A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, 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 La Botana Grill.
La Botana Grill fills each burrito, quesadilla, and taco on its menu with authentic Mexican flavor. Sample the south-of-the-border sustenance with a starter such as the queso blanco fundido, featuring gooey wisconsin jack cheese topped in chorizo and mushrooms and served with tortillas ($6.25), before picking a flavorful fistfight over a cantina taco, including pork, chicken, and grilled tilapia options ($1.80 each). La Botana's signature dish, the Zesty Diskada ($9.95+), delivers a mound of steak or chicken mixed with goodies including chorizo, bacon, peppers, and cheese, while the build-your-own burrito lets appetite-itects stuff a half-pound of meat into a giant flour tortilla like an airplane passenger stuffing a half-pound of meat into an overhead compartment ($6.25).
Libations include Dos Equis lager and Negra Modelo on tap ($3.25/16-oz.), sangria and margaritas on the rocks ($5.50/glass), and imported Tecate and Pacifico beers ($3.25). On Friday and Saturday nights, live music fills the aural real estate at La Botana, inspiring diners to put aside salsa sculptures of themselves and sing along.
- I had their salad and tacos, delicious, their tortillas are really good! I highly recommend this place to anyone! – Dorie S., Yelp, 2/1/11
- they got the best Chicharrones on flour tacos in town. The Queso Fundito with extra chorizo and mushrooms while waiting for the tacos is pretty good too. Then..... their Flan! – Thelunchman, Tucson Weekly
La Botana Grill
Although botana means "snack” in Spanish, La Botana Grill specializes in full-grown Mexican meals. Starters of house-made tortilla chips come with freshly made salsas and chipotle bean dip. After this prelude come entrees of fresh shrimp and tilapia, grilled to perfection in the house-specialty dishes. Then there’s the cantina tacos, which pull together flavors from various regions throughout Mexico, and fusion plates such as the sonoran dog—a beast of a hot dog that comes wrapped in bacon and smothered with beans, chorizo, and heaping piles of condiments.
La Botana's hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes can be enjoyed al fresco on a patio lit by fiesta lights and a flat-screen TV that often broadcasts the latest Mexican soccer games. Live music sometimes rings out over the open space, a much better meal soundtrack than recordings of synchronized chewing.
3200 N 1st. Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85719Get Directions