Texan witches often cursed their enemies with the Tex-Mex Hex—causing them to weep ranchero sauce, sprout burritos on their arms, and turn everything they touch into refried beans. Celebrate a more benevolent form of this delectable magic with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Tex-Mex cuisine at Austin Grill. This Groupon is available at the following Austin Grill locations: Alexandria, Annapolis, Rockville, Silver Spring, Penn Quarter, and Springfield.
The menu at Austin Grill represents more than 20 years worth of authentic, time-tested Tex-Mex favorites seasoned with 15 different homemade salsas, sauces, and dressings. A belly-filling roadhouse burrito wraps a fresh flour tortilla around seasoned ground beef and beans, all topped with a drizzle of chili con queso and served with a side of rice ($11.99 at lunch, $11.49 at dinner). Put off cumbersome decision-making and sample the country western flavors of the Joe Ely Big Combo, a medley of a grilled chicken taco, a beef barbacoa enchilada with ancho chili sauce, and a hand-rolled chicken tamale topped with Texas chili ($14.99). A multi-colored Bevo Salad blends house greens, cotija cheese, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, corn relish, and crispy tortilla strips in tangy cilantro-lime vinaigrette ($7.99 at lunch, $9.99 at dinner). Mosey in on the weekends to lasso southern brunch specials such as the Austin eggs benedict ($11.49) and cornmeal pancakes with eggs and bacon ($9.59). Diners with more particular palates can direct their eyes toward the lengthy gluten-free menu.
Sip on a from-scratch specialty margarita as you line dance, square dance, or hypotenuse shuffle to the sounds of occasional live music. In addition to its tuneful endeavors, Austin Grill is also taming the frontier of alternative energy through its investments in WGES CleanSteps wind power.
- “Longhorns missing home” stampede this Southwestern chainlet for a “Tex-Mex fix” – bolstered by “monster-sized margaritas” – in a “flashy”, “festive” (i.e. “loud”) atmosphere “well suited for families” – Zagat
- I always enjoy eating there and I plan to continue. – OpenTable.com user who dined on 08/13/2010