The right blend of Mexican spices turns meals into fiestas and lures droves of grazing piñatas within the reach of a sturdy broomstick. Enjoy south-of-the-border zest with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a Mexican dinner for two at Side Street Cantina in Virginia Beach (up to a $44.50 total value). The dinner for two includes:
- One dip (up to an $8 value)
- Two entrees (up to an $18.25 value each) or one “for two” dish (up to a $26 value)
Side Street Cantina unveils an authentic Mexican menu plump with grilled rib-eye steak, fajitas, and fresh seafood. Dining duos may kick off their meal with a thick swirl of guacamole or a lively salsa of mango sea dip, both stirred tableside by a retired sea captain with his ladle-shaped peg leg. The open-air kitchen spins out Peruvian-style ceviche, brimming with calamari and mussels doused with lime juice, and transports shredded beef or chicken into fried chimichangas before drizzling them with ranchero sauce. Amid red and orange walls accented by a surfboard and a sombrero, paired mouths can chomp on the grilled rib eye, chicken breast, and mexican sausage found in the mexican parrilla for two. Various Tres Agaves Tequila–infused margaritas (not included in this deal) fill jumbo glasses and enliven eventful evenings packed with live DJs and undead break dancers.
Side Street Cantina
Side Street Cantina’s friendly, casual atmosphere is matched in appeal by its proximity to the oceanfront. Just a block away from sparkling waters, diners mingle over shared appetizers and platters of nachos, which they can wash down with 12- or 28-ounce margaritas. The carnitas—a favorite among regulars—pairs seasoned roast pork with a slew of rice, beans, guac, and tortillas, which make for easy transportation to mouths. Those with senses of adventure or second stomachs can take on the restaurant’s challenge of finishing the three-meat 9-pound burrito in less than 30 minutes.