Going out to eat is more convenient than cooking, especially if all your colanders are already full of pasta you haven't gotten around to eating yet. Save all that pasta for another day with this Groupon.
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- $49 for $100 worth of contemporary Southwestern dinner for two
- $99 for $200 worth of contemporary Southwestern dinner for four
The menu features upscale dishes inspired by Spanish, Mexican, and other Latin flavors. Items include appetizer such as seared, wild Portuguese octopus over arugula, sundried tomatoes, and chickpeas ($17), followed by entrees such as seared salmon in a green pepita mole sauce ($25), an organic half chicken infused with garlic and white wine, and baby back ribs smothered in an orange barbecue glaze and topped with black-bean-pineapple relish ($25). Margaritas made from fresh squeezed lime juice and fruits ($10+), red or white sangria ($9), mojitos ($10+), and caipirinhas ($10+), accompany meals.
Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar
Though Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar is only a teenager in dog years, owners Maria and Katerina Pertesis are no strangers to the restaurant business with more than 40 years experience. The upscale eatery’s cuisine is best summed up as contemporary Southwestern, thanks to Executive Chef Norberto Lucero’s skillful incorporation of Spanish, Mexican, and Southwestern flavors.
A Mexican native, Lucero has fun with his food. One peek at the menu reveals the usual aspects of Latin cuisine: fish tacos, paella dotted with prawns, little-neck clams, mussels, and black-iron skillet fajitas—sizzling with caramelized onions and bell peppers. Yet, for every expected entree, Lucero offers a surprise in the form of baby back ribs in an orange barbecue glaze, skirt steak with an orange chipotle mojo, and tequila chicken—a free-range, chicken stuffed with chorizo and manchego cheese. Like the chicken, all of Lucero’s meats are quality; he serves only wild-caught organic seafood, grass-fed beef, and free-range chicken.
While the menu impresses, it’s only half of Cactus Rose’s appeal. The tequila bar is also a contender, as it’s stocked with 50 varieties of tequila, and bartenders dispense freshly concocted margaritas mulled from fresh squeezed lime juice and fruits. Cactus Rose delivers an inviting atmosphere with rustic wood furnishings and cowhide chairs surrounded by red, orange, and a yellow hand-carved stained-glass mosaic. A warm large outdoor fireplace on the patio keeps patrons toasty during the winter months, and an outdoor patio—bumping with live music—convinces them to temporarily forget their fear of birds’ nests and dine al fresco during the summer.