Without global cuisine, culture-starved tongues would drag their owners all over the world to sample foreign fare, resulting in road burn and passport paper cuts on molars. Avoid sensory strain and take a tasty vacation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine at Tequila 100.
Tequila 100 serves up breakfast, dinner, and late-night menus of south-of-the-border favorites in a hip, Gaslamp Quarter hangout. Morning munchers can wake up with a plate of traditional chilaquiles—tortilla chips covered with scrambled eggs, chicken, cheese, and your choice of salsa ($10)—or satisfy a pastry-loving palate with organic agave banana-walnut wheat waffles ($9), packed with more flavors than it has descriptors. Dinnertime diners can prep their appetites with a selection from the extensive starter menu, such as the Tequila 100 nachos smothered with a three-cheese blend, black beans, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and cilantro ($9, additional toppings extra). For your main course, indulge in sweet and savory chicken mole topped with traditional chocolate sauce ($17) or let your senses go swimming in a pool of paella outfitted with lifeboats made of shrimp, scallops, mussels, baby-genius clams, and Spanish sausage ($23). A late-night menu is served until 3 a.m., ideal for appeasing midnight hunger pangs and entertaining unexpected visiting owls.
Nestled in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Tequila 100 matches spice-packed fare with a warm and vibrant atmosphere. Pull up a wrought-iron adorned chair in the vibrant dining room, decorated with yellow and rose-hued walls and warm accents, and sample a sip of a signature margarita beneath silvered metal star lanterns. Or opt to eat under nature's own nightlights on the outdoor patio and sample one of the restaurant's eponymous 100 tequila varieties. With live music, karaoke, and DJ performances on the weekends, Tequila 100 aims to satisfy all five known senses and any additional undiscovered ones.
Though some reviewers are mixed on service, Yelpers praise Tequila 100's atmosphere, chips and salsa, and drink selection, and they give the restaurant an average of three stars: