Wrapping beans and cheese in a tortilla transforms a messy meal into a delicious hand-held delight, though wrapping a Christmas present in a tortilla transforms a silk tie into a target for hungry reindeer. Enjoy some wrapped-up dining fare the way it was intended with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican cuisine at Mi Tierra Caliente.
Mi Tierra Caliente serves up a menu of authentic Mexican fare. Fifteen dinner combinations await to fill the plates of those unwilling to commit to just one taco or chalupa ($9.25), and more loyal taste buds can stick to tried-and-true favorites such as a beef or chicken chimichanga stuffed with veggies, guacamole, sour cream, rice, and beans, then deep fried to plate-worthy perfection ($10.75). Much like a broken slushie dispenser, the Fajita Calentana overflows with enough flavor to sate two people, offering up sizzling mouthfuls of sautéed onions and bell peppers, alongside a choice of beef, chicken, shrimp, or roasted pork ($24.25). Vegetarians will find sumptuous solace in the cheese-stuffed chiles rellenos poblanos ($10.25), and pint-sized patrons can sup from a kids' menu laden with chicken fingers, pizza, and a kids' enchilada––which differs from a regular-sized enchilada in its impressive knowledge of all things Bieber ($4.25 each).
Guests to Mi Tierra Caliente may also bear witness to the metamorphosis from siesta to fiesta during weekday happy hour, where draft beers are two-for-one (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Cervezas from the southland include Corona, Tecate, Modelo, Carta Blanca, Bohemia, and Negra Modelo ($3.75/bottle), and house margaritas ($6.25) provide the perfect refreshment during Friday night's live mariachi band (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) or a dining companion's kazoo performance of "La Bamba."
Mi Tierra Caliente
Mi Tierra Caliente serves Mexican favorites in a dining room drenched in sun-yellow hues, catering to whole families with a kids’ menu and south-of-the-border drinks. Their fajitas feature the smoky flavors or grilled onions and bell peppers, which mingle with morsels of beef, chicken, or shrimp. Plates of carnitas—fried pork—or chicken with mole sauce come with tortillas and generous piles of rice and beans, which go together like rice and weddings or weddings and thinking about the philosophical implications of a mortgage. The colorful motif of Mi Tierra Caliente extends from the red and green sauces on tacos, burritos, and enchiladas to the painted wall insets at each booth, which host statues, bottles, and paintings. A live mariachi band serenades the eatery every Friday night, which patrons can enjoy while sipping on frozen piña coladas and daiquiris or Mexican beers such as Corona, Modelo, and Tecate.
2105 SW Highway 484
Ocala, Florida 34473Get Directions