It’s easy to transport yourself south of the border–just visit a Mexican restaurant or hit the “Mexico” button hidden inside every car’s glove box. Escape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $5 for $10 worth of Mexican cuisine during lunch Monday–Friday or brunch Saturday–Sunday
- $10 for $20 worth of Mexican cuisine for dinner Saturday–Thursday<p>
The menu includes breakfast options such as huevos carne with tex-mex brisket ($5.99) and breakfast tacos ($1.25 each), which pair eggs with beans, bacon, or sausage. Lunch plates include chicken fajita taco salad or beef enchiladas ($6.50). Dinner specialties include chicken flautas ($8.50), chili rellenos ($10.50), and the vegetarian black bean burrito ($8.50).<p>
Brunch is served 9 a.m.–3 p.m., lunch is 11 a.m.–3 p.m., and dinner is 5 p.m.–9 p.m.<p>
El Mercado Restaurants
Locally owned and operated since 1984, El Mercado came into being as a small operation selling breakfast tacos from a front porch on South First Street. Although the Mexican market they were once part of has disappeared, El Mercado has grown to three locations, with breakfast tacos remaining a staple of their menu. In the kitchen, cooks sauté onions for barbecue chicken enchiladas and rub beef with a secret spice mix before adding it to brisket tacos. Beans and sauces made without meat products can satisfy the cravings of vegetarians and giant carnivorous plants trying to change their ways.
“Very good service and food good vibe to the place. Tip well ”
“The food was great”
“This restaurant has an "Old Austin" ambiance that my wife and I love. My wife had the Mini Chimis and I had the Shrimp Chile Rellenos and both were great. The service...”
“This restaurant has an "Old Austin" ambiance that my wife and I love. My wife had the Mini Chimis and I had the Shrimp Chile Rellenos and both were great. The service was good. It was a wonderful experience.”