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“best meal in Todos Santos”

La Casita Tapas & Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 96 Restaurants in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The owner/host and his staff were absolutely wonderful, welcoming, friendly with great senses of humor. The fish was FRESH, meat unbelievably seasoned, beer was cold, and dessert sweet.
I wanted to go back the next night.

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Having eaten here several times over the past couple of years, I've always had a GREAT meal. They are consistent on the quality and uniqueness of their offerings and they make you feel as if you're a part of their family. Wait staff is professional and friendly and the owner, Sergio, is a delight!

Knowing that we love their food, we asked if it was possible to do a TASTING menu...leaving it all in the hands of the owner. Thankfully they could accommodate us since it was early in the evening. If you can, do this, and I promise you won't be disappointed. The total, with tip, was about $1300 peso. Very reasonable for two people and a two-hour plus dinner.

They start you off with a nice selection of grilled garlic bread with a basil and balsamic dipping sauce. This is great for giving you something to eat while you look at the menu and wonder what you'll be served.

We started off with an organic salad with miso dressing. Sergio has a small farm which produces most of his salad and vegetable ingredients. It doesn't get any better when you can get your produce directly from their local farm.

Next was a grilled grouper (caught that morning) with a tomato sauces made with wine and capers, mashed potato and char-grilled, smokey veggies. I could have eaten a whole bowl full of the tomato sauce alone. It was simply out-of-this-world. The portion size of this dish was perfect for sharing and the fish was cooked perfectly. What I found most amazing is that each element on the dish could stand on it's own.

We next had a dish that was made up of 1/2 mango shrimp and 1/2 coconut shrimp. Lovely.

The tempura roll we almost bypassed because I'm not a huge fan of tempura, but that would have been a huge mistake. The ahi tuna was extremely fresh and the tempura was very light.

To drink, we started off with a pineapple-basil margarita, but the celery-cilantro margarita was the clear winner that night.

Three more dishes to taste. A flank stake with chimichuri and a seared sea scallop dish with turmeric and a garlic/orange liquor sauce. All of these dishes were a party in our mouth and we were getting full! The only dish that I didn't care for was their special for the night...an empanadas. The dough was light and the meat mixture was flavorful, but deep fried goodness is still deep fried.

Finally we ended with a dessert trio. Flan, cranberry ice cream, and cheesecake. LOVED the cranberry ice cream, but all were tasty.

What made this meal doable was a very flexible chef, an owner who gets great pleasure out of making his customers happy, and small portions.

THANK YOU, AGAIN, FOR AN INCREDIBLE EVENING!

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The owner will make you feel like family and you have come home. Food was amazing and the drinks great. Do not miss the mojitos. A must meal when in Todos Santos

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We went to this restaurant a year ago and I recall thinking that it was one of our best culinary experiences of the year. I was excited to return on our Cabo trip this year. But when we went, the food was strangely mediocre. The sangria was still excellent and the coconut shrimp was pretty tasty, but the Brazilian steak was only so-so and the scallops were downright inedible (I mean crunchy and hard, like carrots). The cheesecake at the end was a sliver of dry desert dessert. The waiter, who was very friendly, forgot to bring our other dish (tuna tempura), which was kind of a relief. The ambiance remains terrific. Maybe they just had an off night? Maybe we ordered wrong?

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Thank rob b
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

truly a great experience from watching the owner buy some fresh fish straight off the boat and preparing it for us right away, to the sushi (which was innovatively prepared), great salads, and the sangria was great! the service was great...we had both a lunch and dinner there the food was so good and the value was exceptional! (be sure to take cash, no credit cards accepted)

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