A tortilla chip is a multipurpose food, best enjoyed when piled with salsa or used as a carry-on suitcase. Load up on flavor with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican fare and drinks at El Toro.
The Fuentes family of El Toro transported its original family recipes all the way from Michoacán, Mexico, and expertly bears these authentic dishes from kitchen to table. Adorn stomachs with one of El Toro's tortilla-wrapped treasures, such as the burritos tipicos, stuffed beef tips and beans bundled like newborns, sung to sleep by a doting abuelita, then dressed smartly in cheese sauce ($8.25). The chiles poblanos, stuffed with white mexican cheese and smothered in a ranchero sauce ($8.99), sate meat-eschewers, and the Speedy Gonzales lunch special ($4.25) encourages midday munchers to consume a taco and enchilada before the pair departs to wage its never-ending war against rogue tamales. Wash down a dessert of sopapillas ($2.50) with sips of sangria or margarona, a house specialty that melds a margarita with a Corona.
El Toro Mexican Restaurant
Begun by the Fuentes family, who traces their culinary roots to La Piedad, Mexico, El Toro Mexican Restaurant serves up time-tested Mexican dishes that range from tamales and chiles poblanos to chimichangas stuffed with beef tips. Their peppery fajitas can be made either with beef or with selections from the seafood menu, such as a combo of shrimp, crab, and tilapia. Patrons wash down their spicy medleys with drinks that include Dos Equis beer and specialty margaritas such as the Margarona, which adds Corona and acapella renditions of "My Sharona" to the classic beverage. The eatery surrounds its appetite-satisfying food with a similarly bright atmosphere, allowing diners to tear into burritos and tostadas amid sunny-yellow walls and colorful murals.
3816 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209Get Directions