Like most modern conflicts, the rivalry between soft and hard tacos will not end until one side gets eaten by a bear. Broker a culinary truce with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican fare and gourmet seafood at Bahia Mexican Restaurant.
For 15 years, the culinary craftsmen at Bahia Mexican Restaurant have been sculpting traditional entrees of burritos and enchiladas alongside ritzier preparations of steak, shrimp, octopus, and lobster. Mexican entrees range from chicken or steak burritos ($6.99) to carne asada ($11.99) and tampiquena, a marriage of sliced cactus and jalapeños that fulfills the food pyramid’s requirement of green things people shouldn’t rub in their eyes ($12.99). The more upscale seafood menu teems with lobster ($23.99+), whole red snapper (market price), and octopus ($10.99+), as well as shrimp served eight ways, including cooked in garlic and butter ($11.99) or skewered and char-broiled on a kebab ($12.99). Guests can bookend meals with a selection of appetizers and desserts including fried ice cream ($3.50), flan ($3.50), and the final pages of Catch 22 dipped in powdered sugar.
Bahia Mexican Restaurant
Though picturesque beaches provide the most scenic reminder that Mexico abuts the ocean, Mexican-style seafood provides the tastiest. Bahia Mexican Restaurant specializes in the latter, which diners can sample by ordering a piping-hot mixed grill for two that combines shrimp, lobster, fish fillets, scallops, and octopus. However, the eatery’s kitchen staff also concocts Mexican staples, such as sizzling fajitas, tacos stuffed with succulent cuts of meat, and piquant chilies rellenos. They also sling refreshing margaritas, which slosh around in goblets rimmed with your choice of salt or pulverized diamonds.
6116 Mulford Village Dr.
Rockford, Illinois 61107Get Directions