WELCOME TO CAFE MAX

Welcome to Cafe Max, Nelson's only Spanish restaurant and tapas bar. We are from Spain so our tapas are 'the real deal'.

'Venga y disfrute' the authentic flavours of Spain.

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CAFE MAX MENU

  • Menu

    TAPAS - Small Plates

    Pan de Ajo

    Garlic bread. Toasted ciabatta with fresh garlic and olive oil.

    8
    Patatas bravas

    Roughed fries topped with a spicy tomato and chilli sauce. Probably the most popular tapa in Spain to accompany any drink.

    9
    Tortilla a la asturiana

    Asturian style fritatta with potato, egg, herbs, onion, red capsicum and chorizo. (vegetarian possible)

    9
    Empanadillas de carne

    Oven baked butter pastry envelopes. Filled with beef tomato, onion and capsicum.

    9
    Alitas de pollo al ajillo

    Spicy chicken wings with garlic, herbs and sherry.

    9
    Croquetas de pollo

    Creamy chicken croquettes.

    11
    Riñones al jerez

    Sauteed kidney with Sherry, garlic and herbs "Jerez Style".

    11
    Higaditos al oporto

    Sauteed chicken livers with Port, garlic and herbs.

    11
    Ensalada de Verano

    Summer Salad. Lettuce, tomato, capsicum, olives, feta. Ideal as a green 'break' to accompany other tapas.

    11
    Escalivada

    Grilled vegetables. A Catalonian Favourite! Tomato, zucchini, aubergine, mushrooms and red pepper with Romesco sauce.

    12
    Espinacas a la catalana

    Catalan style spinach sautéed in olive oil with garlic, sultanas, pinenuts and feta cheese.

    12
    Alcachofas con Jamón

    Sauteed artichokes in olive oil with Spanish cured ham, garlic and herbs.

    12
    Mejillones al ajillo

    Green lip mussels sautéed in olive oil, garlic, herbs and a dash of sherry.

    12
    Calamares a la romana

    Crispy squid rings served with aioli and lemon.

    12
    Boquerones a la malagueña

    Crispy fresh anchovies "Málaga style" with aioli and lemon.

    12
    Callos a la madrileña

    Stewed tripe "Madrid style" with tomatoes and red wine.

    12
    Pincho moruno

    Grilled marinated lamb and vegetable skewer.

    12
    Brocheta de chorizo y queso

    Grilled chorizo, haloumi and vegetable skewer.

    12
    Rabo de toro a la cordobesa

    Braised Oxtail Cordoba style with wine raisins and orange peel.

    12
    Pimientos rellenos

    Beef ragout stuffed red capsicums baked in the oven on a béchamel sauce.

    12
    Berenjena rellena

    Beef ragout stuffed aubergine baked in the oven on a béchamel sauce.

    14
    Lomo adobado

    Grilled Pork Loin marinated in Spanish "adobo" served with mash potatoes "revolcona" style.

    14
    Gambas al ajillo

    Succulent banana Prawns (3) sautéed in olive oil and garlic with a hint of chili.

    14
    Bacalao a la Vizcaina

    Grilled Icelandic de-salted cod topped with a red capsicum and garlic sauce "Biscayne style" served with "revolcona" mashed potatoes.

    14
    Rape con pipirrana

    Grilled Monkfish topped with a vinaigrette julienne of tomatoes, capsicum, garlic onion and herbs.

    14
    Fuente de tapas variadas

    Tapas platter of grilled vegetables, chorizo, empanadilla, chicken and lamb skewers, tortilla, croquette, mussels, olives, feta, dip and ciabatta.

    25x1, 48x2

    La Cena - Dinner

    Pescado con patatas

    Fish and chips. An English classic also popular in 'The Costas': beer battered market fish with salad and hand cut fries. (Also grilled with no batter).

    21
    Hamburguesa española

    The Spanish beef burger: Prime beef pattie, Serrano Ham, Manchego cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, relish andmayonnaise. Served with hand cut fries.

