Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2014
Mexican food is absolutely my favorite food. So,when Randy, our next door neighbor invited us to lunch we jumped at the chance! Especially since he said it was the best Mexican Restaurant in town.
Mi Nidito has been serving Tucson since 1952. It was created when the Lopez family moved from Sonora to Tucson. The decision was between opening a Mexican food restaurant or a tortilla factory.
Thank goodness the restaurant won out. It is located on the corner of 4th and 29th street in South Tucson. The name Mi Nidito, which means "My Little Nest" was given to the restaurant because of its original small size.
Today, the third generation of the Lopez family owns and operates the restaurant. Cousins, aunts, and uncles also help run the family business which features authentic sonoran cooking.
From what we learned and experienced, you cant go there without a wait...30 minutes or so for lunch and up to an hour and a half for dinner. Many celebrities have visited Mi Nidito...Bill Clinton (in 1999 when he was president), Paul Rodriguez, Willie Nelson, William Shatner, etc and many athletes I don't know.
I am ashamed to say, I cleaned my plate...no platter! New to my taste buds were chile rellino and a tamale...so yummy... also had a cheese enchilada, and bean tostado, with a side order of guacamole! I haven't eaten since last Thursday!
Thanks Randy! We had a wonderful time and a yummy meal. The best Mexican food I have ever eaten. I did have to research what sonoran cooking is....definitely not Tex-Mex! To my surprise, there were many websites comparing the two.
The last of the before and after photos are in our bedroom. The white laminate was replaced on our bedside tables.
Joe was quite the contortionist. He is 6'1" and getting the table tops attached was not an easy task...especially on my side of the bed.
My dresser top was also replaced. The trim had to be removed for this job. And then shortened a bit to put it back on because the new top was slightly thicker. We are very pleased with all the new table tops...what a nice improvement to Mi Nidito!
I know full moons get all the attention...they are beautiful! But I just thought this crescent moon last night was so pretty. I haven't had much luck with moon shots and any night time shots.
Today was spent cleaning...really cleaning with toothbrush in hand for corners and tight spots, from top to bottom and side to side! Windows, screens, cabinet doors and trim, vents, the cockpit, the floor, drawers, shower...you name it, it was cleaned or cleaned out today!
The sun's first light this morning...what a way to wake up!
Clouds rolled in this afternoon...got real windy here too.
Well, tomorrow is packing up day. We are off the Yuma on Wednesday. We have never been to Yuma and have a reservation to stay a month. Our friends, Ronnie and Carol will be there.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, take care and...
Loved your before and after pictures. Very nice. We enjoy our time when we are in Yuma. Enjoy yoursReplyDelete
Thanks Betty...I love new places and adventures!Delete
Nice changes to the rig. We had a great time in Yuma so I know you will too.ReplyDelete
Hi Sandie....your posts sure from Yuma sure gave us things to look forward to. We might even venture into Mexico....have never been there either!Delete
I just love your photos! Can't decide which one I like the best. You have a very lovely home.ReplyDelete
Have fun in Yuma. We have friends that live there and hope to go back in the next month or so to visit and make a trip to Mexico.
If you and Steve are in Yuma between Feb 5 and March 4 let us know. We would love to see you both!
Enjoy Yuma, much warmer there and lotsa fun stuff to see and do.ReplyDelete
We are excited to get the wheels rollin'. We are in need of some R&R and fun outdoor adventures!Delete
As you well know, I'm a lover of Mexican food too. It's my favorite, hands down. You better believe I've added Mi Nidito to my Excel file list. Nice shot of the moon Gay. I also have problems with night shots. But the early morning sun pic with the palms is by far my favorite. Beautiful! Enjoy Yuma!ReplyDelete
Oh Gayle, you will not be disappointed in Mi Nidito!Delete
I liked that picture best too!
I haven't been to Yuma in years. I guess you'll be seeing the Territorial Prison and indulging in a date shake??ReplyDelete
Oh now your talking Judy....a date shake for sure!Delete
Your new night stand tops and vanity are beautiful! Boy, what a change!ReplyDelete
It sure does feel good after all that cleaning. A day well spent:)
Safe travels to Yuma!!
I agree about the cleaning.....usually my idea of cleaning is to sweep the room with a glance!
Wow! Belle is getting sexier and prettier by the minute I checked in. She has indeed turn into a beauty with the make over and your thorough cleaning.ReplyDelete
Enjoy Yuma, and be sure to hike up to the tower, it has an awesome view of the valley.
Hi MonaLiza.....Belle sure appreciates your noticing the new "sexier" Belle!Delete
Thanks for the info about the tower.....we will check it out!
Lovely remodel for sure, enjoy!! I noticed your bird art work and painting- very pretty!!! Drive safely to Yuma!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Sheila!Delete