Little Fiesta Tex-Mex Cantina & Barbeque
106, WuQuan W 4th St, West Dist.
On the Art Parkway next to sister eatery Little Italy, this is restaurateur Roger Jeng's long-awaited homage to Texas, where he spent 7-8 years. Roger goes all-out to offer authentic, made-from-scratch Tex-Mex delights, from Habanero Mango Buffalo Wings (NT$249) and Oklahoma Pulled Pork BBQ "Po-Boy" Sandwiches (NT$279) to Daiquiris and Margaritas. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angela Cheng
A. Among four barbecue dinner options, the Beef Brisket (NT$420) spends 16 hours in Taiwan's only imported Texan smoker barbecue, smoked with imported Arizona mesquite wood until it is ultra-tender. It's served with tangy homemade BBQ sauce, fries and homemade cole slaw or potato salad. The Pork Ribs (NT$420 half-rack, NT$690 full rack) is another wonderful choice.
B. The Beef & Shrimp Combo Fajita (NT$450) is served with freshly-made flour tortillas, rice, frijoles charros ("cowboy beans"), pico de gallo, and guacamole.
C. Diners are immersed in a typical San Antonio-style setting with warm red, orange and yellow hues and decorations from Texas, including traditional "papel picado" perforated paper streamers.