What You'll Get
Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of upscale Mexican and Latin American cuisine at El Parador. This deal is not valid during the month of December.
Family-owned-and-operated since 1946, El Parador serves up a delightful amalgamation of Sonoran-Mexican, Nuevo Latino, American, and Southwestern dishes for lunch and dinner dining. Chomp on ceviche ($8) any time of day, or applaud as your server concocts a creamy batch of tableside guacamole ($8) for a suppertime prelude. The menu's Especiales del Mar, such as the prawny pasta Parador (six large prawns sautéed in garlic-cream sauce and served over linguini, $16), coexist alongside meatier offerings, such as the sirloin-stuffed tacos al carbon ($13) or the chicken Arizona (grilled chicken breast topped with avocado, sliced tomato, garden chili, and jack and cheddar cheeses, $14). For a decadent dinner epilogue, order the deep-fried ice cream, a sugary space-age marvel constructed with dry ice and flamethrowers ($5).
On Friday nights, El Parador's dance floor explodes with live salsa ($7 cover, 21+), vibrating with a mix of contempo tempos from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Combine sultry Latin beats with an ample selection of margaritas ($4.50–$6.50) from the full bar, swilling and swirling amid simulated starlight in the tropical, garden-inspired space. Let free the flame within your salsa-loving souls with today's Groupon to El Parador.
This Groupon is not valid for brunch, for specials, or with other offers.
Seventy percent of Urbanspooners like El Parador. Yelpers have mixed opinions on the food, but generally agree that the margaritas are excellent and the garden décor is enchanting, giving the restaurant an average of 2.5 stars.
- When you walk into El Parador, you feel as if you are in a festive tropical garden. It's a happy place, which sets the tone right away. The greeters and wait staff are plentiful and attentive. – JT Wood, Urbanspoon
- The wife loves the chicken flautas, but I'm more of a chimi man myself. Either way. it's going to taste great and the chips and salsa are some of the best in town. – Tim S., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid for brunch. Not valid in December or on New Year's Day. Not valid with other offers or specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About El Parador
El Parador's modern glass façade proves somewhat deceiving; upon entering the restaurant, guests are transported to a provincial Mexican town where tropical foliage casts shadows on walls of rustic adobe. The name—which loosely translates to a place of luxury and warm hospitality—suits this interior as well as it suits an outdoor patio accessible through elegant french doors. If they can pry their eyes away from the scenery, guests can explore a menu that encapsulates the vibrant flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine, from the fried tortilla shells of chimichangas to the rice and flavors of homemade chile relleno. As chefs skillfully fill and furl tortillas, bartenders mix tangy margaritas and mojitos to heighten each dish's robust flavors.
El Parador also has five themed rooms - including a fireplace room and the south atrium with room for up to 130 - available to rent free of charge and with room for up to for parties, family gatherings, breakfast meetings, and escaped zoo animal reunions.