Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today’s Groupon to Encore (previously known as Rana Loca) in Winston-Salem. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Latin fare during dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Latin fare during lunch.</p>
Head Chef Michael Millan combines his cultural and culinary Cuban heritage with years of professional experience to forge a mouthwatering dinner menu bursting at the seams with authentic Latin flavors. Like tandem jetpacks, tapas beg to be shared, entertaining diners in a mealtime prelude cast with stars such as a Caribbean-style tuna poke tastefully dressed with a chili-lime soy sauce ($9). Seafood and marinated meats dominate the menu of main courses with hearty dishes, such as the slow-cooked guava barbecue ribs ($9 for half; $17 for full), or complex packages of flavor, such as the roasted mahi-mahi steeped in citrus juices and sided with braised leeks and a white polenta cake ($16). A delicious lunch menu appeases midday appetites with a delectable spread, such as the shredded-steak pan con ropa vieja ($8.50) or a roasted dish of arroz con pollo plated with english peas and maduros ($15). The open air of Encore’s patio seating intermingles with live jazz music on Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight and calypso-playing choruses of crickets each evening.