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Little Donkey

2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
+1 205-703-7000
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (27 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (18 reviews)
“fried chicken” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
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21 - 30 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times and all I have found is average. I keep expecting a little more for the prices and the location. The food isn't bad, it just isn't as awesome as I keep expecting.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Creative variations of authentic Mexican street food make this the best place for queso-covered corn on the cob and real tacos I have found in the US. Hungry local college-age Southern hipster types flock here for good reason.

Thank hepcatgeezer
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Charming atmosphere. Rather small but very tasty margaritas. Very fresh. We got chips and queso and later ordered salsa and chips. It was impossible for us to get our waiter's attention and we waited 10 minutes without a single chip. The chips finally came and...More

Thank julztad
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We first tried Little Donkey in Homewood a few years ago and although the fried chicken was a hit overall it wasn't high in my list to revisit. Lunch today at the new 280 location totally changed my opinion. From my Prosecco Margarita all the...More

1  Thank Shea L
Reviewed 18 August 2017

For the price of a couple of tacos and 2 bar drinks, I could have eaten at a really nice restaurant. Little Donkey is over rated at best. It has changed since it first opened, when I first rated it as excellent. High prices for...More

Thank Hope C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for traditional Mexican this is not it. But it is very tasty - Central American style tamales were excellent. I agree with an earlier post that the street corn is a must try. Everything very tasty. Most people were having the...More

1  Thank trvel
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Great menu, great food. The salsa (3 kinds) is a nice touch beyond most other comparable fun mex type places Drinks = way better than most

Thank Nomadic_Gemini
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Went to the new highway 280 location. Sat at the bar and had a wonderful time with the bartenders. Drinks were fresh and refreshing. The menus is always fabulous. I love to go early so we can sit and take our time. We were never...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, great service, chic place in a fun foodie neighborhood . I did the naughty thing of coming in minutes before closing but was treated with same respect as any customer even through the kitchen, that you can see thoroughly at bar. Not a...More

Thank talleycheesypretzel
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Come on! With all of the wonderful Mexican/ Hispanic restaurants in the Birmingham area, this should be near the bottom of the list. And it would be- but it's the " cool place to be seen" so the high ratings must be from that crowd....More

Thank Leslie E
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Donna D
28 July 2017|
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Response from RegieSV | Reviewed this property |
From their website FAQ's: I have allergies/dietary restrictions, can you accommodate? Absolutely, we have some of these, too. Occasionally, we're not familiar with your specific needs/diagnosis, but ask for one of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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