[caption id="attachment_1194" align="aligncenter" caption="Photo from www.eatlittlemexico.com"][/caption] Happening Now!  Right now the locals are talking about the diverse Lafayette-West Lafayette dining scene which features Arabic, French, Indian, Irish, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican and Russian restaurants.  We are located in the heartland of the Midwest where many my think of our dining community as a meat and potatoes place (which we do offer some of the best steaks around!), but ethnic diversity is a key component of this community.  An ethnic restaurant that has locals and visitors raving is Little Mexico II, serving authentic Mexican plates heaped high with enchiladas, burritos, rice, beans and more! Chips and salsa!  These are 3 words I could chant forever!  The mixture of tomatoes, chilis, peppers, cilantro, lime and more all mixed together to the perfect blend - this is Little Mexico's salsa.  Add in the crispy, light chips and a bowl of Mexican white queso and the meal is set.  I have never been to this restaurant without eating my far share of their chips and salsa.  I literally have to push away my first individual dish of salsa or I will not be able to eat the entree.  And the entrees are not to be missed! My next chant is a ramble of all their entrees!  My family has tried everything from chicken enchiladas smothered in red sauce, melt in your mouth beef chimachangas, hot, searing fajitas, gargantuan burritos and our family's ultimate favorite is the mushroom quesadilla.  Every entree comes with beans and rice which compliment the dishes with texture and spice.  The visits we make to Little Mexico II are complete with the classic fried ice cream smothered in chocolate sauce (tip: ask for extra sauce, it is decadent!).  The president of the  Lafayette-West Lafayette CVB shares her thoughts on their cuisine, "Little Mexico II has one of the BEST vegetarian selections of any Mexican restaurant around – most are just cheese, beans and rices, they have great veggies in their vegetarian selections!" Little Mexico II offers a true Mexican experience not only with its cuisine but with the ambience which is true to the family's roots.  The restaurant is decorated in bright, cheerful colors, Mexican decor, and energetic Mexican music plays in the background to create an upbeat dining experience.  A smile greets guests as they walk in the door, are served chips and salsa, and all throughout their lunch or dinner.  If Lafayette-West Lafayette had a top friendliest restaurants list, Little Mexico II would be sure to make the list! Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy.  For more information about this restaurant and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.