Meat, the handsomest of the nine food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Ogle seductive slabs with today’s Groupon to Rattlesnake Ranch Cafe in Denville. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get a Southwestern dinner for two (up to a $53.97 value), which includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.99 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $21.99 value each)<p>
- For $45, you get a Southwestern dinner for four (up to a $107.94), which includes the following:
- Two appetizers (up to a $9.99 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $21.99 value each)
Rattlesnake Ranch Cafe’s Guatemalan chef, Miguel Garrido, grills extraordinary game meats to fill entrees, sandwiches, and burgers on the Southwestern restaurant’s stuffed menu. An appetizer of country-fried alligator slides battered strips of meat into a honey-mustard dipping sauce, and the baked buffalo tacos slather tortillas with heavy cream and mozzarella before adding post-oven accessories of lettuce, onions, and olives. To experience life as a Savanna predator without painting on steak-sauce cheetah spots, guests can gnaw on a freshly ground ranch ostrich burger, which arrives lined with bacon and mixed cheeses. Alternatively, the South of the Border chicken festoons a poultry breast with jalapeño peppers and other veggies, and roosts the spicy mix in a cheddar-cream sauce over a nest of Mexican rice or penne pasta.
A hot pink sky looms over the cafe’s vibrant desert murals, prompting welcome mirages of hunky Clint Eastwood dinner guests. Though not included in this Groupon, a throat-cooling menagerie of beers and margaritas issue forth from the adjacent sports bar, where several television screens coax eyes upward. Patrons can also dine alfresco on the patio when weather permits, and nourish young ones or dieting Venus flytraps with fare from the kid’s menu.
Rattlesnake Ranch Cafe
Rattlesnake Ranch Cafe first alerts the senses with the sight of sunset-pink walls. Around the room, a Southwestern-themed mural and bison head express the restaurant’s touch of the eclectic. Traditional Latin meals and wild game highlight the plates. Chef Miguel Garrido has exemplified this unique flavor since 1997 with cooking techniques that he brought with him from Guatemala. His blackened catfish and chicken habanero evoke recipes from the Gulf with Cajun spices and spicy peppers, and the country-fried alligator serves up a tamer version of the snapping specimen, with battered strips of alligator tenderloin and country gravy.
559 East Main Street
Denville, New Jersey 07834