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 authentic Mexican fare at El Mexico Cafe, located on South Seneca Street. This deal is not valid for specials or the purchase of alcohol.
For more than 30 years, El Mexico Cafe has served up authentic Mexican entrees, concocted with the fresh, flavorful ingredients and presented in a festive, lively atmosphere. Peruse the voluptuous selections on El Mexico Cafe’s menu, and feel free to let your friendly server guide you through the tortilla canyons, rivers of chili con queso, and mountains of refried beans. The deluxe burrito is a house favorite, with a mammoth tortilla warmly wrapped around slow-cooked beans and chili verde and smothered in zesty chili and cheese ($8.99). Wake up taste buds with the Special Monterey, whose spiced and slow-roasted pork crowns a crispy tortilla that’s buried underneath mounds of refried beans, sour cream, jalapeños, and avocados ($9.99). For a combination of sensuous flavors, the Mexican Plate, consisting of one homemade beef taco and two chili and cheese enchiladas ($9.49), presents the most delicious landmark since the Mayans built El Castillo to store their precious pico de gallo deposits.
With sombreros on the walls and a live mariachi band from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, you’ll be immersed in a lively fiesta-like Mexican atmosphere. Call in sick to your job as an R2D2 piñata, and chow down on authentic Mexican grub with today’s Groupon to El Mexico Cafe.
- Service was fast and friendly, and all the staff (not just our server) was smiling and appreciative of our business. We'll be back again soon. – Kent D., Yelp
- I love their food especially the special montereys! the rice is always good and the chips and sauce is great. I have been eating there for a long time. my favorite mexican restaurant! – roostergirl, Urbanspoon
El Mexico Cafe
For more than three decades, the friendly servers and talented chefs at El Mexico Cafe have dished out helpings of Mexican and Southwestern food, from bean-stuffed burritos smothered in chili to ultimate fajitas with four types of meat. Served amid smoked mirrors and intricate wrought-iron accents, the café's cuisine won it several runner-up distinctions within the 2011 and 2012 Wichita Eagle's Readers' Choice awards. A mariachi band serenades tables each weekend, strumming guitars and squeezing accordions while wearing the traditional outfits of sombreros, charro suits, and astronaut helmets.