Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mi Tierra Mexican - Chicago, IL

They claim it to be Mexico in Chicago. I've been to Mexico. You can't drink the water, but you sure can enjoy the tortas and enchiladas. This joint is second to none. If you're in Chicago and want a fantastic voyage to one of the many, but also premier, Mexican eateries there are in the city, Mi Tierra is definitely the place to go.

Of course they start you off with homemade tortilla chips and two types of salsa, a classic rojo and a more spicy salsa verde. Both however are jam packed with flavor. I couldn't be in second class Mexico without having a pina colada - so I did. It rocked!

I ordered these jumbo shrimp that were stuffed with poblanos and cheese then wrapped in bacon, breaded and fried. Um, hello! Anything with bacon, cheese, and shrimp gets my vote. A friend that went with me had the whole fried catfish. It was topped with this butter garlic sauce. We got rice and beans to complete the meal.


Funny thing though - our plates came garnished with lemon and orange slices. Because I believe in making a happy face plate - I ate my orange. It was the BEST ORANGE EVER.

Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant
2528 S. Kedzie Ave - Chicago

Enjoy the pics below!
-DTW


We started with chips and salsa!















The outside of the restaurant!














My shrimp wrapped in bacon!

















My friend's whole catfish!















My pina colada


29 comments:

glamah16 said...

Hey! Its good to see you have an exclusive food blog. It looks great. I have passed this pink restaurant. Now your tempting me to go in and check it out.

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

I haven't read your post yet; I went straight to the comments to say: CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited for your blog. Man oh Man!

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

What are the prices like at this place? The first time I was in Chicago, I was 15 years old. My plane from Lansing, MI was delayed for like...2 days lol and I was an "unaccompanied minor" but I broke away from my "captors" and explored around O'Hare and somehow found myself in some little suburb. How I wish to go back and experience the food. I feel like I'm missing out.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Darius T~ but what about the margaritas? This is our measuring stick when it comes to Mexican.
That is SOME fried catfish. I don't know that you would find that in Alabama... ok maybe.
I could get comfortable here with your everyday cooking!

Bren Herrera said...

Thanks for stopping by. good meeting you. I love Mexican food! I'll bet there in a few weeks and can't wait to hit up some really good spots in a new city...

Bren@flanboyanteats

Darius T. Williams said...

Bren - hit me up if you're looking for a food buddy. I could show you some great spots. E-mail me - darius@dariustwilliams.blogspot.com

fuzzy said...

where is the pic of you and the orange smile? I like the blog! I wonder what inspired this! :-)

Rodney said...

On my next trip I will be there with a margarita and some of those shrimp, wrapped in bacon. You know I LOVE to eat and Chicago is one of my favorite places for food. I still crave Kenny's in Hyde Park.

I will be back often to check on what you're eating. It's funny. My collection of short stories will have recipes accompanying each entry. Food really does connect us as a culture.

WhozHe said...

There is a Mi Tierra in San Antonio and it is my favorite Mexican Restaurant in all of Texas.

Lori Lynn said...

Hey Darius - Nice to meet you. I see your food blog is new, good luck. I'm from Chicago, living in LA, and go back often. I like Uncle Julio's Hacienda. Have you been?

Darius T. Williams said...

Hey Lori! Of course I go to Uncle Julio's Hacienda - over on Clybourn & North Ave! I love that joint!!!

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jameil1922 said...

for the love! i'm OBSESSED with mexican food!! yummmmmmmmy!!!

Cash S. said...

Hmm, I'll try it once, but I think I'll stick with Pepe's lol. That's a lil too authentic to me.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those dishes look/sound tasty! I love that kind of food!

Cheers,

Rosa

Neen said...

Yum, that looks outrageously good! Is it in Pilsen? Must hit that place up next time I'm in Chi-town, especially as I'm getting on a Mexican food kick!

Bygbaby said...

Damn that fish looks intimidating. Not sure if I would be daring enough to try it.

Bygbaby

Passionate About Baking said...

This takes me back to the market square in San Antonio which we visited last year...tables, chairs, margheritas & the ambience. Great post...BTW, got here from Amy's!! Cheers Deeba

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

you can't drink the water in mexico? wow - we're blessed here!

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