Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Spanish-influenced tapas, tacos, and drinks at Noche. This Groupon is good at the Vinings and Virginia Highland locations.
Noche crafts refined small plates that mix Southern cuisine with Spanish cooking styles. A wide selection of tapas lets disparate diners bond over passed plates of chicken empanadas with pineapple-mango jubilee ($6) and coriander grilled lamb-chop lollipops ($9). Warmed tortillas wrap a selection of traditional tacos and atypical creations such as lobster tacos with oaxaca cheese ($7) and the fried chicken-filled, queso-doused trailer park taco ($4). Green-eating grazers, meanwhile, can divide portions of fried green tomatoes ($5) and vegetable tostadas layered with goat cheese and cilantro pesto ($6). Noche's chefs also outfit classic comfort food with Spanish accents, pairing pan-seared crab cakes with poblano cream ($9) and mixing shrimp and grits with grilled chorizo and jalapeño jack cheese ($8).
When la noche comes to the twin Noche locations, social butterflies break free from their cocoons and compare wing patterns over cocktails. In Vinings, a spacious dining room and patio seats scores of snackers under rustic chandeliers and remedies dry whistles with margaritas made with one of the 30 types of tequila behind the bar. The Virginia Highland spot bristles with energetic hobnobbers nobbing their hobs along the long bar, which offers an open view of Noche's nutritional engineers as they construct edible edifices in the kitchen.