Casa Bonita, Allmend Brunau, Zurich
Do you want to know the truth why I chose this restaurant to head over for dinner ? It was the music on the website of Casa Bonita. Crank up the volume and listen, it reminds me of Monkey Island, but Shazam reports it’s “Under the Sea”. Anyway with a soundtrack like this – who can resist ? We took a seat outside and study the menu, which features a lot of swiss, indian and mexican dishes. I’m not quite sure what to make of it so I start with a Quesadilla. The cheese was bland and I was expecting more excitement, eg. maybe some scallion between the Tortillas. The menu mentioned lamb tacos and this is what I got interested in. Unfortunately it was more a crunchy bowl filled with meat, than real tacos. Also the garnishes / side dishes weren’t good. Some kudos however to the owner, when we complained that the rice was too salty he apologized and served us a coffee shot. We had two more after that. We weren’t convinced with the food or the concept, a “Bavarian” beer garden would seem like a better fit at this location, since it has a large garden. One thing I’d like to point out, my male co-diner suddenly got glazy eyes, stopped listening to me and when I turned around I saw two blonde angels disappearing into the night. Since they spoke a couple of words with the waiter, they must be regulars and my colleague has wanted to go back every night just to catch a glimpse… my personal interest is purely in the fancy music on the website.