Poblano peppers can be stuffed with beans and cheese to enhance their flavor or stuffed with jewelry to conceal valuables from robbers who have already eaten lunch. Nosh on south-of-the-border fare with today’s Groupon to Sazón. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Mexican fare for dinner. This Groupon is valid from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of authentic Mexican fare for lunch. This Groupon is valid from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Proprietors Maria Cecilia & Margarito Aranda Jr. of the award-winning Sazón sate appetites with dishes inspired by the five culinary epicenters of the country: Puebla, Oaxaca, Yucatán, Veracruz, and Mexico City. Diners can kick off feasts with a bites of the empanadas de jaiba appetizer, in which homemade pockets of corn masa hold seasoned crabmeat back before it scuttles into pools of cilantro and avocado sauce ($10.29). The cochinita pibil ($11.29), a Yucatan classic, mixes tender pork with achiote and spices, while pumpkinseed sauce rains down on enchiladas de pipian ($9.29) like the savory tears of a cloud-dwelling gourd deity. Patrons can break from noontime hopscotch matches and fill up on a Sazón favorite, such as the puerco en chile cazcabel’s tender pork tips drenched in chili-pepper sauce ($8.79), or sample Mexico City cuisine with the tacos al pastor, a blend of guajillo-marinated pork, pineapples, onions, and cilantro crammed inside a pair of tacos ($6.99).
Garlic rice and corn tortillas instead of Spanish rice and flour tortillas. These are just a couple of simple changes that help to set Sazón apart from its Mexican cuisine counterparts as the chefs focus on traditional and pre-Colombian dishes from across the great culinary country of Mexico. Tapping into their love of Mexico's food and culture, owners Maria Cecilia and Margarito Aranda Jr. make sure their menu flourishes with authentic bites in the form of empanadas, savory soups, and handmade corn tortillas crafted by dexterous, opposable thumb-wielding chilies. Their attention to detail has even awarded them a spot on the Austin Chronicle's 2008 restaurant poll of readers' favorite eateries in the city.