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Written by Bob McClain
La Casita Columbia Heights

A Little Margarita Goes A Long Way

Nothing says summer like a margarita. And I donít care what season it is.  Those sparkling drinks can lift your spirits anytime. And if you drink them at La Casita, the atmosphere will take you a long way from Minnesota. And isnít that why we go to Mexican restaurants? To escape from wherever we feel trapped? To pretend, for just a little while, that weíre relaxing in a friendly foreign country with great food, bright colors, and that icy margarita? Well La Casita gives you that and a whole lot more.

Like I said, this is the place to stop in for a margarita. The manager told me that you canít make a margarita at home with a mix the way they do at the restaurant. Strawberry and lime are the most popular but they have a total of 18 different flavors. Not surprisingly, they recommend you try the quesadilla for an appetizer. You can get them in steak or chicken. They also have a vegetarian quesadilla. The appetizers range from $4.99 to $7.49. Following that, they offer five salads, a tostada, and two soups. Iím a sucker for their tortilla soup.

La Casita has a page full of Traditional Platters which covers pretty much all the offerings one would expect in a Mexican restaurant. Expect to pay between $8 and $9 dollars. And as one would expect, they have Fajita Skillets, Favorites, and Combinations to broaden your experience. The skillet prices average around $11, the Favoritas are all under $10, and the Combinaciones average around $8. All in all, a pretty inexpensive place to eat. I highly recommend you finish up with Fried Ice Cream.

They also offer bar specials Monday thru Thursday. For instance, Tuesday nights give you half-price Margaritas! Yeah! And then at 9pm, second Happy Hour kicks in. For families, they have booster chairs and kids menus. They are located in Columbia Heights at 5085 Central Avenue NE. Or, you can call them for more information at (763) 571-7784.

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