The right blend of Mexican spices turns meals into fiestas and lures droves of grazing piñatas within the reach of a sturdy broomstick. Enjoy south-of-the-border zest with today's Groupon to El Paisano. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get a Mexican dinner for two (up to a $41.40 total value) that includes:
- Two entrees (up to a $31.90 value)
Two margaritas (up to a $9.50 value)
For $7, you get a $15 worth of any item on the menu for lunch. The average price per entree is $6.55.
The culinary craftspeople at El Paisano imbue authentic Mexican dishes such as burritos, fajitas, and enchiladas with piquant flavors. Forks nosedive into six types of sizzling fajitas such as the Texas fajita, which surrounds chicken, shrimp, and beef in a sautéed garden of onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The quesadilla deluxe—stuffed with pico de gallo, cheese, and mushrooms—and the overstuffed chicken fajita burrito store mixed-and-matched goodies like a Halloween candy sack made out of giant tortilla. Chefs fill both soft and deep-fried chimichangas with a choice of beef tips or chicken and slather their tortilla encasements with nacho cheese and guacamole. In between filling stomachs and massage uvulas with Tex-Mex favorites, dining duos can wash down savory bites with traditional margaritas.
Colorful décor surrounds culinary comrades within El Paisano’s confines. To keep dinners lively, a mariachi band on Wednesday nights and a solo guitarist on Friday nights create an authentic soundtrack for dinner conversation or reenacting the top 10 scenes from Don Quixote.
At El Paisano, it’s not uncommon to spot a baby in a giant sombrero or a mariachi serenading a diner with a tiny trumpet. This lively Mexican eatery bustles with color and energy from morning until nightfall—particularly on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, when it plays host to live mariachi performances. Attentive servers bustle about the bright dining room, toting complimentary chips and salsa and giant frozen margaritas. Colorful hanging lights illuminate the festive tablecloths and Mexican murals that stretch across the walls.
Meanwhile, in the kitchen, seasoned chefs fold meats and seafood into authentic Mexican specialties—from cheesy chicken chilaquiles to creamy lobster enchiladas. To craft their specialty parrillada dish, they sizzle Spanish-style sausage, grilled steak, chicken breast, and bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp on a crackling skillet. For dessert, the chefs eschew lackluster meal enders such as cheesecake bought from the store or plastic crumpets borrowed from a child’s tea set in favor of flan, tres leches cake, and other authentically prepared regional specialties.
What some people are buzzing about:
As for their food, it's yummy, hot and fast! We've tried numerous specials, their seafood fajitas rock, chicken fajita burrito is always goodChristina V., Yelp, 6/7/11
Not only is the food great, but I really like the look of this place as well. . It's got a really cool vibe inside and out.Ursula Elsa, Urbanspoon, 6/22/10
90% of 1,413 customers recommend
“in a word wow, first time there. best tasting nachos ever. great food, serve, and price can't go wrong. you will see us again”
“Such great food and atmosphere!”
“Enjoyed the atmosphere, very good service, good food. We will return! ”
3315 Watson Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63139