Chili peppers developed spicy flavors to dissuade animals from consuming their fruits and to make up for the fact that plants lack the necessary limbs to perform hot dances. Feel the burn with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican cuisine at Cantina de Tejas in Shenandoah.
The skilled chefs at Cantina de Tejas calm tumultuous tummy grumbles with a menu of Mexican favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The queso blanco appetizer fires the gustatory start pistol with a flavorful blend of blanco cheese, poblano peppers, and onions ($6.99). Rather than swallowing alarm clocks, diners awaken flavor receptors with the carne asada Oh Henry’s, which marries grilled, marinated steak to house-made tortillas and grilled onions ($13.99). Cantina de Tejas’ breakfast fare—served on Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm—woos palates with huevos rancheros accompanied by rice and beans and a flour tortilla ($5.99). Creamy flan serves as a culinary curtain call to meals, quivering temptingly on diners’ plates ($2.50).
Sunlight peers through a wall of windows into Cantina de Teja’s spacious dining room, bathing orange tiled floors in warmth while feeding lush green plants so they may grow into jolly green giants. A glass fish tank overlooks visitors who sit comfortably at the eatery’s two top tables, booths, or round high tables.