Yet another Mexican restaurant rises in the spot where Javier's and Callejon once stood. Asada has been many months in the making with a renovation that had Lagunans peeking through the plastic with great curiosity.
Finally unveiled, the space is dominated by a prodigious tequila bar where you can munch on snacks or have a full meal while sampling your beverage of choice. The rest of the dining area is cozily divided into four separate spaces, which keeps the noise level fairly tolerable (the bar scene is something quite different).
The food is advertised as "American Mexican." Although we are not sure what the exact definition of that term is, we would call it "Laguna Mexican" because it's a style of Mexican cooking unique to Asada.
The chips are very thin and very good, not the familiar fat triangles. The regular salsa has a nice little bite with plenty of flavor, but if that's too tame for you there is a salsa diablo that will blow your head off, so handle with care. Guacamole is made to order and you may choose ingredients to add such as cilantro, onion and tomato. They also have a diablo guacamole to try (at your own risk).