The tortilla’s thinness makes it ideal for folding, sliding under closed doors, and illustrating theories that the earth is flat and made of corn. Voyage to the edge of deliciousness with today’s Groupon to Isla Cantina in West Hollywood, located on the sunset strip. Choose from the following options:
- For $22, you get $45 worth of Mexican fare at dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare during Happy Hour (available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.).
Comfortably ensconcing patrons within its lounge-like, saffron-hued walls, Isla Cantina serves up a latin-fusion menu, more than 120 tequilas, and premium cigars in a corner building housing a chic environment. Tapas offerings feature a seared beef tenderloin ($12) with red-pepper butter, ideal for groups seeking to share or construct mini meat-houses, and street tacos ($5 for three) that sport a choice of seven premium proteins, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa to satiate the stomachs of diners craving quick eats. Mexican pizzas offer snackers options like Filet mignon, cacique mozzarella, red pepper, and cilantro sauce or chicken with cacique mozzarella, poblano chile, scallion, and ancho chile sauce (all $12). Larger entradas such as the pollo asado ($18), an achiote-rubbed chicken breast soaked in a tequila-citrus marinade, provide the necessary fuel for a night painting the town red, green, or decoratively pointillist. Inventive cocktails such as the Baja Fire Tiki Bowl ($20), which blends rum, vodka, and flaming juices, quench thrill-seeking parties of two or more. An extensive beer list yields options well suited for solo sippers ($4 for draft, $5 for bottle). A sizable selection of wines and tequilas adds a final tier to a veritable fountain of libations.
Those electing to exact predinner plyometrics on their digestive systems may graze during Isla Cantina’s happy hour, which features two-for-one drinks and a condensed menu of snackable dishes including spicy jalepeño poppers ($4) and Mexican fried-chicken strips ($5). As patrons unwind at the crimson-topped bar and split plates and drinks, they may find the courage to engage in socialization with strangers or break into spontaneous renditions of the Act One finale of Les Miserables.