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Little Donkey

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
+1 205-703-7000
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the food and the drinks here! I seem to order the same thing every time I visit because it's so good that I haven't been able to make another choice yet. Nice friendly staff too which is an extra bonus.

Thank AtlantaHappyTraveler
Hartselle, Alabama
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It was early November and the weather was still warm enough to eat outside. I remembered seeing this place and actually decided to eat there based on outside seating. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I would certainly eat here again!

Thank Debbie S
Los Gatos, California
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150 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly people, interesting food, creative drinks and just a fun evening with friends. Food was very good and we enjoyed it. ...especially the corn and tamales.

Thank Losgatosca
Romsey, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Went with a large group for dinner. They fitted us in which was fine, but the food was not great, and the service was so slow. For a communal starter we ordered guacamole and tortilla chips, but after much delay the provided very greasy strange chips. We sent them back and they admitted they were havibg trouble making chips -... More 

Thank starmanUk
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to Little Donkey on a few occasions. The tacos are good, the fried chicken is good but the brisket in the quesadilla I had was absolutely top notch. As a person who smokes meats and has had some of the best brisket that Texas has to offer, the meat was cooked perfectly. It had some signature bark, passed... More 

Thank Matthew J
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is not your daddy's mexican food /fried chicken place. The food is all 'from scratch' in their kitchen. It is flavorful and tasty. Some of the offerings are spicy hot, so if you don't want hot ask your server for recommendations. I had the steak tacos.. the corn tortillas are homemade and very good. The steak and filling great.... More 

Thank smwar
Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

After hearing everyone rave about this place my wife and I decided to try it. We met for lunch to see what all the fuss was about. The service and the food were amazing! The green chili dipping sauce was so good I asked if it could be purchased. The atmosphere is casual and the wait staff was fantastic. We... More 

Thank Tkdpal
Gallant, Alabama
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185 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have been wanting to try this place for about 2 years so on a recent business trip I drove over. There's allot going on in this area so parking was sparse but I found a spot, walked in and was immediately seated. Love the décor. Michael was our server and he provided excellent advice and information on all the... More 

Thank Paul B
Birmingham, Alabama
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The ambiance and comfort level us great. There is a limited but decent beer list, some bottled and some on tap (including local craft beer offerings). They rightly take pride in their Bourbon offerings, and can talk glowingly about them the way some people do about single malt scotch. The food is okay, especially some of the Taco offerings or... More 

Thank birminghampastor
Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our recent visit to Little Donkey was on a Tuesday evening shortly after 5:00. We don't usually go that early, but we learned at this visit that it's much easier to find a parking place at that time of day! Tables were plentiful as well. We knew just what we wanted, so when Brooke brought our requested waters, she took... More 

Thank mommy0725

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-703-7000

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?