Contemporary Mexican Cuisine
Carol & Joe Davis
realized that it was the celebration of Mexican Independence Bicentennial
on September 16th and thought it would be appropriate to dine
at a Mexican Restaurant! Recently, while we were at Blackhawk
Plaza we noticed a new Mexican Restaurant COA
and decided to try it. It was a warm evening and the atmosphere
was quite festive in the dining room, bar area and on the patio.
We were seated in the center of the main dining room with a view
of the patio and water feature which runs through the plaza. The
staff was very friendly and we started with signature Margaritas,
as we perused the menu.
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enjoyed the Casa Noble "Single Barrel" Martini made
with COA's signature tequila, lime and agave, and the Cadillac
Margarita made with corazon reposado tequila, lime, agave nectar
and Grand Marnier as well as the Anejo Margarita made with pueblo
viejo anejo tequila, fresh lime and agave nectar.
enjoyed sampling the appetizers and our favorites were the Spicy
Ahi Tostaditas made with fresh Ahi tuna, serrano, and chipotle
peppers, avocado, and mango vinaigrette and the Carnitas Quesadilla
made with smoked cheddar cheese, pickled onions, and avocado-tomatillo
puree. The steaming Fajitas had tasty Tequila Marinated Mexican
White Shrimp, New Mexico Chicken Breast, sautéed peppers,
nopales, tomatoes, red onions, portabella mushrooms and was served
with Mexican rice, frijoles charros, warm flour tortillas, salsa
fresca and sour cream .Our entrees were equally tasty. The Pork
Chili Verde was excellent and was made with very tender braised
pork shoulder, salsa verde, nopales, poblanos and cilantro pesto
rice. The delicious Rock Shrimp Chili Relleno is a large
corn meal crusted fire roasted poblano chili with shrimp and Mexican
cheeses. The Chili Relleno remained very fresh with the corm meal
crust unlike the traditional style which can become too moist.
loved our desserts. The Pastel de Tres Leches is yellow
sponge cake layered with rum, tres leches, fresh strawberry mousse
and lemon jelly. It was very light with amazing flavors...quite
a treat! We also recommend the House Made Churros which are made
to order and served warm with rum scented horchata and salted
cajeta anglaise sauce. If you can't finish them you can always
take some home for breakfast. They are also a must!
is a great choice for Mexican cuisine and they also have a full
bar featuring a great selection of 100% Blue Agave Tequila including
Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and Extra Anjo Tequilas. It's lovely in
the evening at Blackhawk Plaza with the lake setting and the ducks.
It's also a nice spot for lunch. Viva Mexico and Viva COA!
4040 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA. 94506