The tortilla's thinness makes it ideal for folding, sliding under closed doors, and illustrating theories that the earth is flat and made of corn. Voyage to the edge of deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican cuisine at La Chimenea, valid at locations in Germantown and Saukville.
La Chimenea cooks up an authentic Mexican menu from homespun recipes in a comfy, festive milieu. Commence munching with the crowd-pleasing chili con queso, melted from the house’s recipe mixed with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and fresh jalapeños ($6.99). Heartier eaters can conquer the fajitas de camarón, a cluster of shrimp fajitas soaked in a special spice recipe and served with sour cream, lettuce, and peppery pico de gallo ($15.99), while a bounty of options for kids, such as a single taco, chimichanga, or burrito served with rice and beans or french fries ($4.99–$5.98), appeases smaller bellies. The Tijuana, two sirloin steak and chorizo soft flour tortillas topped with cilantro and onions ($8.99), is one of many plates made for two, perfect for sharing with a beloved family member, friend, or tattoo artist. The staff-favored chimichanga de queso y frambuesa ceases feasts on a high note, swaddling cinnamon-sugar in a cream-cheese raspberry chimichanga capped with decadent caramelized sugar and vanilla ice cream ($6.49).
In its cottage-like atmosphere, La Chimenea charms eaters with fireside dining and an outdoor patio. Hand-painted wall art lends the space an authentic regional feel, while stone fireplace facades proffer a blank slate for dreaming up one's own future mantle displays of Cops and Robbers trophies. A live mariachi band enlivens ears on Thursday evenings at the Germantown location.
Punctuated by festive colors, a plentiful bar, and ample outdoor seating, La Chimenea puts diners in the mood to celebrate. Owner Hector Jimenez—offers dishes that run the gamut of Mexican staples. Menu items include homemade guacamole and sirloin-steak fajitas, along with more innovative creations, such as the specialty chilies en Nogada, which fills two poblano peppers with ground beef, peaches, apples, and nuts before slathering it all in a creamy cashew sauce. At the bar, a variety of tequilas anoint lime, strawberry, raspberry, mango, or other flavored margaritas, and patio seating keeps the seasons at bay with a fire pit during the winter months and a restaurant-sized snow globe over the summer.