La Tiendita

La Tiendita - Tallahassee, FL - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

You have probably passed La Tiendita on North Monroe Street and done one of two things.  Completely ignored its existence, or taken one look at the small store front covered with Spanish signs and red metal bars and kept on driving.  I had heard the small bodega served up some of the city’s finest Mexican food, and with my friend Tom in tow we decided to pay La Tiendita a visit

La Tiendita’s parking lot is small and on the day we stopped in a large pile of construction materials was piled near the building.  A green awning shaded the entrance and opening the front door revealed a large mostly empty rectangular space.  A cash register and a few small drink coolers occupied the front.  Towards the back several tables with plastic table clothes and folding chairs provided seating.  The walls were a deep salmon color and the floors lightly colored wood.  For more on La Tiendita check out the full review on

La Tiendita - Tallahassee, FL - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

La Tiendita - Tallahassee, FL - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

Sweet Tea & Bourbon’s Rating:
Atmosphere: B
Taste: A
Presentation: A
Service: A
Cleanliness: A
Price: $

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7 thoughts on “La Tiendita

  1. I pass this all the time and always wondered what it was. Thanks for the review! I’ll have to stop in sometime 🙂

  2. It’s delicious. The most genuine around. So glad you reviewed it.
    Btw, if you like seafood I have a tip: Barwick’s in Panacea. The grilled grouper was the best I have ever had. Last time we went we also tried the old school fried mullet – it was outstanding. Had it with an unusual side – sliced broiled herbed, Parmesan tomatoes. Went well with cheese grits. Hope you like it.

  3. One of my favorite places in town! It’s nice to see the way they have slowly classed up their operation over time, but the food has been outstanding throughout. If you stop by on Saturdays they have a few extra dishes, including menudo, pozole, and various ceviches. The only time things have ever gone wrong for me there was when I ordered the brain taco; I wanted to be cool, but I discovered that I was not quite THAT cool. -Mark

  4. Gracias in behalf of the owner and cook of La Tiendita. You made his day with your blog, he just took over the entire location after the original owner from he was leasing the kitchen move. With the help of his brother and other people looks like he is going to have a great start. Roberto is just happy to have money to put food in the table. One of his customers was the one that gave him copy of the Tallahassee Democrat with your article and he is so excited. He showed to me yesterday and he remebers who was the person that wrote the article.
    He call his cooking “COMIDA CASERA” HOME COOKING.He try to cook everything as close as they do in Mexico.

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