Dining out can be a great change of atmosphere, especially if you're used to eating your meals hastily in an unguarded meat locker. Have a seat with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for $35 worth of Mexican cuisine for two
- $33 for $70 worth of Mexican cuisine for four or more
The menu includes sopecitos, masa pancakes with chicken, pork, veggies, or chipotle tinga ($6.95 for a small; $8.95 for a large); chicken or pork pozole stew ($8.95); and cochinita pibil, slow-cooked pork loin with achiote chili ($16.95).
Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria
Owner and head chef of Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria, Carlos Mendez grew up in Mexico watching his mother and aunts as they concocted labor-intensive food without batting an eye. He would even venture off to the countryside to collect any wild mushrooms they might need. Now at his restaurant, he keeps his culinary traditions alive with his menu of Central Mexican cuisine. Fresh guacamole made table-side prepare palates for forthcoming entrees. Handmade masa pancakes topped with queso fresco join slow-cooked pork carnitas and tricolor plates of chilis en nogada with creamy walnut sauce. Thirteen types of margaritas and chilled coladas and daiquiris cool tongues coated in hot spices.
The festive decor of earthy deep blues, red clay tiles and adobe-colored walls also pays tribute to his homeland, as does a mariachi band. These musicians rove between tables, serenading diners with romantic string and vocal harmonies and the occasional rap battle.