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Eating the Terrific Tacos at Mi Tierra in Fairmont City 

Drive east across the Poplar Street Bridge. (Fear not. Your car won't melt.) Stay on Interstate 55 when it splits from I-64. Endure the construction traffic. Take the exit for Collinsville Road toward Fairmont City. Just past a gentle curve in the road, you will see a very small brick building on the left with a few cars and heavy-duty pickups in the parking lot beside it. This is Mi Tierra Tienda y Taqueria. This is your stop. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Mi Tierra Tienda y Taqueria.

Photos by Jennifer Silveberg for the Riverfront Times.
Hungry for this? Head east!
Lucho Roman, a friend of the owner, in front of Mi Tierra.
Posole.
The counter at Mi Tierra.
Carne asada
The interior of Mi Terra, located at 3121 Collinsville Road in Fairmont City, Illinois.
Steak burrito.
Horchata.
Tortilla chips and guacamole.
The interior of Mi Terra, located at 3121 Collinsville Road in Fairmont City, Illinois.
Steak gordita.
The interior of Mi Terra, located at 3121 Collinsville Road in Fairmont City, Illinois.
Carne asada torta.
Ernesto Acosta in the kitchen at Mi Tierra.
The interior of Mi Terra, located at 3121 Collinsville Road in Fairmont City, Illinois.
Tortillas are made (and grilled) fresh every day.
Salsas are made fresh at Mi Tierra.
A plate is ready to leave the kitchen.
Costillas de Puerco en salsa verde.
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