Hot spices can stoke the metabolism, lower blood pressure, and help adults look cool by building tolerance for the ultraviolent candies the kids love these days. Savor strength-building cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at De Mucho Gusto.
Situated in an unassuming neighborhood storefront, De Mucho Gusto populates its menu of snacks and heaping platters with authentically Mexican proteins including carne asada, octopus, chorizo, and tilapia. A house specialty, bistec ranchero ($8.95) soaks up a spicy, tangy sauce before belly-flopping into flames and charbroiling. Rice, beans, and tortillas accompany all dinner platters for DIY taco-making or makeshift games of table frisbee. Glistening nuggets of fried pork inhabit a burrito de carnitas ($5.75), one of a dozen fillings that can also stuff tacos, gorditas, or sopes and, unlike many taquerias that force weekday diners to make do with packing peanuts soaked in gravy, pozole fills bowls every day of the week with tender pork and hominy ($6.65). Seafood dishes mix with land denizens in combinations such as garlic-sauced shrimp and steak ($10.35).