Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria

Cochituate

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Winner of Wayland's 2011 Readers' Choice award with menu populated by authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by family tradition

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Promotional value expires Sep 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The right blend of Mexican spices turns meals into fiestas and lures droves of grazing piñatas within the reach of a sturdy broomstick. Enjoy south-of-the-border zest with today’s Groupon to Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria in Wayland. Choose between the following options:

  • For $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine.
  • For $35, you get $80 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine for four or more people.<p>

The chefs at Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria—voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Wayland by GateHouse media’s 2011 Readers’ Choice awards—plate a menu of authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by the owner’s family traditions growing up in Mexico. Diners can clink tortilla chips over Viva’s guacamole ($9.95), which is made to order and is served in a molcahete or a pair of overalls and then move onto an entree such as the steak enchiladas con mole ($14.95), which are bathed in a complex mole crafted from ground chilies, spices, and chocolate. Patrons can relax to the soothing sizzling of shrimp fajitas for two ($29.95) or tackle the tacos al pastor ($14.95), which snuggle juicy slices of pork tenderloin grilled with pineapple and a two-chili sauce in white corn tortillas—which should never be worn after Labor Day—accompanied by cilantro rice and beans.

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.

Customer Reviews

Friendly crew with great food!
Jayashree B. · February 18, 2014
Excellent service and food
Hiram I. · January 26, 2014
Great food, nice decor, good service, friendly!
Marie S. · January 18, 2014
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    Cochituate

    15 E Plain St.

    Wayland, Massachusetts 01778

    508-651-3300

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