Mexican restaurants continue to pop up all over south Louisiana like mushrooms after a rainstorm. La Palma, located in the former Rinky Dink drive-in location (710 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux, LA, 985-448-1221), offers food from the owners’ hometown of Zacatecas, in central Mexico. A tiny, assuming place, La Palma’s menu offerings range from typical taqueria fare like burritos and tostadas to more ambitious dishes like shrimp-stuffed chile relleno and tamales. Standouts included a refreshing tortilla soup, studded with chopped avocado, and slender, white-cornmeal pork tamales covered in a light red-chile sauce. A self-service chip & salsa bar makes up for the slightly slow service; a list of lunch specials priced at just $6.95 helps, too.