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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Mexican cuisine for two or more
- $30 for $60 worth of Mexican cuisine for four or more<p>
Meats such as slow-cooked pork belly and herb-infused shredded duck stuff taco starters ($4 for one, $7.50 for two, $10.50 for three). The hanger-steak cubes of the barbacoa de res ($18) come wrapped in parchment with avocado and maguey leaves, and chocolate red mole sauce surrounds chicken breast in the mole rojo ($14). See the full menu.<p>
Helmed by Prasad Chirnomula—accomplished owner and executive chef of multiple area restaurants—Oaxaca Kitchen celebrates the nuanced flavors of Mexico. The same flair that Prasad brings to his acclaimed Indian recipes ignites his mole sauces, whose red and yellow variants spice up chicken breast and market-fresh fish, respectively. These sauces are painstakingly traditional, but other meals dabble in experimentation. The ceviche Veracruz, for example, was praised by the New York Times for its touch of sorbet, which "brightened and chilled the seafood" in the tangy starter.
Alternatively, guests can dig into hanger steak one of two ways—marinated and grilled with jalapeño pan juices or cooked with avocado and maguey leaves—before tippling tequilas from a sizable drink menu. Huevos rancheros and bloody marias make appearances at brunch, and live music crops up on Friday nights.