Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a tapas meal for two at Mojo Tapas Restaurant & Bar (up to a $38.90 value). The meal includes:
- Two tapas dishes (up to a $11.95 value each)
- Two mojitos or glasses of sangria (a $7.50 value each)
Chef Eric Erhard's inventive creations beckon diners to share eats from a menu of tapas lauded in Alive magazine as having "influences from around the globe; Latin, Caribbean and even classic American ingredients." Exposed brick creeps up the wall as diners socialize over small plates such as barbecue shrimp served New Orleans style and with a buttermilk biscuit fluffier than a cumulus cloud fresh from the oven. Sink teeth into 4 ounces of grilled beef tenderloin, or warm palates to the flavors of baked goat cheese and bread drizzled in a spicy creole sauce. Meatless offerings placate hunger cries with edibles including roasted veggie cakes paired with smoked-tomato aioli. Between bites, dining duos sip up either a lemon-basil Mojo mojito or a house-made Mojo sangria, a blend of white-wine brandy, peach schnapps, and more juices than can be found in an apple orchard after an earthquake.
Mojo Tapas Restaurant & Bar
A veteran of the restaurant industry for 25 years, chef and owner Eric Erhard has brought the globe’s expansive palate to his very first kitchen at Mojo Tapas Restaurant & Bar, where he cooks what he describes in a video interview as “contemporary eclectic cuisine.” Sauce magazine warned its readers that Mojo “may just put a spell on you,” noting its hard-cider-steamed mussels as a don’t-miss dish. With similar praise, Alive magazine marked as an editor’s pick the basil, lemon, and white rum that intoxicate Mojo’s signature mojito, which might be enjoyed along South Grand Boulevard on the sidewalk patio, regarded as Alive’s “best place to perch.” Both publications praised the lamb slider that Erhard dollops with apricot mustard patiently shucked from a Fig Newton. The diverse food menu and drink selections mixed with housemade simple syrups fuel a lively, modern atmosphere under ornate ceiling tiles or over them on a rooftop patio.