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“Pretty good Mexican food in Idyllwild” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Casita Restaurant

La Casita Restaurant
54650 North Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
951 659-6038
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Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Idyllwild
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Claremont, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Pretty good Mexican food in Idyllwild”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This Mexican restaurant in Idyllwild had good service and good sized portions. Chips and salsa appetizer was quite tasty as well. I had the enchilada and burrito combo, and while not the most amazing Mexican I've ever had, it was quite satisfactory. If you're in Idyllwild and find yourself craving Mexican, this place will do the trick.

Visited December 2013
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Fawnskin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Restaurant in the Southern California Mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Best chili relano I have ever eaten, without a doubt!!! Great salsa which you can purchase. Fresh chips and guacamole. Sit outside and smell the pine trees!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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placentia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“very good food and decent value in a small venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

vegetarian menu is really good but the meat oes are too. service was ok. a definite recommendation. salsa is really good and has a kick so go easy!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Torrance, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Crowded on taco night.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Their Monday night special is 99 cent tacos, either chicken, beef, or vegetarian. The tacos were good sized and three were more than adequate to fill us up.

Visited August 2013
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Whittier, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not too bad ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I didn't know what to expect from La Casita, but what I can say is that I ate on their Taco special night which caused the restaurant to be extremely busy, but in addition, it had rained that day. We were 2nd in line to be called to be seated, but somewhere in the middle of the craziness, the restaurant had decided to open up their patio seating to accomodate their customers that eventually lined up outside. When this occured, a multitude of people standing outside sat down and managed to get their drinks and order before we were even seated. This experience is what causes me to give this restaurant a lower rating, this also applies to their tacos which are amazingly $1 each, but are fried tacos (which are not my favorite) instead of the traditional corn tortilla tacos. However, I did have their shrimp enchiladas and was blown away ... those are the money makers! Overall, food was pretty good, but the service and organization brings this review down. Hopefully the next time I visit it will be better.

Visited August 2013
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