Little Donkey

Mexican Restaurant
2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Original Mexican food + spirits influenced by our Southern soul. Slow-smoked meats, fresh-pressed tortillas. Scratch-made everything.


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  • donkey daddy
  • catfish tacos
  • fried chicken
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • outdoor seating
  • margaritas
  • brisket
  • bourbon
  • wifi
  • authentic
  • good service
  • corn
  • comfortable
  • tamales
  • tequila
  • spicy food
  • soul food
  • pho
  • draft beer

    The focus here is on fresh, local and made from scratch. Meats are humanely raised, family-farmed and smoked onsite. The restaurant’s only freezer is the one that stores the popsicles. Read more · June 22, 2012
  • Nation's Restaurant News

    It has been said that too many cooks spoil the broth, but chef Josh Gentry said that Sopa de puerco, sort of a Mexican-influenced pho, was the result of his kitchen’s collaborative environment. Read more

    Nation's Restaurant News · August 9, 2012
  • Jasmine L.

    The servers have no clue what they are doing, but the food was still good!

    Jasmine Lawson · May 7, 2012
  • Landon H.

    Brisket. Brisket. I said brisket, so why is ya still thinking about ordering something else?

    Landon Howell · April 6, 2012
  • Matt B.

    Everything here is completely made from scratch- they even grind the corn to make masa for their corn tortillas!

    Matt Bodnar · March 21, 2012
  • Bittyboo

    Yuck!!!!!!! Servers are unknowledgeable, cant make bloody mary, terrible food!!!!!

    Bittyboo · May 13, 2012
  • Jake J.

    The burrito bowl with chicken is terrific. Do yourself a favor, though and stick to beer -- the cocktails are very hit or miss.

    Jake Jones · August 18, 2014
  • Emily H.

    Love the brisket burrito!!! My husband loves the fried chicken

    Emily Holm · July 27, 2013
  • Quentin E.

    This place is great. All tortillas, chips, bread made in house.

    Quentin Evans · September 11, 2012
  • Matthew H.

    Patio was very enjoyable. Server seemed fake but tamale and chile relleños were awesome.

    Matthew Hennigan · May 21, 2012
  • Will R.

    Amazing first experience! Will definitely go back. Their pork was so tender!

    Will Riley · October 6, 2013
  • Tenacious D

    an untapped source of Blanton's

    Tenacious D · July 27, 2013
  • Buck P.

    Order the donkey daddy margarita. It will knock your socks off in a good way!

    Buck Perkins · May 29, 2013
  • Joey G.

    One word, fantastc!

    Joey Giangrosso · May 11, 2013
  • Jason L.

    You need to try the drunken hog if you have not already. I think it has become my favorite.

    Jason Lovoy · April 28, 2013
  • Bree J.

    The bourbon stormy is SO GOOD! Try it!

    Bree J. · December 16, 2012
  • Crawford M.

    I had a Little Donkey burrito and my stomach is still thanking my brain for taking it on a hot date.

    Crawford Miller · August 24, 2012
  • Katie

    Horrible horrible service

    Katie · July 26, 2012
  • Joseph

    Little Donkey has the biggest ice cubes ever

    Joseph · July 3, 2012
  • Adam B.

    Horrible service. Always is.

    Adam Booker · May 25, 2012
  • Jason R.

    Terrible service. Got order wrong for me and my date. They charge for every refill you get. Took forever. WILL NOT COMR BACK

    Jason Reynolds · May 6, 2012
  • Ashley N.

    Refills are not free, big surprise on the bill

    Ashley Neill · May 6, 2012
  • Melissa K.

    Awesome service and amazing authentic Mexican! The street corn elote was awesome - and so were the tacos and the green chili'. Managerial staff was great and came over to introduce themselves :)

    Melissa Keiser · January 4
  • Ethan V.

    After a recent visit, I understand why this place doesn't have the greatest of scores. As always, the food was great. The service was terrible. I felt like the server would rather us not be there.

