Our latest issue out now!Fall 2017
From our Summer 2012 issue
The cozy corner in the Rancho Santa Margarita, El Paseo Shopping Center has been home to many restaurants in the past three years, that much to locals chagrin have quickly come and go. However, with the recent addition of Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar it looks like we have a contender for the long haul. This is Mi Casa’s second location with another restaurant in Costa Mesa and they fill a big need in this area. Not only do they serve delicious food with huge portions and reasonable prices, they also have live entertainment and drink specials throughout the week.
This spot has a great ambiance with an open air patio, bustling bar with large screen TVs and a well-appointed dining room with dark wood throughout. The service is stand-out, from the hostesses to the servers and bar staff, everyone is courteous and kind. Mexican food is one of my favorites so I was beyond excited to have a new spot in town to try. The menu is robust and creative. From the appetizer menu, I was a big fan of the delicious Albondigas soup, while the citrusy ceviche paired perfectly with the crispy chips. When it comes to tacos you can try any combination here but among my favorites were the shrimp tacos – they were seasoned nicely and topped with a tropical salsa and cojita cheese. The citrus steak is also a must-try, it is charbroiled to perfection for melt-in-your-mouth flavor! They are also well known for their chili verde which serves up pork in an amazingly flavorful verde sauce that packs some heat.
In addition to beer and wine, there is also a full menu of unique libations to enjoy with your meal. They are famous for the Strawberry Basil Margarita which has a sweet and savory taste. Other popular drinks include the Wild Berry and Cucumber Jalapeno Margaritas.
Anytime is a great time to visit Mi Casa but they do have a lot of specials to partake. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. in the bar only and features drink specials and $3 burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas. On Mondays you can enjoy special margaritas for $4-$5, while Tuesdays offers $1 tacos. They are also amping it up on the weekends with live entertainment on the patio. With a great setting, delicious food and home away from home feel, Mi Casa is sure to become the next local hotspot.
For more information call 949.635.9538 or visit micasa1.com