When meat has been shredded, it betrays the chef’s ability to roast proteins to the pinnacle of tenderness and to cleverly conceal sensitive information engraved in steak. Indulge in classified eats with today’s Groupon to El Rico’s in Gilbert, open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican fare, valid Monday–Thursday.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican fare, valid Friday and Saturday.<p>
El Rico’s transformed from a humble taco shack into a full-fledged Mexican restaurant that boasts a menu jam-packed with homestyle eats. Mountains of nachos lurk beneath grilled carne asada or pollo asada capped with guacamole, sour cream, and lime ($9.79 for full order; $6.99 for half order). Crispy flautas ($8.99), which come in threes to symbolize each of the hemispheres, conceal shredded beef or chicken, and the grilled-shrimp taco plate hosts its seaworthy morsels atop soft tortillas accessorized with pillows of rice and beans ($11.99).
Chefs stuff chimichangas with a choice of veggies or meats ($9.99–$13.99) before they dive into the deep fryer, which crisps shells and bronzes exteriors for the meal’s swimsuit competition. Diners chow down inside the restaurant or on an outside patio festooned with vibrant red and blue chairs and ample greenery.