Restaurant Review: Karina’s Mexican Restaurant (Revisited)

Karina’s Mexican Restaurant recently opened on the west side of Whitewater.  I reviewed the establishment at its then-downtown location about two years ago. 

Karina’s is now located immediately to the west of Subway, in the same building, and east of Rocky Rococo’s.  I’m not interested in reviewing those chains, but having returned to Karina’s I’d suggest that either would likely be preferable to Karina’s.

Realtors say that everything depends on location, location, location.  Perhaps that’s true, but then when saying so they’re talking about real property, not food.

Location has not improved an overly-full menu (with too many items for this establishment), unattractively presented on the plate, with only sporadically attentive service. 

The menu is too thick, and the salsa to thin, so to speak. 

I had hoped for a better experience than my prior visits, but time hasn’t changed the fundamentals in need of changing.  

My prior remarks remain pertinent to describe Karina’s. 

LOCATION: 1170 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190 (262) 472-9492. See, Google Map directions linked at the beginning of this review.

PRICES: Main dish, drink, and complimentary chips & too-thin salsa about $10.

RESERVATIONS: Unnecessary.

DRINKS & WINE: Mexican beer, margaritas.

SERVICE: Sporadically attentive.

VISITS: One (as a dinner revisit).


RATING SCALE: From one to four stars, representing the full experience of food, atmosphere, service, and pricing.

INDEPENDENCE: This review is delivered without financial or other connection to the establishment or its owner. The dining experience was that of an ordinary patron, without notice to the staff or requests for special consideration.

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