Mexican restaurants compete for the freshest guacamole possible, using techniques such as mixing it tableside or keeping in-house orchards so staff can pick new avocados as soon as they hatch from their eggs. Get fresh guacamole and more with today’s Groupon to Pelea Mexicana. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks.
• For $50, you get two entrees, one side, and four margaritas (up to a $110 value).
In an expansive space decked with mural art and rustic chandeliers, Pelea Mexicana’s chef Richard Caruso serves a menu brimming with signature dishes, homemade tortillas, and made-to-order guacamole alongside a bountiful drink list and recurring musical entertainment. The tamales de langosta y camarones drapes taste buds in a chipotle-cream sauce atop sweet-corn tamales and morsels of shrimp and Maine lobster ($13). Gourmands can savor the mixiote’s lamb shank within a covering of banana leaves, slow-cooked with chilies and herbs ($22), while the jumbo shrimp al ajillo sizzles beneath a garlic and chili sauce, accompanied by mussels and manila clams ($23). Pair plates with a side of sweet plantains ($6) or elotes ($6), a corn classic favored by Mexican street vendors and Iowa-stumping political candidates alike. Pelea Mexicana offers more than 100 tequilas in fresh margaritas, flights, or solo journeys, while an array of wines and beers pair pleasantly with the gourmet fare. With the second deal, a pair of diners can quell stomachs with any two entrees, one side, and four margaritas.
A rotating lineup of DJs and a mariachi band accompanies guacamole-making grooves, and a satisfying brunch menu is served every Sunday. With checkered floors and colorful murals, Pelea Mexicana’s décor fosters a festive evening for any romantic date or angry debates between rival baseball mascots.