Exquisite Eats at Mi Tienda Latina in Kitchener

If you’re roaming around Kitchener and find yourself near the iconic Victoria Park, there’s a culinary treasure you simply can’t miss – Mi Tienda Latina. Nestled at 103 Ontario St S, Kitchener, ON N2G 1X5 (phone: (519) 576-0809), this unassuming spot is more than just a restaurant; it’s a gateway to Latin America.

Now, let’s talk food. I kicked things off with Tacos Birria – a masterpiece of tender, slow-cooked meat, wrapped in a soft taco shell, drenched in a rich, spice-infused consommé. It’s the kind of dish that makes you close your eyes and thank the food gods.

My friend, a fellow connoisseur of good eats, opted for the Tacos Al Pastor. Picture this: perfectly seasoned pork, with a hint of pineapple sweetness, all snuggled in a taco shell. From the small sample I had, It was to-die-for.

But the showstopper? The Jalapeno and Cheese Pupusa. Imagine a corn tortilla, stuffed to the brim with melting cheese and fiery jalapenos, griddled to greasy, gooey perfection. It’s the kind of indulgence that you tell yourself you’ll only have one bite of, but let’s be real, you’re going back for more.

To wash it all down, we sipped on Horchata – a refreshing, sweet, milky drink made from rice, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. It’s like a soothing balm for all the spice we’d just indulged in.

Dessert was a no-brainer – Churros with caramel dip. These little sticks of fried dough, dusted with sugar and served with a rich caramel sauce, were the perfect sweet note to end our meal.

And if the food wasn’t enough, the place doubles as a Latin grocery store. Think exotic spices, chorizo, plantains, and all sorts of treats you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the city.

The staff are the kind of people who make you feel like family. Friendly, helpful, and always ready with a recommendation.

The ambiance is humble yet comfortable, with several tables that invite you to sit back and enjoy your meal. No fancy frills here, just good food and good vibes. Price-wise, most meals hover in the $14 – $18 range, but if you’re on a budget, those pupusas won’t break the bank at less than $5.

My trip to Mi Tienda Latina was a delightful journey through Latin American cuisine. It’s a spot where every bite is packed with authenticity and flavor. So, if you find yourself in Kitchener with a hankering for something different, you know where to go. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Looking for more Latin American flavor in Kitchener-Waterloo?
Here are some spots you should definitely check out:
● Guanaquita Restaurant: A Salvadoran and Latin American cuisine specialist,
famous for pupusas.
● Pupuseria Latinos: Offers a variety of Latin American dishes, with a focus on
Salvadoran cuisine.
● Holy Guacamole: Known for their fresh and flavorful Mexican dishes.