Like waking a hibernating bear, waking a dormant stomach causes violent growls that can only be silenced by stacks of tacos and 20 minutes of gentle patting. Ward off vicious appetites with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at A Taste of Mexico in Castle Rock.
Hailing from Guadalajara, A Taste of Mexico's top chef prepares authentic Mexican dishes in an eatery boasting brightly hued walls, a saltwater fish tank, and a patio with sweeping mountain views. Diners can select from the menu's expansive selection of tortilla-wrapped fare, such as a pork-and-avocado burrito ($7.95) or grilled fajita chicken tacos sprinkled with special chipotle mushroom cream sauce ($10.95). Like the stealthiest food critics, house-made 007 enchiladas ($11.75) hide underneath a cloak of guacamole and fajita steak or chicken while at the table. Diners can opt for the house favorite, carne asada ($13.85), or dive into a special platter, such as camarones rancheros—strips of bacon cinching jumbo shrimp at the waist and adorned with ham, pepper jack cheese, and crab cream sauce ($14.95). A Taste of Mexico cures parched pouts with a margarita based on the chef's secret recipe ($9.95), which will only be shared if the imbiber can correctly guess the number between one and Mexico.
880 W Happy Canyon Rd.
Castle Rock, Colorado 80108