Sunday, January 8, 2012

Seattle Happy Hour: Cactus

What: Cactus
Where: 2820 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
When: Mon-Fri, 3-6pm; Sat & Sun, 3-5pm
Honeys Heart: Blue Corn Calamari

After spending Christmas with the fam in San Jose, I flew up to Seattle to spend some time with Doug before we went  back to Portland. One night, we met up with his parents to go to happy hour at one of his Dad's favorite hh spots: Cactus, local chain that serves southwestern and Mexican cuisine.

We started off with $5 happy hour mojitos. Tasty, but definitely skimpy on the rum. I appreciate when restaurants offer cheap happy hour drinks, but if they're barely going to put any alcohol in them, what's the point?

Doug's parents said the margaritas are much better. Noted! 

Next up was chips and salsa ($2) and guacamole ($4). Yum!

We also had the Smoked Chicken Quesadilla ($4) with bacon. For $4, this is definitely a good deal. Great flavor and pretty filling.

Doug's mom said the Blue Corn Calamari ($6) is a favorite of hers and I can see why. The blue corn coating added a nice crunch and the slightly spicy aioli was a great compliment to the calamari.  

Doug's dad suggest that we order the Camarones D’ El Diablo ($6) which are prawns with spicy Diablo sauce and mango–pineapple mojo. Loved the spice on these combined with the sweet mango-pineapple sauce.

Great choice, Marilyn and Dick! I'll go to Cactus with you anytime!