$9 for $18 Worth of Contemporary Mexican Fare and Drinks at El Barrio Mexican Grill

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In a Nutshell

  • Contemporary Mexican fare
  • Delicious carnitas
  • Full bar
  • Cantina atmosphere

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Promotional value expires Oct 27, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid for catering or gift certificates. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender, baby disc with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of contemporary Mexican fare at El Barrio Mexican Grill, located off I-196. This Groupon expires three months from today's date.

With its menu of salsa-soaked burritos, sizzling fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos, El Barrio hypnotizes innocent taste buds secretly desiring contemporary Mexican fare. Nose-dive into tortilla-lined kiddie pools of savory house favorites, such as the shredded pork carnitas ($9.99), which arrive margarita-style in a salt-rimmed skillet, or the chipotle barbecue steak skewers ($12.99), a speared effusion of grilled steak strips basted with homemade Michigan-cherry- and chipotle-infused barbecue sauce. Old favorites get gourmet makeovers, such as the shrimp-packed seafood and Spanish rice burrito ($9.59), while offerings like the deep-fried Tijuana corn dogs ($7.99) and fully loaded dessert nachos ($5.99) sprinkle magical fusion dust over classic ballpark favorites. The cheery cantina also features a full bar to ease nacho after nacho down the dusty meal hatch. Break open a piñata of pabulum with the bat of your taste buds and enjoy a Mexi-meal at El Barrio.

This Groupon is not valid for catering or gift certificates.

Reviews

El Barrio has been lauded for its take on Mexican cuisine on MLive.com. Three Yelpers give it an average of three stars, and 84% of Urbanspooners like it.

  • We could almost taste the enthusiasm in our appetizers, entrees and dessert, all of which boasted a tantalizing twist on traditional Mexican food. – John Serba, MLive.com
  • Great new restaurant on the Medical Mile. Three kinds of salsa are served with fresh, crispy chips. Good quality food and drinks. They need to advertise this place as the signage outside is easy to miss. Helpful and informative wait staff. 19 draft beers... Give it a try. – Lori Grinwis, Urbanspoon

El Barrio Mexican Grill

Warm, red and white tortilla chips spill forth from a basket. Slow-cooked black beans are simmered with poblano peppers and blended with spice. Aged colby cheese melts together with tender shredded pork inside a hand-rolled enchilada. Traditional ingredients, house-made with care, fill the inventive dishes at El Barrio Mexican Grill. House-made salsas, sauces, and cheese blends accompany most of the grill’s hearty fare, with deep-fried Tijuana corn dogs diving into dishes of creamy melted queso blanco and avocado-ranch dressing winding around wedges of grilled avocado inside soft flour tortillas. The specialty shredded-pork carnitas fly to tables in salt-rimmed skillets that hearken back to the full bar’s margaritas, adding to the festive, cantina-like atmosphere and spurring discussions about which ocean tastes the saltiest.

Customer Reviews

The food and service are always great.
Michele M. · February 27, 2013
el barrio has delicious food!!!!
Davis · October 10, 2012
The chips and salsa served to all comers is a great appetizer all by itself
Beth R. · October 9, 2012
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    545 Michigan St. NE

    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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