Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Nuevo Mexico Restaurante, with locations in Stony Point and Glen Allen.
Nuevo Mexico Restaurante dishes up a hearty spread of authentic south of the border cuisine. In festive, family-friendly surrounds, guests can mine the expansive menu of tacos, burritos, fajitas, and more. Comestible festivities may commence with nachos ($3.99–$8.49), a spinach quesadilla ($3.95), and a cup of guacamole ($2.95), or other eats from the appetizer selections. Real Maryland blue crab meat greets grilled tilapia under a cloak of signature cheese sauce with poblano pepper chaperones in the tilapia and crab entree ($13.99). Meat dodgers will dig vegetarian platters, such as the burrito loco stuffed with mushrooms, zucchini, and squash ($8.99) or the green-thumbed veggie Yucatán fajitas ($10.49). A pair of taquitos with chicken and beef ($5.99) or a beef-tipped chimichanga ($6.29) on the lunch menu calm midday hunger pangs, while the children's menu offer youngster-pleasers such as the queso-filled quesadilla, which won't be offended when referred to as a grilled cheese ($5.50). At the Stony Point location, patrons can soak up the sounds of live American music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night.
While reviews are still growing for Nuevo Mexico Restaurant’s Richmond location, eight Yelpers give the Glen Allen location an average of four stars:
- They have excellent service, always delivering the food to your table insanely fast. It's as if somehow they're cooking what I want before I even order it. – Tim C., 8/19/10
- The food is always fresh, the restaurant is always clean, and the service is great. The "Sopa de Pollo" alone will keep you coming back often. – Talib M., 8/10/10
Nuevo Mexico Restaurante
Though it’s far from the border, Nuevo Mexico Restaurante serves up dishes of traditional Mexican cuisine. The staff rolls seasoned pork or chicken burritos, stuffs taquitos with beef, or grills spinach and tucks it into quesadillas. One of the benefits of their location on the East Coast is the ability to ship in real blue crab from Maryland, granting chefs fresh ingredients for crab salads and enchiladas. One location’s decor unites rich wood accents with exposed red brick, a mural of a matador dodging a bull, and a bar that has three sides, like any argument between a husband and his wife with a crime-fighting alter-ego.