Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale contemporary cuisine at El Divino, located in McAllen. Chief culinary constructer chef Omar Sanchez builds the blueprint to fine, modern dining with a multifarious menu of delicately prepared and internationally inspired dishes. A small plate of fuego pollo rolls thaws cryogenically frozen tasters with a spring roll filled with fiery chicken and roasted-pepper gel ($8 for one roll, $14 for two), while the Meyer Lanksky rib-eye steak waves a flag of carnivorous liberties with pink-peppercorn-and-herb stars and blue-cheese cream-sauce stripes ($33). While today's Groupon may not be used for alcohol, diners may opt to amplify their edibles with a quaff from El Divino's impressive cocktail menu.
- The unique restaurant, constructed in part with antique wood reclaimed from the longstanding structure, offers a host of eclectic entrees, including Salmon Tapas, Tuna Tar Tar and the Cajeta Crêpes. – Brandon R. Garcia, the Monitor
- The Baked Brie was absolutely amazing and the Big Gambino (rack of lamb) was cooked to perfection exploding with flavor. The drink menu is the best I have seen since I was in New York. – josh turtle, Urbanspoon