The Pinta, the Nina and Santa Catarina

After the Taste of Cedar Park, Mike and I have been eager to head over to Santa Catarina to try some additional items off their menu.  On Saturday, we decided to head over and give it a chance.  It wasn’t too far from our house and it was super cute.  We were able to sit down immediately, which is always a treat on Saturday at dinner time.  We decided to start with drinks.  Mike picked the ever popular Mexican Martini and I opted for a Prickly Pear Margarita.  Both of the drinks were tasty and complimented the spicy salsa and chips.  The menu was quite diverse and there were lots of tempting choices.  Eventually, we selected guacamole for an appetizer, the enchiladas suizas for me, and the Cochinita Pibil for Mike.

 Cocktails-Prickly Pear Margarita and Mexican Martini

Cocktails-Prickly Pear Margarita and Mexican Martini

 Guacamole

Guacamole

The guacamole was thick and full of onions, tomatoes, and cilantro.  It was creamy and served with a sturdy chip.  My enchiladas suizas had shredded chicken and were served with rice and black beans.  I loved the suizas sauce that topped my enchiladas.  I also liked that the bean of choice was black beans, rather than refined or pinto beans.  The rice was mild with mixed veggies incorporated in it.  Mike’s dish was pork wrapped in a banana leaf served with rice, beans, and a creamy jalapeno sauce.  The dish was interesting, but packed full of flavor.  We were members of the clean plate club that night.  We both finished our meals, so sadly, we had no room for dessert.  We enjoyed everything we tried and look forward to coming back.   Hopefully, we have found our new go to Mexican restaurant.

 Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil

 Enchiladas Suizas

Enchiladas Suizas