What You'll Get
Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of brunch or lunch fare at Maria Maria on Colorado Street.
Maria Maria's menu springs from the musical mind of the legendary Carlos Santana and the experienced hands of chef Roberto Santibañez. Maria Maria specializes in Mexican cuisine that sprinkles a contemporary twist on time-tested traditions. For lunch (served daily 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.), you may pair one soup or salad with one lunch-portion entree ($10.50), or you can add an additional soup, salad, or a side of rice and beans ($12.50) for a meal as balanced as a tight-rope walker giving unasked-for nutritional advice. Tomatillo tortilla soup is soulfully simmered with all-natural vegetable broth, roasted jalapeños, tomatillos, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro, and then topped with diced panela cheese, crispy tortillas, and wild mushrooms in a hearty mixture. Fresh mangoes, grilled shrimp, queso fresco, toasted almonds, raisins, and sesame seeds get cozy atop the spinach mango salad tossed with honey-lime vinaigrette. A burrito Maria arrives on plates perfectly packaged with red onions, roasted corn and poblanos, black beans, and cheese rolled in a flour tortilla with beef or chicken and topped with creamy tomatillo-pasilla sauce.
Brunch, America's favorite non-spork related portmanteau, is served at Maria Maria on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shake your taste buds awake with carne asada y huevos con mole ($12), a grilled adobo-marinated skirt steak topped with fried egg, mole sauce, and cheese and served with home-fry potatoes. The cinnamon-brioche french toast ($9)—with piloncillo-baked apples, maple syrup, Mexican cinnamon, and fresh whipped cream—is as creative and vibrant as the artwork that adorns the walls. The hearty and decadent cuisine at Maria Maria provides the perfect fuel for finally mastering "Black Magic Woman" on Guitar Hero.
This Groupon is not valid toward the purchase of alcohol.
The Austin American-Statesman and Texas Monthly featured Maria Maria. Citysearchers give the restaurant an average of four stars, and OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 3.8. More than 90 Yelpers give it an average of three stars:
- Maria Maria's menu stretches beyond the usual with soft duck tacos with a cream sauce, a big bowl of guacamole with crab and shrimp, vegetarian chiles rellenos, braised short ribs and grilled skirt steak with nopal salad. – Michael Barnes, American-Statesman
- It was a fantastic dining experience. The food and service were exceptional. Everything that we ordered was terrific, fresh and great tasting. My group had not left the restaurant when we were already discussing what we were going to order the next time we visited. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 08/07/2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 15, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Valid for lunch or brunch only. Not valid toward alcohol. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.