A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Chevys Fresh Mex in Doral.
Chevys Fresh Mex’s mealsmiths serve up Mexican fare in Texas-size portions, with salsa and tortillas made from scratch daily. Begin by ordering a bowl of table-side guacamole to witness a server capture, skin, and gut a live avocado right at your table and then hand-mash before your eyes ($8.79). From there, play mad scientist and suture together an electrified monster plate from enchiladas, tacos, grilled chili rellenos, tamales, and mini chimichangas ($9.99 for any two, $11.49 for any three). Formal El Machino tortillas fashionably grace the grilled-fish tacos—a mélange of grilled fish, chipotle aioli, lettuce, and pico de gallo, and topped with a sprinkling of crumbled cotija cheese ($10.79). To keep the hot peppers and piquant salsas from singeing the sinuses, douse your mouth-flames periodically with drinks such as the Cabo Wabo margarita, a sumptuous soiree of Cabo Wabo Blanco tequila, fresh lime, lemon, and orange, house-made agave nectar, and sweet-and-sour mix hand-shaken at your table ($7.75).
More up-front than a turkey-talking cowcatcher, Chevys lists nutrition info and recipe details for each dish online. The restaurant's casual and colorful décor makes it easy for diners to kick back, eat up, and forget about their various troubles and accidentally summoned demonspawn.
Chevys Fresh Mex
Though it’s a national brand with locations sprinkled across 14 states, Chevys Fresh Mex doesn’t succumb to shortcuts at any of its restaurants. The expert chefs at each eatery gather together fresh ingredients to prepare the entire menu from scratch, whether they’re infusing chicken enchiladas with chipotles or simmering fragrant cauldrons of their homemade tortilla soup. Even though this hands-on approach harkens back to the foundations of Mexican culinary traditions, chefs also give each dish a contemporary twist—tacos meet flavorful drizzles of chipotle aioli, slow-roasted carnitas mingle with fresh oranges and lemons alongside fajita platters. Meanwhile, bartenders engage in serious agave innovation with top-shelf margaritas in flavors such as prickly pear and spicy mango.