What You'll Get
Welcome to Groupon Boston! For our inaugural deal, we're offering a $40 voucher to Zocalo Cocina Mexicana for just $20. That's 50% off on top quality, authentic Mexican cuisine. This Groupon is good at Zocalo's convenient 1414 Commonwealth Ave location in Brighton.
How Groupon Works
Since this is everyone's first Groupon, we'll briefly explain how it works. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Boston - restaurants, spas, theater, events, and much more. By organizing large groups of customers, we're able to offer prices that you can't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power!"
If you want to get the day's deal, just click "BUY" before midnight. If the minimum number of Bostonians sign up by the end of the day (20 for today's deal), you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires - today's expires on 7/17). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so be sure to invite your friends!
More about Zocalo
Zocalo's festive interior is decorated with beautiful clay tiles and painted ceramics. Nice as the ceramics are, the real draw here is the menu. Sure, you can trust your guns with the staples -Zocalo's tacos and burritos are tops - but we recommend venturing out to discover the finer dishes of Mexican cuisine. Zocalo's Pozole, a traditional Mexican pork stew, is simmered in its own broth of chile ancho, black pepper, oregano, red onion, herbs and white hominy kernels served with crispy corn tortillas, queso fresco, lettuce, radish and fresh lime. You can taste the love that went into Zocalo's mole, a complex, unique combination of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors. They even make the guacamole fresh at your table, so you know it's not made from concentrate. And Zocalo's famous sangria menu boasts 7 flavors: apple, kiwi, lemon, mango, peach, pear and fruity sangria blanca.
You'll find plenty of high praise for the sangria and the service on Yelp, where Zocalo averages of 3.5 stars across 96 reviews, including:
- "I love coming here for food. Their chicken mole enchiladas are delightful, and I love that mole sauce. Their service is fantastic - my water glass is bottomless. Their servers constantly refill our chips and salsa too. Mmm... their salsa is so good. The guacamole is made right at the table." - Justin F.
- "I love this restaurant, it's a great "sit-down" place, and the interior is the nicest and most comfortable of all the Mexican restaurants I've been to in Boston. The menu is huge, the service is excellent, and it's a great environment for parties both big and small to spend a leisurely meal at." - Sarah H.
- "Excellent food, atmosphere, sangria, and service." - Kim M.
It's fitting that we're featuring Zocalo as our first Boston Groupon. Zocalo is the Spanish word for the plazas that serve as the heart of many Mexican towns. Much like a Groupon, where only if enough people join does our collective buying power magically generate an enormous discount, if enough people hold hands in a Mexican Zocalo, their collective human power summons an apparition of Olmec: an indigenous stone face and the father of Mexico.
Long before Nickelodeon exploitatively exhumed his corpse and used it as an animatronic puppet to host the children's adventure game show Legends of the Hidden Temple, Olmec inspired the indigenous people of Mexican to form a nation when in his deep, bellowing voice he proudly announced: "Come my children, my green monkeys and silver snakes. Let us form a nation together and we shall call it Mexico. And we will produce great and many cultural accomplishments, which will one day be horrifyingly degraded by a demonic anthem called Margaritaville. The evil intentions of its author to destroy our great culture will only be quashed if our authentic cultural exports remain strong." One can sense Olmec's legacy while dining at Zocalo, a hidden temple in its own right. Indeed one can even hear Olmec's bellowing voice in the voices of the wait staff, whom Olmec uses as vessels to speak his anti-Buffet message from beyond the grave.
Yes, Zocalo is doing its part in representing Mexican culture authentically. And if enough of us hold hands in the Zocalo (or join today's Groupon), our combined forces may be strong enough to summon an apparition of Olmec so powerful that Buffet's minions will wither in defeat. So get your Groupon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 18, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Must order at least 1 entree. 1 per table. Must pay tax & tip separately. Can't combine with other offers. No change given. No use for special events/holidays. Only good at Brighton location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.