H's Review La Casa Vieja & note to Lady M

by Harry, Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 09:38 (2719 days ago)

Hi Folks,

Another great morning @ Z...last night instead of venturing into Centro we decided to try Casa Vieja mainly because of the rave reviews on this here board...The food was certainly fine, and the service was very attentive, but my daughter pegged it down very quickly in one word. "Gringo-esque."

I was a little disappointed that the caesar salad was not mixed at the table and came on a little side plate, but my BBQ'd quails were delish, as was Ilana's chicken in rum and cream sauce. Hand made fresh tortillas, my margarita molido..all great.

But I must confess it creeped me out a little to have El Norte 1960's pop music, played live & broccoli, cauliflower and carrots as our side vegetables.

Just a personal quirk, but I'm here to eat THEIR food and listen to THEIR music as much as I am able to sing along to I'm a Believer by the Monkees. Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh....

The place is catering to a certain crowd, and really..they do that very well. I suppose I'm just happiest here when eating off of melmac plates and kids running around and being the only gringo (or pretty near that) in the place...


HI Carol! No I haven't forgotten you! Just enjoying the one on one face time with my daughter which for us has been a very rare thing!

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