A tortilla makes a handy mousepad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. Unearth its other uses with this Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Mexican fare at Santa Fe Mexican Grill. Choose between locations in Newark or Wilmington.
The chefs at Santa Fe Mexican Grill incite sensory fiestas with voluminous breakfast and dinner menus populated by time-tested Mexican dishes laced with house-made ingredients. Jumbo lump crabmeat and house-made creamy smoked-chipotle salsa blanket the eatery's signature crab nachos ($11.99), which help to make a flavorful first impression on blind dates with Poseidon.
Made in-house, spicy chorizo brightens paella packed with broiled mussels, scallops, and sliced calamari ($12.99), and pulled pork simmered in freshly squeezed oranges and bay leaves dapples the platillo de carnitas entree ($10.99). Early risers can opt for an egg-white breakfast burrito brimming with grilled peppers and onions ($5.99), or bridge the culinary divide by raising a Western omelet ($5.99) to the eastern horizon’s rising sun.
Santa Fe Mexican Grill
The fiery flavors at Santa Fe Mexican Grill send taste buds on an all-inclusive south-of-the-border vacation. A house specialty here is the molcajete, a bowl of lava rock filled with steak and chicken and heated to 350 degrees. Twenty-five ingredients go into its piping-hot pepper sauce, which can be soaked up by warm corn tortillas. Bartenders also mix margaritas and mojitos with fresh lime juice, and they concoct bloody marys and mimosas during Saturday and Sunday brunches.