    21
    Sopa de marisco

    Basque style seafood chowder with a base of creamed vegetables and tomatoes, white wine, rice, monkfish, mussels, shrimp, cockles and calamari. Served with ciabatta.

    22
    Ensalada de queso

    Grilled haloumi salad with falafel, kalamata olives, tomatoes, roast vegetables nuts and seasonal greens.

    22
    Ensalada de pollo

    Grilled breast chicken salad with Valdeón blue cheese, tomatoes, kalamata olives roast vegetables, nuts and seasonal greens.

    22
    Ensalada de salmón

    Pan-fried salmon fillet salad with tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, avocado, boiled egg, nuts and seasonal greens.

    24
    Ensalada de cordero

    Grilled lamb backstrap salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, falafel, feta, nuts and seasonal greens.

    24
    Paella Valenciana

    The most famous Spanish rice dish. Chicken, shrimps mussels, fish and diced vegetables cooked in stock with bomba rice to create an intense and delicious combination of flavours for the senses. (Minimum 2 people, wait 30-40 minutes or pre-order).

    24pp
    Fideus rossejats

    Roasted vermicelli "paella" with chicken, shrimp, mussels, fish and diced vegetables cooked in stock to create the perfect pasta dish Spanish style. (Minimum 2 people, wait 30-40 minutes or pre-order).

    24pp
    Pescado del dia

    Fish of the day. Ask waiting person or see board.

    POA
    Solomillo de buey

    Pure Angus eye fillet steak served to your liking with a blue cheese sauce, hand cut fries and salad.

    35

    Disclaimer: There may be extra ingredients in the dishes that are not mentioned in the menu, like nuts in the salads. Please let us know of any allergies or intolerances.

  • Drinks

    Coffee & Hot Drinks

    Espresso

    3.8

    Long Black

    3.8

    Machiatto

    3.8

    Flat White

    4

    Flat White Large

    4.5

    Cappuccino

    4

    Capuccino Large

    4.5

    Latte

    4.5

    Hot Chocolate

    4.5

    Chai

    4.5

    Teas

    Black Tea

    Pomeroy's Breakfast Earl Grey Sun Pekoe

    3.8 for 1 / 4.5 for 2
    Green Tea

    Jade Green Japanese Lime Bai Mu Dan

    3.8 for 1 / 4.5 for 2
    Fruit Tea

    Grans Garden Otago Summer Fruit Lemon Citrus

    3.8 for 1 / 4.5 for 2
    Herbal Tea

    Chamomile Peppermint Rooibos

    3.8 for 1 / 4.5 for 2

    Non-Alcoholic

    Otakiri Still Water 300ml

    3.5

    Otakiri Sparkling Water 300ml

    3.5

    Stoke Lemon, Lime And Bitters From Nelson

    4.5
    Most Organic Juices

    Apple-Blackcurrant Apple-peach Apple-feijoa Apple Apple-orange-mango

    4.5
    Frank's Soft Drinks

    Sparkling key lime lemon & bitters Sparkling tangy blood orange Tangy blood orange Sparkliing ruby red grapefruit

