115 North 10th Street, Arkadelphia

Mexican Food and Drinks at El Zacatecano (Up to 50% Off). Choose Between Two Options.

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Traditional dishes such as menudo, molé, and enchiladas in a welcoming, colorful environment

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14 ratings4 reviews3 photos
July 9, 2017
The food was good. Menu description for soup was lacking. Didn't know avocado and onions came in the soup. Service was simply ok. Room for improvement. Fajita zacatecano was delicious.
2 ratings2 reviews
July 4, 2017
We will be back! Great service, more than reasonable prices & the food was wonderful! I suggest you try the guacamole Mexicano. The best I've ever ate!
17 ratings4 reviews
June 30, 2017
Food was amazing, and the staff was so attentive and welcoming!
3 ratings3 reviews
July 3, 2017
Best food and very courteous people.
1 ratings1 reviews
June 25, 2017
Very good good with very good prices. Authentic!
6 ratings6 reviews
June 14, 2017
Good food, fast service, no problems redeeming the Groupon.
92 ratings86 reviews
June 15, 2017
As usual we enjoyed El Zacatecano. Food is great and service is wonderful.
3 ratings1 reviews
June 8, 2017
Great carnitas
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for $20 worth of food and drink for two or more people
  • $22 for $40 worth of food and drink for four or more people

Scoville Scale: Quantifying Spiciness

For people who love spicy food, their steel tongue may be a source of pride, but just how hot is that pepper? Read on as Groupon explores the measurement known as the Scoville scale.

Since the human palate varies widely from person to person, determining how spicy something is by taste alone can be a bit like trying to measure the air temperature based on how much someone is sweating. Like a thermometer for the spiciness of peppers, the Scoville scale cuts through this sensory subjectivity by measuring the prevalence of capsaicin—the chemical compound responsible for delivering the spicy flavor—in chili peppers or foods that use them for pungent effect. The capsaicin content determines how many Scoville Heat Units (or SHU) are in a given food. A standard jalapeño pepper, for example, has somewhere between 2,500–5,000 SHU, whereas the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper, checks in at around 2.2 million SHU. (Just for comparison, police-grade pepper-spray measures a fiery 5.3 million SHU, which is why it’s banned as an ingredient in most chili-cooking competitions.)

Named after its inventor, the Scoville scale dates back to 1912. While attempting to find a suitable pepper to use in an ointment, pharmacist Wilbur Scoville developed a process called the Scoville organoleptic test, which relied on human taste-testers to judge the piquancy of chili-pepper extracts. Subjects would taste the extract in its pure form then continue to sample it as Scoville diluted it with water. The degree to which a pepper’s extract had to be diluted before subjects could no longer feel the heat determined its placement on the scale. Today, a process called high-performance liquid chromatography can determine the exact concentration of capsaicin, eliminating the need for human taste testers. That’s probably for the best, since it might be dangerous to test the limitations of the human tongue; in 2013, the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail reported a story of a British doctor who broke into tears and hallucinations after (voluntarily) consuming a curry that measured 6 million SHU.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the daily/weekly specials. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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