Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks at El Mercadito.
El Mercadito's warm yellow walls and large sun mural welcome guests, who romp through a menu bursting at the flour seams with burritos, sizzling fajitas, gooey quesadillas, and other time-tested Mexican fare. An array of piquant entrees warm diners' midsections like an Eskimo's cummerbund with items such as the Dos Amigos chuletas, a pair of marinated pork chops with guacamole salad ($10). The fajitas Texanas lasso veggies with a ring of steak, chicken, and shrimp and herd them from plate to mouth with gentle tortillas ($12.50) while diners sink into the dairy-laden dream of the veggie quesadilla ($6.20). The hot and spicy big burrito, a swaddled mass of beef, beans, and rice drizzled with chili con carne ($9) exercises jaws more effectively than gnawing on a copy of War and Peace.