September 16, otherwise known as National Guacamole Day, is today! If you’re as enthusiastic about alcohol as you are about guacamole and would like to enjoy the pleasures of both things simultaneously, then you’ll enjoy this. So drag your friends, family, and acquaintances out to Happy Hour because guac brings people together.
El Centro D.F. – Is there anything El Centro D.F. can’t do? Their $5 Margaritas, Agua Fresca, house wine, and Mexican beers will have you making excuses to leave work early to make it for the start of their 4 p.m. -7 p.m. Daily Happy Hour. $9.95 table side guacamole is always a safe bet and dare I say, the perfect companion to an El Centro Margarita.
Rosa Mexicano – You can make Rosa Mexicano’s $14 table side guacamole can be as plain or as not-plain as you want it to be. Their 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Happy Hour offers everything from $6 La Tradicionales, Frozen Mango Margaritas, and Mojitos.
Cuba Libre – Cuba Libre’s Housemade Caipirinha Infusion goes for $6 during their 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday-Friday Happy Hour so there’s no excuse not to try it. If you’re too sober and embarrassed of mispronouncing Caipirinha just say, “this one, por favor.” Maybe your elementary level Spanish will get you a free order of Cuban-style guacamole with, pineapple, virgin olive oil, roasted jalapeños and a squeeze of fresh lime. But if you do have to pay for it, it’s only $6.75.
La Sandia – If by some strange twist of fate you ever get tired of regular guacamole, or just want to try something different, keep La Sandia in mind. They make four types of guacamole, each inspired by different regions of Latin America. According to our Bourgey Guide to Guacamole, “the North has cactus, morita, salsa fresca, queso fresco; South: grasshoppers (!!!!), tomatillo, cotija cheese, onion, chile cascabel; Pacific: kiwi, jicama, strawberry, mango, mint; and, Yucatan Peninsula: shrimp ceviche, salsa habanero, salsa fresca, orange.” Their 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Happy Hour menu has $5 De la Casa Margaritas, Mojitos, and $4 Mexican beers. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Oyamel – Classic Margaritas for $5, Mojitos for $7, and Dos Equis for $4 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and to make it even better let’s throw in some table side guacamole for $13.50. Also, please try Oyamel’s $5 La Rosa Ponche because we want to live vicariously through you.
El Camino -$9 house made guacamole is offered during El Camino’s 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Happy Hour and their $5 Margaritas, $4 Negra Modelo Drafts, and $4 Rail Drinks are too. Note to self: if you can’t make Happy Hour and you’re still craving some Mexican food, you should know that late night tacos are a thing here.
Lauriol Plaza – Maybe you have a lot of friends or maybe you can finish an entire Margarita pitcher all on your own – either way, good for you. Lauriol Plaza’s 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. complete Happy Hour menu also includes pitchers of Sangria and Sangreetas and their guacamole is a very reliably good. P.S. They’re having a National Guacamole Day Week special Happy Hour from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday.
Alero – Alero’s 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Happy Hour Monday offers $29.99 Full Pitcher House Margaritas, Georgia Peaches, and Coronaritas. That plus homemade guacamole for $7.99 makes Alero a good choice if you don’t want to sign away your life’s savings to a restaurant.