Mi Casa (Norwich, CT, U.S.A)

When reading my review of lackluster Tequila’s of Old Saybrook, CT, my friend Mr. J told me that my “mistake was trying to find good Mexican food in New England.” While I appreciate his sense of humor and snark, he is dead wrong about this assertion! As I found when I went to Mi Casa in Norwich, CT on April 12, good Mexican food can indeed be found in the northeast.

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Mi Casa is right in the midst of downtown Norwich, and you’d almost miss it if you weren’t looking for it. But once you’re inside, you’ll see a large Mexican flag hung on the wall and you’ll hear an assortment of music popular in the Central and Latin America. 

For many years, I have been a member of the Connecticut chapters of Drinking Liberally, a left-wing political discussion group. The New London chapter meets at The Social Bar + Kitchen, which I’ve reviewed here. The newly-minted Meriden chapter meets at the Dawg House, and I posted my review recently. The Windsor chapter meets at The Union Street Tavern, which I have reviewed here. And, of course, the Norwich chapter meets at Mi Casa.

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I decided to order soft shell tacos with chorizo, a type of spicy pork sausage. Customers have a fairly wide selection of meats that can be used in their entrees: cesina (salty beef), carnitas (fried pork), bistec (beef), pollo (chicken), chorizo (spicy sausage), lengua (beef tongue), carne enchilada (roasted pork), or, for an extra charge, camarones (shrimp). 

The food came in no time, and I started eating immediately. The three tacos came with slices of lime and some cut radishes. The presentation wasn’t much to write home about, but the tacos were excellent. Unlike imitation restaurants, Mi Casa served chorizo that actually had some spice to it! The tacos themselves were a bit small, but for the price, I was not disappointed.

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Mi Casa is an authentic Mexican restaurant with a well-stocked bar. The waitstaff seemed a bit unresponsive, but the food and price point were out of this world. There’s even a pool table for anyone who wants to play some billiards with a drink. I will definitely be returning here.

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Name: Mi Casa
Website https://www.facebook.com/Mi-Casa-Mexican-Restaurant-347079028721877/
Phone +1 (860) 455-4646

Credit Cards? Yes
Apple Pay [?]? No
Bathroom? Yes
Reservations?  No
Take out? Yes
Delivery? Yes
Wifi? No
Outside seating? No
Wheelchair friendly? Yes
Alcohol? Yes
Dogs allowed? ???
Bike parking? Yes
Car parking? Yes

Date night? No
English-speaking staff? Yes
English menus? Yes
LGBTQ friendly [?]? Yes
Information updated on: March 3, 2018
Prices [?]: $ $ $ $

Monday: 09:00 – 01:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 01:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 01:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 01:00
Friday: 09:00 – 02:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 02:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 01:00

Address 252 Main Street, Norwich, Connecticut 06360 U.S.A.