Boooyyyy do I love me some Mexican food! Right next to Italian food, it has a special little place in my heart. But it has to be authentic Mexican food. Not that Tex-Mex stuff. Until last night, Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks was my go-to Mexican restaurant. Their food is AMAZING! And their margaritas are in a class all their own. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
But Baja Cantina is a strong contender. Their food is good, Casa Vega still has one up on Baja Cantina in regards to the food. The margaritas however….Casa Vega better watch their back!
I went to Baja Cantina last night for a birthday celebration. We were in great company and had a really good time. The service was kind of slow, but overall I wouldn’t let that overshadow the entire experience. The decor of the place is gorgeous. It really gives you a feel of authentic Mexicana as soon as you walk in the door. It’s comforting and a great place to go and have drinks after work or watch a game. They have a patio with lights dangling overhead and plenty of seating. They also have valet for only $4! I would say that’s the best part, but the even better part is the fact that the restaurant is literally on the beach. It was night-time, so I couldn’t enjoy the full atmosphere, but I’m sure during the day it’s stunning! So, if you’re ever in the Venice/Marina del Rey area and you’re a fan of Mexican food, check this place out. You will not be disappointed!