Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Open late: Friday & Saturday till midnight
Mother-and-daughter Mexican restaurant with a straightforward, not-bad menu of tacos, burritos, gorditas, and tortas.
Tixteco Mexican Grill (not to be confused with Ravenswood's Mixteco Grill, though maybe they'd like it if you did) is a tiny mother-daughter operation: mother makes the food, daughter handles the guests. The daughter half of the twosome didn't steer me wrong, recommending the al pastor (because it's her mother's recipe) and the lengua. The al pastor, with its smoky, char-grilled flavor, was the best of four fillings I tried, particularly fun atop a layer of refried beans and a cushion of spongy masa in the gordita I threw in for $2.25; only 26 cents more than a taco, it's the tastier, more filling option for those dining on a dime. The lengua was underseasoned, with only a little spice, but that meant you could actually taste the meat's mild gaminess. Turns out there's something to be said for Tixteco: it's not bad. And when a special of three tacos, rice, and beans is $7.99, that's not bad at all
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