It can be difficult to create authentic Mexican fare at home, as many of the best recipes employ rare native spices and the cheese must spell out grammatically correct Spanish phrases. Leave preparation to the professionals with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at Charro Mexican Restaurant in Chesterfield.
Charro's menu transports patrons south of the border with sizzling fajitas, hearty house specials, and stuffed tacos and enchiladas. The fajitas mix ($12.99) mixes up beef, chicken, and shrimp with bell peppers and onions before the pieces are placed on a tortilla and, like a dorm room at culinary school, must learn to live in a space filled with guacamole, sour cream, rice, and beans. Marinated, slow-roasted pork packs into soft corn tortillas inside the tacos al pastor before being topped with cilantro and grilled pineapples ($8.25). The chef prepares the el gordo special ($12.99) by cooking 14 shrimp in garlic and dried red peppers before playing a bedtime story narrated by Enya and then laying each shrimp to rest on a cozy bed of rice and avocado slices. Cool down spiced palates with 46 ounces of lime margarita ($9.99), or confuse taste buds with crispy fried ice cream ($3.99).
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.
14839 Clayton Rd.
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017