After scientists revealed that 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 disk with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks at Chilorio's Very Mexican two locations in Coral Gables and South Miami.
Chilorio's delights palates with a bountiful menu of Mexican seafood, signature burritos, and other traditional fare, and it sets minds at ease by providing nutritional information for every item. Unlike authoritarian restaurants that embrace the tyranny of fixed menus and dress their tacos up in epaulettes, Chilorio's lets noshers customize their own burrito with a bevy of stuffers, such as steak, lobster, shrimp, or grilled chicken, decorated with four different kinds of cheese, beans, and lime rice, plus a plethora of salsa selections, from extra-hot tomatillo to mild pico de gallo ($6.78). Diners can also defer to the eatery's burrito-building prowess with the Chilorio's Special burrito loaded with slow-cooked chicken, mashed pinto beans, and monterey-jack cheese and accompanied to the gustatory gala by white lime rice and chips ($6.78). Wet parched whistles with margaritas ($4.44) or Mexican beers, such as Corona, Dos Equis, Tecate, and Pacifico, all available Michelada-style for a kick of spice and citrus ($3.50+) akin to fighting a donkey wearing a suit of orange rinds and hot sauce.
Frida Mexican Restaurant
You're immersed in the lively flavors and atmosphere of Mexico the minute you walk into Frida Mexican Restaurant. The bright pink walls—adorned with a painting of Frida Kahlo herself—mirror the spicy ingredients chefs use to season succulent cuts of carnitas, spit-roasted al pastor pork, and savory fish tacos. Chefs layer these meats atop tortillas for the house tacos, as well as on slices of fried masa huarache to create a hearty dish similar to a flatbread. For drinks, however, staff veer away from these spicy flavors in favor of cooling glasses of beer, thirst-quenching bottles of Jarritos, and beer cocktails. These can incorporate anything from a splash of lime juice and salt to a blend of hot sauces and shrimp reminiscent of a bloody mary.