I was really worried when we moved to Longmont because I didn’t think I would be able to find the quality of Mexican food I was used to back home in Wichita. And, unfortunately every place we tried was proving me right… until we went to Comida Cantina.
I think I can honestly say that I have finally found my replacement for Sabor. And, that’s not an easy task my friends. I dream about that queso, seriously, all quesos are held to the Sabor standard and Comida has met that challenge head on.
What’s nice about this restaurant is that there is more than one, with a location in Longmont and Denver and also a food truck you’re sure to be able to get your fix. And, I do mean fix, it’s the first place in Longmont that I can admit to craving its food.
So let’s talk about this food. Their menu is pretty straight forward with soft corn tacos, tostadas and quesadillas, but they also have griddled tacos, tortas and gorditas. Oh and did I forget to mention the appetizer selections or antojitos, street snacks as they call them, with their queso fundido, guacamole and salsas.
We’ve been to the hard to miss pink food truck once and ordered a few items to try. First was the griddled chicken taco. Made with soft corn tortillas, cotija, smoked gouda, asadero and roasted chicken these tacos aren’t very big but they pack major flavor into their little size. And, the tostadas are similar, they are a bit bigger, we ordered the roasted chicken and poblano. It was a crispy flat corn shell with refritos and asadero cheese under the chicken and poblanos. Both had their fair share of spice but not too much, again so much flavor!
roasted chicken griddled taco and roasted chicken and poblano tostada
After such a good experience with the truck we decided it was time to try one of their restaurants. Living in Longmont it just made sense to visit them there and we’ve been back several times since.
We’ve yet to try any of their drinks off the bar menu but one of these days I’m sure we’ll try one or two of their margaritas, tequilas, beers, wine and mixed drinks. Just take a look at the selection you can choose from, there’s something on there for everyone. I’ve ordered a Mexican Coke and tried my first Boylan’s Cola there.
Every time we go we have to get an order of the queso fundido. It’s unlike any queso I’ve ever had, it’s served with whole crispy tortillas, cilantro and lime. It’s smokey, it’s spicy, it’s cheesey, it’s just plain good! I highly recommend it if you go.
As far as the main dishes go my hubby has fallen in love with the arrachera torta or grilled skirt steak with queso fresco and red onion escabeche on a Mexican roll with pickled vegetables. The meat was well seasoned and the sauce really complimented the dish and brought it all together. But, he was also a fan of the bacon and jalapeno griddled taco, the marinated fish taco and Stella’s pork carnita’s taco with sweet potato mash. I really like their poblano and black bean quesadilla with cotija, smoked gouda and asadero cheese.
bacon and jalapeno griddled taco, marinated fish taco, Stella’s pork carnitas and poblano and black bean quesadilla
We’ve also tried several of the sides, the black beans and rice are good but the jalapeno grits are a must try with just the right hint of heat and creaminess. But, they have other selections we’ve yet to try such as the vegetable escabeche, the roasted garlic mash and the smoked gouda sweet potato mash to name a few.
black beans and rice and jalapeno grits
And, you know I have a sweet tooth so you know I’ve tried several of their desserts. On one visit we had the coconut cake which had just the right amount of sweetness and coconut. But, it was a dessert they had on special one night that really blew me away. I liked it so much I didn’t even get a picture of it. It was a small key lime pie with a pistachio graham cracker crust, homemade whipped cream and a schmear of raspberry jam. Oh my wow, was it good!
So I think it’s safe to say that I’ve found my favorite restaurant in Longmont. I even like the way you order your food, you just mark down what and how many of what you want on a little piece of paper.
I’ve never done this before, but I think I might even want to make it a standing Friday night date night to go there. And, I’m not really one to be a regular! So good job Comida, you’ve got a fan in this new resident!