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 $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Q’bole! in Folsom.
The culinarians at Q’bole! cull fresh ingredients and family recipes harking from various Mexican provinces to compose a dinner menu of authentic Mexican cuisine and a selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Dive mouth first into a serving of fish tacos ($8.95), or pillage a tostada salad brimming with ground beef, shredded beef, or cheese on a tortilla with refried beans and avocado ($7.65). A giant flour tortilla, tired of moonlighting on the edible mouse-pad market, wraps itself around a choice of grilled steak ($8.55), grilled chicken ($8.65), or grilled shrimp ($8.95) with melted cheese, bell peppers, and onions to create a signature fajita quesadilla. The rellenos en nogada swaddles Mexican-style picadillo beef, carrots, and potatoes in two large poblano chilis before donning a robe of walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds ($8.95).
In the two dining rooms, courteous staffers deftly sashay around wooden tables peppered between orange and fuchsia walls. The outdoor patio sports wicker chairs and a roof that guards against inclement weather and low-flying pterodactyls.
In Spanish, “Q’bole?” means “What’s up?” and is considered the type of greeting you’d exchange with a friend. It’s with this casual and friendly attitude that Q’bole’s team welcomes guests to their traditional Mexican restaurant. On the menu, you'll find many dishes inspired by family recipes and culinary traditions from across the country. The carnitas hails from Michoacán and the rellenos en hogada and pollo en mole come from Puebla. Q'bole's Old Town Folsom location makes it easy to grab dinner and a few margaritas or mojitos before walking to nearby trendy shops and nightclubs.