What You'll Get
Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of their cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mexican fare at Barrio Cantina & Grill, on East Cactus Road. Though not valid with other offers, this Groupon can be used during happy hour.
The stylish eatery serves up traditional Mexican flavors infused with contemporary flair in a suave, stylish environment. After memorizing the menu, confidently order the shrimp, white fish, and scallops ceviche ($12) for a cornucopia inspired by the briny blue, or go for the land-based jalapeño bacon-wrapped hot dog sliders, topped with pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo ($9). Entrees range from classic cantina fare, such as burritos ($7+), tacos ($10+), and enchiladas ($10+), to elegant culinary creations. The prickly pear grilled salmon, with fruit salsa and asparagus de cabo ($18), is stocked to the gills with omega-3s, and Jaime’s stuffed roasted chicken poblano, with three cheeses, enchilada sauce, corn, and black beans ($14), provides a dentist's recommended dose of poultry.
The elegant cantina boasts a contemporary and stylish design, with an expansive metallic-trimmed bar and clean, mid-century-inspired outdoor patio furnishings. The sleek ambience makes it an ideal location for a third date with a timid toll collector, or simply to relax and sip a specialty cocktail. Adult thirst quenchers include the fruit-infused margarita ($9) and the lemon mojito, with pineapple, mint, and lime juice ($7).
Barrio Cantina & Grill received a positive review from Phoenix Magazine, and its opening was featured by the Phoenix New Times and 944 Magazine. Yelpers give Barrio Cantina & Grill an average of 3.5 stars; OpenTable reviewers give it a solid 3.6 rating.
- All the primary entrée fillings – carne asada, carnitas, pulled chicken and machaca – are excellent. – Elin Jeffords, Phoenix Magazine
- The food is great, i recommend the burritos. Also, the best guacamole i've ever had resides here along with their chips. – Michael G., Yelp
- The food is excellent especially the shrimp & avocado cocktail. They put tiny bits of green olive in it and it's wonderful. The beef machaca tacos are excellent and the Sangria is the best I've had in a long time. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 03/27/2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 28, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 add'l as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Tax & gratuity not included. Must use in 1 visit. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.