$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two at Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine

Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine

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BYOB eatery invites guests to enjoy traditional Mexican street food alongside creative fusion offerings such as falafel a la Mexicana

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Reservation required Friday and Saturday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Refried Beans: Prefixes and Protein

Refried beans add creamy, savory heft to many plates. Learn a little about their origins with Groupon’s look at the dish.

Refried beans are not fried twice. This common misconception stems from the Spanish language’s somewhat loose usage of the prefix re-. While it can mean “again,” it can also simply mean something like “a lot.” In the case of frijoles refritos, this means that ““well-fried beans”” is a better translation than ““twice-fried beans.””

Although they might only be fried once, the cooking process for refried beans has three basic steps. Chefs first begin by simmering, stewing, or pressure-cooking the beans for one to two hours, long enough to soften them. (Of course, home cooks can take the easy route and start with canned beans or borrow some cooked beans from their local taqueria.) Pinto beans are the traditional choice for Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, although black beans or pink beans are viable substitutes. To add flavor, some chefs add onion, garlic, cilantro, bay leaves, or other seasonings to the boiling mixture. Hand-mashing the softened beans into a paste is the next step. To finish the dish, chefs fry or sauté the purée in fat—traditionally lard, although bacon fat and vegetable oil also have become common in more-recent decades.

When finished, the beans are ready to be used as a standalone side dish or as an ingredient in anything from burritos to tostadas. The recipe originally may have arisen as a way to reuse the previous day’s dinner: “Leftover beans lose their flavor unless fat is added when reheated,” notes folklorist Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert in The Good Life: New Mexico Traditions and Food.

Customer Reviews

First time here. Food was amazing and service was A+! Can't wait to return.
Ryan H. · July 26, 2016
it's a nice out, so dress nice. It's a small and quaint place, but comfortable with space. It reminds me of being in Europe, and NOT in Pottstown; at all. Staff is super friendly, and food is great! This isn't Americanized Mexican food, so if you want AUTHENTIC taste in food then this IS a place for you.
Carlos M. · July 22, 2016
Fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine
Mary N. · July 12, 2016
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    Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine

    235 East High Street

    Pottstown, PA 19464

    +14846244931

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