Hunger makes people impatient, causing them to snap at meek maitre d's and fidget with forks, spoons, and strangers' mustaches. Keep crassness-causing cravings at bay with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of inventive international fare at Gazpacho's by Las Tablitas, located in Brownsville.
Large, oil-painted canvases cover the walls of this lively eatery, which serves up inventive versions of world fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Launch your epicurean journey by sipping on the Azteca soup bowl ($4.99), a tomato-based Gazpacho specialty served with a tortilla, cheese, cream, avocado, and chipotle peppers. Prospective Popeyes can sink their teeth into an order of spinach empanadas ($7.50), featuring two pastry pockets enveloping spinach, garlic, onions, and cheese like a comforting sleeping bag fresh from the dryer. Dark wood tables offer handsome contrast to colorful combination dishes, such as Combo #3 ($12.95), which includes your choice of sub, accompanied by soup and a tossed house salad. On Fridays, live music drowns out the drone of furious forking, applauding bellies, and far-flung angels getting their wing feathers plucked for spring.
Gazpacho's by Las Tablitas
Vicente, the resident chef at Gazpacho's by Las Tablitas, specializes in incorporating Mexican flavors into globally inspired dishes. In some cases, these are pretty straightforward—empanadas stuffed with sautéed spinach and caramelized onions, or shrimp tacos doused in chipotle sauce. But the remainder of his menu takes a more roundabout route to Mexican tastes. He fills savory crepes, for instance, with poblano peppers and corn, while his paninis sport ingredients such as grilled chicken, avocado, and herbed mayo. Each globetrotting feast unfolds amidst vibrant oil-painted canvases in a lively dining room, which fills with the upbeat sounds of live music every Friday.
2451 Pablo Kisel Blvd.
Brownsville, Texas 78526Get Directions