$15 for $30 Worth of Puerto Rican and Caribbean Cuisine at Tumbao

Logan Square

79% of 411 Groupon Customers Recommend

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Fusion cuisine combines the best of both worlds, much like when Jupiter crashes into Mars next year. Let flavors collide with this Groupon.

$15 for $30 Worth of Puerto Rican and Caribbean Cuisine

The menu includes fried plantains with coconut-creole sauce ($8), honey-glazed grilled salmon ($14), and baked chicken with pineapple-barbecue sauce and yucca ($12).

Tumbao

Co-owner Luis Saldana thinks of Tumbao as a cultural experience as well as a restaurant, telling Centerstage, "we wanted to eliminate the stereotypes of Puerto Ricans by giving people an opportunity to enjoy our culture with food, drinks and music." The food still clings to its Caribbean roots, but chefs also repurpose familiar ingredients, using them to create innovative new dishes or a new line of edible jewelry. Alongside flaky chicken and crab empanadas made in-house, cooks create distinctive jibaritos by sandwiching patties of skirt steak or chicken in between fried plantains.

Even the drink selection includes specialty cocktails that depart from the norm, including passion fruit-, raspberry-, and mango-flavored margaritas and mojitos. Drink-toting diners can remain on the club's dance floor until 3 a.m., when the restaurant closes its doors and turns into a nuclear laboratory. Live salsa bands or DJs entertain guests on select nights, supplying bachata and merengue rhythms to get toes tapping and hips swaying.

Reviews

A rich wood mantle [<i>sic</i>] towers over an immeasurable bar stocked with South American wines and one of the city's finest rum selections

David-Anthony Gonzalez, Centerstage

Amazing, tasty and cheap food! Great fun too!

Andrew T., Yelp, 8/12/11

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Jibaritos are sooo good :)”

  • “Good food, very reasonable prices, and good service.”

  • “Food were great and very inexpensive, and our wait staff was very pleasant and responsive”


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    Logan Square

    3213 W Armitage Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60647

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In a Nutshell

The menu delights with honey-glazed grilled salmon, crab empanadas, and jibarito sandwiches with fried plantains around steak patties

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 6th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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