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 $10, you get $30 worth of Latin-fusion dinner fare and drinks at Fuego Bistro.
Fuego Bistro’s dinner menu brings together authentic Mexican eats from locally sourced ingredients to unearth rich, bountiful flavors. Each of the signature empanadas ($9) is lovingly swathed in a flour tortilla, stuffed with ground beef, cheddar cheese, and black beans, then forced to swim down a river of homemade chipotle-barbecue sauce. The signature pernil asado ($19) builds a monument to mouth-watering from slow-roasted pork and an orange habanero mojo on a foundation of locally made corn tortillas. The cola-and-pineapple soy-braised Angus short-rib roast ($21) blends fruit and soda more successfully than Mountain Dew–fueled apple picking. Fuego Bistro’s 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.