What You'll Get
Ordering a cocktail for a stranger signals flirtation; ordering a martini for a stranger means I know you're a spy. Sip on double-agent libations while indulging in Southwestern fare with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Southwestern grill cuisine and martinis at The Cedar Door downtown. This deal is not valid for happy hour and cannot be used on drink alone; it must be combined with a food order.
The Cedar Door has served its critically lauded Mexican martinis for many years now, and it has recently added a menu of delicious Southwestern grill eats to complement the famous drinks. These martinis present a thrilling combination of tequila, triple sec, and Mexican martini mix––igniting flavorful explosions when placed in the primary head-hole––and are topped with fresh lime juice and skewered green olives. Warm up a stalled appetite with baskets of Fat Tire–battered mushrooms ($6.49) or bites of jalapeño-stuffed, bacon-wrapped chicken breast smothered in Buffalo sauce ($7.49), which can be followed by chicken-fried steak smothered in jalapeño cream gravy ($9.49 for dinner portion). A pork tinga taco ($2.49) combines spicy and chipotle smoke-infused shredded pork with potatoes, fresh avocado, and cotija cheese and is served with pickled onions, the most political of all vinegar-soaked vegetables. Alternately, build your own taco and indulge in the other available libations, such as domestic and imported beer and wine.
Lofty wooden beams line the ceiling at The Cedar Door, and skylights fill the room with warm light, creating an inviting atmosphere for basking in free WiFi, finishing your first novel, or resolving Beethoven factoid disputes through mouthfuls of taco and martini olives. An expansive outdoor patio overseen by open-air yellow beams gives diners elbow room and fresh air access, ideal for a laid-back nosh with family, friends, or low-hanging cloud monsters.
The Mexican martini at The Cedar Door was named Best Cocktail by Austin Statesman readers. The Austin Chronicle featured the restaurant. Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars, 85% of Urbanspooners like it, and Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.
- And if you're a newcomer, don't worry about the way everyone looks up to see who you are. They're just looking for the same friends they see every night. Smile, enjoy yourself, and soon you'll feel like a regular yourself. – Wes Marshall, Austin Chronicle
- The drinks and nice outside seating make it all totally worthwhile. Service has always been quick and friendly even when happy-hour busy. – jillianhives, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 29, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid for alcohol with food purchase only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with happy hour or other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.