Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s deal: for $10, you get $25 worth of authentic Mexican eats at That Little Mexican Cafe. This Groupon can be used at the Edgewater, Evanston, or Highland Park location.
That Little Mexican Cafe's menu is brimming with authentic south-of-the-border fare, all of which is prepared daily. Guacamole is whipped up tableside to your exact specifications ($7.95). The tastefully tangy tacos come stuffed with pork, grilled pineapple, and all the accouterments, including pico de gallo and stardust ($11.95). Relive Duck Hunt with an order of wood-grilled duck breast swimming in a tantalizing combination of guajillo and mole sauce with black beans, rice, and homemade corn tortillas ($19.95), or opt for char-grilled shrimp chipotle with papaya salad ($15.95). Any meal can be accented with one of five homemade salsas that range from marvelously mild to blissfully spicy. Dessert offerings include the belly-warming banana flameado—bananas sautéed in butter and brown sugar, drizzled with coffee liquor, and set alight ($7.50), arriving at your table in a blaze of sugary glory.
Over the last 14 years, owner and chef Porfirio Balderas has brought his flavorful brand of Mexican cuisine to three Chicagoland locations. Each colorful, festive restaurant hosts a fully stocked bar overflowing with 100% blue agave tequilas and all the fixings for fiercely fresh margaritas and fiercely fresh break-dancing moves.
- I had the pork and pineapple tacos... DELISH. The corn tortillas are one of the freshest I've ever had, and the pork was marinated... awesomnessfully. – Minna A.
- The homemade salsa and guacamole were both excellent and thought the enchiladas were great too. Can't wait to go back and try more dishes to review – Natalie K.
That Little Mexican Cafe
The epicurean alchemists at That Little Mexican Cafe craft authentic Mexican fare that tickles taste buds with balanced spices and the restaurant’s unique blend of fresh salsa. Ingredients from local markets and intergalactic foodie conventions wend their way into tortillas enveloping seafood and meat. Dining-room booths and tables oppose a ceiling adorned with bright decorations, and margarita glasses rise in toasts to the cacti and parrots that peer down from framed wall art.