With my new found love of tacos, we have started trying more and more tacos in and around Pittsburgh. Yesterday we wanted to go somewhere for tacos for lunch, so we decided to try Casa Rasta. We were the first people there for lunch, so we had the option to sit where we wanted. We chose to sit inside by the window, but there is outdoor seating available. We ordered two drinks. Above is the Agua de Jamaica. It is tea that is lightly sweetened and I think they said it was flavored with hibiscus. It was a refreshing drink on a hot day.
We also ordered the horchata. It was delicious. I highly recommend it. I love horchata with the cinnamon on top.
Our server was very nice. She made recommendations on what to try and asked us how spicy we like our food. Both of us like very spicy food, so our choices were based on that. She brought out some green salsa that is made with tomatillos.
As well as roasted tomato salsa. Both salsas were delicious. They tasted fresh.
She also brought a small tasting of guacamole to try. I really liked the guacamole. It was slightly chunky and had a bit of heat, but not overwhelming.
We ordered four tacos to share. This plate has the Al Pastor which is roasted pork served with avocado cream, onion, and cilantro. It was by far the best. Also on this plate is the carnitas. They were yummy, but not my favorite in the city.
The second plate has the Jamaican Jerk Chicken served with avocado cream, mango, onion, and cilantro as well as the Cochinita Pibil which is pulled pork with picked onion and cilantro.
Finally, because they do not offer chips and salsa at lunch, we ordered a side of black beans. I am happy we did. The black beans were the best I have had in a restaurant. They were flavorful, but not mashed. I would go back for the black beans. All in all, we enjoyed our trip to Casa Rasta. I would like to go back for dinner. It is BYOB, so we could visit and bring a bottle of rose to share while we enjoyed our dinner.