It’s a new year! I’m sure you all have your resolution lists prepared and that they are similar to mine in that they add up to being a better person. Great. All good intentions aside, how about becoming more relaxed people? Or maybe you’re not wound as tightly as I am, readers…? Either way, let’s all resolve to treat ourselves better and to have a good time. That’s where happy hour comes in.
Takoba is a sweet spot on East 7th with plenty of parking, a large terrace, and an awesomely cheap menu of happy hour offerings. How cheap? Well, it’s one of those places where you can order the whole menu and not put much of a dent in your wallet. My friend and I had such a great time that I returned again with my friend Maggie, who blogged about it. See? Everyone’s blogging about Takoba. You should go.
Happy hour is 3-6pm on weekdays, 3-4 on weekends. So you have plenty of time to sit in this welcoming spot and watch the sun set. How great is this space? I love it.
I don’t remember what my friend drank on this occasion, but I had the Mango-Habeñero Margarita. The smooth citrus Patrón and habeñero syrup gave it a nice sharp bite. Courtney proclaimed her drink delicious, too.
While we didn’t order the entire happy hour menu, we hit it pretty hard. The food was half price, making the most expensive thing about $4.
We started with Sopa del Dia, which was a cream of mushroom and the Ensalada de la Casa, a yummy spinach salad with jicima, oranges, pecans and goat cheese. Oh, and chips and salsa, of course.
We also tried the Molletes, monterrey jack and roasted poblanos with refried beans on a bolillo. This was warm and melty and satisfying.
Takoba does a beautiful guacamole, too. And my personal favorite, the Baja Ceviche, which I could eat everyday. Savory and acidic, the citrus flavor and onion bring out the shrimp’s full potential. It reminds me of the ceviche I ate in Cozumel, wrapped in my beach towel, the sun drying the salt water in my hair until it was time to jump back in the ocean with my snorkel. Ceviche does this to me. Makes me want to jump in the ocean.
So wherever you are, I hope your resolutions include setting aside some me time, whether it’s happy hour, a vacation, a trip to the spa, or simply time alone dreaming of the ocean. Cheers to 2013!