Over the years tortillas have housed many things, from ground beef to lettuce to Thumbelina. Make good use of tortillas with today's Groupon: for $3, you get $10 worth of Latin fare and cocktails at Fuego Tacos.
Fuego Tacos' modish milieu invites diners to savor a menu brimming with luscious Latin fare and charming cocktails. Swoop into starters such as the cubano sliders—pressed mini rolls with all the fixings served with sweet-potato fries and chipotle ranch dressing ($10)—or the ground-beef-and-cheese empanadas ($9). Signature entrees arrive tableside in one of two ways—as two corn tacos or one flour burrito—and can be packed with arroz gandules, cuban black beans, sugar-cured cabbage, house-made pico de gallo, and a oaxacan cheese blend. Diners request their choice of meat, selecting from options such as the succulent roasted pork shoulder, which is marinated overnight and slow cooked for six hours before bathing in a splash of mango-chili salsa ($10). Other stuff-worthy selections include panko-crusted tilapia fillet with chipotle sour cream ($10) and a veggie-friendly flight that includes spicy house-made guacamole, peppers, onions, black-bean-and-corn salsa, and hot savory tomatillo verde salsa ($9).
Under Fuego Tacos' exposed brick archway and rustic chandeliers, diners find repose sipping house margaritas, sangria, or other signature drinks ($5 each during happy hour) as they rest elbows on vibrant yellow tabletops and sleek swivel chairs. Gracious guests can also gaze longingly through large streetside windows until they catch a glimpse of their dream car, dream girl, or favorite door-to-door dream-journal salesman.
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.