$5 for $15 Worth of Mexican Fare and Drinks at El Borracho

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In Spanish, the word borracho means "drunk," but on weekends, it can also mean "frazzled government employee," "college student," and "fun uncle." Learn this and other intricacies of the language with today’s deal: for $5, you get $15 worth of Mexican fare and signature drinks at El Borracho, a downtown taqueria and cantina.

Designed to charge the senses and infuriate passing bulls, El Borracho's red walls evoke every aspect of Mexican culture and pop culture’s take on Mexico, featuring arched sconces stuffed with Catholic icons; pink nooks highlighting vintage photos; and bones, daggers, and matador portraits hanging from stripped wood panels. The décor keeps awkward silences in conversations to a minimum while adding spice to the sizzling menu. El Borracho serves its foodstuffs family-style, much like they do in authentic Mexican taquerias, only without the complimentary cactus massage. Tacos are available for $2.25–$2.75, while burritos and quesadilla go for $5 a pop. The restaurant provides the trimmings—such as cilantro, onion, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and refried beans—while the customer selects the carne, be it chicken, ground beef, carnitas, chupacabra, or chorizo. Milder palates can get their tacos gringo (flour tortilla, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese); true revolutionaries can get them Pancho (corn tortilla, cilantro, onion, and redistributed land).

El Borracho's open, spacious seating plan and high ceilings lead to a back bar built tall from 50-year-old saw-cut hickory. After picking out the best seat in front of El Borracho's high-definition TVs in time for the World Cup, pass the next four months of waiting by sipping on the cantina's plenitude of spirits and signature drinks made with fresh-squeezed juices. Knock back a Pancho's Perfect (top-shelf margarita with Grand Marnier, Quantro, and herradura, $12), an avocado mango margarita ($10), or some good old-fashioned sangria ($6). Bring along three amigos, or a copy of Three Amigos!, and combine two Groupons for $30 worth of comida y bebida.


El Borracho has been featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Metromix St. Louis calls it a winner, and the Riverfront Times describes it as:

  • …a nightclub turned Tarantino-inspired Mexican joint with a menu devised by a chef who worked in one of the city's best kitchens. – Ian Froeb, Riverfront Times

Although some people have qualms with the food they ordered, most still find the food of El Borracho delectable. Yelpers give 3.5 stars, and 84% of Urbanspooners like it:

  • I've been waiting a while for a really good mexican [sic] place in downtown. El Borracho is definitely it. It's one of my favorite loft district dinner places. The food is delicious and the prices are reasonable. I love the guacamole and the fried fish tacos. The margaritas are kind of expensive, but worth what you pay. – stlfoodie, Urbanspoon
  • The food was portioned extremely well and the house margarita is no joke...You have the choice of going "gringo" or authentic with a number of items on the menu…I'll be back to try the rest of the taco meats, I can vouch for the house Chorizo. – Gardiner A., Yelp

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Gratuity not included. No cash back or credit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About El Borracho - CLOSED

El Borracho - CLOSED

Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant, Latin American
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