It's easy to transport yourself south of the border—just visit a Mexican restaurant or hit the "Mexico" button hidden inside every car's glove box. Escape with this Groupon.
$7 for $15 Worth of Mexican Cuisine
The grill yields Mexican-style ribs ($10.99) and carne adobada ($9.25)—a pork steak served over grilled onions and marinated with chili chipotle sauce. Other entrees include the roasted-chicken enchiladas poblanas ($8.99) dressed in mole sauce, and a smothered-burrito dinner ($8.25). Click here to see the menu.
Los Braceros Mexican Bar & Grill
Despite the adage that warns against messing with Texas, Jaime and Alicia Santillan had no problem giving Tex-Mex cuisine the cold shoulder when they opened Los Braceros Mexican Bar & Grill. The couple amassed dishes from their home country into a menu that has since won praise from Amarillo Magazine for its unflagging devotion to authentic Mexican food.
When he’s not strolling around the dining room, making sure customers are enjoying their food and wearing matching socks, Jaime supervises his kitchen staff as they prep plenty of tacos, enchiladas, tamales, and seafood entrees. The restaurant's grill often sizzles with the signature parrillada platter: your choice of three meats, from lamb chops to chicken, served with sides of rice, beans, and guacamole. It also roasts more obscure south-of-the-border meals, such as codorniz, a 2- to 6-ounce marinated quail, and Mexican-style ribs.
The restaurant, which is housed in a restored Route 66 building, stocks an impressive supply of tequila to augment its spicy eats. Patrons can sip on fiery samples or order beer from the full bar, which provides seating for live musical shows on Fridays and Saturdays.
2822 W 6th Ave.
Amarillo, Texas 79106