Tocaya Organica is a fast casual restaurant serving up a modern organic Mexican cuisine. Their ingredients are of the highest quality, organic, and locally sourced. Tocaya Organica only serves meats and fish that are fresh, never frozen, and 100% free of hormones, steroids, and antibiotics.
I was really looking forward to coming here for several reasons. First off, being a blogger, you are exposed to all kinds of food. There is a bit of regret after a really hard work out, knowing that it was just to negate all the bad you've eaten. In order for this blogging thing to be a sustainable thing for me, I realized I need to make better choices when it comes to what I eat. This is why I made a conscious effort to target restaurants that are in line with how I want to eat on a daily basis.
My ideal diet would be to be vegan, but since I'm not there yet, and if I'm going to eat meat, I want it to be good meat. Good news is that Tocaya Organica only serves hormone and antibiotic free, never frozen meat. In addition to wanting to eat high quality meat, I also look for items that are low-carb and gluten free. So it was a plus that they offer lettuce wrapped tacos.
All the tacos were great, but I already know I'm going back for the fish taco...so buttery and creamy. The chicken tinga came in at a very close second. I recommend doing the tacos "Baja chipotle" style
The salad shown below sounded the most interesting...Arugula & honey lime: rocket arugula tossed with tequila-soaked golden raisins, chia seeds, marcona almonds & chipotle honey-lime vinaigrette.
The burritos were decent, but not for someone like me who is trying to watch my carb intake. But duhh, I still ate it anyway :P
Not pictured, but one of my top picks was the quesadilla with carne asada. I can't say this was healthy, or low carb, or low fat, but, you know what, who cares. It was good! And also totally worth the calories. No regrets.
I tried 3 of their sides, and out of all three, the guac and plantain chips were by far the winner. Mind you, all three were delicious...the corn tamale was cooked perfectly, texturized with pieces of corn, mildly sweet. The Barrio fruit was so fresh and flavorful from the lime with a hint of spicy. But the guac and chips were hands down my favorite. I loved the taste, the texture, and the pop of color from the sprinkle of pomegranate on top. Not to mention, for them to go that extra step and provide plantain chips rather than regular corn chips deserves some points right there. I would definitely order this again.
Dessert was also sublime, because well....just look at it! The Waffle ice cream sandwich is made with salted caramel ice cream in between two churro waffles and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Need I say more? But of course, its the chia seed pudding that catches my attention and earns major points because its gluten free and chia seeds are packed with protein. They don't have too much of a selection because, let's be real, I'm sure the people who are going there are the kind of people who prefer to skip dessert. But for the rest of us, they've got us covered ;)
To summarize, here are my top picks: arugula & honey lime salad, baja chipotle fish taco, cali green chicken tinga taco, quesadilla, guac with plantain chips, waffle ice cream sandwich. I give them all two thumbs up!
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