To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of sunlight, pork tacos, and compliments from other species about its taste in salsa. Amass Mexican flavors with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at Blue Bonnet Cafe.
Dubbed one of the best cheap eats in Denver by AOL's City's Best in 2010, Blue Bonnet Cafe packs its seasonal summer menu with traditional and innovative Mexican dishes. The pollo sonora ($9.75) raises tongue temps with chili-topped chicken smothered in spicy tomato sauce, as do two fire-roasted stuffed poblano peppers packed with beef, chicken, and veggies and topped with melted cheese and sour cream ($9.95). Inside the folds of the fish tacos, chili-rubbed mahi mahi tucks into a taco bed filled with fajita vegetables ($7.95–$9.25), and the traditional tamale dinner bulges with three homemade tamales drenched in green chili or vegetarian red sauce and wrapped around spicy vegetables, traditional pork, or chicken with sweet corn ($9.95). An equal-eating-opportunity noshery, the restaurant offers a gluten-free menu and many items on the regular menu can be prepared in a vegetarian fashion.
Sauza tequila inundates more than a dozen handmade margaritas served by the glass or liter, and the cocktail menu brims with premium tequilas and bottles of Mexican beer. Inside, bright red walls surround plated entrées, and alfresco diners sit shaded by umbrellas and canopies, enclosed in a bright blue fence. At night, the outdoor patio is set aglow by covered blue lights and tequila-mooching fireflies.