    Ethan Voce · November 23, 2014
  • Tony J.

    The fried chicken here is unbelievable! I know you come here for Mexican but do yourself a favor GET THE CHICKEN!

    Tony Julius · November 9, 2014
  • Ethan V.

    The lunch bowls are awesome!

    Ethan Voce · November 6, 2014
  • Melissa L. Brinley

    Lovely combinations of soul food and Mexican-Texmex influences. Love the catfish taco! Wide variety of whiskies and tequilas at the bar as well.

    Melissa L. Brinley · October 23, 2014
  • Alan Y.

    There's extra parking in a gravel lot across the street if the main parking lot is full.

    Alan You · September 27, 2014
  • Ginger R.

    Very interesting.

    Ginger Ricchetti · July 21, 2014
  • Chuy S.

    Service was not exactly great...

    Chuy Sanchez · May 11, 2014
  • Jordan H.

    Ask for Collin and Kat! They are great! Fast and friendly service! Love it when they are my servers!

    Jordan Holmes · January 31, 2014
  • Michael D.

    The catfish taco may not sound appealing, but it is delicious!!

    Michael Dunkin · December 15, 2013
  • Susan B.

    Frozen Margaritas best in town

    Susan Buchanan · November 1, 2013
  • Kristin

    Wifi!! Try the donkey daddy!! Fabulous!

    Kristin · October 18, 2013
  • DiscoverBham

    Check out our full review here! Read more

    DiscoverBham · September 16, 2013
  • Teresa H.

    The patio is comfortable, but one table in the middle gets a wind-tunnel effect from both fans - be careful! Food is great.

    Teresa Hall · July 21, 2013
  • Tenacious D

    Get the fried chicken!

    Tenacious D · June 24, 2013
  • Tony A.

    Get the street corn!!!!! It is awesome.

    Tony Atlas · May 25, 2013
  • BethAnne M.

    Salsa: ok. Chips: stale, greasy & nasty. Veggie Quesadilla: quite tasty. Mexicoke: yummy, but too warm-- also a glass and ice would have been nice, instead of just the bottle. Waiter: absolute jerk.

    BethAnne Maier · May 13, 2013
  • Joshua G.

    Bad food, worse service, way over priced.

    Joshua Gough · April 12, 2013
  • Joseph

    Watch out for Sunday night, crapy service. Yikes!

    Joseph · April 1, 2013
  • Stephen O.

    The salsa is great. Taqueria was really good too.

    Stephen Owens · March 30, 2013
  • Omar A.

    Changed their menu, appears be to trying for a more formal entree based approach. I miss the a la carte sandwiches and tacos

    Omar Ahmed · November 9, 2012
  • Jared E.

    Much better our second time around. shrimp tostada is amazing!The pineapple brings out the sweetness of the corn. An the combo of the creamy sliced avocado with the crunch of tostada, perfection.

    Jared Elliott · October 24, 2012
  • Nicole A.

    I enjoyed the service by Kaitlyn. Very knowledgeable & good recommendations. Decent drafts. Chip and salsa are excellent. Can't go wrong w chile relleno. Fish taco was a bit fishy, not in a good way.

    Nicole Anderson · July 8, 2012
  • Kimberly S.

    One word..."Paloma" :)

    Kimberly Scott · June 10, 2012
  • Shea S.

    The Fear and Loathing is great; if you're looking for a way to change up bourbon, this is it.

    Shea Serna · June 5, 2012
  • Crawford M.

    Try the donkey, it's extra spicy!

    Crawford Miller · May 15, 2012
  • Stephen O.

    Salsa is great. Drunken hog...not so much.

    Stephen Owens · April 16, 2012
  • Sally W.

    After waiting for an hour and a half the staff allowed someone to take our table for a party of 12. So be sure to watch for your table!

    Sally Williams · April 12, 2012

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