There are many ways to express appreciation for delicious Mexican cuisine, from shaking the chef’s hand to naming a first-born child “Capsicum.” Find a reason to be grateful with today’s Groupon to Real Tenochtitlan. Choose from the following options:
- For $28, you get a Mexican meal for two (up to a $59 total value), which includes the following:
- Guacamole appetizer (up to a $9 value)
- One molcajete surtido entree (a $35 value)
- Two margaritas (a $7.50 value each)<p>
- For $49, you get a Mexican meal for four (up to a $113 total value), which includes the following:
- Two guacamole appetizers (up to an $18 value)
- Two molcajete surtido entrees (a $70 value)
- Pitcher of margaritas or red sangria (up to a $25 value)<p>
- For $79, you get a Mexican meal for six (up to a $182 total value), which includes the following:
- Three guacamole appetizers (up to a $27 value)
- Three molcajete surtido entrees (a $105 value)
- Two pitchers of margaritas or red sangria (a $50 value)<p>
Real Tenochtitlan’s culinary artisans knead and roll tortillas by hand to wrap around fresh ingredients and steep in seven traditional moles from Oaxaca and other parts of Mexico. Surrounded by brilliantly colored paintings tinged in vibrant hues, diners dip chips into waves of salsas and guacamole sprinkled with chunky avocado whitecaps before the main attraction slides onto the table in a lava-stone cauldron. The robust molcajete surtido bubbles over with fresh strips of skirt steak, chicken, chorizo, and grilled cactus, and a layer of panela cheese and salsa rustica—a blend of roasted plum tomatoes and serrano chilis—crowns the hearty dish. Handmade tortillas serve as utensil substitutes to scoop up bites and double as biodegradable envelopes in which to send letters of appreciation to celebrity spokespersons. Poured into crystalline glasses, house margaritas blend Gran Torres orange liquor with 100% blue-agave tequila, and pitchers of red sangria blend into rich crimson curtains that line Real Tenochtitlan, breaking up the spacious dining room and concealing bumbling spies who’ve botched their latest mission.
Inside Real Tenochtitlán, vibrant murals by Pilsen artist Oscar Romero give walls eye-popping color, and bright arrays of artisanal Mexican mole sauces emerge from the kitchen. Chefs at the Logan Square eatery mix up new moles each day, pairing the complex sauces with chicken, game meats, seafood, and dry screenplays in need of saucier scenes. House-made tortillas mop up morsels such as queso fundido studded with house-made chorizo or tidbits of citrusy ceviche. The cantina's bartenders pour margaritas blended with 100% blue-agave gold tequila, Gran Torres orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, or fill glasses with Mexican beers.