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Right in the heart of Birmingham's downtown lies this bright, festive restaurant. With polished wood and a giant, colorful mural adorning the wall, the atmosphere is comfortable and friendly. The menu features dishes inspired from all over Mexico, from of course tacos to dishes like short rib quesadillas, grilled chorizo meatloaf or enchiladas. At the bar, fill up on something from their impressive wine list, one of their four different margaritas or another one of their unique, signature cocktails.
Serving delicious Mexican food in a laid-back casual setting is the Cantina Tortilla Grill at Pepper Place. The place is fondly known as Cantina at Pepper Place, and is the locals' favorite spot to grab a quick Mexican fix alongside refreshing pear margaritas during the summers. The grill also serves its own rendition of Mexican street food, such as the El Mexicano - Fish Burger served with a side of sweet potato chips. The taco options are versatile, while the large plates come generously portioned.
Rojo is a popular choice for people looking for outstanding Latin and American menus in one trendy place. Diners can take their pick of American favorites like cheesesteaks, burgers, wings and big salads, or Latin dishes like tacos, burritos and quesadillas. There is also a gluten-free menu and a kids menu. Also popular is the weekend brunch with a small but solid selection of breakfast burritos, egg dishes and Mexican-inspired foods. Daily specials include a weekday happy hour, sangria Sundays and Corona Tuesdays.
Little Donkey is inspired by the common threads that bind Mexican and Southern tradition. From a longstanding culinary heritage to hospitality, the quintessential tavern blends Mexican panache with a hint of Southern flair. Their tag line, Hecho en Homewood, is a testimony to a delectable menu made from scratch. The regional fare is a labor of love, be it their hand-rolled tortillas or signature sauces. Share a platter of quesadillas or enchiladas, or tuck into slow-smoked ribeye or wood-fired fish fresh off the gulf. The beverage list is represented by craft beer and wine on tap, as well as creative concoctions like the Mary Michelada, Donkey's Daddy or Tequila Mockingbird. A quaint donkey installation greets you as vibrant facades, murals and tiled counters make for eclectic interiors.
Located in Brookwood Village, the food at Cocina Superior mirrors its colorful surroundings. While honest-to-goodness Tex-Mex menu is the focus here, the dishes come with their own creative twist. Those who come in with large groups will find several dishes to their liking, including the Cocina Platter that comes with assorted quesadillas, chimichangas, nachos and queso. Those with a preference for salads can find exciting options such as the Cabo Sashimi Tuna Salad and the Captain Taco Salad. The real winner here however, are the enchiladas and tacos. Pick some flavorful cocktails to match the zaniness of the vibrant food.