Anitas Mexican Food Inc

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Restaurants, Restaurants Mexican

Latitude:38.969521 Longitude:-77.384169
701 Elden St
Herndon, VA 20170
Openning Hours
  • Monday: 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Thursday: 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Friday: 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Anita, Phil and son Tom founded Anita's over 30 years ago in a little donut shop they converted into a carry out in Vienna. After Phil's transfer to the U.S. Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C. forced the family to relocate from Albuquerque, Anita soon realized that her family recipes that had been handed down for generations from mother to daughter were unlike anything else she found here in Virginia. Her dream of sharing those recipes with the residents of Vienna and beyond was soon realized when they opened for business on December 23, 1974.

The basis for a great deal of her first menu was the flavorful sauces made from New Mexico grown green and red chiles. Green chiles were picked early in the season, and chopped to form the base ingredient for the milder green chile sauce. Those that weren't harvested green were allowed to ripen fully until red. They were then harvested and bound into a rista, allowed to dry in the hot New Mexico sun, and then later ground into a pow