A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $5, you get $10 of burritos, quesadillas, potato olés, and West-Mex fare at Taco John's on Wells Avenue.
Taco John's swiftly serves an assortment of tangy Mexican fare and bold-flavored innovative snacks. The edible oeuvre includes the eatery's signature super potato olés: black olives, beef, beans, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, and melted cheese smothering a helping of golden-brown tater nuggets ($4.89). Those who create Venn diagrams to decide between soft or crunchy tortillas can choose the middle ground and get both with the taco bravo ($1.89). Taste another victory for American and Mexican relations with the taco burger, featuring tacos' usual contents nestled between two fresh buns ($1.59). The fajita chicken quesadilla melt ($2.89) awakens groggy taste buds with fire roasted bell peppers and onions.
Opened in 1968, Taco John's dominion has stretched like a giant tortilla from one location in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to 425 restaurants across the country, with its success rooted in pleasant service, bountiful portions, and piquant ingredients. Cancel your unicycle expedition to Tijuana, and schedule a unicycle expedition to the inside of one of Taco John's tacos.