Respond to Review of CLOSED: Casa de Luz - San Diego
Review: I had read about this place on happycow and ate dinner here on a trip to San Diego this summer. Here's my Casa de Luz review. My first impression was that this place looked gorgeous. Out front is a covered side-walk seating area, then you see large front glass windows, a giant glass door, spacious interior with high ceiling and even a back seating area on the 2nd level, thick wooden tables and seats, a couch lounge area, open kitchen and prep space, glass desserts case -- overall simply designed but totally impressive. The food menu is very basic. It's written on a chalkboard and changes from lunch to dinner. As of this time you have 1 soup, 2 salads, and 1 entree option. That's it. For our dinner we got the soup (a sweet potato and vegetable puree), one salad (sliced cabbage with sweetened with strips of apple), and the entree of the night (a macrobiotic plate comprising brown rice, seaweed, picked raw cucumber & carrot slices, and beans). The main entree plate was very simple in concept and flavor and affordable ($10). While I enjoy it alright, I make this food at home all the time. The desserts case, on the other hand, was great. It featured a selection of vegan treats from a savory zucchini muffin (yummy) to raw pies, to a chia seed coconut pudding (yummy too). Not cheap but tempting. Overall, this was an excellent dining experience. My only suggestion for improvement and to help them get more business would be for them to offer an extended menu more than just one main entree for each meal. If I lived in this area of San Diego, I would definitely like to return for meals, perhaps even once a week, but I don't want to be limited to a surprise one entree choice only. If they could expand their food menu, Casa de Luz would have more return customers, in my opinion.