Of the many sauces in Mexican cuisine based on Wind in the Willows characters, mole sauce is the clear favorite over ratty sauce, though rich eccentric toad sauce is not without its fans. Today's Groupon gets you moles galore with $25 worth of authentic Mexican fare at Fuego Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar in Logan Square for $10.
Start off your authentic Mexican dining experience with guacamole prepared tableside ($8.95) until it tastes as fresh and verdant as it looks. With your appetite thoroughly whetted, you're ready for mole, the star of Fuego's extensive menu. Moles are thick and complex sauces, often made with 20 or 30 ingredients such as ground seeds and tortillas, chiles, vinegar, cinnamon, wishes, cumin, garlic, plantain, chocolate, and more. Preparation and ingredients vary by region, and Fuego offers five moles every day, including chef Jean Luis Gonzalez's choice mole of the week. Enjoy the sauce's delicate balance of flavors and textures over your choice of salmon ($18.95), skirt steak ($17.95), pork chops ($17.95), chicken breast ($13.95), and more. If you aren't sure which mole you'd like best, your friendly server will help you determine which flavors pair best with your protein choice and culinary preferences.
If you prefer lighter sauces, try mussels in white-wine sauce with garlic and ancho chiles ($9.95) or the ensalada Aztec (lettuce, black beans, corn, pico, spicy cheese, and cilantro lime dressing, $6.95). Tantalize your taste buds with succulent lamb shank braised in a three chile sauce with chipotle mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies ($18.95) or traditional carne asada with caramelized plantains ($17.95). Fuego's seafood dishes, such as the red snapper with green manzanilla olives, capers, tomato, and cilantro sauce ($18.95), will renew your love of the sea and its deliciously dressed creatures after they betrayed you by telling your father that you asked the Sea Witch for legs. If you're looking for old favorites prepared with authenticity, try the enchiladas verdes with shredded chicken or picadillo ($12.95) or share the tacos surtidos platter of eight tacos with a friend ($19.95).
Your Groupon is good for dining at the Logan Square location only.
The Chicago Sun-Times extols the extensive menu:
- ...if you like variety, Fuego is ideal. The tableside-created guacamole was all it should be...creamy, vibrant, and flavorful... There are three parts to the menu at Fuego that had the fire I was looking for: chicken, seafood and beef...The chicken dish to try is pechuga en mole poblano. The marriage of a stacked chicken breast and mole poblano (a flavor-complex black sauce) was a match made in culinary heaven. – Pat Bruno, Chicago Sun-Times