Plancha chef and owner Tony Efstratiadis has been bringing his modern take on authentic Mexican food to eateries across the country for years and Plancha is his newest offering, Southern Oregons’ 1st and only modern Mexican and tequila venue. Step into Plancha once and the scent and flavor of long cooked meats and spices will call you back.
Diners will appreciate the slow-braised meats and the tortillas made in-house each morning that are the mainstay of Plancha’s menu. The shredded beef and marinated skirt steak, pork and chicken show up in various entree combinations with his housemade slow cooked traditional sauces, fresh avocado crema, shredded cabbage, chiles and more. Chef Efstratiadis keeps an eye on sustainability too, sourcing local farm produce whenever possible, and in a refreshing trendsetting step offers guests stainless steel straws rather than plastic.
The tacos are not to be missed. Simple ingredients full of flavor and wrapped in an uncommon tortilla (it doesn’t fall apart!) is not to be missed. Choices include barbacoa, pescado, carne asada, al pastor (pork), chicken, and vegetable. From refreshing Shrimp Ceviche to housemade chips and salsa, the “1/2 off menu” happy hour accompanied by one of their signature tequila flights is the perfect workday ending. Check the tequila board upon entering for the extensive list of imported options.
If you spy the Planchamobile zipping around town, take note. They deliver anything on the menu to Ashland homes and businesses for parties, meetings or for those nights on Fridays and Saturdays when you just don’t want to cook! ($3 delivery, $15 minimum order; $1 for to-go orders).