Loca for Loca: Doña Eva’s


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I am finally continuing my blog series on local restaurants and other places in the Shenandoah Valley! So, my next stop was: Doña Eva’s, a local food truck located on Kenmore Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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The owners of Doña Eva, Evangelina (i.e. Doña Eva) and her son, Victor, hail from Michoacán, México (home of the monarch butterflies). Doña Eva’s grandmother was the one who taught her to cook so many years ago, and what a lovely job she did!

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They grow some of their own vegetables (tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, etc.) and buy as much local, fresh ingredients as they can to make a delicious meal.

For me, she made two of her own creations, Enfrilojadas de Queso (fresh, handmade tortillas rolled in refried beans, stuffed with queso fresco, and topped with lettuce, avocados, and homemade salsa) and Entomatadas de Queso (the same thing as above but rolled in a homemade tomato salsa). Mmmm…both delicious but I LOVED the Enfrijoladas de Queso. The salsas were delicious and just the right amount of spicy. I had a Jarrito but later learned that she also makes her own fruit waters (aguas frescas).wpid-20150823_184513.jpgwpid-20150823_184521.jpgwpid-20150823_184336.jpg

(me testing the salsa – you never know how hot it might be!)

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My friend, Leigh, tried the agua fresca de jamaica (hibiscus water).

Doña Eva’s serves a variety of fresh, Mexican cuisine, including: Tacos de Bistec, Tacos de Carne Asada, Gorditas, Tamales, Sopes, Guaraches, and, of course, the Enfrijoaladas and Entomatadas I tried the other day! 🙂

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They are open for lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30am-3pm and Saturdays from 10am-8pm and Sundays from 1-7pm

So, when you get a hankering for something authentic and Mexican, head over to Doña Eva’s for a weekday lunch or a weekend meal! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

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