First Taste of Mi Casa Mexicana

Chef Denys Bolaños and her mother had been making Tamales selling at farmers markets around the city for awhile with a dream to open their own restaurant. The family is from Mexico City and that is where many of their dishes originate. Last month their dream become a reality as they opened their first restaurant in the Kitsilano neighborhood.

I enjoyed tasting several of their dishes, some of these you may have not seen around this area in the past.

Guacamole and chips

Panuchitos

Pambazo

Tacos Suadero

Quesadillas

Here are the Guacamole and chips; Panuchitos a delicious Yucatan style dish of 2 tortillas sandwiched with beans, cochinita pibil, and cheese, and topped with pickled red onions; Pambazo (Mexican bun) with chorizo and potatoes, outstanding, similar to a torta but done up smaller as a bun; Tacos Suadero (Braised Beef) great flavours; Quesadillas Chicarron Prensado with chorizo, Frijoles con Cheese, Mexico City style which is different than the usual.

Flan Napolitana

Arroz con Leche

Tried a couple desserts including the Flan Napolitana, delicious flan with a slight saltiness from the caramel; and the Arroz con Leche, delicious rice pudding.

Mi Casa Mexicana is located at 2015 Burrard Street on the 2nd floor. You can reach them by phone at 604-346-7084 and follow them on Instagram @micasamexicana.yvr

By: Richard Wolak