The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Get acquainted with Mexican fare thanks to today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Real Jalisco Fine Mexican Cuisine in Blue Springs.
Real Jalisco's authentic Mexican platters engage palates using traditional recipes and ingredients beyond traditional burrito or chimichanga stuffings. Commence the savory journey with queso fundido's fired cheese and mexican sausage ($5.50) before tongue tangoing with quesadillas de flor de calabaza, which gently tuck butter-sauce-laden squash blossoms into a tortilla sleeping bag after being read a politically correct bedtime story ($8.99). Desert flowers flourish on plates in steak miraplanes with cactus ($10.99), and diners can unearth corn-wrapped cacti within the enchiladas de nopalitos ($8.50). Culinary students can punctuate flavor dissertations with dulce de leche flan ($3.99), frosty nieve de chocolate ($3.99), and exclamation points written in guacamole. Patrons wash away meat and veggie debris in authentic fashion with south-of-the-border suds such as Tecate and Modelo, alongside other beers and soft drinks
Profiled in the Pitch and reviewed on Check, Please!, brothers Joel and Sergio Palacios opened Real Jalisco to serve the authentic cuisine their mother—a native of Jalisco, Mexico—taught them to cook. At their two locations, one newly opened in Kansas City in the fall of 2013, the brothers pride themselves on introducing diners to the traditional Mexican dishes—including more than a dozen shrimp dishes—that cull flavor from ingredients such as sautèed squash blossoms and cactus.
1414 NW 7 Hwy.
Blue Springs, Missouri 64014