As the key ingredient in guacamole, avocados have long been prized for their rich, creamy fruit, as well as their distinct resemblance to a Muppet's nose. Come face to face with this unique condiment with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at Tito's in San Leandro, across from the Bay Fair Mall. This Groupon is not valid during Tito’s annual summer closing, which takes place July 4–July 13.
Tito's menu of traditional, made-from-scratch Mexican recipes has pleased patrons' palates since 1956. Rice and beans chaperone all dinners, making sure the love-struck pair of soft-shell carnitas tacos wear tortillas long enough to cover their feisty touch of tomatillo sauce ($11.95). Specials include the plato pescado, which showcases grilled red snapper topped with mushrooms, peppers, and ranchero sauce ($13.95). Mixed vegetables, rice, and beans share a cozy tortilla sleeping bag in the veggie burrito grande as they camp out near a pico-de-gallo pond and fish for cilantro ($8.95).
More than 100 tequilas reside in Tito's cantina, each of which is available for sipping or lending their agave spirit to sizeable margaritas ($8.95 for 24 oz.). The outdoor patio offers respite from arguments about the merits of ceilings.