A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican cuisine at Mondo Burrito in Santa Clara.
A 2010 SFGate BayList nominee for Best Burrito, Mondo Burrito crafts custom-made Mexican dishes from high-quality ingredients right before your eyes. The menu features boneless, skinless chicken breast, as well as choice beef carefully trimmed from cows fresh from their Venice Beach workouts. For meat-eschewing herbivores, Mondo makes its refried beans and spanish rice from scratch with no meat products, as well as guacamole from 100% avocados. From the comfort of the enclosed outdoor patio, you can gorge on tortilla chips made fresh several times a day, which arrive surrounded by an entourage of five types of salsa. Save a stomach corner for a house-specialty wet burrito, such as a large Mondo Meato burrito drenched in your choice of red enchilada, chili verde, or vegetarian ranchera sauces ($6.75, $0.99 extra for wet option). Otherwise, erase the work week's memories of coworkers asking you to sign their rash with the $1 beers, $2 Coronas, and $2 margaritas during Mondo's Friday Late Night Happy Hour.
At Mondo Burrito, cooks prepare every menu item in front of your eyes. They squash avocados to make guacamole, deep-try tortillas to create chips, and hand-trim each cut of meat to minimize fat. Although they take pride in their simmered pork tacos and mahi-mahi burritos, they also prepare several vegetarian dishes, such as grilled veggie burritos and cheese quesadillas. To elevate the dining experience, the restaurant’s hosts seat guests in an air-conditioned dining room or at an enclosed outdoor patio.
3300 The Alameda
Santa Clara, California 95050Get Directions