There are many Mexican restaurants in Santa Cruz, but few can be given the title of Authentic Mexican. Little Tampico is tucked away in a tiny wooden building which could easily be mistaken for a log cabin. Most plates are under $10, but if you really want to save some money, I suggest going for lunch. For the lunch special, you can choose a plate of rice, refried beans, and a beef enchilada. My mouth waters just thinking about it! The price tag: $5.95, tax and tip not included. An appetizer or side is always fresh chips and salsa. There is also a food bar, which I have never tried, but have seen many customers help themselves to rice, beans, tacos, and other things. There are indoor and outdoor tables available, though I would suggest staying inside. There is a full menu to choose from and I cannot even begin to describe all the authentic dishes to choose from. You'll have to see them for yourself!