Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe Menu & Hours

The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe features indigenous food from the Western Hemisphere. Each menu reflects the food and cooking techniques from the region featured.

Menus are changed with each season to reflect the bounties of that area.

Looking for a unique dining experience? Take a look at our Mitsitam Chef’s Table Tasting. Have the Mitsitam Chefs serve you and explain our interpretations of native foods! It’s great food and an educational experience everyone will enjoy! – Chefs Tasting Info

The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe is located inside the National Museum of the American Indian on the main level.

Hours of Operation:

Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe
Open Daily 11 am-5 pm In Season
Reduced Hours (off season) depending on visitation

Mitsitam Espresso Bar
Open 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
9 am to 5 pm Week Days

Menu

*Menu and prices are subject to change

Soup

Chilled Cucumber spicy green apple relish  
Chilled Corn And Heirloom Tomatoes heirloom tomato salad  

Main Dishes

Maple Brined Turkey tomato and red onion jam  

 11.75

Maple Brined Turkey with 2 sides  

 18.55

Sandwich

New England Lobster Roll   

 14.75

New England Lobster Roll with 2 sides  

 21.55

Hot Side Dishes

Roasted Kohlrabi green apple, cider reduction  
Stewed Black Eyed Peas wild bay leaves, zucchini  

Cold Side Dishes

Wild Rice And Watercress Salad   

 3.59

Pickled Peach charred red onions, white wine vinaigrette  

 3.59

Corn Bread   

 2.69

Sweets

Strawberry rhubarb pudding, vanilla cream  

 5.75

Strawberry Tarts   

 5.10

Blueberry Tarts   

 5.10

Blackberry Tarts   

 5.10

Apple Crumble with sweet nuts and grains  

 5.10

Sopa

Smoked Turkey & Kale turkey chicorons garnish  
Chilled Avocado & Crab Soup   

Plato Principales

Bolivian Style Chili Braised Pork Shanks   

 16.50

Bolivian Style Chili Braised Pork Shanks with 2 sides  

 25.10

Phuti Chuno De Carne Picante freeze dried potatoes with spicy beef  

 14.25

Phuti Chuno De Carne Picante with 2 sides  

 21.05

Platos Caliente Secundarios

Phuti Chuno   

 3.59

Roasted Green Papaya tamarillo  

 3.59

Specialty Ceviche   

 12.50

Octopus Salad   

 12.50

Platos Frios Secundarios

Ensaladade Palmitos hearts of palm salad, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, white wine vinaigrette  

 3.59

Platos Frios Secundarios

Quesosy Embutidos cheese & charcuterie. assorted spanish cheeses and cured meats, served with quince paste, tree honey and assorted breads  

(1pc) 7.00

(5pcs) 25.95

(3pcs) 17.95

Agua Fresca seasonal  

 4.50

Dulces

Boniato candied bacon empanada, pineapple puree  

 5.75

Blue Corn Bread   

 2.65

Appetizer

Hot Smoked White Fish wild onion confit, corn relish  

 13.95

Main Dishes

Cedar Planked Wild Salmon olive tapenade  

 13.95

Cedar Planked Wild Salmon with 2 sides  

 20.75

Grilled Bison Loin caramelized strawberries  

 16.75

Grilled Bison Loin with 2 sides  

 23.55

Hot Side Dishes $3.59

Sautéed Swiss Chard roasted garlic confit, white onions  
Roasted Wild Mushrooms smoked potatoes, fresh herbs  

Cold Side Dishes $3.59

Grilled Asparagus And Roasted Salsify   
Wild Rice & Watercress Salad apple cider vinaigrette  

Value Meal

Five Region Sampler Platter grilled bison striploin, cedar planked salmon, 3 regional side dishes  

 29.95

Sweets

Grilled Peach Shortcake port wine sauce, vanilla cream, cornmeal biscuits  

 5.75

Dried Cherry mesquite cookies  

 4.50

Dried Fruit Bread Pudding   

 4.75

Appetizer

Fourmini Tacos crudito, guacamole  

 14.95

Main Dishes

Roasted Portobello Mushroom And Summer Squash Tostada   

 14.75

Roasted Portobello Mushroom And Summer Squash Tostada with 2 sides  

 21.55

Tacos

Yellow Corn Or Soft Flour Tortillas summer goat, plantain & poblano salsa chicken, prickly pear mole  

(2 ea) 9.65

Yellow Corn Or Soft Flour Tortillas with 2 sides  

 18.25

Totopos

Blue red and yellow corn chips & salsa  

 5.90

Blue red and yellow corn chips with guacamole  

 7.80

Blue, Red And Yellow Corn Chips With Carne summer goat, plantain & poblano salsa chicken, prickly pear mole  

 9.65

Side Dishes $3.59

Grilled Nopales spiced green beans, lime butter  
Butter Bean grilled chayote squash  

Salsa And Guacamole

Romesco Salsa   

 0.95

Grilled Plum & Ancho Chili   

 0.95

Coconut & Fresno Chili   

 0.95

Cotija Cheese   

 1.15

Sour Cream   

 0.99

Guacamole   

 1.95

Sweets $5.25

Steamed Banana Cake Wrapped In Banana Leaves blackberry sauce  
Orange Cake   

Great Plains

Buffalo Chili   

cup 5.79

bowl 6.95

Main Dishes $12.50

Indian Taco buffalo chili on fry bread with pickled chiles & pinto beans, lettuce, tomato and shredded cheese  
Chipotle Chicken Taco grilled chipotle chicken, fry bread, lettuce, tomato and shredded cheese  

Burgers And Sandwiches

Campfire Buffalo Burger served with green chilies  

 7.25

Campfire Buffalo Burger served with cheese  

 7.65

House Ground Buffalo And Duck Burger (cooked a la carte with chili spiced fries) roasted pepper dijonaise, smoked tomatoes, aged cheddar cheese  

 16.95

Pulled Buffalo Sandwich w/ chayote squash slaw on whole wheat kaiser roll  

 11.95

Pulled Buffalo Sandwich with chile spiced fries  

 15.95

Sliders

Free Range Elk Burger house ground turkey burger, free range buffalo & duck burger  

 14.50

Free Range Elk Burger with chili spiced fries  

 17.50

Chicken Tenders with fries  

 8.25

Hot Side Dishes

Chile Spiced Fries   

 3.75

Buffalo Chili & Cheese Fries   

 7.75

Fry Bread   

 3.19

Cinnamon And Honey   

 3.29

Blue Berry Wajapia   

 3.59

Cold Side Dishes $3.59

Heirloom Watermelon & Tomato Salad roasted jalapenos, charred onions  
Grilled Asparagus And Roasted Salsify   


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