Unlike turtle and snail shells, tacos shells offer little protection from hungry predators. Heed your stomach’s call for carnivorous consumption with today’s Groupon: for $3, you get $10 worth of casual Latin fare and drinks for parties of two or more at Fuego Tacos.
Fuego Tacos' menu brings together authentic Mexican eats from locally sourced ingredients to unearth rich, bountiful flavors. Each of the empanadas is lovingly swathed in a flaky puff pastry, stuffed with ground beef and cheese, and then forced to swim down a river of yucatan barbecue sauce ($9). Seasoned chefs stuff the corn tortillas of eight signature tacos with sugar-cured cabbage, oaxacan cheeses, and homemade pico de gallo before piling on proteins such as grilled angus sirloin, breaded tilapia, or slow-roasted pork shoulder ($9–$11 for two). The cola-and-pineapple soy-braised Angus short-rib burrito ($10) blends fruit and soda more successfully than Mountain Dew–fueled apple picking. Fuego Tacos’ cantina-like atmosphere adds to the cuisine’s authenticity, inspiring patrons to imagine they’ve traveled to foreign lands or built a Zorro-themed rec room in a moment of weakness.
Flavors from Oaxaca, Cuba, and Yucatan add depth to the menus at Fuego Bistro restaurants, three gourmet Mexican oases that pride themselves on their modern culinary touches. Among the warm reds and yellows and inviting black wicker chairs at the original Fuego Bistro, diners dig into ancho-dusted salmon croquettes and a seafood chili relleno with lobster cream-chili sauce.