REVIEW: La Cazuela, Lawrenceville, Gwinnett
I will have to admit that this review falls into the category of one that should have been written a long time ago. We’ve been going to La Cazuela for years, obviously for good reason. We’ve enjoyed the food here and we keep going back. We have come to know many of the servers by face, and have never had a problem with service or the food – ever – period. Another cool side note, is that the restaurant is housed in the old Rhodes Jordan building, named after the life long friend of Melanie’s father.
This evening we started out with our usual Mexican flair – chips, salsa and queso. I love jalapeños but Melanie will have no part of it so I get those on the side and add a jalapeño to each chip after its dipped in queso. Oh my goodness!
I keep looking for another Mexican place that can replicate Pablano’s Camarones al Chipolte but I have yet to find it. I tried the Camarones al la Diabla here but it didn’t come close. I probably would have found a more similar experience had I poured the shrimp out over the rice but I just dove right into those spicy shrimp and the rice soon became and afterthought. The Pepino Salad that comes with it is an awesome cucumber salad and is pretty unique and is much, much more than just a side garnish.
Melanie had her usual Chimichanga and she is never disappointed with that. Basically it’s a big tortilla filled with refried beans and a meat of your choice, then they fry it. Its her favorite dish when we come to La Cazuela.
If you really want a treat, show up on Sunday for brunch and they make omelets to order and do a full blown buffet that will rock your Sunday and make a great start to the week. For solid Mexican food, La Cazuela on the Square in Lawrenceville is a sure bet. Guten appetit!