The Bottom Line
- Extensive menu with traditional and unique Mexican dishes
- Homemade corn and flour tortillas
- Menu has vegetarian options
- Dining area is small and gets packed during lunch hour
- Parking lot is small and difficult to maneuver
- The building is showing its age
- Hours: Mon-Sun 10:30 am-10 pm
- Location: 2719 N. Piedras
- Telephone: (915) 565-6713
- Find an El Pasoan who has never eaten at Kiki's and take them Tuesday from 3 to 10 p.m. Kiki's will pay for both meals.
Guide Review - Kiki's Restaurant and Bar
The entrées at Kiki's are what you'd find at most any other Mexican joints, but you can also try items you won't find in more mainstream restaurants. These dishes include the black beans, the crab tacos, or the crab enchiladas.
I like to start a visit to Kiki's with a small bowl of guacamole and enjoy it with the complimentary chips and salsa, but the chips and salsa are good on their own. The salsa is thick, tangy and has a nice lingering kick.
Kiki's has lunch and dinner specials that cost $4.25 and $6.10, respectively. The menu items can cost as little as $2.25 for a bean and cheese burrito or as high as $9.95 for the Steak Tampiquena combo plate. There are some American dishes, but are you seriously going to order a cheeseburger ($4.65) at a Mexican restaurant?
I recommend trying Kiki's signature dish: the machaca ($8.70) (pronounced ma-cha-ka). You have a choice of brisket, chicken or crab grilled with tomatoes, onions, green chiles, and a little bit of scrambled egg. The egg might throw you off, but trust me it's good. If you want to kick it up ask the server to cover with green sauce and cheese.
If you're craving something more traditional try the burritos. I've always enjoyed the brisket burrito ($3.95). The burritos are very big and the meats, no matter what kind you get, are good. You can also ask for the burrito to be covered in the wonderful green sauce and cheese.