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Cincinnati Bites: Pleasant Ridge Taco Impressions: Casa Figueroa
Pleasant Ridge has enjoyed the rise of several new eateries and watering holes in recent years, including Nine Giant, Grand Central Deli, Overlook Lodge and Revolution Rotisserie. Just last year, Pleasant Ridge resident Shayne Byer and her sister, Heather opened Casa Figueroa, a Southern California and Latin American-inspired restaurant they hope will inject new life into the neighborhood.
The bones of Casa Figueroa are clearly that of a former private home, a 100-year-old brick house resting next to an abandoned Burger King on Montgomery Road. Lots of work went into transforming the multi-floored space into an impressively bright, vibrant and energizing venue. Each floor sports a unique take on quirky Mexican kitschiness, with mismatched tables and chairs, wall murals, 40s posters depicting cartoonishly ample-bosomed Mexican Revolution soldaderas and plenty of Day of the Dead and lucha libre paraphernalia.
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