Cooking, like taking a pop quiz and defusing a bomb on national television, is often a source of stress. Disarm your hunger with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican fare at Zumba Mexican Grille in Birmingham.
Zumba Mexican Grill's staff swiftly customizes dishes made to each guest’s desires using flavorful ingredients, dollops of seven house-made salsas, and guacamole made fresh daily. The menu's spread of nachos, burritos, or tortilla-free bowl-ritos begs for fillings such as stewed mexican chicken, veggies, or braised red chile pork ($6.05–$6.75). Customers act as culinary foreman as they stroll along the counter, catcalling at toppings such as beans, rice, cheese, and jalapeños. Smaller options include Baja–style fish tacos ($2.70) made with beer-battered white fish and creamy tomatillo salsa as well as quesadillas ($5.05–$6.05) folded over cheese and mild green chilies. With a focus on quick, healthy meals, Zumba prepares its mexican rice without chicken stock and cooks its beans vegetarian-style, forbidding them from fraternizing with oil, shortening, or hot dogs before preparation.
Zumba Mexican Grille
Tim Castañeda's culinary education began at his family's dinner table. Nourished by the fresh salsas and flavorful meats, Tim developed a deep appreciation for and understanding of the traditional flavors of Mexican cuisine. After cooking in his family's restaurants during his youth, Tim continued to perfect his recipes and spice blends in Mexican eateries throughout the country. He brings his years of experience to Zumba Mexican Grille, where he whips up freshly made tacos, burritos, and quesadillas reminiscent of the authentic dishes of his childhood.
Named for the Spanish slang word for "energy," Zumba bustles with color and zest—from its shiny stainless-steel counters and rainbows of wooden chairs to the skirt steak, red-chili pork, and fresh vegetables sizzling on its grills. When customers walk in, their first step is to pick meats, toppings, and black, pinto, or magic beans. Then the servers behind the counter begin building Mexican specialties—including the burritos, named the city's best by Real Detroit Weekly. After receiving their orders, guests stroll over to the fresh salsa bar, where six different housemade varieties in various spice levels await them.