What You'll Get
The way to man's heart may track through his stomach, but the only way out of the stomach is by way of vibrant dancing. Cover both bases with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a Spanish-inspired, three-course dinner and a flamenco-dance show (up to a $45.95 value) from El Cid in Silver Lake. Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday with dinner following shortly after, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Before El Cid's skilled professional dancers and musicians strut and strum their stuff on stage, tuck into dinner fare such as the chipotle short ribs with roasted-garlic butter-whipped potatoes ($14.95), or pollo mole, a dish of seared chicken simmered in mole with red rice and ratatouille ($16.99). Vegetarian diners can hang a fang on stuffed peppers cooked in Grand Marnier ($15.99). There are eight entree selections in all, each of which is served with the soup of the day, a mixed-green salad, and a healthy heaping of zesty flair.
El Cid looks like it was decorated by Don Quixote, with armor suits bolted to the wall, acres of red curtains streaming from the ceiling, and Spanish-style wooden doors made from broken pieces of windmill swinging in every frame. Fully converted to a mini theater in 1950, it quickly became the down-low and the hush-hush for stars and starlets. In its 50 years as a full-time restaurant, El Cid has delighted the famous, infamous, and unfamous with its outdoor patio courtyard overflowing with flowers and fountains.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Reservation required; subject to availability. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.