Little Tijuana Restaurant in Minneapolis

Little Tijuana Restaurant in Minneapolis
3.5 / 5
50 reviews

17 E 26td St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339, Minneapolis

Overview

Cuisine
  • Mexican
Features
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Takeout

Restaurant Hours

Monday

11:00 am

Wednesday

11:00 am

Friday

11:00 am

Sunday

11:00 am

What time does the kitchen close tonight?

The kitchen shuts down at 1:15 nightly. Last call for drinks is 1:50.

Did they stop delivering through delivery service's?

Soooo sorry, the delivery services keep 30% so we lost tons of money on delivery and I actually didn't make a cent. we did 120,000 in delivery and we gave away 40,000. Get in here and I will kiss your feet.

Google says closed on Monday, but the website says open 365 a year. So open or closed on Mondays?

Frustrating that they stopped staying open 365 days a year but didn't bother updating their website to reflect this.

What is the usual wait time on Saturdays at 6:30 pm? We are 3 people with one injured foot ;-)

Usually there isn't one.

Review

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Little Tijuana Restaurant
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Fred Berndt
google
11.30.2020
3/5

It's not what it used to be. Used to be a place to get a decent meal for a decent price. It's a bit more expensive and the quantity is less. The staff isn't as colorful what it was. But they have a booze license now. Not open till 4am either.

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Jennifer Stamness
google
09.26.2018
5/5

This place is great!

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Ginny Spandl
google
09.19.2018
5/5

Little Tijuana is the Best restaurant for Mexican food. So good!

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Samuel Spenader-Roark
google
09.08.2018
4/5

Grimy, delicious, cheep Mexican food. Great place to be after a few drinks while still a decent place to bring the family during the day. Try the waffle fries nachos.

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Kath Engeldinger
google
08.26.2018
4/5

Great Vibes, Staff are friendly, food is consistently good.

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Bob Zangla
google
08.07.2018
5/5

Been coming here for years, still love the food!

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Merphfu Hepcat
google
07.02.2018
1/5

The place was very flithy and the waitstaff were playing with the customers food and badmouthing the management and stealing food and alcohol .......

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Ryan Anderson
google
07.01.2018
5/5

If you're ever looking for a great place to eat no matter what day it is, little Tijuana's is the place to go. I've been to little Tijuana's many times but my last visit was on Christmas Day and it felt like Christmas with my family. The staff there are super friendly, the environment feels really comforting and it's always nice when you get to color at the table even if you're not a kid (which we're all still kids inside 😉) The food there is amazing, you're going to be happy with whatever you order. Can't wait for my next visit

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Adalpe Apé Leal
google
06.03.2018
5/5

This place reminded me of the feeling of coming to Grandma's house for dinner. The food was delicious and the wait staff were very attentive. I haven't been to a place like this that makes you feel like part of their family. Thanks for the great service and delicious food.. keep up the great work and service.

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Jacqueline Brand
google
04.26.2018
5/5

Love this place. The owner is always around and loves talking with the guests. Drinks and food are good and the prices are fair. Def my go-to late night bar in Eat Street area.

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Christine O.
google
04.26.2018
5/5

Always have a great time here, and the food is delicious! Wet chips are the best! 😍😍😁

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Alli Tripp
google
04.24.2018
5/5

Late night Mexican yummy lots of vegetarian options! 💖

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Kyle Ahlborn
google
03.11.2018
5/5

Excellent food. Exceptionally clean kitchen.

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Georgia Peaches
google
03.03.2018
5/5

I love little T’s! I’ve been coming here since 1996. They have the most friendly servers and the owner is FABULOUS. For real. Come here, you’ll love it :) If you don’t you don’t like fun. Love you Little T’s. You have a space in my heart forever. Best of Mpls.

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Cheney Dowd
google
02.13.2018
5/5

Always a good place to eat, the food ,piping hot and fresh andfriendly fast awesome service I can't member our waitress's name, but she was awesome....😍... From the root beer family

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Nancy Nelson
google
02.04.2018
1/5

The owner is your waitress and then she sits across from you and stars at you the whole time.

