This for me was a great experience. Located super close to the hotel and the downtown area of Desert Hot Springs, Casa Blanca has lots of yummy food and libations in a very colorful and spirited setting. If you’re looking for good Mexican cuisine with all of the bells and whistles this is your place. This would be my go-to place for Happy Hour and Dinner if I lived nearby. Also to my surprise the ding was inside, not patio. I was a bit taken aback but was assured that it was safe, so I dived in.
Here’s What I tried:
Regular, served in a proper margarita glass, this cocktail is huge and delicious.
Mango, with nice pieces of Mangos in this huge glass, this is a very light and refreshing cocktail.
Guacamole, with fresh avocado, onions, cilantro, and secret their ingredients. Their chips are to die for and this creamy guacamole offers a nice accompaniment to their crunchy tortilla chips.
Casa Blanca Sampler, A sampler platter, with beef rolled taquitos. Meat quesadillas, jalapeno peppers, chili relleno, enchilada, sour cream and guacamole. It’s got a little bit of everything. The presentation is super cool, served up in a big white platter, with everything separated out. This is a nice way to start my meal.
Hard Shell Beef Taco, I ordered this as a side dish and it did not disappoint, nice crunchy outer shell with great beef flavor on the inside, a true keeper.
Shrimp Fajita served with sizzling, bell pepper, onion, tomato, with corn or flour tortillas. This came to my table hot and sizzling, the shrimp is plump and the vegetables are super tasty.
7 Mares, & seas soup. Shrimp, halibut, scallops, crab legs, clams, fish, octopus, with celery, carrots, potatoes, and chayote. This is to me Jewish Penicillin done Latin style. The super fresh seafood and the nice tomato broth, all a perfect blend of flavors, another must have menu item for me.
Beans and Rice. They must put in a chicken broth, because these are super rich and have a great homespun flavor.
You can tell there are many regulars that are indulging their exotic senses. There are many Mexican places to eat in Desert Hot Springs. Casa Blanca has 2 other locations, Cathedral City and Palm Desert.
This location opened in 1996, and in 2006 was the opening of The Cathedral City location, the Palm Desert location after that. Owner, Mr. De Leon, migrated from Jalisco Mexico in 1990. He brought with him the rich traditions of his homeland, authentic Mexican and Seafood cuisine. The servings are huge and this real Mexican fare is bringing his loyal customers back time and time again.
The interior is full of color, but done in a very fun way. You feel light and joyous being inside and the staff is so helpful, all in all it was a treat for my senses and my taste buds, just loved their great Mexican flavors.
66370 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Desert Hot Springs, CA.