A Summer Dinner at Fonda La Catrina


My brother and his family were in town so we took them to dinner at Fonda La Catrina. My husband and I dined there back in 2012 and hadn't been back since. I remember how amazing the dishes were but the lines outside always kept me from returning. This time I called ahead and they told me there were plenty of open tables since it wasn't too late in the dinner service.

I had forgotten about their patio in the back, so I was happily surprised when we were seated there. It was a pleasant and sunny Saturday night in July, and the setting felt perfect for a family dinner. I started with their House Margarita with Mango. It tasted awesome. Especially drinking it outside while catching up with my family and anticipating the yummy chips, salsa, and Mexican dishes that would be arriving. There's something about sipping margaritas outside in the summertime. This Mango one was really fruity and sweet, with just the right amount of Tequila.

I was thinking about ordering Quesadillas because I love them and they're hard to resist. But my brother, food adorer that he also his, convinced me to try something different. He recommended that I try the Queso Fundido and I'm so glad I did. I'm still dreaming of the melted cheese today. This is a dish that poems and songs should be written about. I really, really love melted cheese so this melted Monterrey Jack with Asada in a skillet was incredible tasting. It was served with three homemade corn tortillas, avocados, pickled onions, and pico de gallo. Just grab a fork and create a taco. Then get to grubbing. I actually polished off all three tortillas filled with cheese and the accompaniments. Yes, I was full, but it was so worth it.

Their tortilla chips here aren't your usual suspects. Like the corn tortillas they're made in house and they're a little crunchier and thicker than most. They're also not complimentary, so four bucks for every bowl of chips hurt a little. But they are so good and if you're family loves chips like mine, its worth it.

My husband ordered the Verdes Enchiladas, and before I knew it, his plate was empty. Some of the other dishes the others ate were some Rice and Beans, Shrimp tacos, and the Sopes. The Sopes were two hand-made thick grilled tortillas with black beans, onion, lettuce, cheese, cilantro and cream. My brother had the Carnitas, (slow roasted shredded pork), and the Rock Fish Ceviche. I was too into my cheese to take photos of his dishes, but I did have a bite of the Ceviche. The fish was so fresh and the flavors hit all of the right notes. This was one meal for the books. Everyone left stuffed and satisfied.















See my post from my first visit to Fonda La Catrina here


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