One of the most requested restaurants for a revisited review recently has been Las Catrinas Mexican Restaurant. The eatery is in a busy area of town on 2330 N. Maize Road, but kind of tucked away towards the back. It’s not the most visible place if you’re driving down Maize, but definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area.
2330 N Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67205
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Closed on Monday
A small group of us dropped by over lunchtime for eats and drinks. Our afternoon started with complimentary chips and salsa. Nothing memorable here, but also something that had no problem polishing off. It was a fairly basic salsa that was very mild.
Everybody ordered a mix of enchilada meals, but I went with the chipotle pasta which was bow tie pasta with creamy guajillo sauce, bacon, onions, mushrooms, and Parmesan sauce. I added chicken, and it also came with a side house salad with jalapeno ranch dressing.
Here were some other dishes, mid-eating. One thing I did get a taste of was the beans. The only reason was because it was being raved about at the table. I gave it a whirl and was also impressed; it had a very smoky taste that was unlike any other beans I’ve had from a Mexican restaurant.
As for my chipotle pasta; excellent, excellent, excellent dish. It wasn’t something I’d expect to order at a Mexican restaurant, but they really nailed it here. The creamy guajillo sauce helped make this an outstanding dish. I loved the small yet flavorful kick of heat in the sauce.
Every bite made me want to put more in my mouth. Las Catrinas calls themselves a Tex-Mex restaurant in the description and this was, by far, one of the best dishes I’ve had from a Tex-Mex spot.
The service was also outstanding. I believe one lady was the only server throughout the day and she was everything you’d want from a server.
Here’s the menu:
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