Must-Have Mexican Happy Hour Specialties in Seattle

Mexican plates at Poquitos in Capitol Hill. Photo source.

Mexican plates at Poquitos in Capitol Hill. Photo source.

What could possibly make Mexican favorites any more delicious than they already are? Happy hour prices usually do the trick. Here’s where to get the best and freshest happy hour tacos, housemade guac, strong margaritas, and everything beyond and in-between within Seattle city limits.

Cantina de San Patricio | 1914 Post Alley | 206-443-2150

Happy hour: Daily, 4 – 7 p.m.

This Pike Place purveyor of fine Mexican cuisine is serving up happy hour favorites every evening. Add some variety to your personal margarita repertoire and opt for the Irish Margarita, which swaps the tequila for Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey with fresh lime juice, sliced cucumber, and a touch of agave. For your munchies, go for Tres Tacos -- a trio of tacos stuffed with any combination of carne, pollo, or pescado.

Poquitos | 1000 E Pike St | 206-453-4216

Happy hour: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 3 - 6 p.m.

Holy happy hour! The Mexican arm of the Bastille/Stoneburner/Rhein Haus/Macleods family is serving up everything from small bite staples such as fresh guac and tacos to delicious curveballs like Chapulines (toasted grasshoppers seasoned with chile-lime salt). The Mole Fries are a must-try: essentially poutine with Latin flair. Each plate features a pile of house-cut fries smothered in Oaxacan mole negro, crema, cotija cheese, toasted sesame seeds and fresh cilantro. Be sure to take advantage of happy hour prices on draft beers, wells, and house wines, plus $2 off margaritas and house cocktails. Order any of the margaritas -- whether you like yours spicy, tropical, seasonal, or classic -- and you can’t go wrong.

Señor Moose | 5242 Leary Ave NW | 206-784-5568

Happy hour: Monday – Thursday, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

At Señor Moose’s happy hour, plainclothes horchata gets a kick in the pants with the addition of cinnamon-infused Milagro tequila. This is just one offering in a lineup of $5 drinks. Enjoy yours with as many $5 tacos as you can devour -- whether shredded chicken, shredded beef or vegetarian sweet potato.