large Groups

Use the form below to tell us a little about your group, or call Michelle Flores at (831) 645-9036