Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of their cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $8, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at El Guapo Mexican Restaurant in Whitefish Bay.
El Guapo Mexican Restaurant saturates stomachs with tasty cuisine from below the border, featuring scrumptious eats and drinkable drinks. Initiate ingestion sequences with a helping of empanadas served with roasted poblanos, cheese, and spiced pumpkin with avocado ($3.95). Or try the chicken quesadillas with corn relish ($8.75), then drink down a bowl of guajillo-turkey chili, which comes sprinkled with diced scallions and cheddar cheese ($4.75). After using your teeth to unwrap a pair of barbecue-pork burritos stuffed with cheese, peppers, and onions and accompanied by a side of rice and beans ($10.50), polish off a plate of huevos rancheros ($9.75). Cinnamon-dusted Mexican donuts coated with dulce de leche and chocolate sauce ($6) provide a grand finale to the meal-fireworks.
El Guapo features a cozy outdoor patio as well as an interior decorated with colorful lights and zarape-draped booths. This deal is good for happy hour (3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day, plus 9 p.m. to close Monday–Thursday), so complement culinary choices with $3.25 house margaritas and $3 beers from taps or bottles at a food fortress that will keep your body safe from hunger blitzkriegs.
- The menu is Mexican with a bit of Tex. The flavors are conservative as far as hot peppers go, but they also can be rich and inviting—call this North Shore-Mex cuisine. A prime example is the salsa, which not only arrives warm and often with a wisp of steam, but also carries the richness of roasted tomatoes with undertones of chile pepper. It is excellent with the crisp corn tortilla chips. – Jeff Beutner, Express Milwaukee
- But it's not all basics here either. Appetizer empanadas are filled with spiced pumpkin, roasted poblano peppers, cheese and avocado ($3.50) and a Queso Fundido strays from the typical nacho cheese to blend Monterey and goat cheese with roasted poblano vinaigrette ($8.75). – Maureen Post, OnMilwaukee.com
- Awesome chicken mole...huge plate with four pieces of chicken smothered in chocolatey mole sauce with a spicy zip. – Patrick M., Yelp