They have specials every day. I am often tempted by the specials (especially the shrimp cocktail hint hint). They also have a meat of moment, soups in winter (mmmmm soup), and I am told there will be salads soon. I can't wait to try the salads especially if they have avocado..... Oh! I can't believe I almost forgot about the tamales. I don't like tamales and I like their tamales. Lots of meat not a lot of mesa. Really good. They freeze and heat up well.
|Mini Beef Tacos- Daily Special|
La Tienda Chiquita started as a grocery store and evolved into a restaurant. They do not have a large kitchen so no deep fryer. I personally think this is a plus- I don't want to be tempted by fried foods and La Tienda Chiquita does have a deep fryer smell. It has eclectic seating; there are tables and chairs that don't match. I think it adds to the charm. I think it is like going to your cool aunt's house for a meal. Everyone is friendly and welcoming with the accompanying banter that you would expect at a friend's house or at your aunts. They are moving (soon) to a new location which will have a larger kitchen and more space for tables and a deep fryer (which means homemade chips-- I am going to have to run more).
You need to try this place. It is incredible. Here is the link La Tienda Chiquita
|Cheese Enchiladas with Rice and Beans|
I love this restaurant. I can honestly say they make the best Mexican food I have ever had. Their ground beef enchiladas are AMAZING! The family that owns the place is very nice and I'm not just saying that because they could fire me. The restaurants aroma is incredible, it smells like heaven. If go to bed after work without showering, I wake up at random parts of the night craving Mexican food.