Casa Don Juan passes the taco test

We recently had lunch at the family-owned Casa Don Juan, which has served local folks in Ruskin for the past 13 years.

I size up a Mexican restaurant by its tacos. Are they up to snuff with harmonious amounts of diced onions and fresh cilantro? Wedge of lime? If a place passes my taco test, it's a green light to order anything and everything else off the menu. And we did!

My dining companion raved about the homemade mole sauce which included brown sugar, onion, garlic and tomato sauce.

The crispy, rolled flauta was topped with shredded cabbage and a dusting of Parmesan.

The hit for me was the chalupa on the left, a big crunchy flour tortilla topped with guacamole, sour cream and chopped tomatoes.

It's free-chip heaven at Casa Don Juan. The chips were very light, thin and crunchy, with only a hint of salt for maximum tastiness.

I ordered a side of the guacamole, which was good; but I would have liked it better if it had been spiked with a bit more lime juice and contained chunkier pieces of avocado. That's just me, though.

Bonus: The majority of the menu was under $10.

Casa Don Juan
1110 U.S. 41 S.
Ruskin, Fl
(813) 641-8502

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are so right about Cafe Don Juan. We think their refried beans alone are worth a visit. And everything is fresh!