Upscale Mexican chefs differentiate their cuisine from the tacos of street vendors by using only the finest ingredients and writing a love sonnet to guacamole on every tortilla. Feast on amorously fine fare with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet Mexican cuisine at Los Vaqueros Grill in Livermore.
Festive tunes float through Los Vaqueros Grill's bustling atmosphere, and lively flavors cha-cha across a gourmet menu of behemoth burritos, plump tacos, and savory enchiladas. Sink smiles into a soft taco bed ($13), peppered with plump grilled-chicken pillows that snuggle under a sheet of honey-mustard-pomegranate barbecue sauce and a comforter of avocado salsa. Garden-torn stuffers burst from the vegetable chili relleno's fire-seared poblano pepper ($10), and a tantalizing torrent of dried chilis, nuts, spices, and Mexican chocolate floods the enchiladas mole rojo, packed with a choice of meat ($11). Servers lure pineapple pulled pork and confused spa-goers from a slow-cooking sauna, wrapping sizzly strips in the Super burrito's soothing garlic tortilla with pickled jalapeños and house-made enchilada sauce ($12).
At Los Vaqueros Grill, taste buds can indulge themselves on outdoor eats under the tiki hut's intricate thatch work, in the greenhouse's jungle of emerald foliage, or amid the patio's fresh breezes. Indoor diners can sate their hunger with epicurean fare in a casual dining room or inside a hermetically sealed bubble.