The right blend of Mexican spices turns meals into fiestas and lures droves of grazing piñatas within the reach of a sturdy broomstick. Enjoy south-of-the-border zest with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine at Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar.
Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar captures authentic Mexican cuisine with a menu that mingles traditional dishes of grilled steak, pork, and seafood with Tex-Mex flavor. El Patron, a Jalisco's specialty, commands hunger's reins with seven ounces of new york steak, chicken breast, and grilled shrimp, each wrapped in a bacon security blanket ($16.99). Enchiladas poblanas bury themselves in a zesty sauce of sour cream, green tomatillo, and monterey jack cheese ($8.99), and two fish tacos roll grilled tilapia into flour tortillas plated with a healthy helping of rice and veggies ($10.99). The pork chops a la Mexicana, meanwhile, arrive basking in Tex-Mex flair courtesy of guacamole and pico de gallo, helping represent regional cuisine more deliciously than the borderland fare found between Minnesota and Manitoba ($9.99).
Jalisco's outdoor patio provides open-air meal enjoyment, and its interior dining room, bathed in chandelier lighting, casts shadows across rustic paintings as diners linger over dishes in comfy booths. Several nights a week, Jalisco's hosts live music, with mariachis parading through on sequined floats Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar
At Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar, the orange-tinged walls and sparkling lights of a spacious, high-ceilinged dining area enhance the aromas of authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex fare. The pale, textured colors evoke a pastoral sunrise as guests, stationed at one of the tables, booths, or bar seats of the dining room or on the outdoor patio, enjoy entrees such as beef fajitas, chicken mole, or enchiladas poblanas. Jalisco's steak tops a rib eye with homemade sauce and grilled veggies, and the campechana cocktail mixes shrimp and octopus with tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado. While patrons sink into the fare, occasional live music from mariachi bands or guitar-singer soloists pulls minds to a Mexican pueblo to relax in a hammock or cannonball into one of the many pools of melted cheese.
6601 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78745