Like most modern conflicts, the rivalry between soft and hard tacos will not end until one side gets eaten by a bear. Broker a culinary truce with today's Groupon to The Armadillo, with seven locations. Choose between the following two options:
- For $24, you get a three-course meal for two (a $48.87 value). The meal includes:
- Two margaritas.
- One large chili con queso
- Fajitas for two
- One sopapilla basket
- For $10, you get $20 worth anything on the menu. Entrees range from $5.25 to $24.95.
For more than 40 years, The Armadillo has followed family recipes to craft a menu of authentic Mexican eats from scratch. Duos begin the three-course meal with a bowl of chili con queso loaded with green chilies, which diners can scoop into tortilla chips for feeding amorous dining partners or stuffing into a witless-corporate-rivals's briefcase. Afterward, a mound of marinated chicken, beef, or shrimp graces tables, letting twosomes build delectable fajitas with grilled bell peppers, onions, pico de gallo, and creamy guacamole. A pair of margaritas lends a piquant contrast to the savory meal, which finishes on a sweet note with a basket of cinnamon-and-sugar sopapillas served with honey.
According to lore that has been passed down through the Lucio clan, one of the family progenitors was kidnapped from her native Chihuahua after Pancho Villa tasted her food and decided he needed her as his chef. That distant matron’s culinary wizardry trickled down the family tree and currently informs the cooking of her great-great-grandchildren at Armadillo Restaurants. Chefs at the restaurants use those generations-old recipes while gently patting cornhusks into place around meal and shredded pork or simmering red-chili sauce for enchiladas. Since the Lucios converted the first Armadillo Restaurant from a tough-guy bar into a restaurant in 1972, they’ve opened six additional locations in the Front Range.