A Mexican adventure

. September 20, 2012.

Mi Tequila
1980 Tiffin Ave.
Mon.-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Fri.-Sat.: 11am-11pm
Sun. 11am-9pm

To endure the chill of winter, we needed a hearty meal. To battle the gray skies and shortened days of the season, we needed filling food that tasted good.  Mi Tequila, the restaurant near the Findlay Village Mall, was the answer to those  blues.

Moments after being seated we were offered homemade chips with salsa; always a great start to a Mexican meal. The brave can sample all of the sauces on the tables – which seemed to include hot and hotter – but our group was happy with the mild salsa.  We happily munched on chips and listened to festive music while we studied our menu, which was huge and included lunch specials and a la carte choices.

Expanding the horizons

My youngest ordered the child’s portion enchilada, rice and French fries ($4.50). My oldest ordered, a la carte, two beef tacos and a chicken taco ($4.50). My husband ordered the burrito deluxe ($8.99), which featured chicken and beef burritos, along with a side of rice and beans ($1.99 each). I ordered a bowl of tortilla tomato soup ($3.99) and a veggie combo ($6.99) that included a bean burrito, a cheese quesadilla and a bean tostada. I was intrigued by several of the vegetarian options on the menu.

The menu also included house specialties including The Findlay Flautas  ($7.99), two beef  and two chicken flautas with rice and a guacamole salad. The Ohio Special ($10.99) features chile relleno, chicken chimichanga, chicken tamale and chicken burrito – more than enough to satisfy even the hungriest fan on game day.

We were all happy with our entrees. I was especially pleased to see that my children enjoyed authentic Mexican food. We are sometimes guilty of making a run for the border and calling it good, but it’s important to recognize the traditional food that is available from different cultures. While the menu asked patrons to be patient and allow the food to be served hot, we found our food arrived quickly and at just the right temperature.

We also finally proved that there are indeed two sections of the human stomach – the dinner portion and the dessert portion. Moments after pushing away their plates, my daughters were ready for dessert. The group decision was to order three treats – sopapillas, flan and fried ice cream – to share. While each of us enjoyed all of them, we each had our favorite, down to the last spoonful.

Kid-friendly: Yes
To avoid the wait:
Go early
Noise level:
Just right
Bathroom amenities: Fine
High chairs? Yes
Got milk? Yes
Anything healthy
for the kids?
The restaurant offers a few salads
Food allergy
As always, ask
Bottom Line: Mi Tequila turned out to be a nice change of pace, and one we will visit again.