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 from Five Options
- $5 for $10 worth of Mexican cuisine during lunch Monday–Friday or brunch Saturday–Sunday at the Lavaca Street or 1st Street locations.
- $5 for $10 worth of Mexican cuisine during lunch Monday-Friday at the Burnet Road location.
- $11 for $20 worth of Mexican cuisine for dinner Saturday–Thursday at Lavaca Street or 1st Street locations.
Click to see the full menu. 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.
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.
What some people are buzzing about:
89% of 421 customers recommend
“Very good service and food good vibe to the place. Tip well ”
“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.”
“The food was great”