Mi Nidito Restaurant, Inc

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I went here for the first time last night. This place always has a line out the door. After eating here I'm guienely not sure why.
I'm not a person who writes Internet reviews but eating here, I couldnt help but to warn others before they

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★★★★★

I went here for the first time last night. This place always has a line out the door. After eating here I'm guienely not sure why.
I'm not a person who writes Internet reviews but eating here, I couldnt help but to warn others before they

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Who ever says that it's not the best must be crazy because not only does it have good service but the best food. im sorry but but it is my family & i ove going there & we know some of the workers they are all friendly and nice

3
★★★★★

Who ever says that it's not the best must be crazy because not only does it have good service but the best food. im sorry but but it is my family & i ove going there & we know some of the workers they are all friendly and nice

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This place is a joke. Salsa is probably out of a bottle bought at Safeway. Terrible. Runny, soupy, and in no way fresh. I had the President's Plate, a tamale, which was barely edible and just like the ones served at dozens of others

3
★★★★★

This place is a joke. Salsa is probably out of a bottle bought at Safeway. Terrible. Runny, soupy, and in no way fresh. I had the President's Plate, a tamale, which was barely edible and just like the ones served at dozens of others

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Horrible place! The salsa was essentially plain red water! I am sure they didn't serve that to Bill Clinton. The guacamole was sour and looked as if it's been sitting around for days. The 'fresh salsa' had no taste. The frozen margarita

3
★★★★★

Horrible place! The salsa was essentially plain red water! I am sure they didn't serve that to Bill Clinton. The guacamole was sour and looked as if it's been sitting around for days. The 'fresh salsa' had no taste. The frozen margarita

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Esperamos un poco despues cenamos muy sabroso, vale esperar. evicitado este restaurant algunas veces. gracias x la buena comida k hacen.

5
★★★★★

Esperamos un poco despues cenamos muy sabroso, vale esperar. evicitado este restaurant algunas veces. gracias x la buena comida k hacen.

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I had the President's Platter. I wish I lived here to come back and try everything else on the menu, Im stuffed. The Chile Rellanos are to die for you HAVE to get one, NO REALLY YOU HAVE TO! The refried beans are homemade perfectly. The Tamale was excellent and also the chicken enchillada. But the FLAN with whip cream stole the show! I am a white dude who is married to a Latina and have eaten many authentic mexican dishes IN MEXICO, and this place was like sitting at Tia Aracelis house back in Mexico.

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★★★★★

I had the President's Platter. I wish I lived here to come back and try everything else on the menu, Im stuffed. The Chile Rellanos are to die for you HAVE to get one, NO REALLY YOU HAVE TO! The refried beans are homemade perfectly. The Tamale was excellent and also the chicken enchillada. But the FLAN with whip cream stole the show! I am a white dude who is married to a Latina and have eaten many authentic mexican dishes IN MEXICO, and this place was like sitting at Tia Aracelis house back in Mexico.

Pros: This place takes me back to Mexico...

Cons: I wish I wasn't so full so I could try more stuff!

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The best Mexican food Tucson has to offer. I have been eating here my whole life, even before all the famous people wanted to eat here.The staff is amazing and always gets everything right. The only downside is that since it is the best, everyone wants to eat here, so be prepared for a wait.

5
★★★★★

The best Mexican food Tucson has to offer. I have been eating here my whole life, even before all the famous people wanted to eat here.The staff is amazing and always gets everything right. The only downside is that since it is the best, everyone wants to eat here, so be prepared for a wait.

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great place to take guests after picking them up at the airport. Always a short wait, but the food is great as well as the beer and margritas.

5
★★★★★

great place to take guests after picking them up at the airport. Always a short wait, but the food is great as well as the beer and margritas.

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This continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the Tucson area. The food is consistently good and the staff are efficient and friendly. My only regret is always the wait, but I do love how they are open late, so it's always worth it!

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★★★★☆

This continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the Tucson area. The food is consistently good and the staff are efficient and friendly. My only regret is always the wait, but I do love how they are open late, so it's always worth it!

Pros: tried and true authentic Mexican food!

Cons: The wait

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I live in Seattle where it is commonly said there is "no good Mexican food". I happened to be in Tuscon recently and decided to have a late dinner at Mi Nidito. I was absolutely blown away. From the chips and salsa which were obviously made fresh in house to the chili rellenos, enchiladas, tacos and tostadas-I was given a lesson in what authentic Mexican food is supposed to be like. The Mexican food I have been eating for years does not even resemble the food I was served at Mi Nidito. I'm looking for a reason to go back to Tuscon just so I can eat at Mi Nidito again. One of the best meals of my life. The only downside to this meal was that it ruined eating Mexican food in my hometown forever.

