After scientists revealed that 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 disk with today's Groupon to El Gringo in Homewood. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of traditional Mexican lunch fare Monday–Friday.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of traditional Mexican dinner fare, or for lunch on Saturday.
El Gringo whets appetites with a taste-bud-tantalizing menu stuffed full of Mexican specialties, then sates them with customizable plates of the same. Like dates to a culinary school’s prom, each deep-fried chimichanga arrives sporting a rice-and-beans corsage on its tortilla-swaddled jumble of cheese, beans, and one of four chicken or beef choices ($8.50–$9.99). Play a round of culinary hide-and-seek with house specialties, sneaking up on the taquitos mexicanos’ four crispy tortilla flutes muted by the melody of shredded chicken, guacamole, and pico de gallo trapped within ($8.99), or the chile relleno’s savory blend of ground beef and potatoes cached inside a tender poblano pepper ($8.49). Lunch specials include midday bites such as a pair of tacos with a burrito ($6.49) and lunch fajitas ($8.49). Buckets of beer and margaritas slip-‘n-slide down parched throats, dousing flavorful flames while making waves for salsa-surfing tortilla chips.
Classic Tex-Mex scents season the air at El Gringo, where a colorful mélange of nachos, chimichangas, and fajitas grace plates. Nachos and guacamole commence feasts before juicy cuts of sirloin transform into sizzling carne asada. Veggie quesadillas, enchilada-and-burrito combinations, and fried ice cream get washed down with buckets of beer or margaritas pulled up from local tequila wells.
100 Frankfurt Cir.
Birmingham, Alabama 35211Get Directions