Burritos, like birthday presents, should be tightly wrapped before being covered in salsa. Tear open a package of flavor with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant.
The chefs at Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant sling a sizzling menu of fajitas and fish tacos alongside guacamole, chips, and salsa that are made fresh daily. Patrons can take a peek into a whale’s refrigerator with an order of ceviche acapulco ($7.99), where fresh shrimp marinates in lime juice with tomatoes and onions. Tortilla-chip detectives easily see through the avocado’s clever disguise as guacamole dip ($3.50 for small, $6.49 for large), although teeth might request numerous bites of the vegetarian fajitas to confirm the tasty presence of sautéed onions, zucchini, and bell peppers ($8.99). The filete relleno entree ($11.99) culls ingredients from the sea, the field, and the rare dairy flower, presenting a grilled filet of mahi mahi topped with spinach, pico de gallo, and cheese sauce.
Sleek, cylindrical hanging lights and modern wall sconces enliven the yellow and burnt-orange dining-room walls, which host two flat-screen TVs populated by living actors. Though alcohol is not included with this Groupon, Tequila's Mexican Restaurant also flaunts a fully stocked bar, with frosty margaritas garnished with juicy limes.
10915 Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32256