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$40 date - Mexican and a Movie

Mexican food seems to be a universally affordable option, but it usually doesn't bring the idea of a "date night" to mind. But in Memphis we are super lucky to have a REALLY good Mexican restaurant. Even better, the location closest to my house has taken over the space of a failed "nice" restaurant. So if you're looking for bright colors and sombreros on the wall this is not you place, but I love it!
And they have an amazing Patio! April is a funky month in Memphis weather wise because sometimes it's nice and other times not so much. But last week the bf and I were lucky enough to find ourselves out on a nice night, and the patio had an open table, yay!

So look at these prices, they are awesome.

Typically I get the steak nachos, delicious!

And huge, seriously, I can never finish. If I don't get the nachos then I get 2 tacos and split an order of queso, sometimes 3 if I'm really hungry. We're not tequila drinkers so we get sodas and never spend more than $30 with tax and tip. Yay. Did I mention they also don't play cheesy music? I love this place. Side note: It seriously annoys Shaun that the menu has an Americanized vocabulary (steak nachos vs carne asida) but this Gringa appreciates it.
After chowing down we have enough money in the budget for a movie - at the discount theater in Bartlett. Did y'all know this even existed? Because it does, and it's awesome. For $3 a ticket we can see a movie right before it hits dvd, there's just something more fun about "going to the movies" even if it's low glamour, non stadium seating movies. Plus, it's Bartlett, so it's a safe part of town. It takes less than 15 minutes to get there from Las Delicias on the interstate. If we get tacos instead of the nachos we have enough money in the budget for the drive in movie theater, which shows current movies, but that's for another date night post.
Total for this date:
2 nachos $17.90
2 cokes $4
Tax $2.03
Tip $5.07
Movie Tickets $6
$5 to save for another night - or to buy a popcorn to share.


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