La Casita: "Richmond - Great Mexican restaurant!" Top 5 Page for this destination Virginia Restaurant Tip by matcrazy1

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  LA CASITA, RICHMOND
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  • LA CASITA, RICHMOND - Virginia
      LA CASITA, RICHMOND
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  • LA CASITA, RICHMOND - Virginia
      LA CASITA, RICHMOND
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  • LA CASITA, RICHMOND - Virginia
      LA CASITA, RICHMOND
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  • MEXICAN COMBINATION PLATE, LA CASITA, RICHMOND - Virginia
      MEXICAN COMBINATION PLATE, LA CASITA, RICHMOND
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  • LA CASITA, RICHMOND - Virginia
      LA CASITA, RICHMOND
    by matcrazy1
 

It was out-of-the-way place I would never find 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.

There are typical Mexican meals available:
- Carne Asada
- Pollo
- Taco Dinner
- Fajitas Dinner
- Enchilada Dinner
- Burrito
Menu here: 1, 2.

La Casita offers also 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. All meals are served with three homemade Mexican sauces:
- red medium,
- white hot,
- green very hot (warning: it's terribly hot!!!).


Favorite Dish: Nat and Urszula had the combination. I had a beef fajita - my recommendation.

Beef fajita served with sauteed onions, red and poblano peppers, guacamole, sour cream, rice and beans (recipe here) tasted great and cost 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.

The combination Dinner of Urszula included one taco, one tostada and one enchilada, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Everything tasted delicious, believe me, and cost only $7.00 (add 4.5% Virginia Sales Tax and 15% tip = almost $8.5).



Address: 5204 Brook Rd., Richmond, VA 23227
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: I-95N & I-64W: exit 78, turn: left to Hermittage Rd under the freeway (0.3 mi), second left (Sherwood Ave. 0.6 mi) and right to Brook Rd, restaurant 0.3 mi on the left (U-turn necessary).
I-95S & I-64E in the next tip.

othercontact: LaCasitaVA@aol.com
Phone: +1 (804) 264-9896
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Mexican
Website: http://www.lacasitarestaurant.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2006
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