Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare at Jerusalem Grill on Mesa Street.
Jerusalem Grill’s falafel fixers satisfy appetites for exotic Near Eastern cuisine with flavorful dishes made with juicy grilled meats, fresh produce, and tantalizing blends of herbs and spices. Appetizers serve as a prelude to full meals with dippable delights such as baked-eggplant baba gannouj ($4.99) or house-made hummus, made from a base of ground chickpeas, garlic, and lemon juice and endowed with powers of delicious taste by an experimental serum of olive oil and creamy tahini. Grilled-chicken kebab ($12.99) enrapture taste buds with a savory retinue of veggies, rice, hummus, and salad, and falafel sandwiches ($4.59) ease rivalries among ground spiced chickpea, tomato, lettuce, and tahini by scheduling a team-building sleepover within a fluffy pita. As a delicate denouement to a fine Mediterranean dinner, slices of baklava teem with rich deposits of pistachio amid flaky layers of phyllo dough and drizzles of sweet syrup.
As diners internalize the tastes and aromas of artfully prepared Middle Eastern cuisine, sand-colored brick and paintings of Arabic architecture instantly transport visitors to faraway locales without the need for a caravan willing to travel through wormholes. Though today’s Groupon is only valid for comestibles in the grill, guests are welcome to peruse the aisles and counters of the adjacent international market, browsing through foodstuffs and wares from around the world.
5360 N Mesa St.
El Paso, Texas 79912