Similar to a Teddy Ruxpin, a burrito is totally unassuming from the outside but mind-blowing once the exterior is breached with a Fisher-Price tool set. Experience the wonderment of goodness warmly wrapped inside a billowy shell with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual Mexican fare at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill. Trade your Groupon for a $20 gift certificate good for consumable burrito bliss at one of three Detroit-area locations in Northville, Sterling Heights, or Troy. As of 7/26/11, the Southfield location is closed and no longer accepting Groupons.
At Baja Fresh, spice-yearning patrons can swing by to sample comforting casual fare without the hassle of building a catapult powerful enough to reach Mexico. Grab a burrito or taco served inside the stuffed blanket of a tortilla, or get a bowlful of delectable insides with the shell-less version—or get a combination. The meats that make up each meal are never frozen and are all-natural. Optional ingredients to lay the groundwork for handheld feasts include fire-grilled or charbroiled chicken and steak, slow-roasted pork carnitas, black or pinto beans and cheese, and specialty seafood options; a vegetarian-friendly version includes peppers, chilies, and onions layered with freshly simmered black or pinto beans, cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo.
The standard steak Baja burrito comes with monterey jack, guacamole, and pico de gallo ($7.19). Find the magical place where appetizers and main courses intersect with a spicy nacho burrito, stuffed with chicken, cheese, black or pinto beans, queso fundido, jalapeños, crunchy tortilla chips and salsa crema ($6.99). The bare burrito bowl is everything that makes a burrito a burrito except for its outward appearance and political views. The tortilla is swapped for a bed of lettuce, and human hands are traded for forks in a controversial cybernetic augmentation program. Additionally, tongue-friendly items such as the fire-grilled mahi mahi taco ($2.99) and the mango chipotle-chicken salad ($6.49) will please those in search of an unwrapped feast.
Forgo candlelight for elegant overhead lighting as you raise your burritos for a toast. As they gently touch midair, feel the energy flow through extended arms as the Burrito Mexicano ($6.89) falls madly in love with the Burrito Ultimo ($7.79). Or just skip the romance and order several heaping burritos to pridefully polish off in a one-man eating contest against yourself.