A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $7, you get $14 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks at Felipe's Jr. Mexican Restaurant.
Crowned Best of Wichita 2010 by the Wichita Eagle, Felipe's Jr. Mexican Restaurant boasts a vast menu of traditional dishes with flavorful twists. Meat seekers can set their sights on orders of chile verde pork or the chicharrones rancheros, a plateau of fried pork rinds drizzled with hot or mild salsa and plated with beans, rice, and tortillas, and those who like their meals well-hugged can hunker down with burritos, enchiladas, and tamales. In addition to cooking and serving its authentic recipes in cazuelas, Felipe's also uses the clay bowls for mixing various tequila drinks, providing a bona fide Mexican dining experience without unflattering passport photos.
The Wichita Eagle's readers awarded Felipe's Jr. Mexican Restaurant the Best of Wichita 2010 award for best Mexican restaurant. Seventy-five percent of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant. Felipe's franchise also has more than 900 Facebook fans.
Felipe's Jr. Mexican Restaurant
While comfortably seated between brightly colored walls, diners at Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant enjoy the sensory stimulation of eating outdoors. Sunlight streams in from a skylight, washing over tables forming cozy clusters and beaming onto plants forming an impromptu barbershop quartet. Open since 1971, the eatery was voted Best Mexican Restaurant by readers of the Wichita Eagle from 2008 to 2011. Though it shares a menu with its sister restaurant, the kitchen here specializes in queso primo, a dip made with white cheese, spinach, and pimiento.