Texan witches often cursed their enemies with the Tex-Mex Hex—causing them to weep ranchero sauce, sprout burritos on their arms, and turn everything they touched into refried beans. Celebrate a more benevolent form of this delectable magic with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of succulent Mexican fare and drinks at Mi Tierra in Smyrna. You must order at least one food item in order to purchase alcoholic beverages, and this Groupon is for dine-in only.
Fresh from its ribbon-cutting on April 14th, 2010, the dual-family owners of Mi Tierra whip up south-of-the-border dishes fresh and made to order in a friendly, casual environment. Topping the zesty, varied menu is the handmade guacamole ($5.99 regular, $13.99 family size), a mashment of avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and a pinch of jalapeno served with warm tortilla chips and prepared right at your table. From there, populate a desolate stomach planet with cosmopolitan fajitas such as the molcajete zavala ($16.99), a worldly melding of grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, chorizo, and tilapia flanked by fresh mozzarella, veggies, and savory red sauce. Mi Tierra's a la carte menu allows for more customized plate stacking; traditionalists can pair a crispy beef taco ($1.49) with a tasty tamale ($2.49), while budding wordsmiths can mix a bean chalupa ($2.99) with a chicken chimichanga ($2.99) to synthesize the world's first chick-bean chalupachanga. If the Mexican government has revoked your stomach's visa for refusing to wear a mask to its last lucha libre, there's a "gringo menu" that offers succulent steaks such as the flat iron ($9.99), a USDA-Angus-beef cutlet served with grilled veggies and your choice of taters.
Mi Tierra colors its spacious interior and dusty white-brick walls with festive wicker-wood chairs and distinctive homeland touches, right down to the hacienda shingles of the open kitchen's roof. There's also a huge outdoor patio where al fresco diners can engage in people-watching that doesn't involve binoculars or result in restraining orders from Burton Gilliam. Karaoke nights are every Wednesday and Saturday, so enjoy the spectacle of your friend's margarita-fueled renditions of telenovela monologues with today's Groupon to Mi Tierra.
When they aren't mashing fresh avocados to mix up guacamole, the staff at Mi Tierra prepare a long menu of Mexican specialties with American touches. Diners can fill up on fajitas, arroz con pollo, or carne asada, which all come with traditional Mexican sides, or they can choose more American-flavored tilapia fillets, chicken wings, french fries, or grilled salmon. Fish tacos and buffalo nachos seamlessly combine the two culinary traditions. Some kid-friendly dishes, alongside fresh salads and desserts, round out the menu, turning it into a satisfying read for those who want to whet their appetite or add another entry to their summer reading list.