We stopped at the Oxbow Market for lunch on the way home from a busy two days in the Napa Valley. It was a Friday and the Oxbow was jammed with folks shopping and enjoying lunch. We remember the days when the Oxbow first opened at the end of 2007. The place had more workers there than visitors. The recession kicked in and Oxbow suffered for years, but no longer. Judging from the crowds in Oxbow and in downtown Napa, we have to say without a doubt the Napa Valley and the town of Napa are booming with tourism. C Casa is our spot at the Oxbow Public Market for a quick but gourmet lunch. This little taqueria is totally organized. It was very busy with folks standing in line to order. From the time we stepped in line to our food being served, it was no more than 15 minutes. This is no fast food joint. This is delicious and specular food. I am amazed that they can turn out such wonderful food in a matter of minutes. “An Innovative Kitchen” as you can see in the photo is certainly the case. Janelle ordered the fresh green salad with added grilled chicken, and I had the grilled salmon taco. Wonderful!
The Oxbow Public Market is located in the town of Napa at 610 and 644 First Street, and it is open daily from 9am to 7pm. Some merchants open as early as 7:30 and some stay open until 9:30 pm. Check the Oxbow Public Market Website for special events and a complete listing of all merchants.