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“Superb Mexican Food and Service”

La Casita Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 133 Restaurants in Cathedral City
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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“Superb Mexican Food and Service”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

La Casita is a little gem, and I go there whenever I'm in the Palm Springs area. Ate there twice during the past 2 weeks while visting from San Francisco.

We started with the fresh guacamole made at the table--much better than the usual guacamole served elsewhere. Be sure to try it.

My favorite item at Las Casita is the Yucatan Chicken which is very generous in size; typically 3 large flattened chicken breasts served with rice, refried beans, and a small amount of salad on the plate. I usually ask for double beans and no rice.
On all occasions I've had this item, I've been very pleased. The chicken can be a bit dry, but that's how I like it when prepared this way. Other items are excellent according to friends who have tried other dishes there.

Margaritas are excellent and reasonably priced considering their size and potency.

Service is extremely friendly and attentive. It's clear that La Casita appreciates its customers. I always feel welcome and completely satisfied after eating here.
La Casita in Cathedral City rates an easy 5 stars.

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Palm Springs, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Decent Mexican Food”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

This place is good for their salsa and albondigas soup. Other that that, very Americanized food. It's always full though. I just prefer a more authentic fare.

Thank J9wings
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mcminnville or
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156 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“"Americanized" Mexican Food w/ good service”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

This restaurant is part of a successful small local chain. We went there with a group of 50 and the restaurant did quite well to serve such a large group. The foods offered however were the bland usual dishes expected in most Mexican restaurants. This is apparently what most people want thus the success of the chain. If what you are looking for is a little more hot spice and authenticity, this is not the place. I doubt if many Mexicans eat here.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank scmort
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Perth, Western Australia
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191 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“A great find”
Reviewed August 27, 2009

We were simply driving around looking for somewhere to eat when we found this place. Great food, friendly, welcoming staff and possibly the best value margarita's in the world. A great find and superb value for money.

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1 Thank Hollywood1973
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Northern California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the desert”
Reviewed February 22, 2008

We love Mexican food and over the years have eaten at many of the Mexican restuarants in the desert. This restaurant is one of our favorites.

Service is good & food is wonderful. Prices are average. There are a number of different locations in the desert & we have eaten at several of them (Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cathedral City).

Try it - you will like it!

1 Thank ndprius
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