Located in Lakeway, TX, Santa Catarina Mexican Restaurant is my favorite go-to place for Mexican food. Santa Catarina combines fresh ingredients with classic and new Mexican recipes. Imaginative, flavorful, and delicious, dishes are prepared with only the freshest seafood, pork, and beef tenderloin. Many of the seafood offerings use fresh drum, straight from the Texas Gulf Coast. Gluten-free and vegetarian items are available, and all menu items are prepared with EVOO or canola oil, primarily farm raised beef, and healthy hormone free protein sources where available. Tortillas are handmade and delicious.
One of my favorite dishes is the Enchiladas Suizas. You can choose between chicken or cheese, topped with salsa suiza. Suiza is a cream-based sauce primarily consisting of cheese, sour cream, and spices. Its served with with Mexican rice and black beans. Out of all of the places I have tried suiza, this one was by far the best. It was thick and creamy. The enchilada was filled with seasoned, shredded chicken and cheese. Everything paired well with the Mexican rice and black beans.
I also recommend trying the Taquitos Dorados. Its two grilled enchiladas filled with chicken; served with salsa verde, rice, and guacamole; topped with cabbage, sour cream and queso fresco. The salsa verde provides a nice kick to the chicken enchiladas. Its not overbearing, which is one thing I hate. Food is not meant to be so spicy that you cannot enjoy the taste.
Overall my experience at Santa Catarina is always a pleasant one. The food is always hot, fresh and seasoned just right. The wait time for food is the standard. I normally visit during lunch and I always have time to enjoy the meal and take my time before heading back to work. I also recommend the salsa and queso, both of which are delicious with warm chips.
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