Dining etiquette calls for you to keep your elbows off the table, place a napkin on your lap, and make unflinching eye contact with the chef throughout the meal. Set your sights on dinner with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for $80 worth of Spanish and Cuban food and drinks for two
- $75 for $150 worth of Spanish and Cuban food and drinks for four or more
Diners might begin with an appetizer of meat empanadas for two ($14.99) before ordering their entrees, all of which are served with white rice, black beans, or plantains. A red snapper fillet arrives breaded in green plantains alongside jumbo shrimp and lobster sauce ($33.99), and the lechon asado roast pork ($25.99)—a customer favorite—cooks in Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Click here to see the full menu.
Mario's Catalina Restaurant
It was in La Ceiba, Honduras, that Mario Flores first began associating food with family. His mother would cook for him and his siblings, and the family meals, which set the groundwork for good conversation, provided both a structure to daily life and a sense of comfort. He now hopes to emulate that same atmosphere at his own establishment, Mario's Catalina Restaurant, where he mans the kitchen.
His dishes harken back to old-world Cuba and Spain with appetizers of yucca, sides of fried plantains, and entrees of roast pork cooked in Jack Daniel's whiskey, which is a far more flavorful marinade than Jack Daniel's lukewarm water. His menu also includes "Mario's favorite": a red snapper fillet breaded in green plantains and accompanied by lobster sauce and jumbo shrimp.
Guests enjoy these dishes and a selection of wines and sangria inside the dining room, which, with its wall-to-wall paintings, softly lit lamps, shimmering chandeliers, and close tables, resembles a warm, cozy home.