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“Great For What It Is” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Que Pasa

Casa Que Pasa
1415 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-4526
360-756-8226
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Ranked #87 of 387 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great For What It Is”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Up and down the West Coast there is a category of eating establishment called "Good, Cheap, Mexican." These places are so abundant that they are often taken for granted by natives. Having lived most of my life a long time ago in a part of the US far, far away where these places are scarce to non-existent, I cherish them. And CQP is worth cherishing.

The other reviewer is correct: this is not authentic Mexican -- no mole or Veracruz here. What CQP offers, however, is exactly what you want when you go to a place like this -- huge portions, tasty enough, a some interesting salsa choices you can ladle into eco-friendly bio-degradable containers, a laid back atmosphere and, last but not least, very good value for money.

And hey, if you really want to go down-market, they have Rainer beer in tall cans. Every region of the country has its local bargain-basement lager and Rainer is the Pacific Northwest's contribution to the genre. Turn up your nose if you must, but would you really want to waste a Sam Adams double-chocolate bock washing down a burrito?

As I said. It all fits.

You will not leave hungry. You may leave with leftovers.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rome, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Dependable hang-over food, not great realtively cheap mass of food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Passing through Bellingham I had to go back to my old stomping grounds. The "house of what's happening". I remember their prices were cheaper 12 years ago, but cost of living went up as expected. We didn't enter the tequila bar, which is great for drinking and watching college hipsters getting loaded on a weekend night. The front half still serves mediocre burritos (the potato burrito is still made with overcooked dried-burned homefries just like I remember this place in 1997). Dependable, cheap hang-over eats. Not good, but certainly not bad and certainly better than the typical places that melt cheese on all their plates. Worth it if you want bulk mediocre eats for $6-8...

Visited July 2012
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Bellingham, Washington
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“Killer quesadillas and bomb burritos.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This is a funky texmex joint with a killer menu, complete with an extensive salsa bar. Depending on your mood, you can order yourself at the front, or you can have a seat at the bar in the back and order from a table. Either way you will experience the totally chill atmosphere, comprised of brightly painted walls as well as local art and your usual mix of Bellinghammers, who all share a common love for burritos, quesadillas, chips and salsa.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Its not Mexican its TexMex”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Let me start off by saying that food was good, service "ok" and deco wasnt bad but really had nothing to do with Mexico. Having lived in Mexico for a few years this food has nothing to do with real Mexican food, this doesnt mean food was bad (actually it was ok) only that its not Mexican so keep that in mind. Prices were pretty good though.
They are located on an odd place right across a bus station so you will find a different mix of people eating there.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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