A tortilla makes a handy mousepad, 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 $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican fare at La Costenita on Leopard Street.
La Costenita’s culinary artists gather inspiration from the methods of the old country, rolling and stuffing their tortilla canvases into a fiesta-worthy feast of authentic Mexican cuisine. Diners can navigate their teeth through the savory seas of three soft-shell tacos served with a choice of meats, which include carne asada, marinated spicy pork, and chicken ($6.75). Without resorting to licking a telephone pole, diners can find new, interesting flavors in a triad of beef tongue or pineapple-pork tacos ($6.75). Crispy flautas come in flavorful foursomes and envelop a choice of chicken, chicken with onions, beef, or crispy potato and mexican sausage ($7). A rich black-bean soup brewed with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and cactus ($5) headlines an all-star supporting cast of soups, mexican rice, and Tony Award–nominated plantains.