DowntownRating: 3/5

La Casita – Mole, Hortchata, Fajitas

Ever since my trip to Mexico, I can no longer look at Vancouver Mexican food the same. Sure, there are a ton of ‘authentic’ Mexican restaurants around, but it always feels short compared to my delicious experience down south.
La Casita was recommended to me as one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants around. That was a really big claim for my friend to make so I decided to give it a try (again)! Click here for my first experience at La Casita.
On the left is Horchata ($3.25) which is a traditional drink made from rice and topped with cinnamon. Since I ordered a spicy entree, this drink was like heaven to soothe by burning tastebuds. Two of my friends ordered the Philly Temple ($3.50) which was AMAZINGG! It’s just pineapple juice and soda, topped with strawberry puree, but boy was it tast-ay.
We ordered the Texas Nachos ($9.50) assuming it came with ground beef, but it was actually a beef and bean salsa, topped with cheese and veggies. They were served on fresh corn tortilla chips though we found them a bit thick and tasted more like pita.

Lil Sis went with the Small Fajitas ($15) and it was more than enough for her. In fact she even packed some home. It came with flour tortillas, sirloin strips, rice, beans, peppers, onions, cheese, sour cream, and guac.

She enjoyed playing with her food and honestly I was kind of jealous that she got to build her own taco! I will totally get this next time.

The Beef Burrito ($17) was filled with cheese, sour cream, salsa, and was served with coleslaw, rice and refried beans. It looked so indulgent… god that cheese is making me drool right now.

As for me, I opted for the Chicken Mole Enchilada ($13/small) which is essentially baked corn tacos topped with mole, and served with the same three sides.

There was a very distinctive chocolate taste to the mole which I found rather interesting in a savoury dish.

The Steak Tampiquena ($18) was good although my friend found it a bit on the dry side.

All in all, I wouldn’t say La Casita has the most authentic Mexican food in Vancouver, though it’s a pretty darn close one if I say so myself.

Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 3/5
Price: $$

Overall Rating: 3/5

Happy Eating!

OH yeah…pour that sauce.

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