Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican fare and two house margaritas at Estrada's Restaurante in Colma (a $37 total value).
The chefs of Estrada's Restaurante plate a menu of Mexican dishes with an infusion of Caribbean cuisine. Two house margaritas mixed at the full bar welcome diners into the bright, festive atmosphere, in which sizzling platters of beef ($16.95) and chicken ($14.95) fajitas, guacamole, and pico de gallo hitchhike for tortilla transport. Chimichangas ($13.95) arrive fried to a golden crisp, their shells filled with beans, beef, or chicken beside heaps of beans and fluffy rice. Guests nibble on a pair of beef, chicken, or cheese flautas ($12.95) or dine on weekends for a special taste of the pernil asado ($14.95), touted as a secret family recipe of pork shoulder roasted for eight hours and marinated in the dreams of a dozing gourmand.
Estrada's Mexican & Caribbean Restaurant
A fire-engine-red edifice and azure doors usher patrons into the technicolor interior of Estrada's Mexican & Caribbean Restaurant, an expansive eatery that celebrates the succulence and spiciness of Mexican and Caribbean cuisine. Semicircle booths with glass tabletops hoist up traditional Mexican dishes loaded with sautéed beef, chicken, and vegetables, as well as platters that circulate the aromas of Caribbean delicacies such as fried yucca and plantains. Patrons who sidle over to the restaurant's full bar receive rewards in the form of south-of-the-border beer, homemade sangria, and Academy Awards for Best Chugging.