Location: La Grange, IL
Address: 32 S. La Grange Rd. La Grange, IL 60525 (708) 354-CASA
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am Sun 12pm
Links: Casa Margarita Website
Atmosphere: The La Grange location of Casa Margarita is a colorful and festive restaurant, made to look like a Mexican Village overlooking the ocean.
What we ordered: I started with a frozen Mango Margarita, sweet and delicious!
One of my companions ordered a Mai Thai, also delicious.
They brought us complimentary Chips and Salsa with our drinks.
Our group ordered the Queso Fundido to share. This is one of my favorite appetizers and I will order it whenever I see it offered. A bowl of Chihuahua cheese was baked until melted and bubbly then topped with chorizo. It is served with warm flour tortillas for making your own little taquito con queso. Excellente!
I wanted to try a selection of foods so I ordered one of the Combo Plates. This came with a Pork Tamale, Beef Enchilada and Fish Taco. Everything was very ordinary but I liked the fish taco the most. The fish taco isn’t something that Casa Margarita typically offers but since they have Mahi Mahi on the menu, our server asked the cooks if they would make a fish taco and they said “no problemo”. The beans and rice were both decent.
A couple of my companions ordered the Carne Asada. This was a big hit. The beef was tender and juicy.
Another companion ordered the Enchiladas. I am not sure which type of meat these contained but they were smothered with Ranchero Sauce and Chihuahua cheese.
One of my companions ordered the Chicken Mole. It is my opinion that mole is an acquired taste and not all moles are created equally. The version at Casa Margarita has an intense flavor, made with a mix of chiles, mole and cocoa. I don’t think my companion was the biggest fan :(
Another companion ordered Tacos, served on doubled-up corn tortillas. Topped with lettuce, tomato and Chihuahua cheese.
For dessert they brought us complimentary Sopapillas, fried triangles made from flour tortillas, then topped with cinnamon and sugar. These were also drizzled with chocolate sauce. Delicious!
Service: Our server, Alejandro, was great. We had a party of 8 and he made sure all of our needs were met.
Overall Impression: The food was okay, nothing bad about it, just nothing exciting about it either. The Queso Fundido is really good, as are the Margaritas. Great service.