The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Mexico with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Mexican fare at Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine's Hoefgen Avenue location.
The dining room of Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine, which at one time housed the baggage-handling area of the historic Sunset Station train depot, bustles with eager diners drawn in by the restaurant's innovative Mexican menu and numerous culinary awards. Kick off fiestas with a cup of sopa de tortilla ($4.95) before hanging a fang on one of six cheese-topped enchilada selections that sport various types of meats, sauces, and Russian nesting enchiladas ($10.25+). Grilled vegetable tacos swaddling portobello mushrooms, squash, peppers, onions, and spinach between corn tortillas are accompanied by an entourage of vegetarian refried beans and spanish rice ($9.25). Or, tongue-dive into a substantial platillo tradicionale entree, such as the relleno de camaron, a throng of grilled shrimp and white cheese hidden inside a smoky poblano pepper ($16.26) or the parrillada mixta, an onslaught of chicken and beef fajitas, cheesy chile relleno, and sausages intended for four people or two double-stomached extraterrestrials ($30.95). A wedge of milky tres leches pastel ($6.25) acts as a sacchariferous coda to expertly crafted culinary compositions.
Aldaco's also provides free shuttle service to patrons, shepherding them to and from any downtown San Antonio location not affected by any dangerous rifts in the space-time continuum.