Birmingham Restaurant: Little Donkey
If you’re a fan of Mexican food, you simply must visit Little Donkey in Homewood, Alabama.I know I’m not a professional foodie blogger, but I am a connoisseur of good food that I don’t have to cook (not having to cook it myself is probably the kicker here). That being said, just because I don’t cook the food a restaurant serves me doesn’t mean I want it to be basic and boring. Little Donkey is neither basic nor boring.
What to Order
We started our meal with guacamole and chips. I used to not be a fan of the stuff (I know, what was I thinking?), but now I have to get it every time I go somewhere that has it. Little Donkey’s guac is fresh, lime-y, and just salty enough that you keep coming back for more (confession: I may or may not have licked the bowl so we wouldn’t waste any).
Where to Sit
While waiting for our entree, I took in the atmosphere of the restaurant. There are some great light fixtures over the main dining area that really add character, and the artwork on the walls reminded me a lot of the southwestern US. There were families, couples, and friends occupying the indoor and outdoor seating areas. The weather was really nice last weekend, and I would have loved sitting on their patio if it hadn’t already been full (guess I’ll just have to go back!).
To Taco or Not to Taco
Our entrees soon arrived, and I couldn’t wait to dig in to mine. I ordered the lunch special of 2 tacos and 1 side. I got the Pastor and the Chicken tacos and the Chipotle Slaw as my side. The Pastor taco had pulled pork, grilled pineapple, and salsa arbol that made it fresh and lively. The Chicken had a great avocado and tomatillo salsa that went nicely with the queso fresco and cliantro. The Chipotle Slaw had a little kick to it, but it wasn’t too spicy.
Choices, Choices, Choices
I really appreciated the variety of choices in the sides. You can choose from Chipotle Slaw, black beans, pinto beans, fresh fruit, or classic Mexican rice. The girls got a kids quesadilla and fresh fruit and they ate every bit of it. I should have taken a picture of the “after” of my plate, but trust me, it was all gone.As with many other Mexican restaurants, Little Donkey does not just have tacos. You can also choose from burritos, quesadillas, salads, and soups for lunch, and there are even more options on the dinner menu if you’re hungry! I wouldn’t hesitate to try one of everything if you can. Little Donkey is an excellent choice if you’re craving some great, fresh Mexican food.