After scientists revealed that UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disk with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican fare at Gramma Mora's.
Servers at Gramma Mora's bear dishes from a menu of traditional Mora-family recipes to each table, filling the restaurant's welcoming digs with a warm bouquet of aromas. The chimichanga wraps chicken, steak, or chorizo in lightly fried flour tortillas like a sleepy bullfighter ($10.95), and the Burrito Ranchero bundles mexican sausage with melted cheese beneath a regal cloak of red chili sauce ($9.75). The hard taco's crispy corn-tortilla vault shelters its succulent contents, and fortifications of fresh veggies and cheese ($2.95) ward off overly complex salsa heists. Flan tops velvety custard with a sweet caramel glaze and a whipped-cream bonnet ($4.50).
Inside the kitchen at Gramma Mora’s, cooks flip sizzling shrimp and assemble four-cheese enchiladas, preparing succulent entrees that earned the restaurant the title of Best Tex-Mex Eatery in Buffalo from the readers of Artvoice in 2011. Seated at tables inset with tile, diners can taste dishes made from century-old recipes passed down through the Mora family. A vibrant mural of a Mayan pyramid in a lush jungle decorates one wall, next to guests consuming pork smothered in green-chili sauce or steak chimichangas. Caramel-glazed flan and lime margaritas provide notes of sweetness for diners who otherwise would have had to carry scoops of ice cream to the table in their pockets.
1465 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14216