Texan witches often cursed their enemies with the Tex-Mex Hex—causing them to weep ranchero sauce, sprout burritos on their arms, and turn everything they touch into refried beans. Celebrate a more benevolent form of this delectable magic with today's Groupon. For $25, you get $50 worth of chimichangas, burgers, and margaritas at Cactus Grille. The Washington Park eatery has been serving up fresh Mexican and American fare to underspiced Providencans for more than 15 years and won Best Margarita at the 2008 Newport Winter Festival.
If your diet of boiled cauliflower and dry-curd cottage cheese has left you hungry for habanero-inspired anything, plunge a warm tortilla chip into the depths of the seven-layer dip ($8.99), or try the spicy shrimp "snake bite" poppers ($8.99), crisp fried jalapeño poppers stuffed with shrimp and cheese. Cactus Grille's extensive entree selection includes bejazzled burgers and other hand-held delights, such as the chipotle bacon cheeseburger ($8.49), smothered with chipotle mayo sauce, or the salmon chimichanga ($14.99) with poblano molé sauce. Other enticing options include Cactus's house-specialty barbecue ribs ($13.99 for a half rack), slow-cooked and doused with the house Mayan barbecue sauce, or the DIY filet dinner ($18.99), wherein sliced portions of filet pre-cooked rare arrives at your table along with a sizzling cast-iron platter that allows you to sear the meat to your desired degree of doneness. Mexican-dining traditionalists will enjoy the selection of burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and fajitas, while dessert-inclined diners will find solace from the fiery fare in the southern plantation key lime pie ($4.95) or cheesecake chimichanga ($4.95).
The festive eatery boasts a mighty margarita menu of traditional and fruit-infused favorites that serve as vocal-chord warmers for Thursday-night karaoke. No longer do locals need to fabricate a passport, hijack a bread truck, and run to the border for fresh Mexican fare with a side of political exile. Limit one Groupon per table.
- The bartenders, food, and total package makes for a fun, relaxing outing. I would highly suggest that people who want to enjoy good food, excellent service, and great cocktails to try it out. – Cathy88, Citysearch
- The drinks were great & the bartender even let us sample some other flavors (watermellon). After our drinks, we all went in to the restaurant area to eat, The food was great and the price was reasonable as well. – nigel50, TripAdvisor
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