The conquistadors visited Mexico looking for gold, spices, and a food to pair with their frozen margaritas in cactus glasses. Share in their discovery with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for $20 worth of brunch, valid any day of the week
- $20 for $40 worth of brunch, valid any day of the week
- $10 for $20 worth of dinner, valid Sunday–Thursday
- $20 for $40 worth of dinner, valid Sunday–Thursday
Customers who buy the $40 options will receive two Groupons, each worth $20, two be used over two separate visits.
For brunch, Estrella Negra serves chorizo-and-egg burritos ($8) and huevos rancheros topped with mango salsa ($7). Dinner entrees include muenster, goat cheese, and jalapeño empanadas ($10), pork tamales topped with salsa verde ($9), and crispy corn tortillas topped with shrimp ceviche ($13). The eatery’s mango-salsa-and-shrimp enchiladas ($16) were featured last year on Chicago’s Best, where owner and chef Otoniel Michel Jr. showed a reporter how to make several of his signature dishes. Click here for the full menu.
Estrella Negra's staff stages their twisty takes on traditional Mexican dishes atop glossy, hand-painted tables, all set against a backdrop of original art inspired by or imported from the cuisine's home country. Wheat and spinach tortillas enfold crisp veggies and sizzling proteins for both carnivores and herbivores, doused with house-made salsa and just-made guacamole. Freshly swirled smoothies and scoops of pistachio or mango-bit ice cream cool down tongues hot from spicy tamales and empanadas, and vegetarian visitors will find a wide variety of meatless dishes to savor. Throughout the vibrantly colored dining room, Day of the Dead skeletons peer over tables and cling to walls, plotting to swoop down and snatch tortilla chips when patrons aren't looking.