Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $10, you get $25 worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks at Restaurante Tenochtitlan.
Inspired by the simple and scrumptious cuisine of Mexico City street vendors, Restaurante Tenochtitlan sasses up signature dishes with more than 11 different types of salsa. For evening eats, try the steak or chicken fajitas ($10.50), which let diners pack piping-hot tortillas with a calculated formula of bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, rice, and beans. Vegetarians can opt for a burrito stuffed with beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese, and salsa ($5.75), or a veggie taco ($2). Pair plates with a tongue-soothing michelada, a beer dressed up with salt, lime, clamato, and tabasco salsa ($5), or a fresh lime margarita ($6.50).
Restaurante Tenochtitlan welcomes diners with festive orange- and yellow-hued walls that support traditional Mexican adornments. To appease appetites earlier, stop in for breakfast bites such as huevos rancheros piled on corn tortillas and sided with rice and beans ($6.75), and Mexican skillets graced with chorizo ($7.50).
- I was first taken here for lunch and ordered the fish tacos (baja style). Oh so good… the chips and salsa are fresh and the guacamole is awesome. The classic margaritas are delicious, its clear they make them fresh, not from a mix. – cherbert, Urbanspoon
- What a find! I think this could be a foodies dream, authentic and some surprising variety. – JJ, Urbanspoon
- You cannot beat this place for the $. The steak poblano, enchiladas, fajitas, and tacos are excellent and rival anything I've had at higher prices downtown. – Janet K., Yelp
Restaurante Tenochtitlan takes its name from the capital of the ancient Aztec Empire, embracing more than eight centuries of history and tradition. Thick wooden timbers and earthy hues lend the dining room a rustic feel, and in the back of the house, chefs sizzle juicy slabs of carne asada and expertly seasoned spicy shrimp a la diabla. Diners bite into grilled-fish tacos, handmade tamales, or mega tortas stacked higher than the Leaning Tower of Tacos with baked pork, chorizo, and ham. Lighter alternatives include a chicken-and-pecan salad accented with avocado, or fresh garden vegetables tucked into a honey-wheat tortilla. In warmer months, diners can sip an icy margarita beneath strings of colorful lights on the restaurant's patio.
12947 Western Ave.
Blue Island, Illinois 60406Get Directions