Entertainer’s restaurant of the week: Casa Guadalajara
Some restaurants coax the eater into remembering their visit because of the environment and unique food.
Whether through engaging with charming waiters and waitresses or partaking in an elaborate cuisine experience, all of these factor into the mental process for a pristine dining night out on the town.
But this is San Diego after all. And what would an adjacent town on the U.S.-Mexican border be without a cultivating, renowned experience from the best Spanish food in the country?
The culminating answer to all of these criteria and more is simple: Casa Guadalajara.
Situated on the corner of Juan and Taylor Street in the heart of Old Town, this festive and colorful restaurant has the allure that not even Mr. Scrooge himself could resist.
Upon entry, you could be greeted with the sultry sounds of mariachi music from the player in the background, or big smiles from the host(s).
The colorful décor is where the restaurant truly shines. From the wide variety of variegated colors on the interior to the outdoor seating environment, your otherwise dull and mundane surroundings lights up immediately.
However, one can posit that the true measurement of a restaurant’s quality is in its food. Not only is the food wholesome and satisfying with every dish, but the portion amount is a factor that truly sets itself apart from its other competitors.
At Casa Guadalajara, there is simply no room –literally- in your stomach for more after the entrée—if you can make it to that point.
Take their burrito carne asada for example, or ‘the log’ as some people may call it. The sheer thickness of this burrito alone is liable to making its victim neglecting to eat for the next couple of days.
Although the décor, lively music and scrumptious food would be enough for the average restaurant-goer, Casa Guadalajara’s true strength lies in its employees.
Any establishment could have great food, but what of the service?
You can be rest assured in this field as the establishment is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Best Kid Friendly Restaurant by San Diego readers alike.
Indeed, Casa Guadalajara has not been new to the restaurant award scene. With the likes of ‘Best Mexican Restaurant 2010,’ and getting the vote from Star 94.1 fans in ‘Top Margarita in San Diego’ in 2011.
So if you are in the mood to bring the family out on a spirited occasion that is filled with drinks and laughter, then look no further than this whimsical experience at Casa Guadalajara.