Unlike other muscles, the only ways to exercise a tongue involve tasting multiple ingredients and bench-pressing individual snowflakes. Give your taste buds a workout with today’s Groupon to The Border in Carrollton. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks.
- For $18, you get $40 worth of Mexican fare and drinks for a table of four or more.
- For $25, you get $60 worth of Mexican fare and drinks for a table of six or more.
The Border’s menu of traditional and eclectic Mexican cuisine enlists culinary influences from both sides of the Rio Grande. Emerging from the kitchen in a piping-hot skillet and hissing like a territorial teapot, the texas fajitas ($13.25) layer steak, chicken, and shrimp atop a sautéed bed of onions and bell peppers. The chefs toss freshly fried shrimp in a homemade buffalo sauce to create three buffalo-shrimp tacos ($7.99), and the tilapia loco ($10.50) crowns cuts of tilapia with a signature sauce. The chimichangas ($8.25) brim with a choice of chicken, beef, or beef tips, arriving at tables in soft or deep-fried flour tortillas. Behind the bar, liquorsmiths mix and blend an array of traditional or flavored margaritas ($4.75+/glass), infusing cocktails with hints of tropical coconut, tangy raspberry, or sweet memories of last year’s Cinco de Mayo.
Spread across two floors, the dining room surrounds guests with yellow, green, and purple walls, which sport such personalized touches as framed pictures and a mural commemorating the first tortilla to be flattened with a steamroller. Each floor also includes its own outdoor patio, and the indoor dining rooms host classic pub diversions with trivia nights on Mondays and karaoke on Thursday evenings.
Lined with lively Mexican tiles, The Border's alluring front door welcomes patrons to a spacious, two-story dining fortress filled with the aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine and enough spectral colors to build several dozen rainbows. Diners seated at a table, in a brightly painted booth, or underneath one of the bar's plush stools enjoy classic dishes such as crisp tacos, hearty burritos, and sizzling fajitas. Cool sips of a margarita, some sangria, or a draft or bottled beer hydrate throats parched from proclaiming the true meaning of the framed photos and art peppering The Border's vibrant walls. When the weather isn't too frightful, guests can enjoy their comestibles outdoors on the fully shaded patio or in a partially shaded area enclosed by mural-decorated walls. The Border also hosts weekly events, including trivia on Monday and karaoke on Thursday.