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Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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111 Claressa Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Thousand Oaks, California
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Average food. Nothing special. Was hoping for a little more spice in the food. The shredded beef they used in the taco was very good. Everything else was just o.k.

Thank BlackRoseCher
San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry for the bad review, and I really don't like doing this. But the island was busy overall, but this restaurant was not that busy, and it took two tries to seat us somewhere we wanted to be seating. We could tell right away that another couple had been seated before us, and not served yet. We waited maybe 10... More 

Thank tykane01
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First you get seated and they don't even take your drink order until you call them over. To me any restaurant that claims authenticity should have homemade tortillas. Service is basic.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Riverside, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place because the decor was so nice...as soon as we sat down the experience went down hill fast. The service is absolutely horrible! The 'hostess' never smiled at us, once we sat down we waited at least 20 minutes before a drink order was taken...then the waitress (same as the hostess) seemed irritated that we were ready... More 

Thank MissouriMarigold
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alondra was our extremely helpful server and offered many suggestions. The meals arrived quickly and cooked to perfection. Egg dishes seem to complement Mexican food very well. With the water shortage, bottled water is offered at 50 cents/bottle~very reasonable. Will definitely go here again!

Thank ThunderRoad34
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Save your money. Bad food bad service. This was the worst meal we had on the island. Fish tacos were not good and others meals of 9 were not much better

Thank Tab L
Vista, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 3. Ordered pork burrito (see picture), chile relleno (see picture) and steak quesadilla with a soda and horchata drink. Burrito was very small and was stuffed with more unflavorful, cake-like (unevenly cooked) rice and some salty pork meat. The plate was too simple like a cafeteria plate and included cut up fruit that does not compliment the food.... More 

Thank vmez1
Oxnard Beach, Ca
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day on the island ! Stopped by for dinner before boarding the boat ! BIG MISTAKE 😠 ! Salsa was like someone opened a jar ! Yuck ! ! I ordered chicken fajitas ! BLAND 😡 ! Waiter was named Martin ! Slow and inattentive ! Was very disappointed in service ! Wen it came time for... More 

Thank mexicanbob5150
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to screw up Mexican food - but they really do. We requested a less sweet margarita - "sure sure" was the response and they were terrible. We asked about the food prior to ordering - the response was "yeah sure" to every question. We got the crazy bill ($9 for two small guacamole scoops with zero flavor) and I... More 

Thank RussZink
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86 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When I read reviews I have come to question what travelers expectations are. How do we rate excellence or give a simple honest review? Are we striving to be celebrity TV chefs or lend a hand to fellow travelers whether hardened road warriors or new comers to travel? I grade on a curve to lend a hand. As I had... More 

Thank ProTraveler54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Claressa Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 310-510-1772

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?