“Comida Mexicana” = Mexican food. And I LOVE Mexican food. So much so that I could probably, quite honestly, eat it for every meal and not ever get tired of it. One of the most fun things about the My Father’s World: Exploring Countries and Cultures curriculum is the sampling of foods from the countries we’re studying.
Living in the Tampa Bay area of Florida certainly has its advantages in this regard. This area is an absolute melting pot of different nationalities and cultures, and, with it being a large metropolitan area, one need not look far to find the cuisine of these cultures. A simple Google search for “best authentic Mexican food in Tampa Bay” generated list after list and review after review.
After reading the reviews, there were several restaurants I wanted to try, but we narrowed it down (at least for now) to Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant in Plant City, Florida.
We were not disappointed. Although the restaurant is located in a strip mall behind a busy McDonald’s, the inside was adorned with beautifully hand painted walls; murals depicting birds, people, and Mexican landscapes.
And the food was delicious! Although I chose a vegetarian selection for myself, the girls feasted on the “Banderita Enchiladas“: Three enchiladas arranged in the colors of the Mexican flag. Red – cheese topped with enchilada sauce. White – ground beef topped with sour cream. Green – chicken topped with verde sauce.