Best Mexican food I've found in the area.
4201 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: 757 640-7750
Mi Hogar has recently relocated from Hampton Boulevard, near ODU, to Granby Street. Their food, always authentic, tasty and meticulously prepared to give you a literal taste of Mexico, has remained as good as it always was, as good as you can get outside Mexico. They also have a newer location on Military Highway, in the vicinity of Military Circle Mall, which I have yet to try.
For dinner last night, it was a difficult choice. This reviewer was hungry, having missed lunch, and couldn’t decide until the “Special Dinner” reached up out of the menu and grabbed my eyes. Later, it was to grab my stomach and throw it into ecstatic joy with tastefully prepared combinations of taste, texture and spices.
But, before dinner arrived, we were treated to toasty warm nacho chips served with a choice of red salsa or a white sauce. Our choice was to try both the white and the red dips. Both were freshly made at the restaurant; nothing out of a can, believe me. In fact, we had to wait a few minutes for the white dip until they had finished making that evening’s batch. We went through two batches of sauce and two baskets of nachos. Not that they were stingy in amount, but because we were both really hungry and it was soooo goood!
My Goddess had a taco, a burrito and a chalupa, which she deemed excellent. With the leftover nacho dip, she added to the sauce provided by the kitchen.
My “special dinner” came on two plates! The special dinner consisted of a burrito, a chalupa, chili relleno, a beef taco, an enchilada, rice and beans. Whew. That was some meal, and everything was delicious.
The food’s spiciness was the kind that leaves a fantastic tingly taste treat on your tongue without burning your tongue and throat. The guacamole and cheese mixed well with the tomatoey sauces and the beef. The enchilada was a chicken enchilada while the other items contained beef.
The waitress, who was Hispanic, as were all the staff we could see, was very pleasant, helpful and informative as we ordered and asked about the various dishes. Her service was also attentive and friendly; we felt like honored guests rather than just customers.
Additional dishes consisted of soups, their albondigas (meatball) soup is delicious, as are their fajitas, both of which I have eaten on previous visits to Mi Hogar. The Mi Hogar menu is a bit of Mexico’s culinary history, right here in Hampton Roads. Prices are reasonable with my meal only $8.75 and my Goddess’ meal only $6.25. With our meals, soft drinks, tax and tip, we got out of Mi Hogar fully satisfied with a great tasting authentic Mexican meal, and nowhere near hungry anymore, for just a hair over $20. Now that’s a deal all the way around, ¿Si?