What You'll Get
If not for Mexico's neighborliness, Americans would be deprived of authentic south-of-the-border cuisine and would be forced to borrow all their power tools and cups of sugar from Canada. Throw an international block party with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare at La Joya Restaurant in Irving.
La Joya Restaurant touts a combination of lunch and dinner menus bursting at the burrito-seams with gourmet Mexican cuisine. For a midday repast, tortilla-trundlers roll up dainty crêpes filled with sautéed spinach and onions, then immerse them in a pool of mild habenero-shiitake cream sauce ($8). The camarones con chorizo showcase grill-seared shrimp and chorizo draped—like a superhero duo that battles lactose intolerance—in matching capes of oaxaca cheese ($11). Dinner options include the meat-replete alambres, a choir of shrimp, sirloin, chicken, bacon, and homemade chorizo accompanied by steadfast oaxaca, rice, and beans ($22), and the chef-commended tilapia tacos, gussied up Veracruz style in creamy avocado-garlic sauce ($19).
Patrons can follow La Joya's scattered schedule of live-music events on the restaurant's Facebook page, which also lists drink specials and applicable cover charges (not included in this Groupon). Every Friday night, a professional dance instructor teaches complimentary salsa lessons to ensure that diners can masterfully dip their pico de gallo.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.