|Tequila's Mexican Bar & Grill|
If good things come in small packages, does that hold true for good food in small towns? We often find it does. Our visit to Northwood, IA, proved the point. My husband and I had no thought of finding Mexican food. Mind you, we try to find restaurants wherever we go because we are definitely Mexican food lovers.
I wasn’t expecting anything outstanding when we entered Tequila’s. “It’s great food here,” my new friend Donna told us. I smiled and decided to withhold judgment.
Fajitas were the lunchtime special of the day and that sounded great to me. My husband opted for a pork burrito – as he almost always does.
Donna was right. I knew with the complimentary chips, salsa and cheese dip, that I would walk away a happy camper – and I did. The chicken fajitas met every expectation in quality, freshness, taste and portion size. The pork burrito did the same.
The friendly servers kept vigilant eyes on our chip and drink refill needs. All in all, it was a totally enjoyable lunch experience, right down to the fried ice cream for dessert. Would I visit again? You bet I would. Just writing this is making me hungry.
Locally owned by Manuel and Shawna Ramirez, a husband-and-wife team, the small restaurant is planning an expansion soon. It was filled to capacity when we visited. Since it’s well worth a side tour for folks traveling on I-35 through north Iowa, I know word will spread and the space will be needed.
|Fried Ice Cream|
So, my advice, if you’re traveling I-35 at lunch or dinnertime, take the exit to Northwood and relax at Tequila’s with an excellent meal. The restaurant is located at 846 Central Ave, Northwood, IA, and on Facebook at