Chula Vista Mexican Restaurant on State Street

Review by Mommyof2 6/21/08
Everytime we pull up outside of Chula Vista I am pulled back into memories of going to Playa Del Carmen when I was little.
The bright orange color kinda makes you wonder what the owner was thinking, but it is a color seen in Mexico A LOT.
As you walk inside you are greeted by a CLEAN well taken care of dining room. It may be small but all the artwork is very interesting, and we love to sit by the window facing State Street.
On this particular visit, I ordered my favorite, Pollo Ala Crema for $10.95, It is a huge portion, comes with a yummy Parmesan cream sauce, and there is always tons of chicken in it, it comes with rice beans and fresh homemade tortillas. I always order this when we go there..
My husband had the Enchiladas Mexicanas for $10.95, they come with 3 enchiladas with your choice of meat, and they have green red and white sauce on the enchiladas making it look like the Mexican flag..he chose shredded beef and chicken, they also come with rice and beans. Although he said the beef needed to be seasoned more he ate every bit of his ( and the rest of mine)...
My daughter had a Burrito kids meal with shredded beef. This was one HUGE kids meal. She eats the rice and beans then maybe 1 bite of the burrito because she like the rice and beans so much!!
The food is very authentic tasting for being restaurant food. The people are wonderful and friendly, and if you go in an a weekend evening you can watch a lady make fresh tortillas by hand!!


3935 State Street SE
near Lancaster
503-316-0019

6 comments:

Paullie said...

Try the Mole! It is the closest you can get to "real" mexican food here in salem

K & N said...

I love a good peanut mole. N and I, used to make a batch from scratch. It would pretty much take an entire Saturday. The rewards were great, but all evidence of our toil disappeared quickly. Now you can buy 'mole starter' in a small jar. The flavors don't even come close to having the complexity of a scratch batch, but it's not bad either.

Anonymous said...

Seems a bit overpriced to me...

Anonymous said...

buy american first

Anonymous said...

Dah....Mexico is in the America's. So, you are buying American!

Only thing is....there are too many bad Mexican eateries in this town. Anyone that is a little Hispanic thinks they can cook. And that's the problem.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I had dinner there Friday night. She had a Cadillac margarita that she said was good but it cost 8.95. She ordered the chicken mole and was quite pleased with it, said it was almost as good as the stuff her mother made in her childhood. I had the chimichanga/tamale combination plate. The changa was good, I had chicken, but the tamale(pork) was dried out and hard. I brought this to our servers attention and he very apologetically asked if I would like another. When he came back 5 mins later he had a plate with 2 tamales covered with sauce and cheese on it, these were quite good. The rice was average and the beans were slightly below average. Overall the food was a 6.5 of 10 on quality but a 4 of 10 on price as it was 10.95 for each plate and that is a couple dollars more per plate than most other Mexican joints of similar or better quality food.