10 January 2013

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican

Before we left home – I had my weird list of food I needed to try while we are living in Canada.

Twinkies. Urgh. So nasty. Sweaty yellow cakes with fake cream… enough said.

Poutine. We’ve had seriously good, and seriously gross.

American Hot Dog. The BEST I’ve ever had!

Taco Bell. Well – even though this was on my list – Marlee our Au Pair squealed with disgust every time I mentioned this. 

Which I will admit – her stories of past visits have put me off slightly – but mark my words, give me a few drinks and I WILL give it a go!

So when I saw that Airdrie has new Mexican Restaurants popping up I got seriously excited! So excited in fact – that without realising it – I basically gate crashed their opening day while they were still mopping the floors… talk about keen.

But it was so worth it.

I had the Grilled Chicken Burrito with Lime Cilantro Rice, Salad and Cheese. There was also a Raspberry Chicken option which sounded interesting… and I may just give it a go next time.
The Burrito was excellent! Fresh toasted tortilla with moist, flavourful rice – I’m not up to trying the beans yet – and fresh salad. I had the medium salsa, which was actually medium (not bland or sweat inducing) and pico de gallo.

It came with a side of guacamole and sour cream – and when I asked about this amazingly vibrant green sauce that they had – he gave me a side of that to try as well. It was a delicious, vinegary Coriander dressing. Gorgeous – and super fresh.

The only negative can I say about my meal was the size of it. It was HUGE! Which meant I spent most of the afternoon lying on the couch in a Mexican Siesta-style coma trying to digest it all. 

I know, I know – it’s not their fault that I have no self control and ate the entire thing. But still.

Next time I will probably get a taco instead, and that way avoid the sloth-like afternoon and have room for dinner.

Now I just have to wait for hubby to come home so I can him there for a cheap lunch date! (Cheap because despite muddying his clean floor - the Manager gave me a 10% discount card to come back again!)

Costa Vida
705 Main Street

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1 comment:

  1. I’m a big fan of Mexican food, and finding other places other than Taco Bell would be amazing! Are the burritos really that big? I may have to find out for myself when I drop by one of these days. Thanks for the heads up!

    Violet Larson