Recently I was invited to Costa Vida for a sampling of their new Sweet Baja Shrimp Tacos and experienced my very first shrimpgasm.
We're talkin' warm, slightly crisp, slightly chewy tortillas filled with sweet-yet-spicy shrimp and topped with their famous mango salsa (pictured below).
I wasn't kidding when I coined the term "shrimpgasm."
Though a couple members of the group felt the shrimp needed a bit more kick (good thing Costa Vida has Sriracha sauce on hand), the shrimp tacos had just the right amount of kick for me. And the sweet? Perfect.
I finished it off with an ice cold Diet Coke and pebble (crunch) ice and I was one happy customer.
If you're a longtime fan of Costa Vida, then you'll remember they once offered shrimp tacos. For reasons unbeknownst to saddened customers everywhere, they removed them from the menu. But faithful customers—and shrimp lovers—can now celebrate...
Costa Vida's shrimp tacos are back and better than ever!
You'll also find your favorites still on the menu like sweet pork tacos, grilled chicken quesadillas (my fave), the ever popular sweet cinnamon tortilla (my kids' fave), sweet pork salad (Steph's fave) and their award-winning chicken-chipotle salad.
There were a lot of favorites to be had that night: friends, food and Costa Vida's Chef Dave. I had the opportunity to interview Chef Dave about the new Sweet Baja Shrimp Taco:
Yes, the tacos are pretty messy but so worth the pile of napkins you'll use!
I'd say it was a pretty satisfying night.
And now for the GIVEAWAY!
Costa Vida is giving one lucky winner $25 in gift cards!
That means you'll have enough money for multiple shrimpgasms!
To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite menu item from Costa Vida. If you haven't eaten there yet, tell me what you'd most like to try.
For extra entries, you can do any/all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each one you do (each one earns you an extra entry).
- Subscribe to ITRML (or tell me you're already a subscriber).
- Tweet about this giveaway with @CostaVida in the tweet and leave the URL.
This giveaway will end at midnight on Tuesday, July 24th.
Note: Winners are notified via email. If no reply is received, a new winner is drawn.
P.S. Feel free to "like" is this REALLY my life? on Facebook. It won't earn you an extra entry (apparently that's illegal anyway...who knew?) but it will give you warm fuzzies. Even better.
Disclosure: Costa Vida provided me with a sampling of their fish tacos, a refreshing Diet Coke with pebble ice and a side of their creamy cilantro ranch. They also provided me with the gift cards for this giveaway. They're nice like that.