I have to admit, when I moved to the Cabot/Beebe area, I wondered where I would find good, flavorful Mexican food. The first couple Mexican-style restaurants I tried left me craving seasoning. Then, a work colleague and I tried Casa Mojitos.
I had found my local Mexican eatery.
The first test of a Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant is the quality of salsa brought to the table. If the salsa tastes of canned tomato or, even worse, salsa from a jar, it is a pretty good signal that the food won't be up to par. Luckily, I was very pleased with the salsa brought to our table.
The next text is whether or not the protein served is properly spiced. Too often, in the Cabot/Beebe area, I had been served ground beef lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, and nothing else. The chicken would often be boiled chicken, pulled from the bone with no extra spices. The meats at Casa Mojito didn't have those issues. Proteins are well seasoned and flavorful.
My last visit to Casa Mojito was on "guy's weekend," a three day father/son weekend filled with swimming, sports movies, and local restaurants. That Sunday night (the last night of our bro time), we went to Casa Mojito and I saw my son eat more food than I've ever seen him consume in one sitting. He loved his burrito, rice, and beans. Rarely does he clean a plate, but this plate was clean.
The only downside to Casa Mojito is where it is located. While Beebe is a fine town, it is in White County which is, unfortunately, dry. No Mojitos are served at Casa Mojito. No margaritas. No beer. No big deal on a guy's weekend with the kiddo, but a little disappointing when you're looking for a date night spot with your significant other.
You can find more information on Casa Mojito on their Facebook Page.
David Thornton is a two time national award winning writer, chef, husband, father, and fitness enthusiast.