So you’re hungry when it’s First Friday and you want something fast but not fast food and a place where you can sit down instead of standing out on the sidewalk? Walk in the door at the corner of Abbot Kinney Bl. and California (at the light), step up to the counter and you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff, ready to take your order.
I simply love the Chicken Amarillo Tamales – only $2.50 each – yes, and wrapped in a banana leaf. A tamale has got to be good on the inside and out and many places the outside tastes like cardboard – not here. Tender and tasty with good quality chicken on the inside and a nice spicy red sauce. Just add salsa and pickled carrots from the salsa bar and it’s a good meal. You may want to add some chips too.
The salad is good for two people to split. My boyfriend and I did just that – we topped it off with chicken (or get it with shrimp or beef). We both found it very tasty liked the dressing too, although it was skimpy on the avocado.
A few of my male friends that I brought here loved the burrito with chicken, a meal in itself; they range from $5.75 – 11.25 depending on what you order. Tacos are yummy too! The atmosphere is super casual with two floors with seating, including a counter area and a few tables outdoor. The Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays blog recommends you check out CasaLinda next time you’re out on the famous boulevard! How was your experience at CasaLinda? Just click on the Comments link below and let us know and we might post it. (Tip- use your Google login; all comments are moderated on this blog.)
CasaLinda Mexican Grill
1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Open: Sunday thru Thursday from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM