Author: Jonjak, Marti
Date published: December 2, 2010
Journal code: STRR
301 NW 85th St, 784-4699
Description: Taqueria Tequila lounge adjoins a cafeteria-style Mexican restaurant in Greenwood, and its very basic and very gleaming interior resembles a shopping-mall food court. (When it's crammed with bargains, who cares that it's not outwardly provocative?)
Scene at 7 pm on a Friday: In a setup so endearing it's nearly painful, at the bar sit two silent yet companionable men, watching a Spanish soap opera and thinking their own thoughts. Beyond this, the place is empty. Outside, it's gloomy; the rain swirls.
Why you should go: Because the deals are insane. From noon to 11 pm Monday through Thursday, pints of Bud Light are just $1.25, and the perpetually priced 99 cent tacos are tasty enough, hefty in portion, and come in many varieties (chicken, beef cheek, and more).
Happy hours: Mon-Fri 3-6 pm.
Happy-hour drink specials: $3.25 well drinks, $3.50/$5.50 16- and 20-ounce margaritas, $3 drafts (Negra Modelo, Dos Equis). MARTI JONJAK