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Carnitas Don Rafa
Posted by almad on 07/14/2008
We are a big fan of carnitas . Carnitas is a very famous Mexican dish. It consists of braised pork and can be eaten by itself. Everyone who loves pork has to try this. If you are adventurous there are different parts of the pork to be savored, but if you are like me I stick to just to meat (masisa). Don Rafa's carnitas are so juicy and flavorful. You can order a plate of carnitas which you can eat with hot tortillas, and the most amazing red salsa EVER!!!. They also give you a side of rice and beans. To tell you the truth I just order a Torta Don Rafa (A torta is a Mexican sandwich) ... a sure hit. But ... if for whatever reason you are not into eating pork .. there are plenty of amazing menu items to please the pickiest of eaters. They have lots of margaritas ... their specialties is the mechiladas (I know I am not spelling this right ... but try it and you won't care how it's spelled). The deserts are also good ... but we never leave room for them (hard to) Their children menu consisted of a smaller version of the adults menu. They brought her a cup of simple tomato/noodle soup and she just loved it. When her plate of mini tacos arrived with a side of french fries she exclaimed ... "I like this restaurant". Something that made both my husband and I sooo happy. Ohhhh and when everything was over they gave her a small Jell-O with a nice little toy (she even brought out her 'Gracias' which she learned from Dora to the waiter) Well ... for my summary ... I just love it ... love it ...love it. The food is amazing ... the price is awesome ... the staff is super helpful (I think it is the same staff from years ago ... always smiling)... the restaurant is so nice and clean (I dare you to go to the bathrooms ... there is even a real changing table for those with little kids). I love that it's kid friendly and that my daughter is looking forward to eating there again. Ohhh and if you want to take some carnitas home to eat later they sell them on the other side of the restaurant (take a lot of red salsa and then cook the carnitas with the salsa until the salsa is reduced ... then just heat up some corn tortillas and voila ... tacos).
Posted by Jose J on 10/17/2007
A truly mexican cuisine!! Specially the tastefull "Carnitas" You must try and you will enjoyed!!! And what about the seafood? mmmmmmmm delicious....
Posted by Vic on 07/08/2006
Was told to vist Here on my trip to Chicago! Very good Mexican Food, Good prices as well.
Posted by Irene on 04/01/2006
It's a small modest place with reasonable prices. This place is BIG on flavor. I enjoyed my authentic meal and the service was great. I am a returning customer. Parking may be a little difficult.