Litas, a Mexican restaurant recently opened again after it was closed for a year while there was heavy reconstruction going on where it was located. So I got invited to try the new menu. The place didn’t look appealing, you could mistake it for a shawerma place if not for the logo but the food was a whole different story.
Litas is owned by a half Kuwaiti/Mexican guy, he wanted to bring the genuine Mexican food to Kuwait which is nothing like Taco Bell, so he opened up a place. There are two chefs doing the food, his mother and a chef from Mexico. Almost everything they serve is made in-house, like the tortilla and nachos.
You can’t go to a Mexican restaurant and not have nachos so we had Mama Lita Nachos, the nachos tasted different from any I have tried before. They were the best plain nachos I’ve tried so far. We got 4 different sauces to dip from and to me the more sauces the better.
There are three different types of tacos at Lita, the normal one with ground beef and two others with shredded chicken/beef. I prefer the ground beef ones, they had so many additional flavor it tasted different. The bread was so crispy and fresh it gave a unique experience. If you’re use to tomato sauce with your taco you need to ask them to add it with your order.
This was the Carne Asada which is literally grilled beef wrapped with Mexican bread. The beef is served alone but you can request additional vegetables or sauces with it. They have 7 different types of beef flavors to pick from, I only tried a few so far. I recommend this one for those that love the beef shawerma.
At first sight this looked like a hammour dish but it was actually a Deep Fried Burrito. If you don’t fancy having a taco with crispy bread and making a little mess in the process then you should try one of these. This is one of the heavy dishes so it’s either shared or you have to be pretty hungry.
These are called Flautas, they’re like reversed taco’s except make more mess during consumption. Inside is either beef or chicken, depends on what you order and on the outside is everything you would normally have with your taco. Tacos and Flautas taste very similar, it boils down to preference.
This is definitely something I will be ordering everytime I pass by Lita. The Nutella Churros was really good, it was covered with cinnamon and sugar which made it taste even better. I can now conclude there’s more to Mexican food than just tacos. My next Lita review will likely cover the breakfast special menu.
Overall I had a great time with the company of the owner Khalid and his friends. The food was great and I will definitely be taking friends who love Mexican food there. Lita hasn’t opened on Gulf Street yet, not sure if they will. So far the one in Mahboula is the only store for Lita.