Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican cuisine at Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria, located in Wayland. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only. Lunch is served Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., and dinner is served nightly starting at 5 p.m.
Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria serves up authentic and homemade Central Mexican cuisine using fresh local ingredients. Fire up your feasting fiesta with a tantalizing starter from the dinner menu, such as the ceviche de Acapulco, featuring lime-marinated shrimp and a vault of veggies ($8.95), before delving fork-first into the main dishes. Many entrees can be made with the diner's choice of spinach and cheese, chicken, shredded tinga chicken, beef, or steak, allowing both meat lovers and veggievores to find fitting fare. Present your palate with the rich, complex flavor cocktail that is the enchiladas con mole ($10.95 for spinach and cheese, $11.95–$13.95 for meat), or celebrate your high-dive championship by dipping tamales ($11.95 for vegetarian & cheese, $12.95 for meat) into your choice of four sauces. For diners with court-ordered early bedtimes, Viva Mexican Grill offers a lunch menu packed with salads, burritos, and sandwiches such as the Viva Zacateca sandwich, made with chorizo, pico de gallo, salsa, and avocado ($8.95).
A friendly wait staff stands ready to give you a memorable mealsperience, and the restaurant's ambience invokes a Mexican country estate, but without the rabid cacti running amok. Call to make a reservation.
Reviewers have mixed opinions about Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria’s service and food, but they enjoy the ambiance. Yelpers give the restaurant an average of three stars:
- …the staff was very friendly, the food interesting and tasty, the music perfect, and the atmosphere casual. – Sarah L.
- If you're looking for the moderately spicy, slightly sweet, tomato sauces and melted cheese of Tex-Mex, you won't find it here. But if you're looking for authentic Mexican flavor, it's right here in Wayland. – Philip B.
Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria
Owner and head chef of Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria, Carlos Mendez grew up in Mexico watching his mother and aunts as they concocted labor-intensive food without batting an eye. He would even venture off to the countryside to collect any wild mushrooms they might need. Now at his restaurant, he keeps his culinary traditions alive with his menu of Central Mexican cuisine. Fresh guacamole made table-side prepare palates for forthcoming entrees. Handmade masa pancakes topped with queso fresco join slow-cooked pork carnitas and tricolor plates of chilis en nogada with creamy walnut sauce. Thirteen types of margaritas and chilled coladas and daiquiris cool tongues coated in hot spices.
The festive decor of earthy deep blues, red clay tiles and adobe-colored walls also pays tribute to his homeland, as does a mariachi band. These musicians rove between tables, serenading diners with romantic string and vocal harmonies and the occasional rap battle.
15 E Plain St.
Wayland, Massachusetts 01778Get Directions