Ethnic restaurants provide a taste of variety for everyone not lucky enough to travel frequently or secretly live in the United Nations food court. Have a far-flung feast with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $7.50 for three Groupons, each good for three tacos (a $15 total value)
- $9.49 for two Mexican entrees redeemable after 3 p.m. (up to a $9.50 value each; up to a $19 total value)
The menu includes cilantro- and onion-toppped tacos filled with carnitas, lengua, or asada, along with entrees such as ground-beef sopes, pozole, and nachos piled with ground beef, beans, and jalapeños.
La Mex Taqueria
The food truck turned restaurant known as La Mex Taqueria may be the brainchild of George Azar, but in truth, the eatery is a family affair. Azar was originally inspired to open a taco truck by his grandfather, who sold tacos in his native Mexico City. Azar's uncle Rogelito, meanwhile, put his heart and soul into a restaurant that never got off the ground. Even Azar's choice of business partner had familial ties—Pete A. Cornejo, Jr. is Azar's brother-in-law, and Cornejo's father, aunt, and grandfather are all steeped in the culinary world. With all these experts by his side, it's no wonder that Azar finds it easy to infuse mouthwatering flavor into his signature tacos.
He begins with a double layer of corn tortillas, which he fills with a choice of nine meats ranging from standards of chicken and grilled steak to the more exotic tongue, tripe, and beef cheek. After sprinkling on cilantro and onions, he lets his customers decide the spiciness with the shop’s self-serve salsa bar. The tacos headline a menu of Mexican staples, including burritos, ceviche, sopes, breakfast specialties, and fresh guacamole that's only made the minute it's ordered. As customers savor their meals with imported Mexican beers, three flat-screen TVs show the sporting events and critically acclaimed static channels of the moment.