A tortilla makes a handy mousepad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $8, you get $16 worth of authentic Latin American fare at El Cuscatleco Restaurant in Durham. This Groupon is valid at both the Garrett Road and North Roxboro Street locations.
El Cuscatleco's chief cuisiners shepherd taste buds through the diverse flavorscape of Mexico and El Salvador with a menu brimming with authentic Latin American cuisine. Commence rounds of chew-infused chats with a traditional starter of fried plantains ($3.50)—cousins to the banana served alongside sour cream and flame-licked beans—before tongue diving into a hearty entree, such as the chicken-centric pollo con crema ($9.50) or the camarones a la diabla, which fuses plump shrimp and hot sauce for a bold culinary combination more savory than oatmeal-flavored Jell-O ($11.95). Savants of shelled spreads can find solace in the range of taco, burrito, and chimichanga enswathements. Or sample the distinctive tastes of El Salvador without having to suckle on a travel book with the plato tipico, a dish boasting yucca, plantains, and a chicken tamale swapping fashion tips with a fried stuffed tortilla ($9.95). Conclude chow-downs with a sacchariferous grand finale of flan ($2.50).