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 $15, you get $30 worth of traditional Mexican and Central American cuisine at Mi Casa Restaurant in Walnut Creek. Owner Argentina Maldonado uses fresh ingredients and family recipes to catapult taste buds to locales south of the border. The menu incorporates traditional Mexican and Central American elements, including seafood paella ($17.50), chancho asado ($14), a grilled pork tenderloin served with fried plantains and cheese, and Mexican molcajete ($19.50), a montage of grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, and cactus, accompanied by salsa and tortillas on a stone mortar. For adventurous vegetarians, the cactus salad ($8) mixes cactus, beans, pico de gallo, and lime into one prickly plate. The restaurant's décor resembles a neighborhood adobe in Latin America. The patio is adorned with colorful scarves, and a bubbling fountain sits beside it, brimming with the coin forms of B-list dreams. The dining room's ambience is bright and cheery, with yellow walls, white tablecloths, and ample natural light.
Yelpers give Mi Casa Restaurant a 3.5-star average:
Downtown Walnut Creek
2195 N Broadway
Walnut Creek, California 94596