Fun, festive food with a side of tequila that's the idea behind Casa Blanca, the Mexican cantina with locations in Andover and North Andover. Margaritas are made with fresh limes, guacamole is mashed to order, and the skirt-steak burrito requires a knife and fork. Co-owner Daniel Vargas is a native of Guadalajara, where tequila, mariachi bands, and Carlos Santana all come from. In these friendly spots, you'll feel the influence of all three.
> Kitchens close at 10:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and between 9 and 10 the rest of the week
> Casa Blanca, 10-12 Main Street, Andover, 978-289-4165, and 1070 Osgood Street, North Andover, 978-683-1177; casablancamexican.com