Salsa y Salsa
Venue: Mexican Restaurant
Atmosphere: Trendy, Casual
Crowd/Scene: Dining, Happy Hour
Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/167G266
Rating: 4 Stars
So if you were returning to full-time work for the first time in almost 2 years, what would you do immediately after?
Well, I don’t know about you, but I would eat Mexican food…and rather decent Mexican good at that!
In the haze that were the first minutes after my first day of work, I wound up going to Salsa y Salsa on the whim of a few GroupMe texts in which individuals were asking for happy hour accomplices. Well, if ever there were a better term for me, I don’t know what it is.
Salsa y Salsa is a great place to do Happy Hour. Not only are the drinks (e.g., the margaritas) cheap, but they have a happy hour food menu, too. I actually think the rest of New York City’s restaurants are sleeping on the happy hour food menu. I guess the current thinking is that if we get you drinking for cheap, we can get you to pay for food at full-price. But I say, why not cheapen the food too, only give away what you probably would have lost money on anyway (e.g., 1849′s cheap wings on Mondays and Wednesdays), and don’t lose out to a guy who decides to leave just when he gets hungry enough to go buy food from a better restaurant.
But I digress. Salsa y Salsa doesn’t have that problem. They keep you drunk and full for the entire happy hour, and had I not had other plans, I probably would have stayed there all night. For drinks, I ordered margaritas (obviously). But for food, I went with two different tacos. One was the Carne Asada Hangar Steak Taco, which was succulent and delicious. The other was the Pollo Asado Taco, which I would have had 3 more of if I wasn’t such a wimp and trying to lose weight. Speaking of that weight thing, I ordered some chicken wings and tortilla chips to top it all off.
In conclusion, I’ll be back. Salsa y Salsa has not seen the last of me. If you’re gonna give food away at happy hour prices, you win my business anytime. Did you hear that Per Se?