What You'll Get
Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Baja Mexican fare and drinks at Paco's Mexican Grill in Jacksonville Beach.
Paco's Mexican Grill dishes out a laid-back, beach bar–style vibe alongside its refreshing Baja fare in a prime seaside location. Before asking the ocean for change, seasoned beach bums begin their day with the ever-popular dawn patrol breakfast burrito, a tortilla stuffed with energizing eggs, potatoes, bacon, rice, cheese, and black beans ($5.59). Paco's lunch and dinner menu boasts a bounty of folded fare, including Baja-style fish tacos with cabbage, cheese, and white sauce ($3.29), or meaty al pastor tacos conjoined with cabbage, queso fresco, and guacamole ($3.39). Nibble Poseidon's favorite midnight charbroiled fish burrito snack, served with rice, cabbage, beans, and guacamole ($6.79), or bring the long-warring factions of land and sea together with a surf 'n' turf combo, a savory peace accord of carne asada and your choice of Baja, blackened, or charbroiled fish ($8.49).
The spirituous, fully stocked bar and grill stages live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to prep ears in between bites of fresh, light Mexican eats. Paco’s breezy beachside location cools steaming dishes with the salty breath of a thousand mudskippers and reminds patrons of the primordial sea from whence Bob Denver sprang.
The Florida Times-Union featured Paco's Mexican Grill. Six TripAdvisors give Paco's an average of 3.5 owl eyes and 77% of Urbanspooners recommend it. Though reviewers are polarized about the quality of the food, six Yelpers give it 2.5 stars.
- Paco's gets high marks for its refried beans and black beans. Too often in Mexican-style restaurants these simple dishes are ruined with too many add ons - excessive garlic or a pile of green onions. That's not the case here. The flavor is pure and the texture creamy. – J.F. Mix, The Florida Times-Union
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour or lunch special. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.