Mexican Food for Two or Four at Nikko's Taqueria Mexican Grill (Up to 38% Off)

Centennial

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In a Nutshell

Mexican mainstays, including enchiladas, burritos, and tortas, fill plates and stomachs at this casual eatery

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. No cash back if voucher isn't fully used. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid for dine in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $13 for Mexican food for two ($20 value)
  • $25 for Mexican food for four ($40 value)

Refried Beans: Prefixes and Protein

Refried beans add creamy, savory heft to many plates. Learn a little about their origins with Groupon’s look at the dish.

Refried beans are not fried twice. This common misconception stems from the Spanish language’s somewhat loose usage of the prefix re-. While it can mean “again,” it can also simply mean something like “a lot.” In the case of frijoles refritos, this means that “well-fried beans” is a better translation than “twice-fried beans.”

Although they might only be fried once, the cooking process for refried beans has three basic steps. Chefs first begin by simmering, stewing, or pressure-cooking the beans for one to two hours, long enough to soften them. (Of course, home cooks can take the easy route and start with canned beans or borrow some cooked beans from their local taqueria.) Pinto beans are the traditional choice for Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, although black beans or pink beans are viable substitutes. To add flavor, some chefs add onion, garlic, cilantro, bay leaves, or other seasonings to the boiling mixture. Hand-mashing the softened beans into a paste is the next step. To finish the dish, chefs fry or sauté the purée in fat—traditionally lard, although bacon fat and vegetable oil also have become common in more-recent decades.

When finished, the beans are ready to be used as a standalone side dish or as an ingredient in anything from burritos to tostadas. The recipe originally may have arisen as a way to reuse the previous day’s dinner: “Leftover beans lose their flavor unless fat is added when reheated,” notes folklorist Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert in The Good Life: New Mexico Traditions and Food.

Customer Reviews

29 Ratings

The food tastes great!
Min L. · September 24, 2016
My chicken fajita burrito was excellent! My friend commented his chile colorado burrito was good but sauce was "biting". Not sure what that means but he eats burritos everywhere and compares each. Good to excellent food and service overall.
Ben H. · August 19, 2016
Very good size portions, prawns in my burrito were grilled perfectly and very generous amount of tastey carnitas in the tostada salad. Regular pricing isn't cheap, but rent in this area makes that as it is, I'm sure. Groupon for this meal was a good value
Glenn G. · August 15, 2016
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    Centennial

    314 Arguello Street

    Redwood City, CA 94063

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