Like sleeping and eye rolling, eating is an innate human characteristic that involuntarily occurs at least once every four hours. Do what you’re designed to do with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Grande Jake’s Authentic Mexican Grill, redeemable at three locations in Lindenhurst, Antioch, and Buffalo Grove.
An unlimited bounty of tortilla chips plunge into 10 fresh salsas at Grande Jake’s, which incites sensory fiestas for taste buds with its extensive menu of authentic Mexican cuisine. Stuffed with pork or chicken, homemade tamales ($1.95 each) prelude a trio of grilled tilapia tacos topped with onions, cilantro, and tomatoes ($10.75). The Cowboy Combo’s robust panoply of Mexican favorites, which includes a chili cheese relleno, a half order of carne asada, and cheese enchilada roja ($10.50), fuels diners for an evening of old-timey train heisting. Lettuce, tomatoes, and chihuahua cheese anchor the gordita’s handmade corn shells, which ensconce a choice of five succulent proteins or avocado ($4.95). Salt-rimmed chalices brim with colorful margaritas, offsetting the bar’s selection of Mexican bottled beer ($3.95), which diners sip atop the dining room’s checkered floor before leaping into the colorful, rustic wall frescoes to begin a new life in the countryside.
Grande Jake’s Fresh Mexican Grill
The neon lights and bright colors at Grande Jake’s Authentic Mexican Grill’s three Chicago-area hubs hint at the menu’s dedication to spicy eats. Chefs scoop grilled steak, chorizo, and chicken into burritos, then douse them in melted chihuahua cheese and salsa ranchera. Homemade tamales burst with pork or chicken, and the pollo asada al carbon tops a 12-ounce char-grilled chicken breast with mole or green sauce. Refried beans, spanish rice, and chips serve as supporting actors to entrees, and the creamy Mexican-style custard in flan finishes dinners more sweetly than a dinner mint delivered by a troupe of newborn kittens.