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What You'll Get
The first European explorers set sail to find new, exotic spices to please their hungry monarchs, but all they discovered were heaps of inedible gold. Broaden your mouth's horizons with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Mexican food on Friday or Saturday
- $25 for $50 worth of Mexican food on Sunday–Thursday
- $49 for $100 worth of Mexican dinner for four or more on Sunday—Thursday
The menu features options such as cochinita pibil ($21), a grilled steak sandwich with chipotle remoulade ($10), and chicken breast in mole sauce garnished served with refried black beans and rice ($20).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 3, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required on Friday and Saturday. Dine-in only. Not valid for Taco Tuesday or on 2/14/13. Not valid when splitting plates. Valid for dinner only. Not valid toward alcohol. Not valid for bar menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Xilantro Restaurant
At Xilantro, El Sarape's Luis Marin wanted to create "authentic old-world Mexican cuisine with a contemporary flair." With the help of his team of chefs, Marin did just that: the camarones en adobo, Puerco en mole verde, and pan-seared mahi-mahi with béchamel and huitlacoche elevates this eatery past standard Mexican food. Guests can also choose more traditional meals, including zesty pastor tacos, cochinita burritos, and burgers topped with award-winning guacamole. All dishes made with corn products are also gluten-free. In the words of one [Thrillist_(http://www.thrillist.com/food/philadelphia/pa/19087/main-line/xilantro_brunch_date-spots_great-cocktails_lunch_mexican_outdoors_tequila_wine#slide=7) writer, the restaurant, "forgoes the sombreros, maracas, and combo plates to offer progressive yet still authentic Mexi dishes." At the bar, bartenders whip up inventive cocktails with more than 100 premium tequilas between popping open Mexican beers and pouring global wines.
The restaurant's interior also reflects Marin's initial goal. Designed by Morrissey Design, the space evokes the laid-back feel of a traditional cantina with the upscale twist of such modern attributes as a modular bar, lime-green accents, and translucent, almost eerie vintage Mexican portraits.