[11/26/2014] After a hardcore 5-hour Boxing Day shopping trip in Downtown, Tray & I headed to La Casita to restore our energy. 😛 Naomi loves this place, and Naomi’s recommendations never disappoint.
La Casita is a Mexican restaurant located in Gastown, serving up authentic Mexican cuisine and also drinks in their bar. They also have a taco shop on Robson. I’m not sure if it was just the holiday, but the streets were rather empty and it was kinda creepy walking in that area lol.. Unexpectedly during dinner hours, the place was also pretty vacant when we arrived, with their bottom floor completely unoccupied. Again, it may have been that people were still lining up at Future shop buying a new flat screen TV or crowding around Forever 21 haha..
When our enchiladas came in sizzling hot, we dug in right away. I was anticipating some stringy, melty cheese, but unfortunately didn’t get that. The cheese was a bit tough despite the temperature, and as it cooled, it became more weird and chewy.. The baked tacos were delicious- the tortillas were soft and thin, packed with lots of tender, moist, chicken. However, with just the chicken, it was a bit plain.. perhaps some veggies inside would be interesting.The rice on the side was well-seasoned, nice and fluffy, and the we both extremely loved the super creamy refried beans.I found the salad, a mix of some cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, onions, green beans a bit too sour, but I would’ve liked more of it as it was a good contrast was against the richness of the enchilada. Definitely a great value for the price! (4/5)
Churros ($3): I never actually had churros before because I know they’re super sweet, so not really my taste. However, Tray was reminiscing over the ones she got at Disney and I was okay stepping out of my comfort zone to finally try them. They are authentic and freshly prepared, so who knows right? Uhh nope, one bite into it and the overload of sugar.. just yuck. The actual donut had a great texture though- airy on the inside with a crunchy exterior. Since I backed away after just a bite, my opinion would be biased, so this is Tray’s rating. (3.5/5)
We really enjoyed our meal there, it was satisfying and of such great worth. The service was also great- the staff were very nice, and keen on filling up our water too. Definitely looking forward to coming back. c: (Hoping for some guac next time hehe..)