Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of seasonings with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Latin fusion fare at Urbano in Scottsdale.
The chefs at Urbano concoct an array of dishes and house specialties that transport taste buds to destinations due south. Chorizo-spiked mac 'n' queso brings a spicy sass to the appetizer menu ($8), whereas the green chili burger comes topped with melted mozzarella and an avocado sombrero ($10). Mixed greens mingle with mandarin oranges, jicama, and squid squiggles in the citrus spicy calamari salad ($12), and sweet tequila-glaze salmon may be found doing shots and karaoke with a side of bacon jalapeño potatoes ($18).
In addition to the chic, white tablecloth-draped dining room, patrons may also choose to sup in the open air of the outdoor patio. A DJ spins salsa, samba, and tango tunes from a vintage victrola on Friday nights, and Saturday's Latin nights focus on translating the Roman comedies of Plautus.