Without food, dinner parties would be awkward-conversation parties and food fights would be hungry people throwing whole cows at each other. Celebrate gustatory existence with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of Latin American cuisine at Guayaba Latin Grill, located near Willowbrook Mall.
The chefs at Guayaba Latin Grill pack the menu with a savory range of traditional Latin fare from Central and South America. Munchable lunch offerings encourage patrons to sink their incisors into sumptuous foodstuffs such as the pollo criollo, which places a marinated, grilled chicken breast in the care of happily sautéed veggies, rice, and black beans ($7.95). Beloved Mexican staples, such as quesadillas and tacos ($7.50+), provide blasts of traditional Central American deliciousness. At the sound of the dinner chime, pescado a lo macho mahi-mahi fillets perform a synchronized-swimming routine in a seafood-cream sauce ($15.95), followed by a second act of pernil con salsa de piña, which sing a song about pineapple-glazed pork and being eaten ($14.50). Sundays bring a brunch buffet, which packs a whopping 34 choices, including carved meats, piquant specialty dishes, and rich desserts (prices vary weekly).
Guayaba Latin Grill splashes its interior with vibrant color and vivid hot sauces to cast a casual, festive light upon dining parties. The restaurant's name, sourced from the exotic guava fruit, varies in meaning throughout Latin American culture and racks up an impressive 168 points if used as the opening word in Scrabble.