We don’t usually go this long between Mexican food WTGW outings, and I’d be lying if I said we hadn’t been missing one of our favorite local spots – Crave Cantina – and their delicious craft tacos with all the fancy toppings that we just can’t get enough of. When we saw on their social media channels that they had some new menu options (burritos! quesadillas!) we knew we would need to put them on the radar for a carryout order quite soon.
Hey, remember a few weeks ago when I was complaining about venturing out in the snow to pick up our Wednesday meals? In true #WTFOhio fashion, we’ve suddenly fast forwarded a few seasons in a small span of time and found ourselves this week in the midst of a gorgeous 65-degree evening, and people were definitely out in full force soaking up one of the first truly perfect patio evenings of 2021. Well, I mean, at least until the sun went down I would suppose anyway, because around these parts we all know losing daylight also equates to being more than a little disappointed if you didn’t also pack your winter coat for the night’s activities. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t laugh to myself a little bit at the couple wearing summer clothes being seated on the Crave Cantina patio as I was walking out with my order, because I would bet they asked for a move indoors before I even opened up our meal containers back at home.
Anyway, as I mentioned, we had been watching the restaurant’s social media recently and were intrigued to hear that they had added burritos and quesadillas to the already impressive craft taco menu. So of course Shane and I had to try one of each.
Not one of each, mind you. One for him and one for me. I know we like to order ALL THE FOOD around here, but keep in mind we also still wanted to get tacos. Because, I mean, how do you go to Crave Cantina and NOT get tacos? That’s like going to an Italian place and getting a burger.
Not that we know anyone who has done that or anything.
Shane took on the burrito while I tackled the quesadilla. Both of the new menu options allow you to chose from several different types of meat for the filling, including steak, chorizo, chicken, etc. Shane and I both opted for steak. Because that’s just how we roll.
And then for our tacos, I got the ground beef and beer battered walleye.
And Shane got the marinated chicken and BBQ brisket.
So … yeah, the tacos were still the clear winners here. I mean, we’re definitely glad we tried the burrito and quesadilla. And they weren’t bad by any means, but we both agreed that the tacos were just … better.
The steak in both the burrito and the quesadilla could’ve been a little more seasoned. Shane said the burrito had a lot of good filling and that part was flavorful – but even though they cooked the steak to order (which for Shane was medium rare) it just overall lacked any sort of seasoning.
The quesadillas had plenty of cheese – and maybe served warm at the table and not after transport home it would taste a bit different – but again just seemed to lack flavor.
So all that being said, we’ll stick to the tacos, which once again did not disappoint. They just are so creatively imagined with flavor for days – we love the different sauces that compliment each specific type of meat in each of the various tacos, and the unique toppings that come with each kind. The walleye is a clear favorite of mine, while Shane loves the brisket.
Again, not sorry that we branched out and tried the new menu items. I mean, that’s part of why we’re here, right? And like I said they weren’t by any means horrible. But in comparison … well, there just isn’t a comparison, really. It’s like putting a loaded meat lovers pizza and a side salad on the table together and telling Shane to rate them against one another. I think we all know how that would end, no?