Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks at Tampico Kitchen & Lounge, located downtown. Tampico Kitchen & Lounge scorches Santa Cruz appetites and night lives with their savory fare and late-night bar. Speak in bursts of flame after scarfing down the chili rellenos ($8.95) or cavort with the crustaceans of the prawn tampico (prawns with artichokes, mushrooms, and pasilla peppers served with rice and black beans, $18.95). Malnourished meatophobes, meanwhile, can plant a spinach and mushroom burrito in their stomach ($10.95), then water it with a beverage such as Mollie's margarita (fresh-squeezed lime juice, four shots of premium tequila, Grand Marnier, and salt on request, $11.75). At least one food item must be purchased with this deal and a full list of fare and pricing can be viewed at the online lunch and dinner menus.
- The prices are good, the portions are generous, and the staff is very friendly. – Carolyn B., Yelp
- I love this Santa Cruz original ...from the huge booths and murals in the bar/lounge to the fresh chips and salsa, nice large HOT plates of comfort food- and great service! – GreenManSantaCruz, TripAdvisor
Downtown Santa Cruz
820 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions