In review | Rock Candy

Monday, June 11, 2007

In review

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 3:28 PM

We''d welcome readers' capsule restaurant reviews here of places old and new in LR and around Arkansas. Been out to eat lately?

I'll begin by saying I can't remember the last time I was disappointed by Juanita's, which has survived ups and downs and still provides Main Street Tex-Mex. We had another good trip Saturday night.

Our family can't break out of familiar ruts, so it's possible that there are pitfalls on the menu. But you can't go wrong with the fresh-tasting salsa (I'd take it hotter) with crisp chips, untained by the taste of old oil; any of the cheese dip choices; chicken enchiladas, or, for me, the classic Saltillo plate. The last is a cheese enchilda, beef enchilada, crispy taco, rice and beans. The plates really ARE hot. The beans aren't just undistinguished paste, but meaty and flavorful. Even the rice is moist and spicy. It's not exactly Mexican. But it always reminds me, favorably, of childhood forays to Little Mexico in Orange, Texas,  Felix's in Houston and even El Rio in San Antonio. Prices are reasonable. Team service is quick. There's usually a table. There are several kinds of cold beer on tap. What's not to like?

Tags:


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Viewed

  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre to suspend operations immediately

    “The inability to reach its projected goals for charitable giving and ticket sales, and the change in the theatre landscape in Little Rock have created a perfect financial storm for The Rep,” Board Chair Brian Bush said. “The Rep’s ticket sales have been on a downhill slope for several years. Our community is on the verge of losing an amazing arts organization and tremendous asset to our city. Closing The Rep will have a devastating impact on the redevelopment of Main Street and the creative corridor.”

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation