Little Mexico II

Restaurant Name: Little Mexico II (menu)

Location8 N Earl Ave, Lafayette, IN (map it)

Phone: (765) 447-0383

Hours: 11 am – 10 pm daily

Cuisine: Mexican

Review: I had the pleasure of stopping by Little Mexico 2 today. It’s located in a strip mall at the corner of Earl and South Streets. I’ve eaten at Little Mexico before, but it’s been a while, so I definitely needed to go again before writing a review. It’s a smaller restaurant, with lots of standard Mexican decor.  I was immediately taken to a nice booth and had chips and salsa on my table before I even sat down. (That’s not a joke. They were on the ball.)

The chips and salsa were really good, and that’s a general barometer of Mexican dining for me – must have good salsa. The chips were warm too, which is nice. The waiter arrived quickly and took my drink order and gave me a little time with the menu.

When evaluating a menu, I try to look for house specialities or favorites, because I tend to think those are their best choices. One of the options I saw was the taquito special, which came with one beef and one chicken taquito. It came with rice, but I had to order beans on the side, because I really love refried beans. Another gauge of good Mexican food – must have good beans.

After I placed my order, I proceeded to munch on chips and salsa, but before I could barely get a chance my food was ready and at my table. Okay, maybe not that fast, but I rarely get my food before we polish off a basket of chips. It was really fast.

The beans were good, but I have to say that I was really disappointed in the taquitos. I normally like taquitos, but these had a funny taste that I just couldn’t get past. I tried, I really tried to eat the taquitos, but they just didn’t taste good. However, I do need to add that the rice was extraordinarily good, and I am  not generally a fan of Spanish style rice. I always try it, and usually don’t like it, but the rice here was really excellent. I ate it all.

I’ll definitely go back and try something else. I thought the service and speed was excellent and I think it deserves another go. It’s entirely possible that I just didn’t like that one item, but another item may be awesome.

Kid friendly: Yes

Price Range: $4.50 to $6.50 for lunch, prices go up to $12.50 for fajitas

Methods of payment: Cash and Credit.

Little Mexico 2 on Urbanspoon