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La Casita: Best Mexican in town
La Casita, "the little house" for those from Roxboro, is a small, quaint and out-of-the-way Mexican restaurant located on Richmond's Northside. It is all the more out of the way since the demise (and destruction) of the nearby Azalea Mall. The lack of table space and its comparative remoteness, not to mention the well-adorned (almost over the top) decoration only adds to the charm. I have been eating here with family and friends for close to 20 years. The owners and wait staff know me when I come in. Besides local VTer gipper84, I have brought zrim and the matcrazies here during their visit to Richmond. My favourite time to come here is celebrating the birthday of friends. The waitress brings out a plate of sopaipillas (fried pastry coated with honey and nuts) with a birthday candle in the whipped cream and they sing "happy birthday" in Spanish.
Favorite Dish: I almost always order the combination platter which contains a taco, tostada covered in lettuce and cheese, served together with refried beans and Mexican rice. The portions are plentiful and good which goes to prove you don't necessarily have to pay out the nose for a decent meal.
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La Casita: For those who can't decide
La Casita offers combination plates for those who can't decide. They include basic Mexican dishes like taco, tostada, enchilada, burrito. All dinners include La Casita's homemade Mexican Rice and Beans - made fresh daily.
Favorite Dish: The combination Dinner (for those who can't decide that was for Urszula :-) which includes one taco, one tostada and one enchilada, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Everything tastes delisious, believe me, and cost only $7.00 (add 4.5% Virginia Sales Tax and 15% tip = almost $8.5).
La Casita: Great Mexican restaurant
It was out-of-the-way place I would never if Nat hadn't showed us the way to this favourite of many Richmonders. There were right many folks inside on a Thursday night. As usual in the USA we had to wait to be seated by the restaurant staff, all of whom know Nat.
The first thing I noticed were thousands of Christmas lights put both outside and inside (under the ceiling). They were shining and blinking and made the festive atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Nat and Urszula had the combination. I had a beef fajita. All dinners include La Casita's homemade Mexican Rice and Beans - made fresh daily. Additionally all meals are served with three homemade Mexican sauces:
- red medium,
- white hot,
- green very hot (warning: it was terribly hot!!!).
There are typical Mexican meals available:
- Carne Asada
- Taco Dinner
- Fajitas Dinner
- Enchilada Dinner
Menu here: 1, 2.
Both fajita and burrito were great. My recommendation.
La Casita: Beef fajita
There were folks who warned me before my trip to the USA that real Mexican food was available only in restaurants in Mexico, eventually in few restaurants in the states neighbouring Mexico. In other places Mexican food was not at all Mexican they, It's more American, they explained. Well, it's not at all true, the good exception is just La Casita restaurant in Richmond.
Favorite Dish: Beef fajita served with sauteed onions, red and poblano peppers, guacamole, sour cream, rice and beans(recipe here) tasted great and costed only $9.00 (add 4.5% Virginia sales tax and 15% tip = almost $11.00).
If you don't like beef there is chicken ($8.50), shrimp ($11.50) and Porta Bello ($8.50) fajita dinner.
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