FLINT TWP. — Newly opened Casa Real, 4150 Miller Rd., announces its grand opening celebration, providing the local community the opportunity to listen to a live Mexican Mariachi band, “Celaya,” this Thursday, Feb. 17, while savoring authentic Mexican cuisine. The event kicks off at 6 p.m., where the first 50 patrons that arrive will be provided a buy one get one free margarita card.
Owner Alberto Pimentel, who owns the first Casa Real in Oxford, opened the Flint restaurant with a new restaurant design that is suggestive of its name “Casa Real” that comes from a Spanish villa home one would see in Mexico. Upon entering the restaurant, guests will discover a laid back yet elegant atmosphere. The Mexican Patio style dining room has been completely decorated as an elegant hacienda complete with colorful hand carved from Mexico tables and chairs depicting various Mexican traditions.
Pimentel has brought the essence of an inviting and warm villa to Flint and takes pride in his excellent restaurant staff from the kitchen to the waiters that are both motivated and skilled at providing top customer service.
“Our goal is to provide our guests with the widest selection of freshly prepared Mexican cuisine, bursting with flavor while experiencing an inviting warm and relaxed atmosphere of as one would in a villa in Mexico,” he said.
The menu focuses on traditional dishes and rich flavors that are as diverse as the many regions of Mexico. Guacamole and Molcajete salsa are made fresh daily and served with warm tortilla chips. Entrees range from $8.99-18.99 with appetizers ranging from $3.50-8.50. The restaurant offers an extensive vegetarian menu to which patrons can also add favorites such as grilled shrimp or any fish they have available. Homemade soups are served daily such as the Durango Zucchini or Shrimp soup.
Casa Real also features an extensive drink menu with a combination of international wines, imported Mexican beers and a variety of tequilas for sipping or fresh, hand-shaken margaritas in a variety of flavors.
Casa Real’s menu features as wide variety of traditional enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas but also more elaborate favorites as: El Molcajete with grilled shrimp and rib eye cooked with fresh mushrooms, bell peppers and onions, served with homemade golden sauce and topped with Mexican cheese, bubbling over and served in a Molcajete Mexican rock bowl with tortillas; Parrillada with steak, chicken, chorizo, carnitas, shrimp, with onions, bell peppers and pineapple served in a Mexican brasero with freshly made tortilla; Pollo a la Chipotle with chunks of grilled chicken breast served in the restaurant’s special chipotle cream sauce, served with a chile relleno, rice and flour tortillas; Taquizas, a Casa Real specialty from Northern Mexico, is a celebration of everything that fits in a corn tortilla. Diners get the choice of carne asada, al pastor, barbacoa, chorizo or discada served with fresh cilantro, onions and corn tortillas. The dessert menu includes Pastel de Tres Leches, a Mexican traditional white cake soaked with three unique kinds of sweet milk, topped with fresh fruit.
For guests seeking a discount, Casa Real offers daily lunch and dinner specials Monday-Friday. Guests can also sign up on the Casa Real website at www.CasaRealRestaurants.com to receive notice via e-mail of coupon specials and special events.
For the grand opening celebration, the Mariachi will play until 9 p.m., and patrons will enjoy a free appetizer (choice of guacamole or cheese dip) with the purchase of two dinners. Casa Real is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. — Natalie Blythe