Little Mexico Restaurant
6, WuQuan 6th St, West District
Hours: 5-11 pm
No service charge.
Credit cards not accepted.
Los Angeles native Michael (also known as DJ Pyro) opened this eatery to offer a variety of truly authentic Mexican fare. Putting his Latin American roots to good use, he uses quality ingredients and makes almost everything fresh and from scratch when you order, from the chips and taco shells to fresh-daily salsa. The carne asada versions of his tacos, quesadillas, burritos and other main courses all are made with marinated choice sirloin steak, grilled on the spot (which also means it may take a bit longer), and he only uses white chicken breast meat. Other unique items not found elsewhere include Carne Asada Fries (french fries with steak and cheese) popular in San Diego and parts of LA; or the Cinnamon Crisps--cut-up, deep-fried tortillas served with butter and cinnamon. Diners can also ask Michael about non-menu specials (like chimichangas). --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A. The Taco Salad is a favorite and can be ordered with no meat (NT$170), or as the NT$220 chicken (pollo asado), steak (carne asada) or ground beef (carne molida). These are mixed with lettuce, rice, beans, cheese, sour cream and salsa in a tasty, edible crispy flour tortilla bowl.
B. Standing out among the six burrito choices is an extra-hearty version known as the Garbage Burrito (NT$280) because it has a little of everything in it.
C. Located on an alley just meters from the Art Museum Parkway, Little Mexico seats 50 in a relaxing interior that mixes traditional elements like red, green and white colors, brick and stucco with a younger, lounge-like ambiance, complete with neon, colorful cartoon-like murals and several TVs.