Friday, July 24, 2015
LR Restaurant Review: Juanita's
Juanita's in Downtown Little Rock is known for rocking live music and tasty Mexican food. I had visited the previous location in SoMa once in college to see Buckethead, but I'd never actually eaten their food. So, when my coworkers wanted to check out the downtown location, I was game.
As you can see, they have a pretty small menu, but it can be modified. I quickly explained to the server that I was vegan, and he suggested I do black beans in whatever dish I chose. I was feeling slightly healthy that day, so I opted for the fajita salad with black beans and no dairy. You could also do the veggie fajitas, add black beans to the chimichanga, or go for some tacos. I guess I'll need to come back and try more.
The house made salsa is fresh and delicious. You can tell a lot about a restaurant by their salsa, in my opinion.
I used that fresh salsa as the dressing for this salad, and the bright guacamole finished out the dish. I could tell the black beans were made from dried beans, not canned, which was a nice tough. Overall, the dish was good, and I would have it again.