Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with Mexican food. This little doggy could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner not to mention dessert, late night snacks, well you get the picture. Yesterday, my dear friend took me to Celia’s in Lafayette and let me tell you my tail was wagging all the way through my lunch.
Celia’s isn’t some high-end, fancy Mexican place that does frilly foo-foo food. This is your basic Tex-Mex, Mexican style food and it is done with perfection. The chips are fresh, warm, and salted with care. The salsa is mildly spicy if that makes sense. The flavors of onions, cilantro, tomatoes, are balanced so that one bite isn’t all onion and another bite all tomato. All the flavors in every bite, it’s oh so good.
I ordered the Chile Relleno Especial. The Chile itself was mildly spiced, perfectly battered, and stuffed with a blend of cheese and ground beef. It was topped with Celia’s house-made red sauce and served with some of the best rice and beans I’ve had in a very long time.
There are ten locations in and around the Bay Area so you don’t have to drive to Lafayette to satisfy your cravings for Mexican food, but you do need to get to back side to Celia’s.
Online at: http://www.celiasrestaurants.com
Reservations Accepted: No
With love from my dog bowl to yours….Happy eating.