You pretty much sit yourself when you get in at La Santisima. Then after perusing through the massive menu, you order your food from the bar. While waiting for your order, you can help yourself to any or all of the salsas from the salsa bar. They were all good and I cannot pick a clear winner, so just try it out and let me know when you get a chance to try La Santisima when visiting Phoenix.
For the tacos, you get to order 3 different kinds per plate. There were 7 kinds so we just ordered 2 plates of 3 each and let go of the white fish and got the rest. My favorite from all the 6 types of tacos was the shrimp one and the pork one. But they were all good so you can’t go wrong really. The meat was very generous and each plate also came with rice and beans. Weird to say, but the rice was the standout in everything we ate. It almost has the consistency of a cauliflower rice but just really really good.
We also ordered the quesadilla per Jemillie’s recommendation and indeed it’s unlike any quesadilla we’ve ever tried before as she has mentioned to us. It’s not made of flour tortilla and it is deep fried. The kind server helped us decide which to order as there were like 15 kinds of quesadilla to choose from. I ordered the one with beef and topped with Mexican cheese, avocado and chimichurri.
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I was tempted to order a margarita but I simply have no more space for it. The hubby did enjoy their horchata which he said was one of the best if not the best he has tried. I’m not a fan of horchata so it had no effect on me whatsoever, which is a good thing coz’ it’s one less calorie for me to consume or crave for. Haha.
For the kids, I ordered just a plain chicken taco and beef taco and unfortunately they didn’t like it. They are quite picky eaters and have yet to get their palates immerse in Mexican food. Hopefully, they’ll get accustomed to it sooner, as the hubby and I really love Mexican food or simple a variety of food for that matter.
In case you haven’t read about our visit to Bobby Q, check it out as well. It’s the other restaurant to try in Phoenix that we don’t want you to miss out on.
After our lunch at La Santisima, we drove to Glendale, Arizona to go on a Chocolate Factory Tour at Cerrata. Come back to our blog tomorrow to read up about that.
Are you from Phoenix of have visited Phoenix. Leave your comments below for Restaurants to Try in Phoenix if you have any recommendations and we’d visit it when we go back. Thanks.