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★★★★★

I live in Seattle where it is commonly said there is "no good Mexican food". I happened to be in Tuscon recently and decided to have a late dinner at Mi Nidito. I was absolutely blown away. From the chips and salsa which were obviously made fresh in house to the chili rellenos, enchiladas, tacos and tostadas-I was given a lesson in what authentic Mexican food is supposed to be like. The Mexican food I have been eating for years does not even resemble the food I was served at Mi Nidito. I'm looking for a reason to go back to Tuscon just so I can eat at Mi Nidito again. One of the best meals of my life. The only downside to this meal was that it ruined eating Mexican food in my hometown forever.

Pros: Best Mexican Food

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Mi Nidito has been around for many years and deserves to stay. It is a family style restaurant with good food. It is not fancy but the staff is friendly.

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★★★★☆

Mi Nidito has been around for many years and deserves to stay. It is a family style restaurant with good food. It is not fancy but the staff is friendly.

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First off Horchard who gave the place one star is an IDIOT! Velveta at a restaurant?! No wonder they looked at you like you were practically stupid. Chile con queso is not authentic Mexican food and if you think it is please take yourself back to your obviously midwest or eastern part of our United States, we dont really need your closed minded viewpoints here. The food is great, prices are right, security ( I think it was) in the parking lot is super. The staff is not necessiarly nice but that is much better than fake and phoney, and you dont go lacking for anything.

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★★★★☆

First off Horchard who gave the place one star is an IDIOT! Velveta at a restaurant?! No wonder they looked at you like you were practically stupid. Chile con queso is not authentic Mexican food and if you think it is please take yourself back to your obviously midwest or eastern part of our United States, we dont really need your closed minded viewpoints here. The food is great, prices are right, security ( I think it was) in the parking lot is super. The staff is not necessiarly nice but that is much better than fake and phoney, and you dont go lacking for anything.

Pros: food is soo good, served relatively fast

Cons: yes you do have to wait. If you like your service to be coddled, not the best place

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This is the spot to be after a night out with friends or family. Your more then likely to see someone you know! The food tastes home cooked, it definitly is not something you will find anywhere else. The tacos and chili rellenos are to die for. And plus the prices are pocket friendly.. even the waiters are authentic. You may just get one that speaks only broken english. The resaurant has a story to tell, its a feast for the eyes and tummy! I have since left Tucson but yet still find myself craving Mi Nidito (my little nest) Jimmy works hard to remember his loyal customers and treats all very fair. You won't find service like that of Mi Nidito anywhere else.

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★★★★★

This is the spot to be after a night out with friends or family. Your more then likely to see someone you know! The food tastes home cooked, it definitly is not something you will find anywhere else. The tacos and chili rellenos are to die for. And plus the prices are pocket friendly.. even the waiters are authentic. You may just get one that speaks only broken english. The resaurant has a story to tell, its a feast for the eyes and tummy! I have since left Tucson but yet still find myself craving Mi Nidito (my little nest) Jimmy works hard to remember his loyal customers and treats all very fair. You won't find service like that of Mi Nidito anywhere else.

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Mi Nidito was a place we checked out with our family when we moved here a week ago. The food was great and the prices were reasonable, much lower than some of the other places in town! Truly authentic Sonoran food, I had the Presidents Plate, which is a mound of just about everything, Chile Relleno, Enchilada, Tamale, Tostada, and a Taco. I couldn't finish it all, but everyone was pleasantly suprised with what we ate and the prices, the service was great, we were treated like we had been regulars for years, and were seated in about 45 minutes, even with a party of 8...highly recommend!

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★★★★★

Mi Nidito was a place we checked out with our family when we moved here a week ago. The food was great and the prices were reasonable, much lower than some of the other places in town! Truly authentic Sonoran food, I had the Presidents Plate, which is a mound of just about everything, Chile Relleno, Enchilada, Tamale, Tostada, and a Taco. I couldn't finish it all, but everyone was pleasantly suprised with what we ate and the prices, the service was great, we were treated like we had been regulars for years, and were seated in about 45 minutes, even with a party of 8...highly recommend!

