What You'll Get
Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of the Sonoran with today’s Groupon, get $25 for $50 worth of dinner fare at the Painted Horse Cafe in Scottsdale.
Painted Horse's boyish chef and owner, Bryan Elliott, serves up a casual dinner menu that still manages to project a classy sophistication. Feast eyes on the café's views of the sun setting over the Sonoran Desert while other body parts do the same to an appetizer of pork tenderloin sliders with caramelized onion and horseradish cream ($8). Higher-magnitude hungers will require the raspberry-chipotle baby back ribs with fries and Asian slaw ($26), which can find a leggy dance partner among Painted Horse's red and white wines. Spaghetti-western fans, meanwhile, can dine on western spaghetti with the TPH pasta—grilled chicken breast, peppers, and onions in a chipotle citrus cream ($20). A dessert, such as a chocolate and English-toffee brownie ($8) or half-baked chocolate-chip cookie ($8) gives your meal a far sweeter finish than its originally scripted ending, where you find the Statue of Liberty half-buried in the sand.
The Painted Horse lives up to its name with its colorful interior of psychedelically painted horses, stone columns, and black tablecloths adorning its tables, which are actually tiny horses bred to have incredibly flat backs. Though today's Groupon lets casual diners enjoy a gourmet meal without needing to bring along their butlers, reservations are recommended.
- With fare that's both sophisticated and unpretentious and a vibe that's both classy and casual, Painted Horse Cafe is clearly the right restaurant in the right place at the right time. And judging by its popularity - the place fills up even midweek - the neighborhood doesn't need me to trumpet the news. – Howard Seftel, AZCentral.com
- A small place with interesting decor and some outside seating -- nice menu and quite broad wine lst[sic]. – JimParkRidge_IL, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table/visit. Must use in one visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid only for dinner. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.