The burrito not only provides a portable meal but also can be used in a pickup football game or as a simulation baby for prospective mothers to strap onto their bellies. Nosh on culinary versatility with today's Groupon to Los Equipales Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare during dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican fare during lunch.
Named Best Mexican restaurant in Albuquerque by the Weekly Alibi, Los Equipales curates a frequently rotating menu of Mexican specialties, with an emphasis on seafood dishes. For lunch, the enchiladas suizas come bearing gifts of seasoned chicken and tomtatillo ($7), and fish ceviche marinates in lime juices ($6). At dinnertime, patrons can feast on classic fajitas housing grilled, marinated skirt-steak strips and tomatoes, onions, and peppers ($13), or the arroz marinero, a plate of shrimp, oysters, scallops, clams, and squid served over poblano rice ($20). Pair solids with a selection from the wine list, such as a house-made sangria ($5.75 a glass). All consumption takes place in the comfort of the traditional wood-and-leather Mexican chairs from which the restaurant takes its name, and the terra cotta tile floor and weathered woodwork complement the authentic Mexican cuisine.
Los Equipales Restaurant has an average of 4.5 owl eyes from TripAdvisors, a four-star average from six Yelpers, a 3.8-star average from five OpenTable users, and is recommended by 89% of Urbanspooners:
- …if you love real Mexican Seafood you will love Los Equipales. It is hard to decide if my favorite part of eating here is the food or the hostess owner. We have eaten here at least 10-times and have never had a bad dish. – Albuquerque_NMGeezer, TripAdvisor
Los Equipales Restaurant
Tiny hanging tea lights cast orange orbs onto the lavender-hued walls. Thatched wicker chairs gather around tables, round and tapered like the heels of giant boots. Though these decorative embellishments may seem bold, the Martinez family wants them to be fixtures of a much greater statement—a culinary statement, one that won Los Equipales the title of 2011's Best Mexican restaurant according to Weekly Alibi.
The Martinez family changes the menu every three weeks to focus on the specialties of a different state of their native Mexico. Homemade sauces such as sweet mole and spiced tequila cream marinate fresh fillets of red snapper, salmon, and spice-infused chicken. While waiting on sizzling plates of fajitas to cool, patrons can also ask servers about their private rooms, which accommodate up to 110 guests or 500 tapped telephones.