Casa Rústica Arrives in Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley’s Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch is spicing it up with their latest culinary addition, Casa Rústica! Housed in the space that was previously Crudo, this festive Mexican eatery is a Rise and Shine Restaurant Group establishment (Breakfast Republic, Fig Tree Café, El Jardin) and is sure to be a “delicioso” destination for families and friends, and fun for all.

Shrimp Aquachile with avocado, lime juice, red onion and cilantro in a spicy Serrano pepper sauce.

Open daily for happy hour and dinner, Casa Rústica will offer casual Mex prepared to perfection. Fajitas, enchiladas and taco plates will satisfy every palate, along with unique specialties such as Mojo de Ajo Shrimp, Ceviche, Nopales Salad and Mole Chilaquiles. Specials include a killer Happy Hour menu, offered daily from 2 – 6 p.m., Tuesday Date Night deal ($35 menu/per couple), and Wine Wednesday featuring no corkage fee for bottles purchased and consumed at the restaurant.

Taco Plate

One of the location’s standout offerings is the well-curated margarita program, offering both classic renditions of America’s favorite cocktail, as well as a full line-up of impressive signature creations. Curated by local cocktail guru Christian Siglin, his menu reflects fresh and simple ingredients and flavor profiles at a generous price point (most under $10). For wine enthusiasts, Casa Rústica boasts a wine retail section with an assortment of bottles developed by Rise & Shine’s in-house sommelier.

Baja Shrimp (courtesy photo)

Sharing the restaurant space will be a complementary concept called California Taco Club, due to open next month next door. This fast-casual spinoff space will feature a smaller rotating menu, for those looking for something quick or to enjoy on-the-go. This will be Rise & Shine Restaurant Group’s third concept in Carmel Valley (a Breakfast Republic location opened across the way in the same shopping center in late 2017).

Fajitas (courtesy photo)

You don’t need to travel far for a taste of some “south of the border” fun. Join the fiesta at Casa Rústica!

Hours: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Sq. Footage: 3,300 (split with sister restaurant California Taco Club)

13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92130