Like most modern conflicts, the rivalry between soft and hard tacos will not end until one side gets eaten by a bear. Broker a culinary truce with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine at Mi Tierra Caliente.
Mi Tierra Caliente's chefs sizzle and sear a menu of true-to-tradition Mexican dishes. Diners can quell rumbling stomachs with a burrito elefante—a combination of meats, lettuce, chopped tomato, and sauces nestled in a warm tortilla ($8.25)—which, in the wild, live in a tight-knit family group dominated by a burrito matriarch. Combination enchiladas platters teem with tortilla-rolled beef, chicken, and cheese ($10.25), and the beef and chicken fajitas play patty-cake with grilled onions and guacamole salad ($13.25). As taste buds dance upon spicy flavors, Mi Tierra's live mariachi band sets eardrums into motion with up-tempo Latin tunes and traditional Alpine yodeling from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday.
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 Hwy. 484
Ocala, Florida 34473Get Directions