Brunching: Casa Oaxaca

[ 2 ] April 11, 2014 |
Chilaquiles con Huevo at Casa Oaxaca

Chilaquiles con Huevo at Casa Oaxaca

Giving up cheese for lent and visiting a Mexican restaurant during this time was quite a mental challenge.  What do I order?  Cheese-less dishes at Casa Oaxaca were pretty easy to order and fulfilling.  Now do not get me wrong, I need to revisit this spot when cheese re-enters my diet but for there not to be cheese on any of my dishes, I must say they did a pretty good job.  Chilaquiles con Huevo came with simmered corn tortilla chips, green salsa, a sunny side up egg and Mexican Cream.  I enjoyed, though I know the queso fresco that was omitted would have lifted my spirits even more.

Bloody Mary Michelada at Casa Oaxaca

Bloody Mary Michelada at Casa Oaxaca

We had nachos without cheese which was not as disappointing as I anticipated.  Casa Oaxaca places their focus on other areas such as the black beans, which took on the consistency of warm creamy refried beans.  The beans, Mexican cream and potatoes can get lost in the mix when cheese enters the picture.  I appreciate how Casa Oaxaca pays special attention to these unsung side items.  The star of the show for brunch, however, is the Bloody Mary.  The  Bloody Mary Michelada is a mix of tomato juice, beer, lime, spices & pickled jalapeños.  For Bloody Mary and beer lovers, this is where the best of both worlds collide.

Not overcrowded or overpriced, Casa Oaxaca was worth the trip up to Adams Morgan.  For vegan lovers, this should be on the dining destination list also…they have the most vegan dishes I have seen around these parts.

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Category: Brunch, restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. Amanda says:

    Wow, you gave up cheese for lent…that is crazy! Major props for that, you know I couldn’t do it. That Bloody Mary looks delicious!

  2. Johnna says:

    Ha!! I know you couldn’t @Amanda as much as you love cheese.

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