Making food from scratch typically requires advance preparation, adherence to a recipe, and your third and final genie wish. Save the third wish for more wishes with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of updated Mexican fare at Zandunga Mexican Bistro.
Within the kitchen of Zandunga's trendy 11th Street location, Chef Edgar Torres integrates his experiences growing up around his parents' taqueria with his culinary training under a French chef to introduce a menu of Mexican morsels with European structure. The mojarra al mojo de ajo sears tilapia and a light garlic sauce with kisses from the sun before plating it with a scoop of huitlacoche risotto and watercress ($16). Meal makers inject enchiladas callejeras with fresh cheese and roasted corn before blanketing them in a spicy chili sauce ($12), and lobster curls up in homemade flour tortillas for baja tacos flanked by rice and black beans ($18). While today's Groupon is not valid for alcohol, Zandunga's guava margarita was named best frozen margarita in the Austin Chronicle's 2011 Critics Restaurant Poll.