What You'll Get
Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $15, you get $30 worth of Tex-Mex cuisine and drinks at Loco Hombre.
Loco Hombre is a Tex-Mex outpost serving favorites from both sides of the border, giving star-crossed hamburger and taco fans a meeting place at last. The dinner menu boasts Southwestern succulents such as the crab, artichoke, and chorizo dip ($10), whose Old Bay–dusted tortilla chips act as the spicy vessel for gooey goodness. Mexican entrees include pork tacos, with carnitas playing a staring role in a musical of flavors that includes chorus members queso fresco, jalapeño escabeche, and cilantro ($13). A jalapeño-popper burger stuffs Roseda beef with jalapeños and cream cheese and serves it up alongside a chipotle-ranch sauce ($15 for 1 lb., $13 for 8 oz.). Entrees such as the jambalaya ($18) contend for the heavyweight taste title, with ingredients such as chicken and a duo of sausages melding harmoniously in a Creole stew of peppers, tomato, onion, okra, and rice. Loco Hombre also serves lunch, a better way to satisfy midday Tex-Mex cravings than eating salsa out of a Longhorns cap.
To quench chip-induced thirst, Loco Hombre blends up margaritas in a variety of adventurous flavors such as prickly pear, hibiscus, and pomegranate, all made with freshly squeezed lime juice ($7–$10). Also on tap is an extensive international beer list, in addition to wine and other libations. Although Loco Hombre shares a roof with its long-lost Italian cousin Alonso and the restaurant of the same name, this Groupon is only good for dining at Loco Hombre.
Valid for lunch and dinner only.
Although some TripAdvisors and Yelpers weren't satisfied with their dining experiences at Loco Hombre, it was favorably reviewed by the City Paper. OpenTable reviewers give it a 3.3-star average, and six Yahoo! Locals give it a four-star average rating.
- What was for years a convivial Roland Park mainstay for consuming mass quantities of (mostly) old-school Mexican-American grub is now an upscale arena for the enjoyment of a chef-driven menu, or what the restaurant itself dubs "Latin-influenced American cuisine." – Richard Gorelick, City Paper
- There is a new vibe at Alonsos/Loco Hombre and we like it! – OpenTable user who dined on 8/11/2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for carry-out. Valid only for lunch and dinner. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Alonso's dinner menu is home to American classics, with an emphasis on the kitchen's famous burgers and pasta dishes.