Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of their cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $15, you get $30 worth of items from the authentic Mexican brunch menu at El Arroyo. This Groupon is only valid for the brunch menu on the weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is not valid for alcohol, though it can be used toward nonalcoholic drinks. This Groupon is valid for either the Fifth Street or Wood Hollow locations.
Served on Saturday and Sunday during the brunching hour (between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.), El Arroyo’s brunch menu satisfies voracious meal-mingling appetites with filling plates sided with generous helpings of refried beans, nopalitos, and potatoes. Leave gardening trowels at home and fork-dive into a heaping mid-morning-after of huevos rancheros ($5); a tamale omelet ($5); or breakfast tacos with eggs, cheeses, and more ($5). For something sweeter, guide tongues over mountainous stacks of banana or strawberry pancakes ($4.50) like a monkey-saddled Sherpa.
A veritable Austin institution, El Arroyo masterfully baits hungry diners with delectably authentic Mexican fare and outdoor signage that changes its witty quips and controversial one-liners more often than a bawdy parrot's Facebook status update. El Arroyo also treats diners to a lively outdoor patio and occasional live music, just like business-class flights to Australia on the airline your friend Dave built in his backyard. Start off weekend days on the right foot and with a belly of energizing grub that’s much tastier than batteries with today’s Groupon to El Arroyo.
More than 70 Yelpers give El Arroyo's Fifth Street location an average of three stars; 36 Citysearchers give it an average of four stars and 81% of Urbanspooners like it. El Arroyo's Wood Hollow location receives a three-star average from more than 35 Yelpers and a four-star average from more than 15 Citysearchers; 79% of Urbanspooners like it:
- I really enjoyed the food and the prompt service. I had chicken enchiladas with sour cream and it "hit the spot." I always judge a Mexican Restaurant on the basis of it's [sic] enchiladas and El Arroyo's was outstanding. Thanks!!! ¬– Sheila, Urbanspoon
- El Arroyo on 5th street has been a favorite of mine since I was in college! I was originally lured in with their '99 cent ritas on Thursday, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a pretty extensive menu and other great happy hour specials! They have great tex - mex, great burgers, and they even have healthy options like fresh fruit! – cmmdb, Citysearch
- …It was great! Service was fantastic. Food very good and Mexican martinis were excellent. Will definitely go back, hopefully sooner than 20 years from now. – Shelly H., Yelp