When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Mexican fare at Three Amigos in Rockland.
Three Amigos' foodsmiths craft Mexican fare from fresh ingredients and traditional recipes. Fresh guacamole is prepared at the table, marrying avocados and tomatoes in an onion-studded ceremony ($7.95). After working up an appetite by fishing for quarters at the mall fountain, patrons may devour asada tacos with grilled steak, diced onions, and cilantro lounging atop two corn tortillas ($8.95) or veggie enchiladas cloaked in mozzarella cheese and tomatillo sauce ($9.95 for two). Meanwhile, gregarious guests can say hello to the hasta la vista callitos—a mélange of sautéed scallops, bacon, tomatoes, and onions ($15.95)—before exchanging digits with the exotic pineapple burrito dessert ($3.95).
With red- and orange-hued walls and original stonework depicting south-of-the-border scenes, Three Amigos exudes the cozy warmth of an Acapulco sunset or a pair of sweatpants filled with hot coals. Candles and handmade art decorate each table, and guests can enjoy guitar duos and mariachi bands on Friday and Saturday nights.
Named for the friendship of restaurateurs Abelardo Gallego, Manuel Vazquez, and Andres Cervantes, according to Wicked Local, Three Amigos crafts a menu of familiar Mexican specialties, each tailored to taste homemade by including fresh, natural ingredients, often from local sources. Seafood dishes abound as morsels of shrimp and scallops take on traditional south-of-the-border spices in the form of chipotle, jalapeño, and poblano peppers. Meanwhile, five styles of enchiladas swim in colorful sauces including the signature mole, which RocklandNews.com calls "punchy" and "genuine" with "plenty of sweet and savory flavors." Ten types of margaritas extinguish mouth fires caused by peppery spices and attempts to install rear molars with mood lighting, and a bevy of Mexican desserts crown meals in sweetness. In the dining room, soft lights illuminate vivid orange walls emblazoned with paintings of cacti, and curtain-lined booths lavish diners with a prime listening space for live music and standup comedy.
323 Union St.
Rockland, Massachusetts 02370Get Directions