If you are looking for the best Mexican food in the Chippewa Valley, look no further than Casa Margarita.
From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere gets you in the mood for some great food! You will immediately see the colorful wall murals and the hand carved and decorated chairs and tables. There is always Mexican music playing in the background which adds to the ambiance.
There are three separate eating areas at Casa Margarita. First, is the entry way (pictured above), a larger seating area that surrounds the bar, and even an upper level that looks down on the main floor of the restaurant.
Who can not forget about adult beverages when you go to Casa Margarita? Their namesake proves that they have some of the best margaritas in town. They have a wide variety of tequilas and Mexican beer as well.
Chips and Salsa
One of the most important things to our family when visiting Mexican restaurants is the chips and salsa. We can honestly say that Casa Margarita has the best! The chips are homemade and often hot when coming to your table. The salsa has a great flavor as well. If you want to add some wonderful dipping choices for your chips, we highly recommend their queso or guacamole. They are the best around!
When it comes to the main meals at Casa Margarita, the portion sizes and taste can’t be beat! Below are some of our many favorites that we like to order.
Mocajate Degallado Jalisco
I recently stumbled upon my new favorite menu item from Casa Margarita, the Mocajete Degallado Jalisco. I know that is a mouthful to say, but you won’t go home hungry after attempting to finish this! There is an abundance of grilled chicken, steak and shrimp mixed with carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. It is topped with pico de gallo and cheese sauce. It is also accompanied by rice, beans, and three flour tortillas.
Especial Casa Margarita Fajita
My son loves to order probably the biggest bang for your buck menu item, the Especial Casa Margarita Fajita. This meal consists of four different types of meat: chorizo, shrimp, chicken, and carne asada. It also contains bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. If you can finish one of these on your own, that would be very impressive!
Below is a picture of the sides you get with every fajita order. The fajitas are served with three tortillas, rice, beans, pico de gallo, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole.
Made to Order Tacos
One of the great aspects of Casa Margarita’s menu is the flexibility that the customer has. My wifes likes to get made to order tacos. She can choose the toppings that she likes, the type of tortilla (corn or flour), and the choice of meat. There is always enough to make two tacos out of one order!
My wife loves the tamales of Casa Margarita. The tamales are hand wrapped in corn and are filled with soft and moist pork. As you can see from the picture below, they don’t skimp on the sauce either!
The Tilapia Loco is another one of our favorites. The fish is light and fluffy and the vegetables are always crispy and tasty. You can have this meal with or without cheese sauce (queso) drizzled over the top.
There is an extensive kids menu to choose from at Casa Margarita. My daughter likes to get the beef soft shell taco with double rice and no beans. It is definitely a filling meal for her.
My youngest son loves the mini corn dogs. It comes with a good serving of fries as well.
Probably one of the highlights of each of our visits is the waiter who goes by the name of Chongo “El Guapo.” He always has a smile on his face and is very entertaining for our kids. He will often make animal noises from across the restaurant or will even sneak up on them. They never expect it and it is always so fun to see their reactions. Hopefully he will be there when you visit!
This franchise is locally owned and operated by Maria Jacinto. Her son Cesar Lopez is a manager of the location and you will often find one or both of them there most nights.
We give Casa Margarita our highest rating of 5 stars. Many good Mexican restaurants are in the area that have either good food, tasty drinks, or a great atmosphere. But Casa Margarita has it all. Make sure to stop in the next time you are craving some authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine.
Casa Margarita is located at 5110 Fairview Drive in Eau Claire. It is just past Eau Claire Ford and close to the Metropolis Resort/Action City.