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Monday, July 23, 2012

Mamacita's "La Hora Feliz" Has Cheap Margaritas, Duck Confit Tacos

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge Mamacita's camaron al pastor tacos. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • Mamacita's camaron al pastor tacos.

Happy hour at Mamacita runs Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Friday until 6 p.m., and features taco and drink specials that don't break the bank without the annoyance of an after-work meat market prowl -- even though it's in the Marina.

Tacos are typically served three to an order for $13 to $15, but they're two for $6 during "La Hora Feliz." Choices are pollo taqueria (crispy chicken), camarones al pastor (achiote-spiced prawns), carnitas cerditas (pulled pork), carne asada (skirt steak), and pato à la plancha (duck confit). They're tiny but surprisingly filling, particularly the duck, stuffed so full it's a challenge to eat them without half the meat spilling out.

Fancy margaritas are a specialty of the house and run from $8 to $12, but you can down a pint of original ($4) or pomegranate margarita ($5) for half price. Other happy hour drinks include a classic mojito ($4), sangria ($4), or Tecate with fresh lime and salt ($2).

Last week, owners confirmed to Eater SF that Bocazote is the name for their forthcoming restaurant in Cole Valley, which they aim to open in the fall. Chances are probably pretty high that it will also have a good value happy hour.

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