Friday, July 3, 2009

San Jose Happy Hour: Pedro's Restaurant & Cantina

Posted by Katie

Pedro's happy hour resulted in quite a few firsts for me: 1) First happy hour with the mom and sis (sister just turned 21 in April and until recently neither of us have been home at the same time), 2) first happy hour in San Jose, and 3) first happy hour with free food!

That's right, FREE food. And we didn't even need to say we were reviewing the place or flirt with anybody to get it!

Ok, so you did have to buy an alcoholic drink, but we were planning on doing that anyway. And so, with our $5.25 house margaritas in hand, we were able to help ourselves to endless chips and salsa, beans and rice, and beef fajitas.

Mom and I decided we should get a little something else too since all appetizers are half-off during happy hour (4-7pm everyday or 4-close for ladies on Thursdays). We went for the sampler platter ($5.50) which had quesadillas, chicken flautas, a corn tamale and chimichangas. We liked the tamale and chimichangas best.

Even though my sister disagreed (she is a bit of an amateur after all), my mom and I thought that the house margaritas were a little weak so we each ordered a top shelf margarita ($7.50). Much stronger and much better!