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

  • Old Fashioned

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

    Brokers Gin with Fevertree 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.
  • Moscow Mule

    Cold and refreshing served in a copper mug. Noble Russian Beluga vodka with ginger beer and fresh lime.
  • 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.

Quintessential

  • Classic

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

Cosmo-Like

  • 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 Stoli White Pomegranik vodka, limeade, pomegranate liqueur, and a splash of cranberry juice.

Fresh & Fruity

  • Golden Orange

    Our infused vodka with kumquat and basil, St. Germain, honey, and a splash of grapefruit juice.
  • Pretty ‘N Pink

    You’ll be tickled pink by this tasty fusion of Stoli Strasberi 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. Stoli Gala Applik 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 Stoli Strasberi vodka
  • PMS

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

    The “pearfect” martini. We mix up Grey Goose La Poire pear vodka, St-Germain liqueur and a splash of fresh sweet & sour.

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

  • Freshjito

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

    Stoli Blueberi vodka, basil, fresh squeezed lemon, raw sugar, and soda water, garnished with blueberries.
  • Breaking and Entering

    A criminally delicious bourbon drink. Breaking & Entering bourbon with muddled strawberries, dash of orange bitters, and ginger beer.
  • Strawberry Daiquiri

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

    Our infused rum with pineapple and vanilla, agave and fresh lime juice on the rocks.
  • The Kumquat

    Our infused vodka with kumquat and basil, limeade, soda water, agave, and caviar lime.
  • Pink Lemonade

    This is no little girl’s drink. Absolut Citron, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and a splash of raspberry liqueur.
  • One Night Stand

    Our sweet creation of Malibu Melon rum, pineapple juice and strawberry purée. A taste you’ll want to bring home for the night.
  • Cranberry Commotion

    Gets your mojo workin’. Sobieski vodka, cranberry juice & fresh lemonade.
  • Mojito

    You’ll be in mint condition fast. Bacardi 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, and ginger beer over ice with a lime wheel.

22 Minute Vacations

Served in a 22-oz Glass

  • Painkiller

    A prescription for all your troubles. Dark Rum,cream of coconut, pineapple, orange juice topped with freshly grated nutmeg and a Myers rum floater.
  • 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 Stoli Ohranj vodka, Midori, and fresh sweet & sour mix.
  • Tree Smacker

    A lip smackin’, tree smackin’ concoction. Skyy 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.

Lalla Specialtinis

  • Repo Man

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

    Great combination of Crown Royal and ginger liqueur, with orange bitters, muddled orange & fresh mint, and luxardo cherry.
  • Lalla Infused Manhattan

    Our infused whiskey with peaches and vanilla, sweet vermouth, blood orange bitters, and honey.
  • Classic Cosmo

    Absolut Citron, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and a splash of cranberry juice. Shaken and served up.
  • Water Moccasin

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

    You won't know what hit you. Stoli Vanil vodka, peach schnapps, our fresh sweet & sour recipe, along with muddled cucumber and rosemary.
  • Mail Order Bride

    A thing of beauty. Hpnotiq, X-Rated, Stoli vodka, with fresh sweet & sour. Served in a sugar rimmed glass.
  • 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 gin, Hpnotiq, mint leaves, cucumbers, fresh limeade and soda. Garnished with a slice of fresh cucumber.
  • White Mexican

    Malibu Red, Horchata, Sinfire Cinnamon Whiskey. Shaken and served up.

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 | Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blanc, Monterey | Mumm Cordon Rouge, France | Rose Regale, Italy
  • Chardonnay

    Columbia Crest Grand Estate, Washington | Rodney Strong Chalk Hill, Sonoma | Mira (unoaked), Napa Valley
  • Sauvignon Blanc & Other Whites

    J Pinot Gris, California | Pessagno Riesling, Santa Lucia Highlands | Mira, Sauvigon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • Merlot

    Chateau St. Michelle Indian Wells, Washington | Rutherford Hill, Napa Valley
  • 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 | Franciscan, Napa
  • Pinot Noir

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

Tequila

  • Dessert Bloom

    Infused Reposado Tequila with strawberries, mint, cucumber, fresh lime, and agave.
  • Tequila Basil Smash

    Alderete Reposado tequila, fresh lemons and honey, and smashed fresh basil. Shaken cold.
  • Blanco Shots

    Tres Agaves, Gran Centenario, Herr-Adura, Don Julio, Patron, El Mayor, Patron Gran Platinum
  • Reposado Shots

    Sauza Hornitos, Cazadores, Tres Agaves, Don Julio, Patron, Tres Generaciones, Clase Azul
  • Anejo Shots

    Tres Agaves, Don Julio, Patron, Tres Generaciones, Don Julio 1942
  • Baja Rocks

    El Charro 100% Blue Agave Tequila, Triple Sec, and our house margarita mix; on the rocks with salt.
  • Lalla Margaritas

    100% Authentic. Nothing but Tres Agaves blue agave tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, and a touch of Triple Sec; shaken and served without salt.
  • Lalla Fresh Fruit Ritas

    White peach, Mango, Watermelon, Strawberry

Beers

  • Draft

    Firestone Double Barrel Amber, Hop Notch IPA, Paulaner, Sierra Nevada, Stella Artois, Guinness 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
  • Goat Cheese Polenta

    Grilled with roasted mushrooms
  • Seared Ahi

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

    Sashimi grade ahi, avocado wasabi salsa, won tons.
  • 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.
  • Spicy Thai Chicken Wings

    Marinated in thai spices, sriracha pepper sauce, and orange marmalade dipping sauce.
  • Oak Grilled Artichoke

    Served with a balsamic Aioli.
  • Bacon Wrapped Date Bites

    Stuffed with ricotta cheese.
  • Both Bites

    Three Blue Cheese Steak Bites, three bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with ricotta cheese.

