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 to Fiesta proves. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare on Friday or Saturday.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican fare on Sunday–Thursday.
Fiesta's menu rolls out an assortment of Mexican staples, Tex-Mex, and tapas made from a variety of imported flavors. Eaters can prime their palate with a choice of artisan cheese platters, including the Murcia al vino, a goat cheese from Murcia, Spain ($4), or pick small plates from the extensive list of tapas, such as the serrano-ham-wrapped melon drizzled in a port reduction ($4.95). The spinach and tofu enchilada, stuffed with roasted vidalia and tomato sauce, provides a satisfying, meat-free dish while doubling as a fluffy pillow for mid-meal siestas ($7.95). Diners can delight in traditional Mexican dishes such as the almond-crusted cana goat cheese sprinkled in Winter Park honey ($4.95), or one of three types of ceviche, including the signature fiesta, which combines fresh fish with lemon marinade, cilantro, pineapple, and sweet red peppers for a meal that breaks down food group barriers originally erected to separate sardines from all other food ($6.95).
Under the glowing light of an elegant chandelier, Fiesta's airy space provides an eye enticing environment augmented by whimsical and vibrant cultural murals. Though this Groupon is not valid toward alcohol, guests can extinguish spicy meal flames with a cool choice from the extensive wine, specialty cocktails, and beer list.
Fiesta is about celebration. That's evident not only in its spirited ambiance and modern murals of masks and trees, but also in its diverse menu of Latin-inspired dishes designed to evoke the bustling life of the American Southwest. Decorating the tables are multicolored runners and jazzy plates of steaming Tex-Mex tapas revved up with spicy lime, mango purée, and orange-cardamom beurre blanc. Patrons can sip on margarita pitchers and sangria while noshing on authentic mexican tacos and enchiladas, or offer themselves congratulatory chest bumps in one of the eatery's many full-wall mirrors.