Don’t let the pink and purple sign fool you. When it comes to Mexican food, the folks at Vida Mia mean business. I had driven past the Stone Oak restaurant several times, but it wasn’t until recently, when my stomach was BEGGING for chilaquiles, that I finally decided to check it out.
Before heading out of the office I took a peek at the menu to make sure they served breakfast all day, which they do (as everyone should) and BAM! First thing I see is a giant picture of chilaquiles. I’m digging this place already.
Vida Mia’s menu doesn’t look like your average Mexican food spread. It is very much “authentic,” and while I’m a huge fan of tacos outside the bean-and-cheese or bacon-and-egg realm, I failed to recognize a majority of the menu items. I took this is as a sign that Vida Mia is legit. Their breakfast tacos are split up into two categories: “Egg Lover Specialties,” where you’ll find migas-and-egg, potato-and-egg, etc., and “Tacos de la Calle” aka street tacos, the Egg Lovers’ tinier counterpart. Here you’ll find things like deshebrada, chicharron and barbacoa alongside smaller versions of the aforementioned egg tacos. Last but not least are the chilaquiles. They’re offered with either salsa verde or roja, and an extra charge for fried eggs and/or shredded chicken.
After reading the menu, I was good and hungry and ready to head over. Though I chose to order take-out, I felt very welcome during my brief stay. I ordered my chilaquiles, went with salsa verde and asked them to throw on some chicken. While waiting I noticed a small selection of bakery items for sale. They looked delicious but I held off (until next time.)
My food was ready within minutes! I quickly drove back to my office to chow down and, let me tell ya, that meal hit the spot. Shredded chicken and tortilla chips soaked in tomatillo sauce and topped with queso fresco and sour cream—you just can’t go wrong with that.
Needless to say, I’ll be back. Their breakfast was impressive, but that’s only half the menu! Vida Mia offers a wide range of lunch options: soups, salads, tacos, tortas, burgers, ceviche, cabrito, and something called a “Mex Dog”—that will require further information before ordering.
With all the prominent Mexican restaurants littered throughout the Stone Oak area, it’s easy for Vida Mia to get lost in the crowd. But take it from me—if you’re looking for some serious Mexican fare, Vida Mia is where it’s at.