The tortilla's thinness makes it ideal for folding, sliding under closed doors, and illustrating theories that the Earth is flat and made of corn. Voyage to the edge of deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Tex-Mex fare at El Loco Mexican Cafe.
El Loco Mexican Cafe invites wandering gastronomes inside to pick tasty stomach stuffers from the menu of Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Nuevo-Southwestern cuisine. After sampling homemade guacamole ($5.50) or a shared platter of turkey-stuffed Buenos nachos ($11.25), diners frighten away their hunger by exposing it to chicken mole negro ($15.50), quesadillas filled with the likes of ancho chicken, portabello mushrooms, or just plain queso ($9.25–$12.25), or a chorizo chimichanga sautéed with onions and peppers, wrapped in a tortilla, and deep fried to the color of a golden-brown rose ($11.25).
El Loco’s bar menu mixes up margaritas made with 100% blue-agave tequila as well as beer, wine, and sangria, perfect for pairing with a plate of $6 tapas during the daily happy hour. Patrons can dine safely ensconced in El Loco’s intimately lit and artwork-decked dining room or enjoy their repast soaking up equal parts sun and shade at a mosaic-tiled table on El Patio, a backyard space whose name doesn’t translate into English.
465 Madison Ave.
Albany, New York 12210