Pros: Great service, great food, great prices

Cons: Can be a long wait on a weekend at dinner time, location is a little out of the way

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For 24 years I lived in Tucson. I saw MiNidito grow from a small hole in the wall to a larger bustling restaurant. The reviewer before me just hasn't a clue that the food at MiNidito would never include Velveta for that is an anglicized dish he speaks of - not authentic. The food is Sonoran, and even more, it is the Mexican food style of Tucson at its very best. MiNidito food is NOT some Epcot version of generic Mexican food equal to the "genuine" American food experience of McDonald's! This is food like I ate in the homes of my Mexican friends. I've been gone now for 14 years as a permanent Tucson resident yet I can walk into MiNidito, work my way to the desk, and Jimmy will greet me as if I was there last week. I am greeted by name. But I get no favorite treatment - because everyone is treated the same to personal service and fabulous food AND it's good discipline to wait to get it! :) We found we just planned for the wait. A lot of good conversation on warm nights just whet the appetite for when we were seated. Slow down and savor the company and the food. You owe yourself that.

In 1985/86 I lost 142 lbs. My one treat was going to MiNidito to have one flat enchilada with lots of lettuce (find a flat enchilada outside of Tucson!) The staff were always supportive - always smiling an Old Pueblo sun-filled smile that said "welcome home" each and every week. My daughter went from age 0 to 24 eating there - always tolerated by staff - always tossed a lollipop by Jimmy as we left. Ask him about the night she suddenly tossed it back at him! When I divorced it was the waitresses who were kind and understanding when I came alone with her.

AAAA+++ They are blessed with great authentic Sonoran food to offer along with caring service.

May God richly bless them all for the pleasure they have brought to me and to my family from decade to decade.

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★★★☆☆

For 24 years I lived in Tucson. I saw MiNidito grow from a small hole in the wall to a larger bustling restaurant. The reviewer before me just hasn't a clue that the food at MiNidito would never include Velveta for that is an anglicized dish he speaks of - not authentic. The food is Sonoran, and even more, it is the Mexican food style of Tucson at its very best. MiNidito food is NOT some Epcot version of generic Mexican food equal to the "genuine" American food experience of McDonald's! This is food like I ate in the homes of my Mexican friends. I've been gone now for 14 years as a permanent Tucson resident yet I can walk into MiNidito, work my way to the desk, and Jimmy will greet me as if I was there last week. I am greeted by name. But I get no favorite treatment - because everyone is treated the same to personal service and fabulous food AND it's good discipline to wait to get it! :) We found we just planned for the wait. A lot of good conversation on warm nights just whet the appetite for when we were seated. Slow down and savor the company and the food. You owe yourself that.

In 1985/86 I lost 142 lbs. My one treat was going to MiNidito to have one flat enchilada with lots of lettuce (find a flat enchilada outside of Tucson!) The staff were always supportive - always smiling an Old Pueblo sun-filled smile that said "welcome home" each and every week. My daughter went from age 0 to 24 eating there - always tolerated by staff - always tossed a lollipop by Jimmy as we left. Ask him about the night she suddenly tossed it back at him! When I divorced it was the waitresses who were kind and understanding when I came alone with her.

AAAA+++ They are blessed with great authentic Sonoran food to offer along with caring service.

May God richly bless them all for the pleasure they have brought to me and to my family from decade to decade.

Pros: Authentic Sonoran Mexican food; consistency; kind and willing service

Cons: Parking

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This resturant came highly recommended as the finest Tucson has to offer in mexican food.

The wait staff was rude and the food was not worth the high praises that it recieved. The picture of a U.S. President on the wall does not make the food good, as much as locals would believe it has.

The resturant does not serve Chili con Queso, and when I asked for it the wait staff acted as though there is no such thing in existence. When I explained that one receipe is made with Veleeta and even has a receipe on the box. The wait staff still insisted that this is foreign to them at the resturant.

I would not recommend this resturant at all and I would not eat there again if it were free.

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★☆☆☆☆

This resturant came highly recommended as the finest Tucson has to offer in mexican food.

The wait staff was rude and the food was not worth the high praises that it recieved. The picture of a U.S. President on the wall does not make the food good, as much as locals would believe it has.

The resturant does not serve Chili con Queso, and when I asked for it the wait staff acted as though there is no such thing in existence. When I explained that one receipe is made with Veleeta and even has a receipe on the box. The wait staff still insisted that this is foreign to them at the resturant.

