A tortilla makes a handy mousepad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Jalisco Restaurant in Glastonbury.
Jalisco serves up a menu of authentic Mexican standards, featuring a large selection of savory seafood, house-made corn tortillas, and 100 different tequilas. The camarones con tocino, braised prawns wrapped in robes of bacon ($16.49), provides a more accessible surf-and-turf option than catching scratchy waves of grain. Crab, shrimp, and chicken combine for another meat and seafood medley inside the cream-sauce-covered burrito Jalisco ($16.50). Feast on sizzling veggie fajitas ($13.99), which toss together broccoli, carrots, squash, onions, and mushrooms in a fragrant flora fusion. Plate cleaners wishing for a more fulfilling finish can swallow deep-fried ice cream and its edible, cinnamon-coated tortilla bowl ($5.99).
Brightly painted walls and arched entryways cater to visual appetites inside Jalisco, while live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights completes its lively ambience.
At Jalisco Restaurant, the Rodriguez family whips up traditional Mexican dishes enhanced by fresh veggies, natural-aged cheeses, and homemade, preservative-free corn tortillas. Every day, chefs blend sauces and marinades from scratch to match with top sirloin steak, pork loin, and lamb shank, as well as ocean-fresh red snapper, prawns, scallops, and Dungeness crab. Crisp chips emerge from the fryer mere hours before appearing on tables to scoop up salsas or remnants of vegetarian burritos stuffed with cactus and black beans. Against a vibrant backdrop of yellow and adobe-colored walls, bartenders rim margarita glasses with salt and lime wedges or feed tropical cocktails to thirsty piñatas.