In a city filled with culinary outposts that honor cuisines from all across the world,CASA FINA stands out for offering a unique authentic and heartfelt representation of Mexican food from taste to presentation... in an energized and festive atmosphere. Vibrant colors and art give way to a warm and friendly ambience and welcoming staff.
Josefina Lopez, the award winning playwright and screenwriter, the creator of of the pop culture play and film, "Real Women Have Curves, and Founding Artistic Director of CASA 0101 in Boyle Heights, celebrated her 30th anniversary as a writer with the opening of the restaurant.
She joined forces with three other business partners and immigrants like herself, Executive Chef Augustin Alvarez, and Restaurant Owners, Alonzo Ricardo and Emmanuel Deleage (Josefina's husband) to oversee CASA F INA Restaurant & Cantina.
Chef Alvarez presents the cuisine of Mexico with his unique twist on traditional dishes.
Like the grand opening of an award winning play, CASA FINA dramatically plays out their menu.
Act One is breakfast, both Mexican and American dishes; Act Two features appetizers; Act Three is the entrees; Climax includes Fajitas, Milanesa plate and the signature Emmanuel's Favorite Flank Steak; Resolution features burger combo; chimichanga and Tortas. Dessert offerings are highlighted by flan;deep fried ice cream ;and strawberries dipped in chocolate.
To quench your thirst try the unique and refreshing Wine Margaritas,on the rocks or blended with lime, strawberry, peach or coconut.. or a selection of wines including sangria by the glass or pitcher, and draft beers also by the glass or pitcher.
Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. for both lunch and dinner; Friday from 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 a..m. including breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sundays from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., including Sunday Brunch from 8 a.m.-12 noon.
CASA FINA's Cantina will be open from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with a limited Happy Hour Menu.
Valet parking is available behind the restaurant.
Located in the Art District in Boyle Heights at 1842 E. First Street, Los Angeles, 90033, phone (323) 604-9592... www.casafinarestaurant.com
Definitely worth the drive.