Tex-Mex cuisine—much like chocolate-covered strawberries or a T-shirt cannon that fires puppies—combines two of the best things in life to create something even greater. Celebrate this savory synthesis with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Tex-Mex cuisine at Vivo. This Groupon is valid for both Vivo locations on Manor Road and Ranch Road.
Combining recipes passed down to founder Roger Diaz by his mother and grandmother with sultry, art-adorned interiors, Vivo captures a bygone spirit with a menu loaded with modern Tex-Mex interpretations. Amid the burbling fountains and lush plants of either location’s outdoor seating area, alfresco enthusiasts can whet their appetites on the complimentary fresh air as skilled chefs sizzle slabs of meat on the grill to craft delectable dishes including ancho-chili-laced beef enchiladas ($11.95) or the pollo Vivo––a chicken breast smothered in tomatillo sauce, monterey jack cheese, and slices of avocado ($11.95). Plates piled high with California nachos ($11.95) provide a healthful spin on the traditional chip dish by pairing beans and melted cheese with pico de gallo, guacamole, and alfalfa sprouts. Or try a crunchy take on a classic with Vivo's signature Puffy Taco plate ($8.95), featuring two freshly fried corn tortillas stuffed with enough fresh ingredients to unlock terse taste buds or crush cartoon coyotes holding comically small umbrellas.
When Roger Diaz puts together a meal in his kitchen at Vivo Restaurant, he’s not just tossing fresh ingredients into handmade tortillas. He draws on three generations of family cooking, taught to him by his mother and grandmother before he could even reach the stovetop. These family recipes include tricks to puff up a tortilla by lightly frying it, as well as the ingredients to make the tortilla itself from scratch.
Roger’s colorful dining room and patio celebrate his heritage as well. Huge, colorful canvases bedeck the interiors, bright lanterns hang from the ceiling, and a portrait of Frida Kahlo surreptitiously tries to steal sips of frosty margaritas. Al fresco, the constant burble of fountains chatters beneath diners' conversations while ample potted plants and flowers create a fresh bouquet of scents to complement meals.