$20 for a Mexican Dinner for Two with Appetizer, Entrees, and Drinks at El Olvido (Up to $42.75 Value)


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Head chef Jorge Pingarron’s range of regional Mexican recipes includes Jalisco’s carne en su jugo—cooked strips of meat, bacon & beans

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Expires Mar 4th, 2012. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for carryout. Not valid for delivery. Not valid for happy hour. Must choose from menu. Not valid for split checks. Additional $5 fee for rib eye, arrachera and red snapper. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sharing a meal out strengthens family bonds in a civilized way, unlike invading the neighborhood block party and laying siege to the bounce castle. Subjugate your hunger with today's Groupon: for $20, you get dinner for two at El Olvido (up to a $42.75 value). The dinner includes:

  • One appetizer (up to a $7.95 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $12.90 value each)
  • Two drinks (up to a $4.50 value each)

Hailing from Acapulco, Mexico, El Olvido’s Executive Chef Jorge Pingarron crafts a menu of authentic dishes that span multiple Mexican regions. Chicken wings served with avocado sauce ($7.95) serve as piquant prelude to carne en su jugo ($9.90–$11.90), the house specialty that uses a traditional Jalisco recipe to cook strips of meat in their own juices with beans and bacon. Costillas en salsa verde ($11.90) couple hearty bites of pork baby ribs in green sauce with rice and whole beans, and in the camarones a la diabla ($12.90), shrimp sautés in a spicy chipotle sauce alongside bacon, onion, and poblano. Guests can pair bites with imported beers such as Tecate and Modelo Especial ($3.50) or traditional Mexican flavored water ($2.50), which doubles as ammunition during traditional Mexican water-balloon fights.


The room is dark and the staff is friendly (sometimes effusive), both of which contribute to the all-around relaxed atmosphere.

Tucker Shaw, Denver Post, 6/8/11

Yes, yes, how's the carne? I must say it is really very good. Sliced the right way, cooked with bacon and beans, they're doing everything right.

Sebastian Azcuy-Bronville, "Pero Comen Como Locos," 4/25/11
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    2200 S Broadway

    Denver, Colorado 80210


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