Restaurants & Bars 5

La Cazuela

Octarine | Nov 23, 2003 06:54 AM

It was Saturday afternoon and I was running around doing errands and was in the mood for something small to tide me over. I remembered someone, GWiv or VI, praising the ceviche tostada at La Cazuela so I headed over to try it out.

Now I've been to Dona Lolis and loved the huaraches and zucchini flower quesadillas, but never been next door. The place is bright and has a loud but not overpowering jukebox. Waitress was nice and friendly, I like the pitcher of water at the table as I tend to drink a lot.

I ordered the tostada and a shrimp empanada, again off of reviews of similar items here on CH. The tostada was simply incredible, a true bargain, full of fresh flavours, and the avacado is perfectly matched with the firm, slightly acidic fish. I should have ordered two, but next time I will try the pulpo and the combination crab, shrimp and pulpo.

At first I thought they had forgotton my empanada but I guessed that they made them fresh. Sure enough, about ten minutes later she brings it out with a steak knife and a fork. It looked tasty and the filling was good, spicy with small shrimps. The empanada was nothing to write home about though. The insides seemed almost raw, a very doughy taste that did not go well with the contents. I will have to try some other empanadas to see how they rate, perhaps this is how they are supposed to be. I'll tkae a pupusa over it any time.

All in all, I cannot wait to go back, I will simply stick to the fish, there was a guy wating a huge bowl of what looked like soup that was filled with crab, large shell on shrimp and oter ingredients that looked really tasty.

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