October, 2011 – A good friend, who has lived in Tucson for over 40 years, recommended Mi Nidito. Moreover, TripAdvisor.com ranks it #28 out of 652 Tucson restaurants reviewed. High praise indeed. I just had to check it out.
By the name, you can reasonably assume that Mi Nidito serves Mexican food. It is located south of the freeway, which is to say in the heavily Hispanic neighborhoods of South Tucson. That alone suggests authentic Mexican fare. This was a dining experience I was looking forward to.
My dining companion and I arrived at 11:30 AM to avoid the lunch crowd. Mi Nidito was already crowded. Shortly, we were seated. The chips & salsa were already on our table. Sure enough. Chips cold, not fresh. A bad sign and we hadn’t even ordered our drinks yet.
We ordered drinks. What else? … margaritas. We munched on stale chips & so-so salsa and chatted until the margaritas came. Hummm. Long on salt, short on tequila. The best way I can describe my margarita is “watered down”. Stale chips. Weak margaritas. Not a good sign. But I remembered that TripAdvisor customer reviews rated Mi Nidito the 28th best restaurant in Tucson. There was still hope. Continue Reading