Southwestern fare's convergence of American and Mexican flavors proves the best things result from combining different elements, much like periodic charts and combustible slip ‘n’ slides. Savor an element-merging menu with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Southwestern cuisine at Cactus Pear.
Cactus Pear's chefs manipulate fresh ingredients to conjure a menu brimming with seasonal Southwestern favorites hand-picked by faithful customers. Chicken enchiladas invite grilled chicken, peppers, and onions to camp out in a corn-tortilla sleeping bag festooned with melted cheese, lemon-infused sour cream, and the keys to a winnebago ($9.95 for one, $13.95 for two). Cutlery clinks above braised pork loin with pear-chipotle glaze ($15.95), and teeth tear into the flatiron steak decked with portobello mushrooms and onion straws ($18.95). Vegetarians can revel in the eggplant fajitas ($12.95) or the Aztec tofu sandwich, topped with watercress, tomato, and guacamole ($7.95), a handheld concoction flourishing with more greenery than a billionaire's wallet. Desserts, such as white-chocolate bread pudding ($6) and fried-ice-cream sundaes ($5), terminate meals with extreme deliciousness, and occasional live music, dancing, and events maintain entertainment levels.