Easygoing tapas enjoy mingling with a group of friends, unlike lone wolf hot dogs and paranoid string beans. Spend time with sociable dishes with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of tapas and small plates at Cobras & Matadors.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Cobras & Matadors invites Groupon-wielding diners to revisit or introduce themselves to its far-ranging menu of shareable small plates, then create sterling assemblies of gourmet seafood, cheeses, and meats. Patrons can introduce their pallets to bacon wrapped dates infused with blue cheese, almonds, and port wine ($12) or delve slices of grilled bread into the depths of burrata in a jar ($12). Chew through both surf and turf with alternating bites from the steamed clams ($16) and the marinated Angus skirt steak ($24), comparing the latter's lime-spattered fashion sense with the former's prodigious appetite for mollusk-enhanced white wine sauce. Crispy green lentils meet teeth with the satisfying crunch of an alligator biting through a houseplant as ham morsels look on with a sherry-glazed expression of contentment ($11). Finish with a selection off the dessert menu, which includes chocolate- and cinnamon-topped churros or vanilla custard served on a grilled brioche with spicy chocolate ($8 each). Like the heart of a beautiful zookeeper, menu pricing and selection may change.