Mexican snacks sold in roadside stands are sometimes called antojitos or little cravings Try small tacos like these Beef Barbacoa beauties with Almond Mojo
Mexican snacks sold in roadside stands are sometimes called antojitos, or “little cravings.” Try small tacos, like these Beef Barbacoa beauties with Almond Mojo.

Chefs Experiment With Small Plate Mexican Fare

Chefs and customers are doing some delicious downsizing for ‘mini Mex’ options with a spicier attitude.

Could this be the end of the burrito as big as your head? Chefs and customers are doing some delicious downsizing for ‘mini Mex’ options with a spicier attitude: plates that feature two or three small tacos, a perfectly puffed sopapilla or upscale quesadillas cut into fiery slivers.

Iliana de la Vega is a Mexican food purist. The chef, teacher and owner of the critically acclaimed restaurant El Naranjo in Austin, TX, says that Mission-style burritos (Chipotle style) never re

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