Eating tortilla chips, like taking long walks along the Dead Sea during a typhoon, can leave you covered in salt. Sit for a spicy meal with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 of Mexican cuisine and drinks at Real Jalisco Fine Mexican Cuisine in Blue Springs.
At Real Jalisco, staffers serve up an extensive menu of authentic Mexican cuisine, accented with Mexican cactus alongside Mexican American fare. Diners can start with the quesadillas de flor de calabaza, squash blossom sautéed in butter and oregano and served with guacamole ($8.99), and follow with pollo marinado a la parillo, grilled chicken breast covered in achiote sauce ($10.99). The carne en se jugo's tender slices of slow-cooked beef wave to diners while swimming in a pool of verdant tomatillo sauce served with whole beans and bacon ($10.99), and enchiladas de nopalitos, corn tortillas stuffed with Mexican cactus ($8.50), gives clients a taste of the dessert without having to eat a Sergio Leone film. Look wistfully back on the meal over a dulcet dessert, including flan or the cheesecake chimichanga ($3.99 each), or taste the hoppy bouquet of brews such as Negra Modelo, Pacifico, or Tecate.
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.