If you try something new, you might really enjoy it, even if it's filling balloons with Hot Wheels and throwing them off a bridge to see if they'll float. Try some Latin American fare with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Mexican and Salvadorian fare at Casa Mañana Restaurant in San Rafael.
Casa Mañana concocts homemade dishes using heaps of fresh ingredients as basic building materials. To fill the small overhead compartments on hunger-planes, guests can start with Salvadoran pupusas, thick, handmade stuffed tortillas ($2), or the campechana, a sea-friendly mix of octopus, shrimp, calamari, oysters, fresh fish, lime juice and tomato sauce ($7.50). The burrito de pobre politely stuffs itself with beans, rice, and ground beef ($6.25), and the chefs deftly paint specialties like carne asada ($10.25) and pescado a la veracruzana, a red snapper filet sautéed with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, wine and sauce ($11.25). Casa Mañana also courts vegetarian tongues and serves all day breakfast.
- But if you are down for some great home cooked mexican food with central american flare sin manteca made with love, then this is the place for you. – Tracee E., Yelp, 8/8/09
- Tucked into a small office park at 2nd St and D St, this is a real find! The meso-american food is varied, fresh, and delicious. – CBTP, TripAdvisor, 1/25/2006
Casa Mañana Restaurant
Since 1979, Casa Mañana Restaurant has served up authentic Mexican and Salvadoran dishes from scratch, making it one of Marin County's oldest family-owned Mexican eateries. All-day breakfasts, such as huevos rancheros and fajitas omelets, arrive at tables located inside the compact dining room or outside on the spacious patio. Entrees spotlight spicy preparations of sirloin and pork, as well as fresh seafood that includes shrimp, crab, red snapper, and calamari. Though well-versed in meats, chefs also happily accommodate vegetarians and unhappily accommodate vegan poltergeists.