Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of their cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $10, you get $20 worth of delicious Mexican fare at Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill. This Groupon is only valid for dine-in at Nacho Mama's Gentilly location, near the University of New Orleans.
Nacho Mama's recently opened Gentilly taqueria illustrates the local chain's commitment to fresh preparations of classic Mexican chow with the occasional southern twist. Its extensive menu is stuffed to the gills with a hearty assemblage of fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and more. Decorate freshly fried corn chips with a homemade dip such as tropical salsa ($5) or white queso ($5) before trying a nontraditional offering like the Mexicali shrimp wrap, a spinach tortilla stuffed with fajita shrimp, fresh veggies, cheese, and ranch dressing ($9). Skeptics who need to witness the miracle of cooking with their own eyes to believe their fragrance-filled noses can order the skirt steak ($16) or portobello mushroom ($14) fajitas, partnered with grilled onions and peppers on a plate of sizzling romantic tension. House favorites include Carla's cheesy chimichanga, a queso-covered, deep-fried tortilla stuffed with cheese and chicken or ground beef ($11). Less fried and cheesified fare arrives in the form of baked burritos, including the southern-style sweet and spicy barbecue pork burrito ($10.50), which arrives outfitted in layers of crinoline and corsetry.
Prepare for a night out with a margarita, served frozen or on the rocks, with available frozen variations that incorporate real strawberries, mango, or raspberries. A separate bar area allows mature, monocle-wearing matriarchs and their male counterparts to ditch their underage chihuahuas and knock back a Rio Grande's worth of imported cervezas.
May not be used for any other specials or offers (including happy hour) or on Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2011).
6325 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122Get Directions