After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disk with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks at [Mexicali Restaurant]() in Battle Creek.
Mexicali Restaurant's Colombian-born owner Evencio Sanchez primes appetites for exotic flavors with a menu of authentic cuisine crafted from generations of family recipes. Begin a food fiesta by bashing a piñata filled with fresh starters and pocketing the tasty prizes, such as the botana nachos, where homemade tortilla triangles sport refried beans, Mexican sausage, melted cheese, and a cornucopia of veggies ($8.95). Then an entourage of entrees saunters in, including the carne con chili, which fills bellies with chunks of pork loin singed by fiery jalapeño sauce and infused with a blend of spices ($12.45), and the grilled quesadilla supreme ($9.45), which quells cheese cravings with a dairy-decked flour tortilla slathered in sour cream, tomatoes, and guacamole. Those wishing to suppress meaty hungers or practice shark-like hunting techniques can press their faces into a plate of tres combination fajitas ($13.95), with four pieces each of grilled steak, chicken, and shrimp roll-ups.
Delight sweet-seeking taste buds with a chocolate-taco dessert, abound with apple pie filling, almonds, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream ($4.95) in Mexacali's comfy, colorful eatery. Tan tiles and walls, amidst teal accents, envelop whimsical adornments such as a massive Mexican-themed mural and a pintsize wishing well that grants only wishes for hats woven from dried corn husks.
- The service was great, and the owner finding out my wife was Columbian sat down and chatted with us for a good 15 minutes while we ate. Very friendly people, and the food was pretty good. – Michael D., Yelp, 6/27/10
- every time I am back in Michigan, I always stop in to get my Mexicali fix. My favorites are the steak fajitas, carne con chile, the steak wet burrito, and of course, the hot sauce! The service is great and the owner always takes time to chat with the customers. – Michelle, Yahoo! Local
595 Columbia Ave. W
Battle Creek, Michigan 49015Get Directions