There was a recent story about a girl who shut down a date for using Groupon … Lemme tell you how much my husband and I BOTH love Groupon and use it all the time! This weekend, I actually went on a dinner date with my best friend (and amazing yoga teacher) Katie.
We ate at La Coya, Peruvian restaurant in Queens, NY. The picture of the food attracted me to the ad and Katie fell head over heels for the menu, so it was a sale. We took a stroll to the restaurant, it happened to be right between our respective apartments. The decor was traditional and the lighting was romantic. We each know how to treat a lady lol.
The waitstaff was super polite, they gave recommendations, were friendly, attentive but not overzealous. Katie pointed out that the tip was included, (sign at the door) and that didn’t cause them to be lax, which is a possibility at certain restaurants.
The. Food. Was. Delicious. We had the Yuca Fries with cheese sauce for an appetizer. (literally scraping the plate)
We had discussed Paella earlier in the week, so we both ordered it. It came in a cast iron pot, with fresh red onions on the side. The onions clearly ended up right on top lol. It was delicious. The seafood was fresh and tender. The rice was so flavorful. Tip: Add the green sauce for a little tiny kick. AMAZING.
The BEST part, maybe not the best, but a great BONUS. We were both so full that we packed up the rest of our food and I swear, it was almost another two meals full of food! Being the primary chef in my house, that truly excited me lol.
So yeah this sounds good, but what did it all cost? The Groupon cost me $16, for $30 worth of food. They didn’t put any restrictions down, you just pay the difference when you’re done. The $61 meal only cost us $47, ($31 + $16 groupon) including the tip. That price for a romantic meal, for 2, with an appetizer is a great deal.