Originally developed as a savory sundae topping, salsa fell out of favor with dessert-lovers due to its tendency to melt ice cream and steam root-beer floats. Appropriately top your taste buds with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican dishes and drinks at Jalisco Cafe in Imperial Beach or Bonita.
Delighting patrons for more than 50 years, Jalisco's serves up a menu sporting savory selections of soups, burritos, tacos, tostadas, and more. Quiet wagging tongues with sips from a small bowl of pozole ($4.99) or red or white menudo ($4.99), made fresh daily and served with hominy and corn or flour tortillas. Next, move on to house specialties such as enchiladas suizas with chicken and tomatillo sauce ($8.99), or toothsome and tender pork tips ($9.49) with a posse of green peppers, onions, and tomatoes that tickle tongues with the feather-light flavors of a mild sauce.
Those with indecisive palates may opt for a combination plate juggling multiple mouthwatering edibles, equally able to satisfy hearty appetites and meet the fickle demands of pampered boyprinces. Raise glasses and clink forks in either of Jalisco's cheery dining rooms—sunnily adorned with painted murals and warm yellow hues—and bask in some well-seasoned family bonding or a spicy date.
- Going to Jalisco's is like going home, because it literally is an old house. I've been going here for as long as I can remember and when ever I'm back in San Diego it's a must eat at place for me. – Me H., Yelp, 2/6/08
- I have been going to Jalisco's for close to 20 yrs. and have never been disappointed. The food is great! They serve a salsa fresca with the chips but they also make a great spicy red salsa that you can ask for. – kim Y., Insider Pages