Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Turkish cuisine at Mediterranean Turkish Grill.
Chefs at Mediterranean Turkish Grill tuck fresh ingredients into authentic kebabs, pizzas, and other house-made items on a menu whirling with flavors torn from central Asian, Middle Eastern, and Balkan kitchens. A slender ribbon of marinated lamb and beef performs slow-motion pirouettes on a vertical rotisserie before coiling through the traditional doner kebab ($9.95), which fills mitts with delicious warmth like a handshake from the gingerbread man. A shower of spices and parsley pelts the falafel plate's fried chickpea patties on a bed of rice ($8.95). Culinary architects erect a sturdy, thick crust around the karisik pide pizza's mozzarella foundation, buttressing ground-beef tenders and turkish sausage ($10.95). Scarlet linens camouflage witness-protected tables bathed in a golden glow radiating from walls peppered with Turkish–style tapestries, candlesticks, and humming televisions.
Mediterranean Turkish Grill
Inside Mediterranean Turkish Grill's pumpkin-colored walls, waiters serve skewers of grilled meats alongside other classic Turkish dishes. From appetizers such as hummus and falafel to desserts such as baklava, the menu stays true to its regional roots. So, too, does the decor, which includes ornate ceramics, persian rugs, and paintings of Mediterranean landscapes adorning the walls. Diners can sip, chug, or shower in a wide range of Turkish teas and coffees after their meal.
San Antonio, Texas 78216