Saturday, July 26, 2008

Su Casa es Mi Casa

Last night, my husband's brother brought his kids over, and we all went to Casa Adams for a late dinner. If you haven't been, Casa Adams is on Adams avenue, just west of the 805 and right down the street from the Antique Row Cafe. This was our second visit, and I have to say, I really enjoy this little place! The service has been quite good each time, going so far as to adjust the air conditioning to make us more comfortable.

Casa Adams has a large menu, as is typical of many Mexican restaurants here in San Diego.
What's nice about it is there isn't much on there that's over $9.00, which makes eating there a lot easier in these trying times.

Ok, from the top, you'll see the interior as seen from the door, chicken flautas, garlic shrimp, the steak ranchero plate, the shrimp and avocado salad, and the carne asada burrito. Me, I had the flautas. You can order them as they are on the menu, or you can request them to be all white meat, which is what I did. They were filled with succulent little cubes of chicken breast, seasoned and exhibiting some tasty citrus notes, and as you can see, topped with guacamole and sour cream. Fresh and hot and delicious! They were definitely worthy of being posted here!

The garlic shrimp actually came with the steak you see in the photo below the flautas. Swimming in a buttery, garlicky, yummy sauce, they were cooked perfectly...not a hint of rubbery-ness! The steak was cooked perfectly as well, medium rare as asked for. It wasn't strongly seasoned, but with the garlicky shrimp, that was a good thing.

My daughter ordered her stand-by, a carne asada burrito. Filled with tender, flavorful chunks of meat, surrounded by guacamole (she always refuses the pico de gallo), it was all wrapped up in a hot, grande!, tortilla and served with rice and beans. She thought it a good version, and she would know.

The dish that got the most oooohhs and aaaahhhs? Without a doubt, the shrimp and avocado salad! It was a site to behold, and the picture doesn't really do it justice. It was big and bold and generous, for sure. It came with an avocado cilantro dressing on the side, which my brother in law seemed to take great pleasure in dipping his shrimp in! With all this good food and good service, it turned out to be a very nice family meal indeed.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Moved this summer from Imperial Valley to Montana. I sure am missing good Mexican food!