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 $7, you get $15 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine at La Parilla, located in Turkey Creek.
At La Parilla, guests are presented with a menu brimming with authentic South of San Antonio eats. Set stomach engines revving with an order of nachos supremos, a plate of fresh tortilla chips piled high with beef, chicken, and beans, and slathered in nacho cheese and sour cream ($7.99). Customers can construct their ideal dinner with the fajita molcajete, stacking mouthfuls of grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, pork, chorizo, and mozzarella cheese and topping it with fresh edible cactus––the vegetarian alternative to a traditional porcupine steak (single $15.49; double $24.29). For strict unmeat eaters, vegetarian chimichangas showcase a kind-hearted combination of beans, cheese, and sautéed vegetables snuggly tucked into a deep-fried tortilla envelope ($7.99), and the quesadilla rellena smuggles mushrooms, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream into a delicious gooey disk that may be used as a postage stamp in certain Texan counties. Enjoy a colorful meal in one of La Parilla's plush, high-backed booths, or perch atop the decorative wrought-iron balcony to guard the dining room against gangs of chalupa-thieving caballeros.
Inside La Parilla, bright sunflower-colored walls stretch from the rustic tiled floor to the lofty ceiling and overlook a spread of hearty Mexican dishes and fruity, top-shelf margaritas. In this light and airy eatery, chefs spin out all the south-of-the-border favorites, from cacophonously sizzling fajitas and fish tacos to seven types of enchiladas teeming with liberally spiced meat and floods of melted cheese. At the full bar, mixologists update the classic margarita with mango and strawberry flavors, imbuing drinks with a tropical essence usually achieved only by puréeing a box of miniature umbrellas.