Engineers have long claimed that the triangle is the strongest shape, due to its ability to scoop up salsa without fear of destruction and teach the Pythagorean theorem to 10th graders without fear of rejection. Master isosceles shapes with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mexican fare at any of Lime an American Cantina's four Denver-area locations in Larimer Square, Winter Park, Greenwood Village, and downtown on East 6th Avenue and Clarkson Street.
Fresh fixings flourish at Lime, whose masters of Mexican munchables craft a multitudinous menu of contemporary south-of-the-border cuisine. Eaters approach Lime's array of appetizers with an open mouth, ready to sink teeth into shrimp scorpions, layered on jalapeño halves with a chipotle-cheese filling, and fried in a crispy won ton ($9.95).
South of the border meets far easterly of the border with Lime's Mexican-Japanese edamame, served with a chipotle-lime crema dipping sauce and ancestral ambiguity ($5.95). The lime fajitas allow foodies to feast on a house favorite, in which sautéed veggies and optional meat can be tenderly tucked in a corn or flour tortilla for safekeeping ($10.95 for veggie, $12.95¬–$14.95 for meat/seafood). Finish feasting with Lime's decadent desserts, including chocolate chimichangas, dribbled with dulce de leche sauce ($5.95), and fried ice cream, sprinkled with chocolate sauce and strawberries ($5.95).
Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, Lime's featured musicians and DJs scratch out songs while gourmands graze on Mexican meals and scrumptious silverware. Live-music nights or any other night can get a juice boost from Lime's mighty margaritas, mixed with Sauza Gold tequila, triple sec, and a house-made sweet and sour. Lime's downtown location is only open for dinner, and this Groupon is not valid for any specials, such as Taco Tuesdays, happy hour, or events at the restaurants.
In addition to classic Mexican food staples like sizzling fajitas and tacos al carbon, chefs at Lime incorporate international influences into their Central American cuisine. Steamed edamame and chipotle crema dipping sauce, as well as the scorpion plate’s shrimp flash-fried in a wonton wrapper, mingle Mexican cooking methods and ingredients from Asian traditions. And American fair makes its mark with the Lime's Mexican burger which wraps a flour tortilla around a beef burger patty, served with fries. The restaurant creates a festive atmosphere with margaritas, mojitos, and board games that double as giant maracas.