Pollo asado enchiladas – The Little Chihuahua

Pollo asado enchiladas - The Little Chihuahua
Two enchiladas filled with grilled chicken, cheese, queso fresco, grilled onions and poblano peppers, served with refried pinto beans, Mexican rice and topped with red sauce, sour cream, chopped onions and cilantro, add guacamole. $12.45
The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco CA

I like the food at The Little Chihuahua. The ingredients tend to be of good quality and the flavors are there. I must say that their red sauce is pretty yummy especially with additional salsa mixed in from their salsa bar. 🙂

Pozole rojo – The Little Chihuahua

Pozole rojo - The Little Chihuahua
A pork stew with purple corn, garlic, guajillo chiles and onions topped with cabbage salad, cilantro, onions and radishes. $9.45
The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco

This pozole was pretty good! I think I’ve had better and more authentic versions in the Mission, but this had great depth of flavor with great ingredients.

Pollo enchiladas – The Little Chihuahua

Pollo enchiladas - The Little Chihuahua
Two enchiladas filled with grilled chicken, cheese, queso fresco, grilled onions and poblano peppers, served with black beans, Mexican rice and topped with red sauce, sour cream, chopped onions and cilantro. $10.75
The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco CA

These enchiladas were ok, but I had actually ordered them “for here” so it was annoying to sit at a table and eat out of a “to-go” container. I don’t understand right now…!

Pollo asado nachos – The Little Chihuahua

Pollo asado nachos - The Little Chihuahua
Hot corn tortilla chips topped with gilled chicken, black beans, smoky chile salsa, jack cheese, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. $10.45
The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco CA

The Little Chihuahua serves quality food. BUT there does tend to be a lot of loud kids in the place because I think it’s one of the few restaurants that Noe Valley parents can comfortably bring their obnoxious kids to, lol! Don’t get me wrong, I love kids. Just not loud annoying ones. 🙂

Anyway, I love the nachos at Little Chihuahua. The flavors are great and there’s plenty of it. I still have mixed feelings about the salsa bar. Everything I’ve tried seems to be on the sour/acidic side. They need to find a better balance with their salsas.

Guacamole and salsa - The Little Chihuahua
Guacamole. $4
Chips and salsa. Complimentary

Carne asada nachos – The Little Chihuahua

Carne asada nachos - The Little Chihuahua
Hot corn tortilla chips topped with black beans, smoky chile salsa, jack cheese, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. $10.95
The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco CA

This was delicious and super cheesy! The carne asada was very flavorful and I liked the smoky chile salsa than the others they have at their salsa bar. I’m also surprised how well the sour cream and guacamole withstood the car ride in the to-go container.

Bay Bridge
Bay Bridge from the Embarcadero.

Fried plantain and black bean burrito – The Little Chihuahua

Fried plantain and black bean burrito - The Little Chihuahua
With cheese, roasted red bell peppers, rice, sour cream, smoky chile salsa, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro and onion. $9.95
The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco

Wow, this burrito is definitely filling! I guess you don’t find a lot of fried plantain burritos in The City and maybe that’s why it’s on the 7×7 Big Eat List, but this isn’t my favorite item on their menu. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good but I actually expected it to be a little more flavorful.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013

Chips and salsa - The Little Chihuahua
Chips and with habanero and chipotle salsas. Complimentary
I like that Little Chihuahua has a salsa bar, but I’m not impressd with the options. All the salsa tend to be on the sour side.

Dolores Park
Dolores Park during SF Pride 2013.

Huevos motulenos – The Little Chihuahua

Huevos motulenos - The Little Chihuahua
Two eggs cooked over easy on top of crispy corn tostadas, refried black beans, Royal ham, smothered with their fresh ranchero sauce and queso fresco with a side of Mexican potatoes. $9.50
The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco

Huevos motulenos - The Little Chihuahua
Omg, there was so much food on this plate – definitely a great value that also tasted great! I was surprised by the thickness and size of the ham, honestly. Way too much food for me to finish. The potatoes were also tasty.

Mesa yellow blanket flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora, Asteraceae)
Mesa yellow blanket flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora, Asteraceae), Dolores Street. I’m not a big fan of yellow flowers, but I did like the silvery leaves of this ornamental.