    4.5

    Deep Origin New Zealand Sparkling Water 750ml

    7.5

    Coca Cola

    4.5

    L&P

    4.5

    Schweppes Tonic Water

    4.5
    Pete's Natural Soft Drinks From Nelson

    Lime-onade Orange-berry Lemonade Currant crush

    4.5
    Chia Nutricious Drinks From Nelson

    Blackcurrant & apple Blueberry & apple Orange & passion

    6

    Cervezas Y Sidras - Beers and Ciders

    2 Stoke Low Alcohol Beer

    8

    Estrella Barcelona lager on tap 400 ml

    8

    Estrella Barcelona Lager on tap 500 ml

    10

    Moritz Barcelona Lager 330 ml bottle

    9

    Inedit spicy Spanish Lager 750 ml bottle

    18

    Captain Cooker Manuka flavoure Ale from Nelson 330 ml bottle

    8

    Emmerson's hopy Ale 500 ml bottle

    12

    Peckham's Moutere traditional apple cider 330 ml bottle

    10

    Sangria Jug serves 4

    30

    Vinos - Wines

    Sauvignon Blanc

    Middle Earth, Nelson Sauvignon Blanc

    Glass 9 / Bottle 30

    Waimea, Nelson Sauvignon Blanc

    Bottle 30

    Pinot Gris

    Middle Earth, Nelson Pinot Gris

    Glass 9 / Bottle 30

    Chardonnay

    Middle Earth, Nelson Chardonnay

    Glass 10 / Bottle 35

    Neudorf, Nelson Chardonnay

    Bottle 40

    Riesling

    Waimea Classic Nelson Riesling

    Glass 11 / Bottle 40

    Gewurztraminer

    Seifreid Nelson Gewurztraminer

    Glass 11 / Bottle 40

    Albariño

    Waimea Nelson

    Bottle 55

    Sin Palabras, DO Rias Baixas Spain

    Bottle 75

    Pinot Meunier rosé

    Middle Earth Nelson Pinot Meunier rosé

    Glass 10 / Bottle 38

    Pinot noir

    Middle Earth, Nelson Pinot Noir

    Glass 11 / Bottle 40

    Akarua Rua, Central Otago Pinot Noir

    Bottle 48

    Merlot

    Roy’s Hill, Hawke’s Bay Merlot

    Glass 10 / Bottle 35

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Brookfield's Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon

    Glass 11 / Bottle 38

    Shiraz

    De Bortoli's Deen Australian Shiraz

    Glass 10 / Bottle 35

    Tempranillo

    Maqués de Riscal Proximo, DO Rioja Spain

    Glass 12 / Bottle 45

    Avaniel, DO Ribera del Duero Spain

    Bottle 48

    Tempranillo-Merlot

    Pedro Pasion, DO Navarra Spain

    Glass 11 / Bottle 38

    Monastrell/Mouvedre

    Ursula, DO Valencia Spain

    Bottle 48

    Grenache-syrah-merlot-tempranillo

    Lasendal, DO Montsant Spain

    Bottle 60

    Méthode Traditionelle

    Cecilia brut 375ml, Marlborough

    Bottle 19

    Lindauer Special Resrve 200 ml, Marlborough

    Bottle 12

    Noble Riesling

    Seifried Sweet Agnes 375 ml, Nelson

    Bottle 35

    Sherry

    Tio Pepe fino, DO Jerez Spain (75 ml)

    Glass 12

    El Candado PX Rich Sherry

    Glass 14

    Port

    Taylor's Fine Ruby, Porto Portugal (75ml)

    Glass 12

    Licores Y Orujos – Spirits and Liqueurs (30ml serve)

    Martini Bianco

    9

    Christie's NZ Gin

    9

    42 Below NZ Vodka

    9

    Bulldog Gin

    12

    Hendrick’s Gin

    14

    Presidente Alvear Brandy

    14

    Stolen Gold Premium Trinidad & Tobago Rum

    10

    Tequila Reserva 1800

    10

    McKenna Kentucky Straight BourBon

    10

    Monkey Shoulder Malt blend Scotch

    14

    Jura single Malt Scotch

    16

    Dalwhinnie Single Malt 15 year

    18

    Galliano: Amaretto,Vanilla, Sambucca

    10

    Tia Maria

    10

    Grand Marnier

    10

    Drambuie

    10

    Luigi Francolli Grappa di Moscato

    10
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Hours
Drop by for a coffee, wine or a bite to eat,
for larger groups call ahead to
make a reservation.

Cafe Max
136 Hardy Street,
Nelson, 7040

Phone: (03) 546 8304
Victor Flores, General Manager
cafemax@vodafone.co.nz



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