After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender, baby disk with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks at Palenque Cocina Mexicana in Arden.
A small menu of healthfully prepared favorites is accented by mouthwatering daily specials at Palenque, where fresh ingredients flourish and home-style recipes are always en vogue. The enchiladas verdes come filled with either chicken or cheese and are adorned with homemade tomatillo sauce, offering a flavorful throne for cheese, onions, and sour cream ($9.50). Lead-footed drivers on the burrito superhighway can cruise into tasty tunnels of beans, cheese, rice, and salsa, with their choice of al pastor, asada, carnitas, or chicken in the coveted passenger seat ($5.10). Refresh with a Mexican beer ($3.25) or two as you chat with friends, or venture out to converse with one of Palenque's affable staffers and potentially find your long-lost giggle twin.
Yelpers give Palenque Cocina Mexicana an average of 4.5 stars:
- Was greeted warmly and felt right at home as we sat down and ordered the ceviche and chicken flautas. Both dishes knocked my socks off! I am not a big ceviche fan, but that is all changed now. The shrimp dish was outstanding and had that clean, fresh flavor that is so critical to any seafood plate. The flautas were stuffed with chicken, fried just right, and covered with white cheese. They were tender and not chewy, and we all agreed they were the best we had ever tasted. – George R., 06/20/2010