New Riverview Location Offers Same Great Taste
Profile by Jared Guyer
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, Brandon area residents have just one more reason to get out and enjoy the unbeatable Mexican fare and good times provided at the newest Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant location in Riverview off Big Bend Road. If first impressions matter, Mi Casa is a winner with colorful tile floors, charming tables and chairs, and vibrant hand-painted murals on the walls. All of these festive details—including bright colors, smiling faces, and irresistibly catchy music—immediately set the tone for an enjoyable time of dining with family and friends.
Mi Casa’s menu offers an extensive selection of traditional Mexican dishes. The fajitas and enchiladas are among some of the most popular menu items, Yet General Manager Mauro Gonzalez marks the infamous Chimichangas and “The Sampler” platter (cheese quesadilla, beef nachos, chicken flautas, jalapeno poppers served with sides of guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, and queso dip) as customer favorites. In addition, white queso is a great way to start a meal with the complimentary chips and salsa. Furthermore, the restaurant now boasts a full liquor bar, and Gonzalez invites everyone to enjoy a cold beer or margarita and the warm Florida air on the beautiful outdoor patio. And the covered patio allows customers to experience outdoor dining rain or shine.
The presentation of each dish is quite impressive, especially the chicken flautas, which are seasoned to perfection, rolled in corn tortillas, sprinkled with lettuce and cheese, and topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole—an array of red, white, and green as vibrant as the Mexican flag.
Restaurant owner Pat Gama says she has always loved to cook and had a dream to have her own restaurant to share her passion for cooking and food. She has taken this dream and ran with it as this is Mi Casa’s second location. The first location in Plant City has been a hometown hit. In fact, the restaurant has won Focus Magazine’s “Best Mexican” Readers’ Choice Award eight years in a row. Gama says it’s her hope to create a family atmosphere at each restaurant where everyone will feel “right at home”.
“Mi casa es su casa” is a Spanish phrase about warmth, giving, and togetherness, literally meaning “my house is your house.” Mi Casa captures this sentiment perfectly: a relaxing place to enjoy great food with those you love.
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant
10283 Big Bend Rd.
Riverview, FL 33579
Hours: Sun.- Thurs. 11am-9pm