807 E Adams Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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La Capilla At Night
La Capilla is one of a handful of restaurants in the Huntington Beach area I remember going to thirty or so years ago when two tacos, rice, and beans was "exotic" and getting a sucker on the way out was the highlight of my meal, except that La Capilla hasn't always been La Capilla and it hasn't always been a Mexican restaurant but I think it has mostly been a Mexican restaurant. I have only known it to be such but have heard there was a brief stint when it was an Indonesian restaurant. It's still retained its old school charm replete with sunny courtyard, interior so dimly lit you need night vision goggles while inside, and wrought iron chandeliers you could imagine Zorro swinging from.
The food was just what one would expect: serviceable and comfortable. Warm chips and chunky, flavorful salsa; chicken tortilla soup that didn't necessarily intrigue but did warm the soul; and lemon cilantro chicken as a main dish that was very lemony, very cilantro-y, very chickeny, and very buttery. And, yes, I got a sucker on the way out.
These parrots don't talk . . . ever
Lemon Cilantro Chicken
For carrying on the tradition of tradition for tradition's sake so well La Capilla earns a three and a half Speedy Gonzales rating for the time being: