$15 for $30 Worth of Modern Mexican Cuisine at Barrio Tacos and Tequila

Downtown Birmingham

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It's only acceptable to sweat in public when eating a spicy Mexican dish, playing sports, or being proposed to on live television. Feel the heat with this Groupon.

$15 for $30 Worth of Modern Mexican Cuisine

The modern menu includes wild-mushroom-stuffed enchiladas ($15) and other variants on traditional Mexican cuisine such as mango habanero guacamole—a blend of avocados, mangos, cilantro, habanero peppers, lime juice and ginger ($10). Cabbage slaw accompanies swordfish tacos ($14), and brisket tacos arrive draped in Zacatecas mole verde ($14).

Barrio Tacos and Tequila

Once inside Barrio Tacos and Tequila, one is immediately struck by the smoky blues and warm blooms of color that fill the space. Frosted panes of azure glass line one side of the restaurant, and vibrant murals overtake the other walls—the ones that aren't stacked with shelves of tequila bottles, anyway. Orange lights from above branch into glowing tendrils, studding the navy ceiling with miniature suns and illuminating the mortar and pestle on each table. These points of color are akin to the sparks of flavor inside the menu: pleasantly surprising and, in the words of the Detroit News, "bright and well-balanced."

Executive chef Ryan Porter is the brain behind Barrio’s inventive recipes. As a teenager, Ryan cooked for his family every night, honing the creativity that would lead him through American-, Asian-, Italian-, and finally Mexican-themed kitchens. Today, he looks in all cardinal directions for culinary inspiration, fashioning platters in the style of Oaxaca and Acapulco, among other regions. He stuffs tortillas with nine types of taco fillings, including housemade chorizo. On the side, scoops of chili-dusted sweet corn transport guests to Mexico without forcing them to throw out the giant bottle of shampoo they keep hidden under their shirt.

Reviews

Great twist on Mexican! The spicy kick was great! Fantastic guacamole and salsa. Brisket and Chicken tacos were fantastic - loved the fresh cilantro

Reviewer, OpenTable, 8/4/12

The sheer deliciousness of the Chorizo taco still has me swooning.

Kristin G., Yelp, 7/28/11
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    Downtown Birmingham

    203 Hamilton Row

    Birmingham, Michigan 48009

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In a Nutshell

Inventive Mexican cuisine such as swordfish, chorizo, brisket, and tiger-shrimp tacos accompanied by mango habanero guacamole

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 24th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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