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“Nothing worth the drive” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Casita Mexican Food

La Casita Mexican Food
2008 9th St, Los Osos, CA 93402-3210
805-528-2786
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Ranked #6 of 34 Restaurants in Los Osos
Cuisines: Mexican
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Atascadero, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nothing worth the drive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The food isn't consistent. One time it will be good and the next mediocre. Parking is a problem especially on weekends.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“You Won't Go Wrong ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Excellent Mexican food. We were staying in Morro Bay and made a special trip to Los Osos to have dinner at this place because we had eaten here before. Not a fancy place but very comfortable atmosphere. Delicious Mexican food. The iced drinks are served in glass jars with handles, kind of funky. Chips and salsa come with the meal and the salsa is truly outstanding. I've eaten a lot of varieties and this one is hard to beat. Staff has been very busy when we have gone and could be a little warmer, but not a major issue.

Visited January 2013
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Los Osos, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Funky place with the best Mexican food around!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We judge good Mexican restaurants by the quality of their salsa. La Casita has the very best around with lots of flavorful spices and cilantro but not too hot. The menu has lots of variety and the Papa Burrito is an incredible value. They're less than $10 and there is enough there to take home and have 2 more meals! The building is old and funky, but the owners have done a good job. They now make products which they sell: granolas, spices and of course salsa -- all wonderful. The granola is a real surprise, great flavor and texture. They make gallons of salsa with fresh ingredients several times a week and we buy it by the quart. We eat there several times a month.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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30 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Local Hangout for Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Simple Mexican fare. Reasonable prices; family owned; crowded on Fridays & Saturdays; very casual; wine & beer - no liquor

Visited November 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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47 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“HOMEMADE Means Family Run. This isn't Taco Bell!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you want processed shredded chicken, don't come here. However, if you want fresh grilled chicken that takes time and love to cook, this this is your place. If you want the cheapest cut of tough steak thrown on the hot pan that is chewy and tough, don't come here. However, if you want tender, marinated, spicy cut with a fork, fall apart steak for your fajitas, this is your place. If you want tough, chewy chips with sauce out of a box or can, don't come here. However, if you want fresh home made chips with delicious home made salsa, then this is your place. You can complain about the service if you want but when you see a line out the door of people waiting to come in and smiling faces going out, the answer is obvious. This place has great food at awesome prices. Me? I like family run places, they are much more friendly and willing to please. And, they remember you when you return. Oh wait, don't come here it's awful, that way there won't be such a line when I come to eat here. :-) Just kidding.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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