La Reyna has been sort of open for dinner the last 2-3 weeks. We've been for dinner three times and Saturday was the first time they had dinner-specific menus! They also hand out the lunch menu with tacos, burritos, etc, but the dinner listing had "platos" with rice and their tasty beans. Carmen will put together whatever you want, if she has it on hand. They're waiting for more equipment, etc. There are about a dozen tables and they plan to expand into the larger connecting space next door for more tables, dance floor, and entertainment (the "bar" plan has been dropped).
Their famous salsa, a fantastic homemade pico de gallo with avocado, arrives with homemade chips (frankly a bit stale the times we've been. Try the very tasty barbacoa or carnitas. Warning: if you order a burrito, don't order anything else! I only managed 1/2 of the monster and I'm a big guy.
They're kind of slowly getting their dinner act together. Try it now, before everyone finds out.
1937 Keokuk St