Before a recent North Dakota Women’s Hockey game with a buddy of mine, we went over to Casa Mexico in East Grand Forks. I wanted to try the place again after I reviewed it a few weeks ago and had a mixed reaction.
Last time, I had the #23 combo with rice, a beef burrito and a chile relleno. I found things generally under-seasoned, topped with a thin red sauce and the burrito with a plastic-like, white cheese.
This time, though, I went with something a bit more authentic: Carnitas. It’s a pork dish that’s sauteed and served with Spanish rice, sliced avocados, lettuce, tomatoes and onions, refried beans and some flour tortillas if you want to wrap it all up.
I found the pieces of pork to be delicious, with some pieces having a nice crust yet a juicy and tender interior. Some of the pieces were a bit overly fatty, but I can easily overlook that. Throwing the pork and all the other fixings into the substituted corn tortillas I got made for a delicious taco.
My friend got the chimichangas, which he said were very good. As before, service was lightning fast, the chips hot and salsa tasty with a hint of cilantro and spicy heat.
So while I concluded last time that Casa is a welcome addition to the Forks dining scene, the second visit cemented it as the best sit-down Mexican restaurant in town.