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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods


There's a new restaurant in the Biddeford Crossing shopping area in Biddeford, Maine called Casa Fiesta.  As you might have guessed, they serve Mexican food.

The interior is very rich-looking, with lots of dark wood, brown leather and some adobe-looking stonework.   The menu extensive, and it took us a while to decide what we wanted.


We were served warm chips, salsa, and a wonderful cheese sauce for dipping while we made our choices.


Mr. Eva had a very tall beer while we waited for our dinners.

I chose a burrito, a taco, Mexican rice, and refried beans.  Although they didn't look that appetizing to me, they were actually very good.
Mr. Eva ordered a pair of  burritos and refried beans.  Although he bit down on a small rock in one of them, he luckily did not break a tooth!  The manager apologized and took the price of his meal off our check.   Except for the rocky start, Mr. Eva did enjoy the meal.
While we ate, the people at the table across from us had fresh guacamole made for them at their table.  We got to watch the server prepare it, and although I'm not a fan of guacamole, I would have to admit, it looked pretty good!  

We decided that even though there seemed to be an unexplained rock in one of his burritos, we will return the next time we get a hankering for Mexican fare.  We saw lots of delicious-looking platters pass our table!

Note:  We were not compensated for this review; the restaurant employees had no idea I was planning a review.


19 comments:

tsonodablog said...

Now I'm hungry for Mexican. I absolutely love going to a nice Mexican place and having fresh guacamole prepared at my table. YUMMMSSS.

River said...

I'm guessing the unappetising pool of brown is the refried beans? I've heard of them but never seen them; I didn't imagine they'd look so sloppy, is it normal for them to have that much sauce?
I like the look of your chip and dips though!
I've never had Mexican food, I did once try Tacos that we made at home for the kids, but I just didn't like the taste of the spice mix added to the meat.

Brian Miller said...

a small rock? omg! that is crazy! glad he did not break a tooth...how does a rock....

ok, ok....fresh guac is delicious....a rock, just shaking my head....

David Allen Waters said...

I must say in all my years of eating mexicn a small rock has never made it into my food....crazy stuff! Good thing Mr. Eva didnt hurt himself....but mexican food is amazing when prepared right, this sounds yummy :)

She Writes said...

The rock was likely a bean they didn't get out that should have been removed ahead of cooking. A nice tall beer before a meal can save it :)!

Kristina P. said...

I could eat Mexican food all day long, every day. But it's tough to find really great Mexican food. All places are definitely not created equal.

Clipped Wings said...

A small rock...how weird. I always think mexican food tastes better than it looks. Glad you had a good time. I've had fresh chunky guacamole made at the table and it rocks.

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: It was one of the nicest and best Mexican places I've been to.

SheWrites: You are probably right about the bean; I never thought of that.

Clipped: You're right, it does taste better than it looks!

Sue said...

I LOVE Mexican food. And I am addicted to mole sauce.

There is nothing better than finding a good, authentic Mexican restaurant.

=)

Sue said...

PS. I've actually found a small stone in my beans before. When I cook them myself, I always check and double check my beans when they are soaking.

Deb said...

I thought I liked Mexican food, but I don't think I'd like the rock or a sauce made of moles as Sue above says she likes. I don't think the food situation is all that bad (yet) that we have to settle for rocks and moles.

Jen said...

A small rock----well, that does it for me!!!!

ipenka said...

I like Mexican quite a bit.

Mr. Eva must have had that new item on their menu: "Rockamole". (Sorry)

injaynesworld said...

I'm spoiled here in California when it comes to Mexican food. It's always been one of my faves and we have an abundance of restaurants pretty much everywhere. I'm glad you've now got a place to enjoy it in your neck of the woods. Hopefully, no more rocks.

Eva Gallant said...

ipenka: That was awesome! I wish I'd thought of rockamole!

Jayne: We have another one that just opened called the Chipotle Grill. Haven't tried it yet.

Eva Gallant said...

Deb: You are too funny!

Jen: What's a little rock among friends?

Unknown Mami said...

I am a big fan of guacamole. I don't think I would have been able to resist it.

The Frisky Virgin said...

I do love Mexican food. Grew up with it. And guess what? Salsa is a natural clearer of sinuses. :) I may need to drink a bottle of Pace.

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: Pace Picante sauce is the best!