Introducing a date to foreign cuisine can make you seem exotic, much like only communicating with them in the language you just invented. Be worldly with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of modern latin fusion cuisine and drinks
- $50 for $100 worth of modern latin fusion cuisine and drinks for parties of five or more
Diners tuck into savory, tropical menu items such as scallop ceviche steeped in papaya, shallots, and a splash of vodka ($10), the El Caribe taco sampler stuffed with crawfish, scallop, and lobster ($14), and the drunken steak quesadilla with goat cheese, veggies, and carne asada in a red-wine reduction ($15). Specialty drinks include peach-jalapeño margaritas and traditional red sangria.
Though the Midwest isn’t the most obvious locale for modern latin fusion cuisine, Flaco’s Cocina—from patio to downstairs lounge—proves that dishes can still taste authentic in the middle of the country. Everything about the restaurant exudes a latin ambiance, from the giant fish mosaics, painted beach scenes and live music of El Paraiso Lounge to the bright blue walls and red chairs that play calypso music each time a diner stands up. Amid the vibrant dining room, downstairs lounge, and airy patio, guests dig into fajitas, tacos, and quesadillas that teem with seafood, spices, and citrus touches. To complement the spicy eats, margaritas douse tongues with a choice of handpicked tequilas—such as Don Julio Silver, Patron Silver, and Cabo Wabo—which guests can also enjoy at the full bar in the newly opened downstairs El Paraiso Lounge. Sleek hardwood floors run throughout, supporting a stage that plays home to an eclectic lineup of live music. The downstairs area also hosts special events, private parties, holiday celebrations, and salsa lessons on its spacious dance floor. Live music and DJs are an extra fee.