What You'll Get
Guacamole, like bamboo, is smooth, green, and powerful to wield during lunchroom food fights. Fling some green down the gullet with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican and Tex-Mex fare at La Valentina in Benton.
The taste-bud ticklers at La Valentina prepare gourmet Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine from scratch, using fresh ingredients united by rave-worthy recipes. The menu edifies traditional dishes with tenets of contemporary gastronomy, resulting in enlightened edibles such as fish tacos—corn tortillas topped with grilled tilapia, spinach, and pineapple-avocado pico de gallo ($10.99)—and smoked chicken enchiladas with zesty roasted tomato sauce ($8.99). Avocado artists chop, mix, and serve guacamole ($7.99) tableside, and the back-kitchen preps heartier plates such as the 12-ounce adobo marinated rib eye ($14.99). After the last plate clears, dessert devotees can pay their respects to the sugar gods with Mexican ambrosia such as the volcano—a gooey chocolate mound with a warm fudge center, topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel ($6.49)—and flan ($3.29).
La Valentina's dishes roll off the table and onto the dance floor on Friday and Saturday nights, when musicians saturate the air with a peppering of salsa-inspired notes—notes that carry out onto the restaurant's starlit outdoor patio, complete with simplified seating and a pleasant absence of climatic control.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid toward alcohol. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.