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Dotta House, Plot 5554, Kisugu Rd. Namuwongo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 787 077156
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come for the churros in the cinnamon sauce, absolutely amazing! It is a basic location with a couple of picnic tables, so don't expect much but the food was great (I did find a large bone in my burrito which was a bit worrying..) and the juices nice.

Thank ladyswashbuckler
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We like to visit at lunch to take advantage of the burrito bar. It can't quite compare to American-Mexican food, but it's tasty and we keep going back. The restaurant is small, and parking can be a problem. Service is good and quick.

1 Thank TASchrock
Management response:

Thank you very much TASchrock for visiting our restaurant and for your wonderful review about us. We do apologize for the parking issue and we are working hard to make sure we find a better parking for you our customers. We request you to bare with us for a short time More 

Kampala, Uganda
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This restaurant recently shifted back to it's original location after some time elsewhere. I visited here for lunch and we both made our choices from the burrito bar. This allows you to pick your ingredients for a specialized burrito. The chef adds what you ask for and creates it as you speak. This also allows you to begin eating quickly... More 

1 Thank mwesi
Management response:

Am very glad you a had great time with us and enjoyed your meals. Thank you so much for coming see soon at the restaurant. Cheers! More 

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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Although is more a Tex-Mex than a Mexican food place, its meals are quite flavory and yummy. It´s a very convenient option for lunch and they are quite fast compared to other restaurant options in the area.

Thank Isabella T
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Thank you! More 

Kampala, Uganda
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Little Donley is one of only two places in Kampala that offers a real Mexican menu. The Quesadillas are great as are the burritos (pollo borbon is best) and the Nachos Grandes. It's grown a lot since it started but is still affordable and there is now lots of room for families and less risk of being run over compared... More 

Thank MarkJS-KLA
Management response:

Thank you very much for this great review. More 

Kampala, Uganda
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great concept and really good food. I have craved Mexican in Uganda but have cringed at all the restaurants around which try for a Mexican dish. They are always bad. Here they really have captured many of the flavors well. The food was delicious and we left not a bit on our plates. For Americans who regularly used to eat... More 

Thank SamberFamily
Management response:

Thank you very much and hope to see you so soon again. More 

Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

My favourite place in Kampala, I probably go once a week. Cheap, cheap food, but excellent quality and extremely friendly staff. The new building in Kibule is huge and lovely, but they still need a few little touches to makes the place as homely as the old one.

Thank Simon S
Management response:

Whoa we love you too. Cheers! More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I had the enchilada. It was hot, on time and really good. One point ff as an extra sour cream we ordered was left off. I will definitely order from here again.

Thank HP1001
Management response:

Thank you very much. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Tasty and fresh tex-mex food. It was nice to enjoy dinner in their cozy terrace. Jar of margarita was delicious. The lady serving us was friendly. I was here in September 2012.

Thank Katzzz87
Management response:

Thank you very much for taking time to write about us. More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

I never imagined that the best burrito I've ever had would be in Uganda, but Little Donkey provided me with the most delicious burrito ever! We frequented Little Donkey when I lived in Uganda because all of the food was so great! Also couldn't pass up their awesome churros on each visit. Cute little place has excellent Mexican food not... More 

Thank NatalieT99
Management response:

We love you so much and hope to see you again at the restaurant when you come back to Uganda. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 7
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dotta House, Plot 5554, Kisugu Rd. Namuwongo, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 787 077156
The little Donkey is an Authentic Mexican Restaurant. We serve burritos, tacos, enchiladas and more. We have margaritas, Coronas, our famous Blue Agave,a traditional drink with Tequila,tropical lime juice,triple sec on rocks and more. When you visit Kampala,Uganda don't forget to stop by you won't regret it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?