Like romance novels, dumplings fit tempting tidbits into a small but steamy package. Passionately devour cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a two-course Chinese meal for two at R2 Restaurant in El Monte (up to a $31.83 total value). The meal includes:
- Any one appetizer (up to a $5.95 value)
- Any two entrees (up to an $8.99 value each)
- Any two drinks (up to a $3.95 value each)<p>
The chefs at R2 Restaurant cook up a menu of East-meets-West fusion fare paired with hot and cold specialty drinks. Dining duos can assuage hunger pangs or attempt to teach other the true meaning of Christmas by sharing starters such as the paper-wrapped chicken or fried tofu. West-leaning appetites are sated with entrees including a seafood alfredo pasta or hot panini, while Eastbound palates can opt for pork fried rice or a curry rice dish. The customizable meals let diners express themselves via choices of rice or pasta, buttered corn or mixed vegetables, a trio of three savory meats, and drizzlings of black pepper, mushroom, or garlic sauce. A generous 24-ounce glass of 1 of 14 different types of iced tea pairs the intricately spiced entrees with exotic flavors such as lychee and plum, and the green boba milk tea lets diners take swift midmeal sips of dairy-infused liquid without toting along their own zip-locked bags of nacho cheese.
R2 also pours fresh juices, blends smoothies, and whips up hot coffee drinks to sip at one of the winding curves in the shapely coffee bar. Once nourished by the brisk, all-inclusive meal, diners can take advantage of the free WiFi or attempt to climb the black and white trees painted on the cheerfully lime green walls.
El Monte City
10404 Valley Blvd.
El Monte, California 91731Get Directions