Like most modern conflicts, the rivalry between soft and hard tacos will not end until one side gets eaten by a bear. Broker a culinary truce with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican fare at Nuevo Mexico Restaurante. Choose between the following locations: Glen Allen or Richmond.
The culinary titans at Nuevo Mexico Restaurante construct a mind-bogglingly extensive menu of authentic Mexican entrees highlighted by fresh seafood, seasoned meats, and veggies. Protein-seeking mouth missiles target in on 12 steak and pork specialties, including three steak tacos slathered in al pastor sauce ($10.99) and a sautéed pork burrito, which is cloaked in melted cheese like Wisconsin's official magician ($10.99). Seafoodies latch onto 17 sapid choices, such as the trio of Maryland-blue-crab enchiladas ($10.49) or the Ixtapa fajita's crackling collection of shrimp and scallops ($15.99). Diners that steer clear of meat veer teeth straight into one of a dozen vegetarian dishes including spinach-stuffed chimichangas de espinaca ($8.99) accessorized with sour cream and guacamole. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., lunchers can stop waiting for their tortilla trees to grow and quiet chatty bellies with 1 of 29 lunch specials, such as the grilled-chicken taco salad ($6.99).
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.