- $30 for $50 worth of dinner and drinks
- Destination is located in a neighborhood bordering Lodi
Groupon Mystery Date
There's something special about having your date plan out the evening in secret. Maybe it's the intrigue of a good mystery. Maybe it's knowing that they took the time to set a plan in advance, instead of consulting an unusually specific magic 8-ball at the last minute. This Mystery Date deal doubles that fun—until you purchase the deal, neither of you will know where you're headed. Wherever you go, you'll enjoy a modern take on global cuisine in a romantic venue.
Alebrijes Mexican Bistro
The inspiration behind Alebrijes Mexican Bistro is the stuff of nightmares—Pedro Linares’ nightmares, to be specific. At the age of 30, the Mexican artist fell deathly ill. As he lay in bed, unconscious, he dreamt of a strange world filled with brightly colored monsters—a donkey with butterfly wings and a rooster with the head of an eagle among others—all shouting “alebrijes, alebrijes, alebrijes!” When he awoke, he wanted to show his family and friends all that he had seen, so he replicated his first alebrije from brightly painted papier-mâché. To this day, his family still crafts these strange creatures to serve as unusual home accents.
Pedro Linares' monsters inspired Alebrijes Mexican Bistro's name, as well as its decor, which showcases brightly colored paintings of his nightmarish beasts. In 2012, the bistro also won the Lodi News Reader’s Choice award for Best Mexican Restaurant, thanks to its gourmet burritos and regionally inspired dishes such as oaxaca mole, guanajuato bacon-wrapped prawns, and guacamole prepared in the style of Mexico City. The restaurant also infuses their own tequilas.