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Randy Lindorff
google
01.18.2018
5/5

I can’t believe we haven’t eaten here before now. Awesome fresh food and a quirky fun atmosphere! Service was great and the owner Debbie was as friendly and funny as you get😀

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Vic W
google
01.03.2018
5/5

If you're looking for high-quality authentic Mexican food, you should definitely check out little Tijuana :-) the people that work here are absolutely amazing. They're very accommodating and fun. Make sure you stop by on your birthday ... teehee :-) also, say hi to Deb, the owner! Definitely consider yourself lucky if you get the opportunity to meet this amazing woman! I personally really like the beef chimichanga dinner platter enchilada Style. They also have nacho waffle fries... Do I need to say any more?

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Enrique Ortega
google
10.17.2017
5/5

Best late night drinks and bar food. We visit frequently. The spankings are nice, too.

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Courtney
google
10.03.2017
3/5

Nice staff. Excellent drinks, I would come back just for the drinks. Food is very subpar. Dinner left me dissatisfied.

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Meggie Greivell
google
09.11.2017
1/5

I would say this place is awesome because the atmosphere is cool, the food is good and it's fun and overall the service was great. BUT, I was with a large group we had our tab split up, all I had on mine was 1 beer, the total was $6.50 and 1.17 was included as group gratuity I left another $1 so my official total was $8.67. I was charged $18.67. So this means that the server or whoever cashed out added an extra $10 to the tip. I have called twice now and talked to the manager and they claim that my total was $12 something which makes no sense and also still is more than I gave for a tip, no resolution so far. So basically I paid $18.67 for one beer....cool.

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teona Franklin
google
09.10.2017
5/5

Debbie the owner is great and such a sweetheart #BOOSY FLOOSY

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Kate Joy
google
09.07.2017
4/5

Your mommas margarita bar and they still pouring it up right! Plus the food makes a savory presentation and delicious

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Mya Ammar
google
08.12.2017
4/5

The staff here was very nice. The service was great and there was not a long wait. The food tasted delicious and the waiter made sure I got exactly what I wanted as well as frequently checking up on our table I would definitely come back here again.

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Ronnie QT
google
07.02.2017
5/5

Good food! Fun owner! Worth the wait!

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Edward Mann
google
06.19.2017
5/5

I haven't been here in 25 years it was a new experience and has very good food I would highly suggest folks try them out.

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Blankety Blank
google
05.17.2017
5/5

I've been coming here for a quarter of a century now. It feels like home, what can I say? The drinks are strong, the food is delicious, the wait staff and management are super friendly. The art on the walls, made by the fine art school and graf kids of Minneapolis/Whittier/the world is also a draw. They usually have good stuff on the television and the jukebox, too. The tables all have crayons, and they'll give you a couple of Tootsie Rolls when they bring you your check.

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Leah DeLorenzo
google
04.09.2017
5/5

Really chill atmosphere and kind, friendly service. The food is pretty standard Mexican food that is tasty. On one occasion I came here and the food came super quick and hot and the other time not so much. But it’s a pretty great option for a group or a quick bite that will fill you up.

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Jason Affeldt
google
04.01.2017
5/5

Have always loved this place!! Still fun drawing on the table waiting for your food.

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Jorge Meza
google
03.10.2017
1/5

Food was horrible, steak tasted like rehydrated teriyaki beef jerky, drinks were overpriced and service was poor at best, not coming regardless of how many coupons they gave me on the way out

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Julie Krohnfeldt
google
03.07.2017
5/5

Funky! Great food and drinks :) nice staff

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Shelby Backer
google
03.06.2017
5/5

Absolutely loved this place! The owner ended up serving us since we can in late and she was a doll :) Super friendly and it was easy to see she genuinely cared about her restaurant and her costumers. The shredded chicken tacos are amazing and the queso. Will certainly be going back!

