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 $7, you get $14 worth of burritos, quesadillas, potato olés, and West-Mex fare at Taco John's. This deal is valid at either of their two Topeka locations.
The cooks at Taco John's swiftly sling an assortment of tangy Mexican fare and bold-flavored snacks into mouths to stop their hungry yawns. The menu includes the eatery's signature super potato olés with black olives, beef, beans, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, and melted cheese smothering a helping of golden-brown tater nuggets ($5.39 for a regular). Those who create Venn diagrams to decide between soft or crunchy tortillas can choose the middle ground and get both with the taco bravo ($2.19). Taste another victory for American and Mexican relations with the taco burger, featuring a taco's usual contents nestled between two fresh buns ($1.89), or brush a tongue against the fajita chicken quesadilla melt ($3.69), which awakens groggy taste buds with fire-roasted bell peppers and onions.
Opened in 1968, Taco John's dominion has spread like a blob of refried beans from one location in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to 425 restaurants across the country, with its success rooted in pleasant service, bountiful portions, and piquant ingredients.