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Little Donkey

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
+1 205-703-7000
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have written 5 stars but the food the last couple of times, hasn't been up to par. I took friends from out of town for dinner and their chicken was raw. Still one of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham and hope they get back to the awesomeness that made this my favorite restaurant.

Thank ilymom
Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great neighborhood place to meet friends for dinner! Excellent Mexican food, fresh and delicious! Great for friends, dates or families. You can eat outdoors on the patio or indoors. Highly recommend the roasted corn and the fried chicken! Fun place, delicious food!

Thank thatgirl1964
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the fried chicken. It was juicy and delicious! The street style corn was tasty as well - we'd go back for both! The margaritas were fabulous, as was the homemade limeade that my daughter had. Good service - we loved it!

Thank TobinToner
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! Great atmosphere! Not expensive. Varied menu and great service. Would definitely visit again!

Brookhaven, Mississippi, United States
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here with friends on a mountain bike trip to Birmingham. Loved the brisket tacos and corn! Everything priced very reasonably.

Thank Jason C
Birmingham, Alabama
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Have to agree with other reviews stating the Donkey is on the decline. Everything is ala carte - which it didn't use to be. In short, Less is more [less food more money]. Waiters struggle with draft beer offerings - charging for chips/salsa. This used to be our go to place when family visited. Sorry there are too many other... More 

Thank Roy H
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Little Donkey, pretty good food. Had fried chicken, street corn and chipotle slaw. Ordered chips and salsa first of which they charge $2.75, Rojo sauce was ok not great but chips seemed almost a little stale and were served cold, not too impressed. Fried chicken was good as was chipotle slaw, the street corn was good. Service... More 

Thank 282julia08
Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great little hidden place in the middle of Homewood. Serving sizes are just right and packed with flavor. Always a go to when guest are in town.

Thank Amber K
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The restaurant still offers many of the same foods, which are good, but they have incrementally declined in that customers are now paying more for less food. They are nickel and diming customers over every little thing. They make you pay for chips and salsa. If you order queso or guacamole, they still make you pay for salsa. Sides no... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had the fried chicken which was delicious. Carrot salad and chipotle slaw were just too hot and I like spicy food, so disappointed with the sides which no one at our table ate.

Thank clemmerth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-703-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?