This is was my first time at Casa Mexicana. In fact, I have never really given the place a second look. I had never considered eating at this establishment before, because I always just assumed it was another average Mexican restaurant. Don’t be fooled, it really is just another average Mexican restaurant.
What drew me to Casa Mexicana was the convenience factor. The Cordova location is situated very close to Wolfchase Honda, where I take my car to get serviced. My usual routine is to drop off my car, walk to the Wolfchase area to run errands while they are working on her, and then walk back to pick her up when ready. This was my plan on this particular day. Only, I had not eaten before I dropped my car off. There are not many favorable dining restaurants in this area. They all tend be mediocre chain establishments. The only options otherwise are Casa Mexicana and Eat Well Sushi. Eat Well is yummy, but I wasn’t in the mood.
Casa Mexicana was pretty empty when I walked in, but it was during the week. I took a seat, and they presented me with my chips and salsa, like you get at pretty much every a-typical Mexican dining establishment.
The chips were really thin and greasy. The salsa was pretty average, with a little bit of kick and not a lot of spice. I munched on them, mainly because once I start eating tortilla chips, auto-pilot kicks in and I keep munching.
I ordered a margarita while I waited too. I read on FourSquare that they have super strong margaritas. These people did not lie.
Warning! I could taste some of the neon green, lime-y goodness in the glass. However, I mainly tasted tequila. To put this in perspective, all of the ice in my Margarita on the Rocks was melted in less than five minutes. I had to ask my server for a glass of ice. I used every single ice cube in a tall drinking glass to keep this thing cool while I drank it. It was strong. It was also awesome. It was not too overwhelming for me, but I definitely did not order a second one either.
My food finally came, thankfully before I was able to finish the chips and salsa. I ordered an enchilada, beans, and chile relleno combo, but I got a tostada instead. This actually worked out perfectly, because I would rather have the tostada anyway.
There is not much to say about the food, other than it was pretty average. Nothing had an incredible amount of flavor or impressed me, but nothing was bad either. It tasted a lot like going to any other average Mexcian restaurant in Memphis.
Overall, I will probably be back to Casa Mexicana eventually sometime in the future. Not because it blew my socks off, but mainly because I will be hungry at some point when my car is being worked on. If you are stuck in the same situation as me and need some place in walk distance, Casa Mexicana is not a bad choice. Otherwise, skip it and go somewhere else.
Casa Mexicana does not have a website or social media presence, but you can find more reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon. You can also find photos of their menu there as well. They have an extensive menu, with every possible Mexican option you could ever want.