Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of exciting Mexican fare at Pura Enchilada, located in Lawrenceville.
Fifteen varieties of vibrant, cooked-to-order enchiladas form the centerpiece of this authentic eatery's enticing menu. Utilizing all fresh ingredients and scratch-made sauces, the enchiladas draw their names from the regions that inspired them, just like secret government bases. Diners can taste the salty-shore breezes of Vallarta with a saucy encasement of grouper marinated in roasted chipotle peppers, garlic, and spices ($2.95), or jet to Chiapaneca for an ambling blend of slow-roasted pork, ancho and guajillo peppers, fresh herbs, and salsa verde ($2.75). Other enchiladas pack lamb, scallops, spinach, roasted red potatoes, and more. Less fork-intensive eats include guacamole ($4.95), queso fundido ($7.75), an enormous burro grande ($13.95), and a tri-taco entree ($11.99).
Though not included with this deal, fresh-squeezed margaritas ($5.50+) also tickle tongues visiting Pura Enchilada, waving classic and seasonal flavor feathers such as lime, blackberry, guava, and mango. Diners wishing to air their expert knowledge of professional foosball stats and Dutch poetry can get their fill by stopping by on a Thursday night for the restaurant's weekly trivia session.
- Pura Enchilada is a breath of fresh air for fans of Mexican food longing for something beyond the Combo #3. The food is fresh and service consistently friendly and helpful. – DMacRae, Urbanspoon
- I was just about to give up on Mexican food until I tried Pura Enchilada. Amazing salsa. Genuinely friendly staff. Delicate spices not covered up by cheese. Gourmet Burritos with actual vegetables. – Lee M.