After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender, baby disc with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks at Campeche Bay Cantina in Jacksonville Beach.
Within its adobe-style confines, Campeche Bay Cantina serves authentic Mexican cuisine and stocks a full bar of beer, wine, and liquor for keeping meals potable. Unlike most Mexican eateries, Campeche lets diners in even if they’re not dressed like viscounts and sets grumbled stomachs straight with ceviche, a fresh salad of lime-juice-marinated seafood and veggies ($6.99), or crispy corn or flour taquitos enveloping shredded beef or chicken ($7.99). Diners can create their own one- ($8.49), two- ($9.99), or three-part combo meal ($11.89) by choosing the appropriate number of items from a selection of burritos, cheese, chili rellenos, enchiladas, and more. Sample Campeche’s famous chimichangas with a Zapnin entree, which features a duo of fried tortillas with beef and chicken, a sauce of tomatoes and green chilies, and a topping of sour cream and guac ($10.99). Explorers seeking aquatic treasure can dine on a fresh seafood burrito, an edible cornucopia of shrimp, scallops, and mahi-mahi ($11.89).
Campeche Bay Cantina’s bar sparkles with spirit-restoring spirits; try one of the tasty house margaritas or your choice of Mexican or domestic beers. Inside, a cozy brick fireplace bends the space-time continuum to channel warm light from a Central American beach into the restaurant. After a satisfyingly spicy meal complete with complimentary chips and salsa, diners can set out on an excursion to a North American beach, located just a block to the occident.
Valid for dine-in only.
CityVoters awarded Campeche Bay Cantina third place for Best Mexican. Examiner named it one of the Top 5 Best Mexican Restaurants in Jacksonville for 2010. Seventy-seven percent of nearly 100 Urbanspooners recommend it, four Yahoo! Locals give it an average of 4.5 stars, and over 630 Facebookers are fans of the business.
Campeche Bay Cantina
New Mexico-grown chilies, Alaskan king crab, and Iowan beef sizzle and pop in the skillets at Campeche Bay Cantina, whose home-style kitchen turns out both traditional dishes and unexpected takes on familiar flavors. Chorizo quesadillas and carne asada tacos compete for diners' affections with chicken or steak fajita sandwiches and the key lime or mud pies.
127 1st Ave. N
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250Get Directions