La Casita

Before a Canucks hockey game last week, we decided to finally try out La Casita in Gastown. We were able to have a quick meal before the game. The service seemed a bit scattered, and I know for sure that they sent our food to the wrong table at first.

You can get smaller dishes, and also massive ones, but I thought it was a bit pricey. I ordered the Combo #6 which came with 1 mini beef burrito and 2 mole enchiladas with beans, rice, and salad. I enjoyed the burrito the most, as their mole sauce for the enchiladas was a bit too sweet for my liking. The beef burrito was very flavourful and the meat was tender.

My friends ordered a small Chimichanga, and a full sized Chicken Burrito. The chimichanga was very cheesey, but in a good way, and the burrito was massive. We did enjoy the food, but I didn’t really think the food was any better than many of the Mexican restaurants in Vancouver though.

We also ordered a Churro for dessert. Sweet and cinnamony, and served with some whip cream. It was crisp, and fairly light. However, I think my first experience of a Churro at Disneyland when I was a kid is still my favourite.

We also ordered a couple of beers, and for some reason my friend said the beers on tap were disgusting, and they tasted like freezer burn. Not sure what that means, but I didn’t want to give it a taste. He ordered two different beers on top, and he didn’t like either of them. My Tecate King Can was just fine. They have this thing that I was kind of interested in which is to make your beer a Michelada. It says add ice, salt, lime, salsa, worchestershire, and maggie to Mexican beer. That sounds a bit strange to add salsa to your beer, unless it’s something like Tabasco. It also costs $7, so that would have made my beer $14? I think I’ll just Google to see what it looks like. So it doesn’t seem like they put chunky salsa in there. Maybe it’s not so bad… and it’s apparently a good cure for hangovers.

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La Casita
101 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC

(604) 646-2444

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  • beipas

    I really liked the chicken chimichanga. They used roast chicken, it was cheesy, and the sauces on top was really nice too.