Locals who’ve been coming to Casa Playa Mexican restaurant in Redondo Beach’s busy Riviera Village space for years could have seen a number of delicate modifications which have popped up lately on the long-standing spot.
There are a number of new objects on the menu, with restaurant providing Past Meat as an choice on a number of dishes, in addition to different vegetarian choices and a few dishes that have been beforehand secrets and techniques solely provided to these within the know.
The Redondo Beach staple was lately bought by a pair of vegetarians who work within the movie business and haven’t any earlier restaurant expertise, however they’re loyal longtime regulars.
“I would like it to remain the neighborhood icon I consider it as being,” mentioned Shawn Dufraine, who alongside together with his spouse Alethea Dufraine bought the restaurant in November and reside in an house about two minutes away.
“We’ve been coming right here 11 years, like that is our second residence,” Alethea Dufraine mentioned.
The couple have been grubbing on vegetarian tacos on the spot ever since they moved to Redondo Seaside.
For years in addition they kicked the thought of shopping for the restaurant when the chance immediately arose after the earlier proprietor requested them in the event that they have been .
“We simply jumped in as a result of we like it, that’s why we jumped in. And we’re loopy,” Alethea Dufraine mentioned with amusing.
However they’re not that loopy.
Since that is their first restaurant, and neither one has labored within the enterprise earlier than, the couple isn’t messing round an excessive amount of with what has labored thus far at Casa Playa.
They saved the identical workers and chef, and the menu is mainly the identical with a number of new additions similar to carne asada fries.
“They’re (asada fries) God’s present to the world,” mentioned Alethea Dufraine, who regardless of being a vegetarian, fell off the meat-free wagon for a…