Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of faraway lands with today’s deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of Latin fare at Zaguan Latin Café and Bakery. Your Groupon is good at either the downtown express or Uptown location.
The Latin café offers healthy and authentic breakfast, lunch, dinner (at the Uptown location), and baked goods, inspired by the fresh flavors of the Venezuelan owner's homeland. The Uptown location serves up a full menu of the fresh fare, and the downtown "express" eatery features pared-down, grab-and-go versions of the tasty treats. Signal the official start to a foodfest with an appetizer selection from the Uptown menu, such as sweet or green fried plantains ($2.99) or fried yucca ($2.99). The all-day breakfast menu features croissant-enclosed sandwiches (starting at $2.99) and egg-based favorites such as steak and eggs ($14.99). Specialty dishes from the D magazine award-winner for best Latin lunch, such as the cachapa (a grilled sweet-corn turnover stuffed with cheese, veggies, and either beef or chicken, $8.95 for lunch) and the grilled tilapia Bogotá ($9.95), are known to make loyalists out of the most closed-minded of culinary skeptics. The downtown express menu includes some of the same dishes with the on-the-go diner in mind; prices vary slightly by location.
Zaguan's selection of Latin American sodas ($1.85 and up) and fresh-fruit smoothies ($3.49 and up) offer a pleasing accompaniment to any of the fresh dishes, and sweet breads, such as the guava and cheese ($2.69+) or coconut bread ($1.49+), make excellent carby accompaniments for any meal or mid-meal snack. Stop poaching sweet treats from your Colombian neighbor's dessert tree, and snag the award-winning alfajores (vanilla-cookie sandwich filled with dulce de leche, $1.84), among other delicacies. Head to Uptown for an enjoyable sit-down feast of authentic eats. Or, if you're near the Republic Center, swing through the express location for a quick bite that won't slow down a chase sequence involving yourself and sharks with legs and lungs.
Zaguan Latin Café & Bakery was named the Best Dallas Lunch Spot by Citysearchers in 2008. In 2007, the Dallas Observer named it the Best Break from Tex-Mex, and in 2005, D magazine named it Best Latin Lunch.
- All I can say is AWESOME. The dulce de leche cheese bread is so unique... I love the cachapas I've had (beef & cheese and chicken & cheese... I think I prefer the chicken. So flavorful.) Come hungry. You'll want to try one of each. – Dara Moss, Urbanspoon
- Amazing cafe and bakery located off of Oak Lawn. The owner is extremely friendly and the food and natural juices are amazing. They have wonderful homemade breads and desserts as well as great breakfast food. – bek1977, Citysearch
- Wow, If you haven't tried the empanadas, go now. – calgal4u2, Citysearch