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Reviews for Casa Borrega and Dominique's on Magazine

 Casa Borrega
Casa Borrega
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This week Ian McNulty urges readers to go 'beyond the burrito" at Central City hotness Casa Borrega, which "departs from the familiar Mexican restaurant formula." Owners Hugo Montero and Linda Stone have created a bar/restaurant "detailed as richly and obsessively as a full body tattoo." Young chef Fernando Gutierrez takes "two or three extra steps to fully express a dish's potential. For instance, the marinade for slow-braised lamb... borrega, the house namesake... was imbued with dashes of tequila and mescal, which added floral smokiness to the pull-apart tender meat." And there's a slew of craft cocktails with an emphasis on specialty tequilas and such. [Advocate]

Tom Fitzmorris dishes out FOUR WHOLE STARS to Dominique's on Magazine this week, also granting chef Macquet and company the elusive +2 HIPNESS POINTS. Macquet's "unique touches" and emphasis on local/in house produce make "the food seem exotic and hip at the same time," with price points that don't sting too bad. The after dinner cotton candy, "atmospheric" vibe and "in vogue" merging of bar and dining area all leave T-Fitz saying "It's all good," but don't worry, Millennial-haters, it's still "very easy to get into for a place as hip as this." His top dish: FRIED oysters with cauliflower crème fraiche, roasted tomato, and house-made potato chips. [CityBusiness, sub req]

· No Burrito's On The 'Interior Mexican' Menu at Casa Borrega [Advocate]
· Dominique's Dazzles On Crowded Magazine [CityBusiness, subscription required]
· All Week in Reviews [-ENOLA-]

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, , LA 70113 (504) 427-0654 Visit Website

Casa Borrega

1719 O.C. Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113