Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary Latin cuisine from Poco's on the Boulevard. This Groupon is good for dine-in purchases only.
Melding Southwestern-tinged fare with the traditional Latin American flavors of her childhood, chef and co-owner Lorenza Guitierrez's award-winning eats have put smiles on the lips of Kansas City bellies since Poco's opened in 2006. The menu boasts inventive takes on Mexican classics. Plantain chips scoop up fresh guacamole ($7), while a starter of tamales ($8) comes stuffed with tantalizing goat cheese and vegetables, much to the chagrin of late-night Soylent Green–tamale peddlers. Entrees are served with soup or salad, in addition to selective appearances of rice, beans, or seasonal vegetables. Patrons with porcine-inclined palates can plunder the Yucatan Tacos de Puerco, a savory pile of orange-chipotle pork topped with salsa verde and swaddled in lettuce ($16), while Aquarians can plunge their taste buds into the tortilla-encrusted salmon ($16). Vegetarians need not feel left in a lurch—the chile relleno ($12.99) can be prepared sans boeuf, while the roasted red pepper, with organic quinoa herbs, grilled vegetables, and chipotle-tomato dressing, is naturally animal free ($15). Float the evening's delectable edibles south of your throat-border with a selection from the thoughtfully assembled wine list.
Poco's on the Boulevard has received extensive local press, including favorable reviews and features by The Pitch—twice—the Kansas City Business Journal, and the blog Cooking in Kansas City. Ninety percent of Urbanspooners recommend it and seven Yelpers give Poco's an average of 3.5 stars.
- Pretty to look at and even better to eat were the excellent Yucatan tacos: bits of pork cooked in chipotle peppers and chopped orange, served on a sheath of cool lettuce instead of tortillas. – Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch
- In all, Poco's is about surprises, discoveries and good food. – Kansas City Business Journal
- Go in expecting to be thrilled. – Sean Cummings, Urbanspoon
- Their homemade salsa is to die for, and I have never been disappointed with anything I've ordered. – Emily S., Yelp