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 $9, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Charro Mexican Restaurant, an award-winning eatery in Chesterfield’s Baxter Center.
Charro Mexican Restaurant's lengthy menu serves heaping helpings of authentic Mexican cuisine in a festive, friendly atmosphere. An appetizer of nachos supreme ($6.99/half order) is almost a meal in itself, and prepares the throat's Slip 'n Slide for a gaggle of tacos al pastor, which stuffs soft corn tortillas with slow-roasted pork marinated in chile ancho salsa, cilantro, onions, and grilled pineapple ($8.25). Mouths can practice their bullfighting against meatier meals such as the alambre Mexicano's hefty skewer of steak, onions, bell peppers, and bacon ($10.25) before finishing with a sweet flourish of flan ($2.49) or fried ice cream ($3.99). By night, Latin lovers and Latin-lovers can eye-wrestle over shrimp fajitas for two ($24.99) before clinking monster margaritas (46 oz., $9.99–$10.25) dusted decoratively with the saltiest salt.
Charro Mexican Restaurant’s bright orange walls and cozy white booths create a comfier night out for friends and familia than they'd get at one of those trendy "restaurants on fire." Two Groupons can be combined at tables of five or more, so invite the other four Planeteers and enjoy a food fiesta at Charro Mexican Restaurant.
Charro Mexican Restaurant
A molcajete—a Mexican stone mortar and pestle—isn’t just for smashing food. At Charro Mexican Restaurant, chefs also use the bowl as a way to present their specialties, such as the Molcajete Ranchero: steak and chicken marinated with pasilla peppers, then covered in cheese.
Other meals might not come in mortars, but all of them celebrate the flavors of Mexico. Tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas arrive topped in chile ancho salsa, green tomatillo sauce, and pico de gallo, whereas ribeye steaks come with sides of guacamole. For dessert, try the flan or some fried ice cream, which is far more than just ice cream with fries sticking out of it.