If you remember Los Cunados who was later renamed to Los Compas, then you’ll recall the many issues they encountered. The biggest one was all the Woodlawn traffic in Bel Aire that hurt their business. The restaurant closed in April and is now back as Casa Mexicana. They have reopened at 6600 W. Central, which is best remembered for being Marcos Cantina but would later be such restaurants as Green Olive, Sam’s Southern Eatery and Bchic Bar & Grill.
6600 W Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67212
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 9:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
I swung by for their lunch special and was greeted with complimentary chips and salsa. It was the thick style of salsa you often see at Tex Mex places, which meant I had to go through at least 2 jars of it.
For lunch, Casa Mexicana had a two enchilada special with rice and beans for $5.99 or a three enchilada version for a dollar more. I opted for the two enchilada option; split between beef and chicken.
Nearly everything about this platter I loved. The sauce, beef enchilada, rice, and beans were all exceptionally tasty. My only point of dissatisfaction was the chicken, which tasted like the canned chicken or the bagged stuff you get at the grocery store; didn’t hate it, but also wasn’t a fan. Another person at my table shared the same sentiment. Aside from that, zero complaints about the beef enchilada, it was meaty, covered with plenty of sauce and a good portion size.
But at $5.99, I was satisfied with my meal and felt like I got my money’s worth.
It was a good enough experience, I would certainly return once the liquor license comes in.
If it weren’t for the special, I probably would have ordered something else. Plus, Los Cunados had some pretty good dishes and I was told, it was essentially the same food. So if you are a fan of Los Cunados or Los Compas, you should enjoy Casa Mexicana.
Here’s their menu.
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