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“Great carnitas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Finca Chiquita

La Finca Chiquita
Ranked #1 of 221 Restaurants in Allen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The rumors are true! The Three Salsas have returned to Allen in Allen's favorite hole-in-the wall, Tex-Mex restaurant. La Finca Chiquita is located in historic Downtown Allen in the old post office building. Serving traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes in a family friendly environment! Viva Las Tres Salsas!
Plano TX
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great carnitas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Love the carnitas and charro beans. The food is always fresh and cooked perfectly. They do not serve alcohol but is BYOB so feel free to bring in your own.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food, Improbable location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Well off the beaten or known path is the original Allen post office which now serves as the home of La Finca Chiquita. It is very small with few tables, but great service and food. The prices are very reasonable and a good assortment of meals. Try the chicken enchiladas with sour cream they are great.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael M
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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best in the Allen Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

La Finca Chiquita is really the best Mexican Restaurant in the Allen Texas area. This is not classic Mexican cooking nor south Texas Tex Mex, rather it is classic Northern Texas Mexican cooking.
You start with three salsa's coming to your table with nice chips, not greasy just right. The three salsa's are a creama salsa, fire roasted tomatoe salsa and a more tradtional smooth red salsa.
Now what I like best is that if you don't see it on the menu or you are thinking just a little bit different or you would rather have another sauce... ask!.. Most of the time they can take care of your request.
And all of the "upper end dishes" are to die for. The Chile Relanos with shreaded beef and potatao with Rancharo Sauce is amazing. The shrimp come out with a nice seasoning and they are not over cooked. The ribs are Texas Mexican style, not smoked ribs from a bbq place, rather nicely seasoned and then cooked till nicely tender.
And not to forget the basics. Many options with many options of sauces to top them off with. The desserts are simple and just what is needed at the end of the meal, share them if you want.

And the best part - this is a BYOB place. Bring in what you like in your small cooler and enjoy your favorite adult beverage. And if you like Rum and Mexican Coke well they also serve real sugar Mexican Cokes.

The best North Texas Mexican style restaurant in the Allen Area and a good several mile area. And really one restaurant on our list when ever we want to get lunch or dinner. And the prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Love-bob
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Plano, Texas
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192 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very good mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stopped here for a late lunch this week and were pleased.I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and it was a good choice.

The building is a nice, small building located off the beaten path. Our server was extremely friendly. Our food was served hot and fresh. Loved the different freshly made sauces.

I would come back!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravellinTexans
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Tyler, Texas
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food and oh so friendly.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

I loved this locally owned downtown restaurant. Don't drive away by the looks on the outside. Inside is a gem waiting for you. It's fun to get 3 hot sauces with your chips. I had a "mini" chimichanga on the lunch menu that wasn't so mini. It's was large. The people who work there are so very friendly!!! We will be back.

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