The Spanish word for meat was shortened to "carne" after researchers discovered that pacified diners felt highly suspect about eating tacos stuffed with carnage. Wreak havoc on authentic savories with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Casa Del Rey. This Groupon is valid at the Sierra Madre or Temple City locations.
The seasoned chefs at Casa Del Rey dole out a menu of authentic Mexican dishes, specialty margarita flavors with your choice of six fruits, and six south-of-the-border beer selections. Mouths can run a warm-up lap around a bottle of Tecate ($4.50) and a hearty heaping of guacamole paired with homemade corn chips ($5.75). The carnitas plate prevents teeth from biting the waiter with seasoned pieces of pork plated with tortillas, pico de gallo, and guacamole ($13.50). The brainpower-boosting spinach enchiladas arrive at the table cloaked in spicy green pork-chili-verde sauce ($12.25), and the shrimp fajitas eagerly await your tortillas' warm embrace, or at least a signed letter apologizing for the face-first inhalation ($15.95).
Diners can nosh outside on the Sierra Madre location's sunny sidewalk patio or sip a mango margarita at the Temple City spot bathed in flowers and intimate booths, perfect for cozying up next to a faithful mannequin or stashing said mannequin under the table during a date with a more stoic human.
Casa Del Rey
The family responsible for the rise of Casa Del Rey has been designing Mexican eats worthy of kings since 1972. Every day, chefs whip up house-made chips and salsa, stacking them alongside meals prepared in 100% canola oil without the presence of harmful substances such as trans fats, MSG, or radioactive beans. Whether catering for large groups or reloading the restaurant's tables, they tackle traditional dishes such as huevos rancheros, chili Colorado, and specialty burritos, and they also prepare fresh and hearty salads for health-conscious consumers. Both Casa Del Rey locations have full bars with domestic and imported beer, margaritas, and house alcoholic and nonalcoholic smoothies. The Sierra Madre shop welcomes private diners to a small banquet room and claims territory out on the sidewalk, where patrons can savor their meals while celebrating man's invention of sunshine.