Like a private detective, hunger is persistent, following its quarry through rush-hour traffic and popping up unexpectedly during pinky-ring fittings. Surrender to an unyielding force with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a Mexican dinner for two at Tequila Restaurante's Indiana locations in Lowell or Crown Point (up to a $96 total value). The Mexican dinner includes:
- Full-size guacamole prepared tableside (an $11 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $68 value)
- Two glasses of sangria (a $14 value) or two margaritas (a $17 value)
Chefs at Tequila Restaurante conjure the spirit of Mexico with traditional Mexican recipes that incorporate organic produce and are served amid rustic décor, including a hanging piñata and a stained-glass window. The menu kicks off with guacamole made alongside the table, allowing diners to request recipe augmentations and offer comprehensive assessments of avocado-cutting techniques. Chocolate chicken, slathered in house-made poblano mole sauce ($13), links arms with the 22 oz. vaquero bone-in rib eye, aged 21 days for optimum flavor ($34). Cerveza jumbo shrimp, flown in daily from Hawaii’s fertile waters, is battered in Corona beer before being submerged in a tangy pool of jalapeño cocktail sauce ($18). Meanwhile, twin glasses of sangria or frosty margaritas inspire diners’ plans to explore the country in side-by-side hot air balloons. For digestion-aiding exercise, pairs can dine on Thursday nights, taking salsa breaks to the tune of the restaurant’s live music.
At Tequila Restaurante, green peppers and onions sizzle and snap in steaming skillets, as much a soundtrack to any traditional Mexican restaurant as mariachi and corrido music. Many of the other sensory details of an eatery in Mexico fill the restaurant, including the citric bite of ceviche and the aromas of carne asada. Tequila Restaurante serves up traditional margaritas as well as those made with fresh banana, banana liquor, brown sugar, cinnamon, and other unorthodox ingredients.