Thursday, November 11, 2010

Guanajuato's new $5 Menu, weekly specials and more!

Guanajuato, Glencoe’s popular contemporary Mexican restaurant has new weekly specials including a new $5 menu. Don’t forget, this Sunday, Nov. 14 is National Guacamole Day. Ole!

$5 Specials at Guanajuato
Every Sunday, Guanajuato features a special “flavor of the day” of its unique sweet and savory homemade ice cream. Flavors include Corn, Mole, Rum, Avocado, Chocolate and more.

On Mondays, get a $5 three-taco dinner with Chicken and Ground Beef. On Tuesdays, a house margarita is just $5. Each Wednesday, a different glass of wine is featured for $5 (restaurant’s choice). On Thursdays, Guanajuato’s “Drink of Month” is $5. November’s cocktail of the month is a special Pumpkin Spice Martini.

Weekly Dinner Specials
Guanajuato’s dinner specials have become so popular that some have become regular menu items like the Carne Campesina, a traditional carne asada steak covered with roasted poblano peppers, mushrooms, grilled onions and topped with melted cheese. This dish is also served with rice and beans for $18.95.

This week’s specials include the Margarita Mango Salad (pictured right), fresh Romaine lettuce and arugula, dried mangos, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, roasted corn and cotija cheese tossed with Balsamic vinegar ($8.95); Grilled Lambchops, marinated with rosemary, red wine and garlic Guajillo sauce, served on mashed potatoes with broccoli and steamed carrots, and Mexican rice garnished with sour cream ($26.50); and Huachinango Vallarta, whole red snapper lightly fried with a garlic citrus sauce, garnished with an orange and served with salad and rice ($24.95).

National Guacamole Day
Celebrate National Guacamole Day this Sunday, November 14 with fresh, homemade guacamole from Guanajuato! Guanajuato’s Guacamole is prepared with fresh avocados, cilantro, tomatoes and peppers ($6.50), plus add jicama and cucumber for $2. Served with homemade tortilla chips.

Guanajuato is located at 73 Green Bay Rd. in Glencoe, IL. The restaurant serves contemporary Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner. For more information, including a complete menu, visit  

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