Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Satisfy desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Brownsville-style Tex-Mex fare and non-alcoholic drinks at Talita’s Mexican Kitchen in Grove City.
Authentic borderlands burritos and enchiladas have been sizzling at Talita’s Mexican Kitchen for more than four decades, producing a menu teeming with the culinary panache of both northern Mexico and southernmost Texas. Seated at laminate tables under myriad military and Buckeye memorabilia, customers feast on the classic Brownsville-style burrito, bulging with beef and beans and optionally slathered with Talita’s special enchilada sauce and melted cheese ($7.99). One beef and one chicken enchilada do a simmering salsa dance for sumptuous spectating beans and rice in the Fiesta Dinner ($8.45), and specially seasoned chicken drowsily reclines atop a cheese-covered bed of Spanish rice in Talita’s arroz con pollo ($7.99). To opt for even more international flare, sporting chefs can toss deep-fried flour tortillas up to the rafters, where perched mexican pizza professionals apply refried beans, zesty beef, enchilada sauce, cheese, and sizzling onions to the spinning disk at its apex before gravity carries it back down to a waiting plate ($5.49). Many dishes at Talita’s Mexican Kitchen are still prepared the way that Talita’s mother and grandmother made them: with a light touch, family recipes, and a heat-deflecting welder’s mask.
Talitas Mexican Kitchen
Since opening in 1968, Talitas Mexican Kitchen has used the recipes passed down from the grandmother of cofounder Talita Arroyo Prince to make distinctive Tex-Mex dishes. Patrons stop in for items ranging from mexican chimichangas to arroz con pollo, as well as fusions such as tex-mex chili-topped spaghetti. Though the founders—Talita and her husband Tony Neno Prince—have passed away, their children, grandchildren, and holographic avatars keep the restaurant's 40+ year family tradition going.