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Hidden Gems: La Divina Dos Serves Up the Same Authentic Mexican Realness as Numero Uno


La Divina Dos / Photo x Naomi Sakovics

We all know and love La Divina in Kenmore, but perhaps less well known is the fact that this same Mexican food – and that to-die-for topping bar – is now available in Williamsville.

It’s easy to zip past this new eatery, located at 4125 Transit Road, without noticing it. And it’s a shame, because this is a shining culinary star in a dark Transit sky of chain restaurants. It offers all the same tasty goodness of its Kenmore mothership – plus much more.

We recently stopped in for lunch to check things out. First off, while we love the charms of eating at a counter in a half store, half restaurant and grabbing a Bud Light & Clamato Chelada from the cooler, La Divina Dos offers something the other one doesn’t: seating options. At this one, you can enjoy your meal in booths or at high tables in a fun bar area. The colorful interior makes you feel like you’ve left freezing cold Buffalo for somewhere festive and warm. In other words, it’s got fun Mexican restaurant vibes, and I’m 100 percent here for it.

La Divina Dos / Photo x Naomi Sakovics

We ordered two carnitas (shredded pork) tacos, along with two asada (steak) tacos. At $2.75 per taco, there is a whole lot of taste for the value of your dollar. The hearty corn tortillas were put briefly on the grill to heat them, and then loaded with meat and Mexican cheese. A few minutes later, we headed to the fully stocked toppings bar, where we showered the tacos with freshly chopped cilantro and plucked a few lime wedges.

The menu here is more expansive. Taco options include, among others, ribeye, lengua (beef tongue), cecina enchilada (spicy dry salted steak), tripa (tripe), pescado (fish with grilled onions) and veggie. Also offered are quesadillas.

As much as I enjoy eating at the OG La Divina, I’ve often wished that sides were offered alongside the tacos. La Divina Dos grants that wish with nachos and tamales. I’m hoping queso, my favorite, will be introduced soon.

La Divina Dos / Photo x Naomi Sakovics

Sometimes after all that savory salt, you want something sweet to cap the meal. No worries. La Divina Dos has dessert covered. Options include flan, a creamy custard ($3), and churros, a fried dough pastry ($2.75).

Would we return to La Divina Dos? Absolutely. There’s a better chance of getting a seat, for one, and also offers a more expansive menu and fun ambiance. Buffalo’s taco competition is getting fierce, and La Divina Dos serves up some of the best this area has to offer. Plus, who can resist that toppings bar?  

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