In most medieval depictions, heaven centers on a banquet of every nation’s cuisine while golden-throated angels sing to the accompaniment of beatboxing, silver-throated angels. Come as close to an artsy monk’s version of paradise as one can get in this life with today’s Groupon. For $15, you get $30 worth of globe-spanning fare and drinks at Tostado’s Grill, Metromix's pick for Best Karaoke Bar.
Though the family-oriented grill's atmosphere mostly recalls a comfy Mexican restaurant (down to the homemade chips and salsa greeting you at the table), the menu touts tastes from across the globe. Try the signature Hawaiian-style ribs ($13.99 half order, $24.99 whole) marinated and grilled in a secret-recipe Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce, or take a Bavarian turn with the mett-n-kraut ($12.99), a German-style minced pork with sauerkraut on rye bread. Otherwise, opt for something more Italian such as the homemade meat or vegetarian lasagna ($12.99). Classic Tostado's burgers ($8.49) with your choice of toppings (including mushrooms, bacon, barbecue, and Swiss, Provolone, or American cheese) and reubens ($8.99) bring the around-the-world menu back home. True to its name, though, Tostado’s also serves up Mexican dishes that range from familiar burritos ($9.99–$11.99, depending on filling) and quesadillas ($9.99–$11.99) to the creative Mexican hot dog ($6.99), which comes with sour cream, mustard, and pico de gallo.
If the house martinis and margaritas loosen your vestigial singing tongue, Tostado's world-class karaoke system gives you numerous opportunities throughout the meal to compare a date's pronunciation of your name to a prayer—or alert the restaurant that you're experiencing a total eclipse of the heart and need medical attention. Tostado’s also offers three TVs so that non-singers can keep track of the game, a dance floor, and an outdoor patio with a fire pit and resident ice-making hobgoblin.
Tostado's exuberant, song-filled atmosphere and finicky-friendly menu makes it a fun destination for parents with kids, as well as any groups of friends who believe a margarita haze makes every voice sound beautiful. Bring along your favorite barbershop quartet as ringers and you can combine two Groupons for $60 worth of grub and guzzle at Tostado's Grill.
This Groupon is not valid for the lunch menu or carryout, but the dinner menu is available throughout the day for diners.
Metromix named Tostado's Grill Cincinnati's Best Karaoke Bar:
- We took it as bedrock truth that a restaurant specializing in karaoke and serving something called a "Mexican hot dog" cannot possibly be good. But it totally works at this homey little restaurant tucked away on the corner of Delta and Eastern avenues. – Metromix