Texan witches often cursed their enemies with the Tex-Mex Hex—causing them to weep ranchero sauce, sprout burritos on their arms, and turn everything they touch into refried beans. Celebrate a more benevolent form of this delectable magic with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant, with locations in Wasilla and Eagle River.
Amid a bright, lively interior, Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant serves up a vast selection of traditional south-of-the-border eats and drinks. Muffle the echoes in cavernous bellies with eats such as the seafood chimichanga, a deep-fried burrito with crab, scallops, shrimp, avocados, onions, tomatoes and rice ($14.95), or a carne asada burrito slathered in salsa verde and fresh guacamole ($10.95). Flex jaw muscles chewing on choices such as chicken fajitas with beans, rice, pico de gallo, and tortillas ($16.95) or spinach enchiladas ($12.95), and follow nibbles with sips from the beer and wine selections. Nourish your miniature's child-size hunger with the kids' beef tamales ($7.50).
Seven Yelpers give Jalapeño's Eagle River location a 3.5-star average and 79% of Urbanspooners recommend it. Three Yelpers give the Wasilla location a 4.5-star average and 85% of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- Jalapeos [sic] has a very good menu with traditional Mexican favorites. The ingredients area fresh, the staff is very friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is very colorful and festive. – Robert P., Yelp, Eagle River, 5/26/08
- The quality of the service here can only be matched by the quality of the food! Authentic Mexican food! I love this place and I intend to go back many times! – Rach323, Urbanspoon
Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant
At Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant's two locations, familiar enchiladas and corn tamales draped in rich chili sauces pour from the kitchen on rainbow-colored fiesta ware, which also delivers house specialties such as prawns sautéed with dungeness crab and vegetables and Cancun tacos filled with halibut and pico de gallo. Burgers and chicken strips provide a similarly hearty alternative to deep-fried chimichangas packed with beef, chicken, or pork chile verde, which is also available by the bowlful. The cantina's design adds to a festive atmosphere, its tangerine walls painted to resemble an arcade overlooking the sea and its carved, wooden chairs painted to resemble the hollowed-out burritos that carried the conquistadors across it.