El Oasis features a cold case that is regularly stocked with home-made cakes like the indulgent tres leches cake, as well as traditional Mexican rice pudding and sweet tamales. There is also a cold sandwich bar in the shop, serving up fresh sandwiches daily. Some other refreshments you won’t want to miss include nachos, topped with jalapenos and Salinas’ very own recipe of creamy, melted cheese. Another item of interest on the menu is Esquites, or “Chicago-style” corn, served shaved from the cob in a cup with mayonnaise, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and a hint of lime juice and chili powder.
If the nachos and Esquites have you thirsty – no need to fear. El Oasis serves up a variety of Mexican-style sodas in additional to tamarind water and horchata (a refreshing rice milk drink).
Urbana, Illinois 61802