I would not recommend this resturant at all and I would not eat there again if it were free.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything about it, there were long lines although it was not worth the wait

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OVER RATED!! DEFINITELY NOT WORTH AN HOUR OR MORE WAIT. MUCH BETTER MEXICAN RESTUARANTS IN TUCSON. ALTHOUGH, THE TOPOPO SALAD IS A FAVORITE OF MINE, I REFUSE TO WAIT MORE THAN 20 MINUTES TO BE SEATED, WHICH I BELIEVE IS AN ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF WAIT TIME.

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★★★☆☆

OVER RATED!! DEFINITELY NOT WORTH AN HOUR OR MORE WAIT. MUCH BETTER MEXICAN RESTUARANTS IN TUCSON. ALTHOUGH, THE TOPOPO SALAD IS A FAVORITE OF MINE, I REFUSE TO WAIT MORE THAN 20 MINUTES TO BE SEATED, WHICH I BELIEVE IS AN ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF WAIT TIME.

Pros: TOPOPO SALAD

Cons: TOO SMALL, NOT ENOUGH PARKING, AND LONG

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It takes forever to get a seat, but you've got to go!

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★★★★★

It takes forever to get a seat, but you've got to go!

Pros: food, value, ambiance

Cons: long wait for table

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After living in Tucson for 25 years, I finally went to this restaurant that I've been hearing so much about. The restaurant is so popular that I had to wait for over an hour just to get seated, and this was on a Thursday night! The restaurant is very well decorated, and there are pictures of all the celebrities and politicians that have eaten here before. When I finally got my food, it was delicious, but nothing too spectacular, and certainly not worth waiting for 1 1/2 hours to eat. Maybe I just didn't get their specialty, but I was expecting more after all I've heard about this place. The price was great though, and comparable to other local restaurants ($5.50 for a chimichanga). The friends I went with loved the place, so maybe they got better food than me. I'd definitely try it again and I recommend eating here, but expect to wait a long time!

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★★★★☆

After living in Tucson for 25 years, I finally went to this restaurant that I've been hearing so much about. The restaurant is so popular that I had to wait for over an hour just to get seated, and this was on a Thursday night! The restaurant is very well decorated, and there are pictures of all the celebrities and politicians that have eaten here before. When I finally got my food, it was delicious, but nothing too spectacular, and certainly not worth waiting for 1 1/2 hours to eat. Maybe I just didn't get their specialty, but I was expecting more after all I've heard about this place. The price was great though, and comparable to other local restaurants ($5.50 for a chimichanga). The friends I went with loved the place, so maybe they got better food than me. I'd definitely try it again and I recommend eating here, but expect to wait a long time!

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Although you usally have to wait up to and hour to be seated, it is well worth the wait. Once you are seated, service is quick. Not only is it the best Mexican food, but it is not expensive. I have not eaten anything there I did not like. I have been eating there since 1970. Sometimes I am there 4 times a week.

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★★★★★

Although you usally have to wait up to and hour to be seated, it is well worth the wait. Once you are seated, service is quick. Not only is it the best Mexican food, but it is not expensive. I have not eaten anything there I did not like. I have been eating there since 1970. Sometimes I am there 4 times a week.

Pros: inexpensive, great food, take outs

Cons: waits up to an hour, no reservations

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I lived in Tucson from 1989 to 2000. When I come back it's off to Mi Nidito's. Absolutely the best Sonoran-style there is, and Tucson has a lot of truly great places. To be favorably compared to Mi Nidito is a compliment and an honor.

It's not Tex-Mex which is what I've endured in AR, OK, and TX these past four years.

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★★★★★

I lived in Tucson from 1989 to 2000. When I come back it's off to Mi Nidito's. Absolutely the best Sonoran-style there is, and Tucson has a lot of truly great places. To be favorably compared to Mi Nidito is a compliment and an honor.

It's not Tex-Mex which is what I've endured in AR, OK, and TX these past four years.

Pros: Food is awesome, Authentic, Sonoran!

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The best food !
Flaky delicious-Great PRESIDENT PLATE. A unique salsa to complment the finest chilli rellenos in tucson,az.
The atmosphere is appreciated more with every visit. The food is wonderful and we have always had room for the flan.
Thank you again,
amedave

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★★★★★

The best food !
Flaky delicious-Great PRESIDENT PLATE. A unique salsa to complment the finest chilli rellenos in tucson,az.
The atmosphere is appreciated more with every visit. The food is wonderful and we have always had room for the flan.
Thank you again,
amedave

Pros: great food, close to everything, worthy of a wait

Cons: , could expand menu, more desserts

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Long time customer, but not for long.

