Upscale Mexican Meal for Two or Four at San Gabriel Mexican Cafe (Up to 63% Off)

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Without restaurants, waiters would purposelessly wander parks all day, folding swans out of actual swans. Keep their hands occupied with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$35 for a Mexican meal for two (up to an $86.85 total value)

  • One order of guacamole (a $9.95 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $28.95 value each)
  • Two house margaritas (a $9.50 value each)

$65 for a Mexican meal for four (up to a $173.70 total value)

  • Two orders of guacamole (a $9.95 value each)
  • Four entrees (up to a $28.95 value each)
  • Four house margaritas (a $9.50 value each)

Spiced-to-order portions of fresh guacamole—mashed in an old-fashioned mortar and pestle—kick off meals, whetting appetites for a menu of Mexican entrees both familiar and new. Perhaps most interesting is the chef’s specialty, the molcajete, a sizzling stew with chicken, steak, or shrimp served in a traditional bowl hewn from volcanic rock. Margaritas with freshly squeezed lime juice wash down meals.

San Gabriel Mexican Cafe

All too often, embracing authenticity means sacrificing creativity, but the chefs in San Gabriel Mexican Café’s kitchen strive to incorporate both. They infuse classic tuna ceviche with bites of mango and passion fruit, melding tropical sweetness into the savory dish. They busily wield mortars and pestles all day to grind guacamole to order, while their ovens churn out a continuous stream of fresh-baked tortillas. Those tortillas enwrap tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas, but the chefs’ true specialties lie elsewhere on the menu. They enrich the flavor of pablano-chile sauced chicken with ground huitlacoche, an earthy, sweet fungus that grows on corn. They heartily recommend the molcajete, a traditional bowl made from volcanic stone and filled with stewed meat, three chile salsa, and cactus leaf.

Reviews

This is my favorite mexican restaurant. Food is wonderful.

dkp213, Tripadvisor, 10/3/12
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    Bannockburn

    2535 Waukegan Rd.

    Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

    847-940-0200

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In a Nutshell

Made-to-order guac whets appetites for salmon in banana leaf or red snapper veracruzana, washed down by real lime-juice margaritas

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Easter. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.