While out running errands on Saturday afternoon, I found myself craving some Mexican food.  We were already driving south down Colorado Boulevard, and though I was aware of a couple of chain restaurants along the stretch of road, I was hoping to find something more unique and authentic.  That was when my wife found Little Anita’s New Mexican on her phone, and after checking the reviews we decided to give it a try.  At the time I wasn’t aware that the location was just one of a dozen locations in Denver and Albuquerque.  We arrived at the small restaurant contained in a strip mall and quickly found a table that would be agreeable with our newborn son.  I stayed back with him while my wife went to the counter to order.

Combination 4: Chile Relleno and Cheese Enchiladas

It was hard to see the menu from our table, but I agreed that she could pick out a combination plate that I would enjoy.  She decided on the #4 combo which had a chile relleno along and two cheese enchiladas served with rice and beans as well as green chile on top of it all.  My wife ordered the chicken stuffed sopapilla, also smothered with green chile and served with rice and beans.  I started with the enchiladas which were tightly rolled corn tortillas with some tasty cheese inside.  Immediately I could tell that the star of this meal would be the green chile, which was delicious!  Moving on to the chile relleno, which I found to be too thick with batter and not to my liking.  My wife’s stuffed sopapilla was also very good.  So two great items out of three wasn’t too bad.  I would just skip the relleno in the future.

Chicken Stuffed Sopapilla

To top it all off, each meal comes with a sopapilla and honey for dessert.  Though they are no more than fried dough, they were very tasty, especially when filled with honey.  Overall I was very pleased to have discovered this fine little New Mexican restaurant.  Apparently I’m not the only fan though, as there was actually a line for tables halfway through our visit.  One couple’s food was even ready before they had a table open to sit at.

Desert Sopapillas

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