Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks at Casa Flores Marina.
Casa Flores crafts a menu of traditional Mexican entrees fit enough to quell even the most persistent hunger mobs. Guests can choose from 25 combination platters, in addition to a savory selection of fajitas, salads, and grilled specialties. Shimmy incisors up the seasoned peaks of the carne asada, which plates two grilled cuts of sirloin steak with sautéed onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers ($11.95), or sturdy a pair of tortilla-based sea legs with the fish tacos, with grilled tilapia, pico de gallo, and avocado ($4.25 a la carte). Signature drinks range from the original margarita ($7) to the Beer-rita, a mix of blanco tequila, Tecate, and lime juice ($7.75), and are the perfect accompaniment to an order of nachos ($6.25+) or mid-meal math equation.
- Been half a dozen times now and never had a meal that wasn't yummy! I particularly like the cheese enchiladas and chili colorado. –
- The mole enchiladas are awesome! I could eat this mole sauce on anything! – Andrew F., Yelp
Casa Flores Marina
Running a Mexican restaurant was in Octavio Cruces’ blood. After all, his family had owned Mexican restaurants throughout Stockton for more than 17 years, and growing up, Octavio had learned the business from the ground up—washing dishes, cooking food, serving customers, and even tending bar.
Guided by those experiences, he founded his own now-thriving business, Casa Flores Marina, which has been lauded by local diners and reporters from The Record alike. Octavio oversees kitchen staffers who fold fresh, homemade ingredients into authentic Mexican dishes as bartenders blend premium silver, reposado, and anejo tequilas into margaritas. Colorful flags and Mexican artwork adorn the dining-room walls, while numerous tabletops speckle the sunny outdoor courtyard. On Wednesdays, the restaurant hosts live performances ranging from local bands to lone mariachis delivering lengthy Shakespearean monologues.