After scientists revealed that UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disk with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at La Frontera. This Groupon is valid at La Frontera's eight area locations.
In business more than 30 years, La Frontera prepares an authentic menu of Mexican dishes using select ingredients, homespun recipes, and fresh hand-rolled tortillas. Kick off savory adventuring with chips and salsa made from scratch daily ($2–$2.50), or dive in with Frontera nachos, a mishmash of meat, veggies, beans, jalapeños, guacamole, and sour cream ($8.75). The chili platter boasts a lineup of red or green chili, beans, rice, salad, and two tortillas ($7.75), and the renowned chili verde, made fresh every morning, slathers savory cuts throughout the menu.
To summon the sought-after smothered burritos, which roll beans and fresh ground beef or chicken into a tortilla with extras such as cheese and onions ($8–$14 for three), patrons are encouraged to shout "smothered!," a battle cry also useful before dumping salsa on the heads of pesky siblings. Founded by Guanajuato emigrant Antonio Tovar, La Frontera welcomes hungry clans with a family-friendly feel. Inspired by Tovar’s own history and panache, the piquant, belly-button-bursting platters complete the transition from an innie to an outie.