It's Fare to Share

  • Coconut Jumbo Prawns

    tempura batter, 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 jalapeno, pico de galle served with a selection of our own salsas.
  • Calamari Plate

    lightly fried, cocktail sauce.

Salads

  • Pistachio Crusted Chicken Salad

    Grilled chicken breast strips with a pistachio crust, organic mixed greens, roasted onion, granny smith apples, dried cranberries & 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, and anchovies upon request.
  • Lobster Bisque

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

    Marinated sliced heirloom and fresh mozzarella stacked on a bed of butter lettuce.
  • 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, candied pecans, chives, Point Reyes blue cheese, and mango dressing.
  • Roasted Wild Mushroom Salad

    Arugula and spinach, roasted wild mushroom, crispy prosciutto, celery, parsley & green onion, and lemon vinaigrette.

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

    Pure and simple: 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, sauteed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, fresh rosemary, and a drizzle of garlic oil.

Sicilian

Square, thick crust, New York-style dough, sprinkled with pamesan & pecorino.

  • The Palermo

    Pure and simple: fragrant basil and fresh mozzarella cheese top a light sauce made with Naples' famous San Marzano tomatoes.
  • The Siracusa

    Sicilian tomato sauce, capicolla, prosciutto, artichoke, agrodolce onions, mozzarella, black pepper, olives.
  • The Messina

    Sicilian tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil, oven-dried tomatoes, oregano, garlic oil.

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.
  • Carne Asada Tacos

    Chargrilled steak, cilantro, chopped onion, and avocado.
  • Chargrilled Chicken Tacos

    Adobe chile marinated breast of chicken, cilantro, avocado, and chopped onion.
  • Barbacoa Beef Tacos

    Beef marinated in traditional spices and slow cooked, cilantro, guacamole, and chopped onion.

LALLA Classics

  • Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

    On a bed of mashed potatoes, rich brown gravy, frizzled onions, and mushrooms.
  • Lobster Pasta

    House-made fettucine, poached lobster, diced mango & avocado, and chardonnay vanilla cream sauce.
  • Brick Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing

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

    House made fettuccine, classic alfredo sauce, choice of portobello mushrooms or chicken (grilled or blackened).
  • Spicy Calamari Pasta with Seared Ahi

    House-made angel hair pasta, classic puttanesca sauce with a dash of chili flakes, calamari, and seared ahi on top.
  • Cedar Plank Salmon

    Loch Duart salmon, roasted on cedar planks, with roasted tomato sauce, twice-baked potato and seasonal vegetables.
  • Pan Fried Sand Dabs

    Citrus brown-butter sauce with duck fat fries and seasonal vegetables.

Steaks and Chops

  • 12-oz Hanger Steak

    Also known as a "butcher's steak" because they would reserve this flavorful cut for themselves.
  • 10-Oz Baseball Cut Sirloin

    Cut from the center of top sirloin, this rich and meaty steak gets its name from its nearly round shape.
  • 16-Oz Rib Eye

    Double R Ranch "signature" beef includes only the top 1/3 of USDA Choice Grade Beef. A true steaklover's cut.
  • 8-Oz American Kobe Brando Steak

    Living large with an intense marbling steak, topped with grilled onions, roasted mushrooms, bacon bits, tomatoes, and blue cheese crumbles.

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

    Niman Ranch beef patty, LallaBurger sauce, iceberg lettuce, tomato, and pickles.
  • DownTown Kobe Cheeseburger

    The "DownTown" burger with the addition of two extra-thick slices of American cheese.
  • Nacho Burger

    Niman Ranch beef patty topped with nacho chips, ranchero sauce, spicy avocado, pickled jalapeno, and lettuce & tomato.
  • Bacon Cheeseburger

    We grind bacon into our proprietary Niman Ranch burger mix. Comes with applewood-smoked bacon strips, LallaBurger sauce, Swiss cheese, and lettuce & tomato.
  • P.G. Beach Burger

    Our nostalgic tribute to the famous burger served at Lover's Point Beach in Pacific Grove. Niman Ranch beef patty, mayo, mustard, relish, chopped onions, American cheese, and lettuce & tomato.
  • Duck Burger

    Rich, flavorful ground duck, plum hoisin sauce, Napa cabbage, and swiss cheese.
  • Ahi Tuna Burger

    Ahi tuna steak grilled rare, Hawaiian poke sauce, wasabi mayo, and a side of Asian slaw.

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