Little Donkey

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Ranked #4 for Mexican restaurants in Homewood
  • Kristin
    "Wifi!! Try the donkey daddy!! Fabulous!"(2 Tips)
    Melissa L. Brinley
    "Love the catfish taco!"(2 Tips)
    Tony A.
    "Get the street corn!!!!!"(2 Tips)
    Matthew H.
    "Server seemed fake but tamale and chile relleños were awesome."(2 Tips)
53 Tips and reviews
  • fried chicken
  • donkey daddy
  • tacos
  • street corn
  • burritos
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  • Susan B.
    Susan BuchananMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite places to go Molly the bartender is great she is helpful in selecting what to eat and has our drinks ready before we even ask
  • B Brian C.
    B Brian CrawfordJanuary 20, 2016
    Fried Chicken!!
  • Tyler N.
    Tyler NanceSeptember 6, 2015
    Fried chicken is TERRIFIC.
  • Tony J.
    Tony JuliusAugust 30, 2015
    Remarkably the FRIED CHICKEN is the best in AL!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KeiserJanuary 4, 2015
    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 :)
  • Ethan V.
    Ethan VoceNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Tony J.
    Tony JuliusNovember 9, 2014
    The fried chicken here is unbelievable! I know you come here for Mexican but do yourself a favor GET THE CHICKEN!
  • Ethan V.
    Ethan VoceNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The lunch bowls are awesome!
  • Melissa L. Brinley
    Melissa L. BrinleyOctober 23, 2014
    Lovely combinations of soul food and Mexican-Texmex influences. Love the catfish taco! Wide variety of whiskies and tequilas at the bar as well.
  • Alan Y.
    Alan YouSeptember 27, 2014
    There's extra parking in a gravel lot across the street if the main parking lot is full.
  • Jake J.
    Jake JonesAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The burrito bowl with chicken is terrific. Do yourself a favor, though and stick to beer -- the cocktails are very hit or miss.
  • Ginger R.
    Ginger RicchettiJuly 21, 2014
    Very interesting.
  • Chuy S.
    Chuy SanchezMay 11, 2014
    Service was not exactly great...
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HolmesJanuary 31, 2014
    Ask for Collin and Kat! They are great! Fast and friendly service! Love it when they are my servers!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DunkinDecember 15, 2013
    The catfish taco may not sound appealing, but it is delicious!!
  • Susan B.
    Susan BuchananNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Frozen Margaritas best in town
  • Kristin
    KristinOctober 18, 2013
    Wifi!! Try the donkey daddy!! Fabulous!
  • Will R.
    Will RileyOctober 6, 2013
    Amazing first experience! Will definitely go back. Their pork was so tender!
  • DiscoverBham
    DiscoverBhamSeptember 16, 2013
    Check out our full review here! Read more
  • Tenacious D
    Tenacious DJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    an untapped source of Blanton's
  • Emily H.
    Emily HolmJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the brisket burrito!!! My husband loves the fried chicken
  • Teresa H.
    Teresa HallJuly 21, 2013
    The patio is comfortable, but one table in the middle gets a wind-tunnel effect from both fans - be careful! Food is great.
  • Tenacious D
    Tenacious DJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the fried chicken!
  • Buck P.
    Buck PerkinsMay 29, 2013
    Order the donkey daddy margarita. It will knock your socks off in a good way!
  • Tony A.
    Tony AtlasMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the street corn!!!!! It is awesome.
  • BethAnne M.
    BethAnne MaierMay 13, 2013
    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.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LovoyApril 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You need to try the drunken hog if you have not already. I think it has become my favorite.
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GoughApril 12, 2013
    Bad food, worse service, way over priced.
  • Joseph
    JosephApril 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for Sunday night, crapy service. Yikes!
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OwensMarch 30, 2013
    The salsa is great. Taqueria was really good too.
  • Bree J.
    Bree J.December 16, 2012
    The bourbon stormy is SO GOOD! Try it!
  • Omar A.
    Omar AhmedNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Changed their menu, appears be to trying for a more formal entree based approach. I miss the a la carte sandwiches and tacos
  • Jared E.
    Jared ElliottOctober 24, 2012
    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.
  • Quentin E.
    Quentin EvansSeptember 11, 2012
    This place is great. All tortillas, chips, bread made in house.
  • Crawford M.
    Crawford MillerAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I had a Little Donkey burrito and my stomach is still thanking my brain for taking it on a hot date.
  • 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
  • Katie
    KatieJuly 26, 2012
    Horrible horrible service
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AndersonJuly 8, 2012
    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.
  • Joseph
    JosephJuly 3, 2012
    Little Donkey has the biggest ice cubes ever
    AL.comJune 22, 2012
    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
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly ScottJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One word..."Paloma" :)
  • Shea S.
    Shea SernaJune 5, 2012
    The Fear and Loathing is great; if you're looking for a way to change up bourbon, this is it.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BookerMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Horrible service. Always is.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HenniganMay 21, 2012
    Patio was very enjoyable. Server seemed fake but tamale and chile relleños were awesome.
  • Crawford M.
    Crawford MillerMay 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the donkey, it's extra spicy!
  • Bittyboo
    BittybooMay 13, 2012
    Yuck!!!!!!! Servers are unknowledgeable, cant make bloody mary, terrible food!!!!!
  • Jasmine L.
    Jasmine LawsonMay 7, 2012
    The servers have no clue what they are doing, but the food was still good!
  • Jason R.
    Jason ReynoldsMay 6, 2012
    Terrible service. Got order wrong for me and my date. They charge for every refill you get. Took forever. WILL NOT COMR BACK
  • Ashley N.
    Ashley NeillMay 6, 2012
    Refills are not free, big surprise on the bill
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OwensApril 16, 2012
    Salsa is great. Drunken hog...not so much.
  • Sally W.
    Sally WilliamsApril 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellApril 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Brisket. Brisket. I said brisket, so why is ya still thinking about ordering something else?
  • Matt B.
    Matt BodnarMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything here is completely made from scratch- they even grind the corn to make masa for their corn tortillas!
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