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 $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks at El Presidente, located in Vancouver. This south-of-the-border eatery dishes up heaping platters of classic tacos, chimichangas, rice and beans, and grilled dishes to satiate starving senoritas and hungry honchos. Plant your pitchfork in the taquitos rancheras—corn tortillas fried crisp and packed with beef, guacamole, and sour cream ($12.95), or implant incisors into the shrimp- and crab-stuffed seafood chimichanga ($13.95). Authentic décor and stucco walls keep ravenous jalapeño hounds happily ensconced while lapping up abundant margaritas.
El Presidente exemplifies a classic Mexican restaurant, with a colorfully decorated dining room, a bar stocked with frosty cervezas, and a menu of authentic dishes. Follow the aroma of sizzling carnitas and roasting peppers into the kitchen, where you'll find chefs whipping up enchiladas, burritos, and Mexican specialties—such as tender steak picado and sweet and spicy chicken mole. They also extend their culinary expertise towards variety of seafood dishes, smothering jumbo shrimp in house-made ranchero sauce and packing burritos with crab, shrimp, and chicken.
Guests await meals at tabletops and booths out in the expansive dining room, where Mexican artwork speckles the walls. Crystal-clear speakers create a festive atmosphere by playing lively tunes in lieu of stuffy muzack or recordings of the word "sorrow" repeated over and over again.
312 E Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, Washington 98660Get Directions