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 $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Fresh Mex.
Fresh Mex crafts generous portions of authentic Mexican dishes and drinks in a friendly, casual setting. Concocted without the use of microwaves or brokered deals with malevolent wizards, Fresh Mex's fare centers on locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, keeping its wide-ranging array of eats unabashedly flavorful. The menu covers a ton of culinary ground, from jam-packed combo plates ($8.99–$16.99) and seafood specialties to classic tacos ($1.50–$2.50 each) and gargantuan burritos ($6.50–$7.09). More epicurious eaters can indulge in soups such as the Menudo, a beguiling combination of beef tripe and tortillas ($10.99/bowl), and garden greenery, including the cactus salad, which pairs slices of the titular succulent with tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and cilantro ($9.99) and repurposes the spikes for dollhouse buttressing. Younger noshers can pick from their own menu and slurp up cups of horchata ($2.25) and other nonalcoholic sippables.
Of-agers can quench drought-afflicted tongues with domestic ($3) and imported ($3.50) bottled brews and house-made margaritas ($4.50–$8.00). South-of-the-border-inspired sweets, such as homemade sugar-cinnamon churros ($2), will stuff any remaining abdominal spaces and subcutaneous glacial caves.
More than 20 Yelpers give Fresh Mex a four-star average:
- The burrito itself was quite good, especially for something so no frills. It smelled delicious, having been pan grilled to perfection lightly in oil. – Benjamin F., 10/21/10
- Pico de gallo is the freshest of any family owned restaurant in Reno. I eat here at least twice a month. All their food is great, with extremely generous portions for the price you pay. – Lester L., 3/24/10
985 W 5th St.
Reno, Nevada 89503Get Directions