What You'll Get
After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender, baby disc with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $21 worth of Mexican eats and drinks at Barracuda Taqueria.
Eschewing the lettuce, tomatoes, and frequent Seinfeld references favored by more Americanized tacos, all of the tacos on Barracuda's menu are crafted from homemade corn tortillas and served with cilantro and diced onions. Try the al pastor, a streetwise Mexi-meat of slow-roasted pork marinated in peppers, achiote, pineapple, and spices, then topped with pineapple pico ($4). The even más auténtico lengua—beef tongue topped with pickled red onions and queso fresco ($4)—is a street-stand classic from the streets of Mexico City and tastes best through a flamboyantly colored lucha libre mask. Vegetarians, meanwhile, can fill up on the veggie taco, packed with rice, black beans, and sautéed seasonal vegetables ($4).
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Barracuda's brunch serves a bevy of breakfast tacos topped with locally sourced eggs and your choice of jalapeños, chorizo, potatoes or barbacoa ($3–$4 each). Or mix and match your morning meal-stuffings with up to four custom ingredients ($4–$5).
A casual décor complete with walls encrusted with beer caps and a visible cooler gives Barracuda a cool, chill ambience where everyone feels like they're hanging out on their best friend's deck, especially if they order a frothy beer ($4) or Barracuda's refreshing sangria ($5) over which to discuss the latest concept album idea with your psychedelic mariachi band.
This Groupon is not valid on New Year's Eve.
- Diners seat themselves around tables of various sizes, from small and private to big and communal. At the center of each rests a pitcher of water and a stack of water glasses. Table service is low-key and efficient, and food arrives on colorful mismatched ceramic plates. The resulting vibe is actually, comfortably casual—a rare accomplishment. – David Schmader, The Stranger
- All in all a very good meal and we'll definitely be going back. – Jim B., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Dine-in only. Not valid 12/31. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.