Though coveting thy neighbor’s wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Today’s Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation’s neighbor: for $25, you get a Mexican dinner for two at El Agavero Restaurant and Tequila Bar in Oakland (up to a $56.20 value). Dinner includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $13.40 value each)
- Two house margaritas (a $6.75 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $5.95 value)
El Agavero’s chefs craft a menu of Mexican specialties with a focus on fresh cactus dishes. Loosen jaw hinges to welcome starters of sopitos ($8.95), whose quintet of sopes delivers a wallop of flavor on tortilla vessels. Super burrito famoso ($10.65) fills fists and tortillas with a savory mélange of vegetables and guacamole before being anointed with red enchilada sauce. Gastronomic gurus facilitate vegetarian munching by deneedling fresh grilled cactus ($9.95), setting aside their prickly arsenal for later use as toupees for balding pine trees. House margaritas wash down savory flavors, and desserts of house-made flan can act as a culinary quill filled with custardy ink for scrawling epicurean epilogues across tongues.
Between each bite or unbroken 12-minute contact with the cuisine on their plate, diners can take a peek at the eatery’s orange walls, hanging decorations, and framed photographs.