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Mark O'Connell
google
02.21.2017
5/5

Wonderful, fun atmosphere with an amazing staff and even better food and drink. Do yourself a favor and get any dish with the shredded pork. The big T is also now one of my favorite drinks. I was thinking about and craving this place for several days after.

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Melissa Steele
google
02.11.2017
5/5

Great food and cool atmosphere. Note: when they ask if you want wet chips (right off the fryer and greasy) or dry chips (where they've let the chips sit for a little bit to "dry")...the wet chips are WET ha! Too greasy for my liking and the dry chips were still wet (greasy)... but still delicious 😋

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Nicola Koh
google
01.19.2017
5/5

Really fun place. Good drinks and cool decor, and the food isnt the only thing that can be spicy ;)

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Krystil Rose
google
01.18.2017
3/5

I was served the oddest vegetarian meal of my life. The vegetarian 'mixed vegetable' option for their plates is not specified, I expected sauteed peppers and onions or something, but it ended up being broccoli cauliflower and carrots in huge pieces barely cooked. This was very weird in both my hardshell taco and enchilada, and I was not a fan. That being said, the service was great, the cocktails were good (the pineapple habanero margarita was delicious) and the vibe was nice. The person I went with ordered the lime shrimp chimichanga which was quite tasty. I guess my big complaint is if you're going to stray so far from authentic it should be stated in the menu so people aren't surprised and dissatisfied.

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Barb Clipper
google
11.04.2016
1/5

The owner lady is psycho if you don't want her over priced drinks. we have been going there for over 40 years and she won't see us back again. Over priced food and drinks for the quality.

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Nick Larsen
google
10.11.2016
2/5

Came in at 11:30 on a Friday night. 1 other table in dining area, 2 in bar area. Ordered chips and salsa. Salsa was like tomato water (what happened to the receipe?!) Ordered 2 burritos. Took well over 30 minutes for food. Did not get Tootsie Rolls when bill was dropped off.Been going to Little T's for 20 years. Will not ever be going back. This used to be a staple in Mpls, and now lost every thing about it that used to make it unique. And good.

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Laurie Franklin
google
09.16.2016
5/5

First time here, but we'll definitely be back! Food and cocktails were delicious, but our server Debbie really made it special!!!

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J P
google
08.03.2016
5/5

Love this place been going here since my mother had me in her belly waitressing here. 40 years every year for birthday dinners.

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John Martin
google
07.11.2016
5/5

Great authentic Mexican food. We had a fun server named Peter. He was funny and always attentive whenever we needed anything. Great place for cheap but tasty food. Free parking in back for people dining here.

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Gary Bartel
google
06.14.2016
5/5

I absolutely love this place! I've been coming down here for 45 yrs now! This place is the real deal! Love the chips and cheese! Enchiladas can't be beat! Try it! Your going to find something great!

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Calisha Sanders
google
05.04.2016
4/5

Small and quaint, great servers with great attitudes. Good food. Not a lot of seating but it's a great neighborhood place with delicious drinks.

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Bruce Blacketter, Jr
google
04.19.2016
5/5

Great food and the atmosphere is unlike any you can find anywhere!

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ben delarosa
google
04.03.2016
4/5

Fantastic fried ice cream! Really friendly staff! Love the art exchange wall!

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Sandy Stoa
google
03.27.2016
5/5

Owner is awesome,very friendly, great food. Must eat there it's not just a bar. The cook's need something to do so try the food! You will love it, especially the chips and salsa!!💯✌

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S. Miyeh
google
03.03.2016
1/5

the owner is crazy and has some issues going on. Wont be back

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Allie Spencer
google
02.23.2016
5/5

Fun environment with amazing fresh food. There is a reason this place has been around for over 50 years. Go check them out and you will be hooked for life!

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Connie Wodtke
google
02.05.2016
5/5

Love the food and legacy of this establishment.

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Annette Bostic
google
01.11.2016
5/5

Exceptional staff and home cooking

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