The right blend of Mexican spices turns meals into fiestas and lures droves of grazing piñatas within the reach of a sturdy broomstick. Enjoy south-of-the-border zest with today's Groupon to Mextopia. Choose between the following options:
For $49, you get a three-course dinner for four (up to a $124.70 value). The meal includes:
- Two appetizers (up to $14.95 each)
- Four entrées (up to $19.95 each)
- Two desserts (up to $7.50 each)
For $10, you get $20 worth of anything on the menu.
Mextopia gives bean, cheese, and tortilla lovers their fill via modern updates on traditional Tex-Mex cuisine. Answer an appetizer inquiry with a plate of nachos garnished with shredded chicken ($10.95) or a succulent spinach quesadilla ($9.95). Entrees include the spicily sauced braised pork loin in guisado de puerco ($10.95) and a trio of handmade tamales ($10.95), a tasteful squad of pork or cheese-and-jalapeño pockets grappling hunger and obliterating it with a flying clothesline of deliciousness. Diners warm bellies and heart-cockles as they savor a bowl of pozole stew with shredded chicken and hominy in a chili broth ($6.50), then finish with a delectable dessert such as traditional flan ($5.95) to keep jealous sweet teeth from blurting out how long it's been since the last flossing.
Owner Ricardo Avila has created a relaxed, colorfully lit interior perfect for munching on mole con pollo. Those driving hard-to-park winged monster trucks can use Mextopia's free valet on the weekends, cutting down on parking rage and paving the way for the savory feast that lies ahead.
For the last 25 years, Ricardo and Michelle Avila have been dabbling with spices and tenderizing meats, meticulously perfecting the recipes that populate Mextopia’s menu. From brisket gorditas to guisado de puerco—a house specialty of braised pork loin in chili cascabel sauce—the traditional and Tex-Mex entrees pair with a roster of beers from Mexico and Central and South America. During happy hour on Thursdays and Saturdays, the draft beers are served with complimentary plates of sweet-and-spicy bacon in an effort to provide the community more protein in preparation for hibernation. The savory-sweet combos can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio or inside, where the purple glow of neon lights washes over the granite-topped bar and warm orange walls cultivate a festive atmosphere.