Little Mexico Cantina- A Tiny Mexico in Steveston, Richmond ~ Eating With Kirby

27 October 2012

Little Mexico Cantina- A Tiny Mexico in Steveston, Richmond

So apparently, there has been a little authentic Mexican place hiding in Steveston, Richmond and I never heard about it until now! :( It’s called Little Mexico Cantina and it is directly next to Mega Sushi (post here).

When my girlfriends and I stepped into the restaurant, we were flabbergasted by the large amount of people in the restaurant, and the awesometacular Halloween decorations that were hanging all around. Also, people were wearing sombreros. ‘Nuff said.

It was a Saturday night so we ordered a pitcher of Strawberry Daquiri ($17.95). It was made with fresh strawberries, ice, rum, and triple sec.

Personally, the daiquiri was a little heavy on the alcohol but not all my girlfriends felt the same.

I’m always skeptical of ordering Dry Garlic Ribs ($8.95) because I’ve had some before that were insanely tough and overcooked. However, FW and Lil Sis’ garlic ribs were awesome! The meat was perfectly cooked and the abundance of black pepper won me over. :P

FW and Lil Sis also shared One Taco & One Enchilada ($10.95) and if I’m not mistaken, they quite enjoyed it. At first we were afraid the portion sizes would be too humongous but after seeing this combo plate I think one hungry person could definitely polish this off by him or herself.

This baby on the other hand was larger than life and would be far too much for one person to eat by him/herself. It’s called the Wet Burrito ($15.95) and was the special of the day. It is essentially two 10” flour tortillas rolled and filled with beans, onions, spices, and pork, and then topped with more cheese, pork, and verde sauce.

This was more than enough for both Rae and I to share.

I absolutely adored the shredded pork. It was incredibly flavourful and moist. And not the least bit dry. As well, the beans, rice, cheese, and sauce just made the burrito a really comforting and hearty dinner. I can’t say this is healthy, but it is definitely worth a try and is my guilty pleasure from now on. Come hungry, leave with a food baby.

Based on these reasons:
  • pretty affordable compared to other Mexican joints like Topanga Cafe
  • awesome atmosphere (ask to wear their sombrero!)
  • the owners/waiter/waitresses there were amazing and made you feel like a valued customer
  • delicious authentic Mexican food!
Service Rating: 4/5
Food Rating: 4/5
Price: $$-$$$ ($10-$30)

Overall Rating: 4/5

Happy Eating!

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