Their service has really really gone down hill, and their food is not as tasty as it used to be. It seems to be a trend these days with once fantastic restaurants.

Their prices are average, not too expensive, but not too cheap. The food portions are generous, but not the quality it was onced praised for. If anything, I'd ONLY recommend the enchilades.

The service really stinks all the times I've been eating there for the past few months.

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★★★☆☆

Long time customer, but not for long.

Their service has really really gone down hill, and their food is not as tasty as it used to be. It seems to be a trend these days with once fantastic restaurants.

Their prices are average, not too expensive, but not too cheap. The food portions are generous, but not the quality it was onced praised for. If anything, I'd ONLY recommend the enchilades.

The service really stinks all the times I've been eating there for the past few months.

Pros: Reasonable Price, Portions of Food

Cons: , Bad Parking, Long waits

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I have been going to Mi Nidito Restaurant since 1957! The quality of the food has been consistently good since that time! Nothing has changed! It is definitely our favorite restaurant in the Tucson area!!!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Mi Nidito Restaurant since 1957! The quality of the food has been consistently good since that time! Nothing has changed! It is definitely our favorite restaurant in the Tucson area!!!

Pros: Food always excellent, Atmosphere is great, Owners are wonderful

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I have been going to this place for a while now. The food is great, wonderful and the staff is great too.

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★★★★★

I have been going to this place for a while now. The food is great, wonderful and the staff is great too.

Pros: Great staff, Great food, Great prices

Cons: Too small , Not open on mondays, no reservations

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The food is exceptional, the service is outstanding and you won't find a better margarita in town.

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★★★★★

The food is exceptional, the service is outstanding and you won't find a better margarita in town.

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Mi Nidito is my favorite restaurant of all times. I fly from Ohio every other month to enjoy their wonderful food. They are extremly generous in their servings and excellent taste. I have traveled all over the country and not had food this good.

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★★★★★

Mi Nidito is my favorite restaurant of all times. I fly from Ohio every other month to enjoy their wonderful food. They are extremly generous in their servings and excellent taste. I have traveled all over the country and not had food this good.

Pros: reasonable, great taste

Cons: long wait

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I have been going here since I was a little girl. The food is da BOMB. It's the best food you will ever get no other resturant comes close. I go here every friday night.

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★★★★★

I have been going here since I was a little girl. The food is da BOMB. It's the best food you will ever get no other resturant comes close. I go here every friday night.

Pros: good food, inexpensive

Cons: extremely crowded, No patio to drink, no parking

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The food is great at this legendary part of South Tucson history. I lived in Tucson for 18 years. In those 18 years, I tried many of the restaurants off the beaten path. Mi Nidito (My Little Nest) was always a favorite. The food is always exceptional. The atmospere is great,(you never know who you might spot), the service is outstanding. Some of the favs are: the chicken enchiladas, the flautas, the guacamole is great, the salsa is among the best I've tried, the chili verde......yum! I only wish I was closer to this wonderful restaurant. Luckily I have family and friends in Tucson so it won't be long 'til I return to "My Little Nest".... Thank You for the food and memories.

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★★★★★

The food is great at this legendary part of South Tucson history. I lived in Tucson for 18 years. In those 18 years, I tried many of the restaurants off the beaten path. Mi Nidito (My Little Nest) was always a favorite. The food is always exceptional. The atmospere is great,(you never know who you might spot), the service is outstanding. Some of the favs are: the chicken enchiladas, the flautas, the guacamole is great, the salsa is among the best I've tried, the chili verde......yum! I only wish I was closer to this wonderful restaurant. Luckily I have family and friends in Tucson so it won't be long 'til I return to "My Little Nest".... Thank You for the food and memories.

Pros: inexpensive, great food

Cons: crowded, not enough parking

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Every year we travel from San Francisco to make a special trip to Tuscon, so we can get the Best Mexican food at Mi Nidito. The wait is expected and is part of the flavor of the place. Been doing this for over 10 years since we stumbled into it.

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★★★★★

Every year we travel from San Francisco to make a special trip to Tuscon, so we can get the Best Mexican food at Mi Nidito. The wait is expected and is part of the flavor of the place. Been doing this for over 10 years since we stumbled into it.

Pros: Encilladas

 

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