What You'll Get
Perfect symmetry is often associated with beauty, balance, and scientifically engineered tortillas. Embrace naturally shaped tastes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican cuisine at Cilantro.
The Rick Bayless–trained chefs at Cilantro scratch-make each of their authentic Mexican masterpieces during brunch, lunch, and dinner. In the enchiladas suizas, corn tortillas envelop chicken and swathe it in tomato sauce and chihuahua cheese ($10), silencing midday munchies by drowning them in creamy, cheesy bliss. Starters such as the sopa de cilantro y calabaza, which peppers zucchini and cilantro soup with corn kernels and tortilla strips ($5), prep palates for carne asada con salsa de cascabel tomatillo—beef slathered with a red-chili rub ($22). Cilantro also uncaps and serves many Mexican beers and tequilas, and proudly blends a house specialty mango-cilantro margarita ($8) so overtly delicious that it's illegal for minors and bears to consume.
Cilantro's stained-glass fixtures, orange walls, and well-lit paintings radiate the authentic south-of-the-border ambience that eyes everywhere appreciate. Likewise, because the space plays host to three of the day's major meals, brunch guests needn't feel rushed to finish their margaritas.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for lunch buffet. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cilantro Bar and Grill
Cilantro Bar and Grill’s Rick Bayless–trained chefs forge contemporary cuisine using fresh produce, locally sourced meats, and recipes culled from the families of owners Armando Cristobal and his sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Gonzalo de Santiago. The kitchen builds meals from scratch at brunch, lunch, and dinner, sating appetites after brisk strolls around the Capitol or romantic narwhal rides across Lake Mendota. Orange walls complement the colors of game hen en escabeche, whose mashed sweet potatoes balance the savory flavors of an achiote garlic marinade, whereas stained-glass fixtures mimic the vibrant hues of cabernet sangria, hibiscus iced tea, and mango-cilantro margaritas. Diners can sample the cuisine of four different regions of Mexico by ordering the tamales surtidos, a sampler of four cornhusks stuffed with steamed corn masa flour. Cilantro also serves seven types of Mexican beer for guests to sip or toss at supporting actors during rehearsals for upcoming daytime TV roles.