This is Where to Lunch: Las Casuelas Terraza Review by Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven

This is Where to Lunch:  Las Casuelas Terraza Review
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This is where to lunch.  Las Casuelas Terraza has old school heart and is the favorite of locals.  Tacos, sopas, platos fuertes, fajitas, and more.  The restaurant is located in an eye catching casita from the 1920s and is a landmark in town.  An eatery I have frequented since childhood.

Las Casuelas Terraza benefits from generations of family ownership.  The recipes for fajitas, mango and avocado salad, and seasonal dishes is why residents and visitors to town keep returning to the restaurant.  One of the best features of the restaurant is the patio seating.  On a  bright, sun-drenched day the ability to sit outside in the shade, feel the sprinkles of water from the misters, and truly relax with food, drink, and friends is a great experience.


The original owners’s granddaughter and her great-grandson continue on the tradition,  

"The Las Casuelas legacy and name traces back to Maria Fajardo, 
the Delgado family matriarch, who cooked for copper miners in pre-
depression Arizona with her famous earthenware pots and pans, 
cazuelas.  Fajardo’s son, Florencio, and his wife, Maria, brought 
'abuelita’s' recipes to their first restaurant in downtown Palm Springs 
in 1958, opening the Original Las Casuelas.  Oddly enough, the spelling 
of Casuelas was a fortunate marketing typo during a cash strapped
opening.  That mistake has stuck with the restaurants and has become 
proprietary for our family’s hospitality and recipes.  Loved by locals, the 
Original Las Casuelas still operates in the same location, just a few 
blocks north of Terraza.”

There are numerous dining options in Palm Springs, California.  Here is where expert knowledge of cooking, restaurants, and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as a source for how-to and where-to regarding cookery, culture, and community.  Make Las Casuelas Terraza your place for lunch and have a delicious time.


1.  Las Casuelas Terraza is located at 222 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262.  This location is near shopping, businesses, and more.  Easily accessible by taxi or car service.  Parking is available on the street or in the free public parking lot on the corner of West Baristo Road and South Indian Canyon Drive (235 South Indian Canyon Drive).

2.  Peak times occur on weekends and nights.  Arrive early to secure a table on the front patio.  Take a friend or go with your family for a celebratory time.  Reservations recommended.

3.  Consider the following menu items.

Achiote Chicken Lettuce Wraps:  crisp lettuce cups filled with grilled chicken marinated in a blend of spices and annatto seeds (red seeds from the annatto tree; also known as achiote).  Served with fiesta guacamole and salsa de arbol (a spicy salsa made from arbol chiles, tomatoes, garlic, onion, and dried Mexican oregano). 

Tacos de Asada:  choice of steak or chicken marinated in salsa adobado (a spicy, smokey, and slightly sweet salsa made from peppers, onion, garlic, cumin, and oregano) served with pico de gallo (chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, and peppers), and fiesta guacamole.

Vegetable Enchiladas Suizas [swee-sah; meaning Swiss style in Spanish]:  two delicate enchiladas topped with salsa tomatillo, melted Monterey Jack cheese, and sour cream.   

Raw Veggie Black Bean Tostada:  A flat crisp corn tortilla with black beans, shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, shredded jicama, red onions, shredded carrots, cilantro, and fresh avocado.  Grilled chicken, spicy pork or beef.  Vegetarian option.

Original Classic Margaritas - On the Rocks (Large):  prepared with real lime juice, agave nectar, imported Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur), and Gold Tequila.

Skinny Margarita:  Milagro Blanco Tequila, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice.  Under 200 calories.

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