Chefs turn avocados into guacamole by filling them with spices just as bartenders turn snowmen into frozen margaritas by serving them tequila. Enjoy some intoxicating cuisine with today’s Groupon to Jalapeños in Schererville. Choose from the following options:
- For $59, you get dinner for six (up to a $125.88 total value) that includes the following items:
- Three appetizers (up to a $9.99 value each)
- Six entrees (up to a $12.99 value each)
- Three desserts (up to a $5.99 value each)
- For $69, you get dinner for eight (up to a $167.84 total value) that includes the following items:
- Four appetizers (up to a $9.99 value each)
- Eight entrees (up to a $12.99 value each)
- Four desserts (up to a $5.99 value each)
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare and drinks.
The generation-spanning recipes of Jalapeños’ menu burst with spice and complement salt-encrusted goblets of popular house-made margaritas. Sharable plates of tortilla wrapped morsels fill the appetizer lineup with samplers such as the Plato Viva Jalapeños, which plants a quesadilla beside jalapeño poppers, beef, and chihuahua cheese tacos, and a flauta blossoming with guacamole. Dual shrimp quesadillas lavish flour tortillas with sautéed Gulf shrimp while the protein-laden milanesa entree features sautéed USDA extra-lean steak in house breading served up with spanish rice and beans. Much like a butcher’s Christmas stocking, the chimichanga’s crispy tortilla is filled with mounds of pork, picadillo-style beef, and braised chicken. Fried vanilla ice cream arrives at tables slathered in chocolate and cosseted in a crisp cinnamon sugar shell sprinkled with sweet corn flake.
Live music permeates Jalapeños’ airwaves every Wednesday and Saturday, filtering outside onto the eatery’s starlit patio. Inside, custom-crafted furniture and Mexican decorations dot the upbeat space.
Every recipe goes through a phase of trial and error, but that phase occurred generations ago for the majority of the recipes at Jalapeños. The chefs fervently cling to these time-honored techniques and family secrets, even hand making the corn and flour tortillas that are used in virtually every dish.
Although familiar dishes such as housemade tamales, enchiladas, and burritos populate most of the menu, the chefs also introduce a few continental touches, including hearty crab cakes and chicken breast doused in a tangy marinade of citrus and white wine. To complement this variety of cuisine, bartenders create sangria from scratch and blend a variety of flavored margaritas to correspond with each month of the year.
Filled with custom furniture, the decor appears to come directly from Baja California. Dark wooden floors and wall paneling stand in stark contrast to vibrant touches including bright yellow and purple chairs. Yet it’s not entirely up to accents such as the wall-mounted surfboard to create a festive atmosphere—Jalapeños also hosts live entertainment throughout the week.