A trendy new Little Rock spot had caught my eye during my last visit in December, so I was dying to go this past weekend with Alex after an early arrival from Austin. I am a sucker for spectacular graphic design and interiors, so The Fold
botañas and bar immediately drew me in. Its food and drinks matched the expertise branding, challenging most of the Tex-Mex spots I've experienced in Austin. Austin, you better watch out...!
The clean-lined, modern garage hosts a full bar and funky menu of tacos, burritos, tortas, and the works. The guacamole is prepared made-to-order with a sprinkle of cotija, and the light queso's ground bison addition quickly became a necessity upon each crispy tortilla chip.
Our cocktails were equally refreshing, especially my blood orange margarita on the rocks with a salty rim and sweet sip. Alex's bloody mary scored, too, especially due to the pickled array across the jar. Speaking of jar, how cute are those mason jars? I am such a fan!
Alex's chicken burrito completely wowed me; my immediate reaction was, "I'm ordering this next time." The sweet tomatillo salsa, fresh black beans and avocado were placed throughout the perfectly folded tortilla, which welcomed the fork and knife rather than messy hands and surroundings. While only a tiny detail, I loved the chili powder rimmed lime wedge on the edge of the plate. When squeezing the time atop tacos and burritos, the chili powder infuses in the juice to coat entrées with a mindful kick.
Per the waitress' recommendation, I ordereed a Tejas taco and a Puerco Verde taco on corn tortillas. The Tejas reminded me vividly of TacoDeli's Cowboy taco (a true Austin favorite), so I was happy. The crispy shredded pork on the Puerco Verde was seasoned well; I wish I had asked to hold the raw onions. My portions were lovely, and I left feeling excited for the next trip to Little Rock -- this will indeed be the first stop, once again.