After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender, baby disc with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Mexican fare and drinks at Tia Juana's Long Bar & Grill in Irvine.
Housed within a bright, renovated historic warehouse, Tia Juana's Long Bar & Grill serves authentic Mexican cuisine and features live music and dancing each night. The menu channels classic Tex-Mex comfort cooking with homemade savories such as Baja nachos stacked with spicy meats and cheeses ($11.95), and the guacamole estilo Mexico spiced with serrano peppers and red onion, textured with cotija cheese, and splashed with fresh lime juice ($8.95). Take in entrees such as the camarones al mojo de ajo, in which sauteed jumbo shrimp croon over a backing band of rhythmic rice, harmonizing black beans, and an eccentric guacamole saxophonist ($18.95). The unique Cabo roll lights fires inside a tortilla wrapping with grilled chicken or carne asada, avocado, pico de gallo, and cheese ($12.95).
Chow down in a lively dining room adapted from a century-old lima-bean warehouse or on a huge outdoor patio heated by a stack of constantly running microwaves. Belly up to the longest bar in Orange County, recorded at more than 70 feet, or about the length of 24 Ted Williams rookie cards, to sample handcrafted margaritas, specialty cocktails, and a multitude of tequilas before hitting the hardwood dance floor.
Irvine Medical and Science Complex II
14988 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, California 92618Get Directions