The conquistadors visited Mexico looking for gold, spices, and a food to pair with their frozen margaritas in cactus glasses. Share in their discovery with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine
The menu includes freshly mashed avocados mixed with tomatoes, jalapeños, onions, and cilantro to create fresh, chunky guacamole ($7.50), and triplets of soft tacos stuffed with tender, shredded carnitas alongside rice and beans ($12.99). Marinated steak and grilled vegetables sizzle in fajita skillets ($15.99), and shrimp sautéed in butter, minced garlic, and sliced onions fill plates of al mojo de ajo ($16.99).
In 1962, Alberto Heredia and his wife, Carmen, flung open the doors of Carmelita's Restaurant, introducing a menu of tried and true family recipes from Puebla, Mexico. Now, a third generation of the Heredia family helps simmer carnitas and blend avocados into guacamole at two Carmelita's locations. The dining rooms, which are bedecked in vibrant knickknacks and paintings, let diners bask in bright colors without getting yelled at by a judge for bringing a kaleidoscope to court. Against the electrically hued backdrop, mariachi bands play on special occasions, their trumpets rising in warm spirals above fiddles and guitars.