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Casa Azul’s food tastes even better than it looks
Aly Brown, Iowa City Press-Citizen
I have found that Mexican food in Iowa can go one of two ways: incredibly delicious or downright bland.
Chain restaurants haunt our landscape, misrepresenting Mexican cuisine with pasty beans, ground beef and canned cheese sauce. But in the Iowa City area, we have welcomed several authentic Mexican restaurants, including La Michoacana and La Reyna, which has since moved to Vinton.
I was excited to learn that Casa Azul, a restaurant featuring central Mexican cuisine, recently opened in Coralville near the Iowa River Landing.
ATMOSPHERE: Casa Azul is immediately recognizable. Living up to its name, the restaurant is very blue, presumably inspired by…. Read More
Casa Azul Restaurante y Cantina is a welcoming eatery
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Casa Azul Restaurante y Cantina is a welcoming eatery featuring an array of authentic Mexican dishes. A beautiful interior space, complete with colorful décor and paintings that pay homage to Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera, enhances the cultural experience guests will have when visiting Casa Azul. Offering lunch and dinner every day, the menu is brimming with flavorful options that will delight…… Read More
Stephen Schmidt, Iowa City Press-Citizen
“So is horchata like Rumchata without the rum?”
Well, sort of. Or it is, but you’ve got that backwards: Rumchata is horchata with the alcohol added in.
Horchata (sans alcohol) is a popular drink in most of Mexico. Made of rice (or other grains) and mixed with cinnamon, then blended, strained and mixed with vanilla, water and often milk. It is simple in makeup but time intensive to make from scratch. That’s why even though it is a popular Mexican drink, many Mexican restaurants don’t offer it on their menus. Here are a few local….. Read More