Happy Hour at Salsa Y Salsa


By Dane Feldman

Photo courtesy of Tristen Pelton.

Welcome to something of a special edition of Thirsty Thursday here on Dish + Drink. Usually, I occupy my weekly Thirsty Thursday slot with a cocktail recipe, but after happy houring (yes, it’s a verb now) at Salsa Y Salsa in BTR’s backyard a couple weeks in a row I want to share my findings.

Located on 22nd Street and 7th Ave here in NYC, Salsa Y Salsa boasts a most impressive happy hour menu. My BTR coworkers and I had passed the restaurant a few times, noting that a Mexican place would probably be a good spot for happy hour, but I certainly wasn’t expecting such a comprehensive menu. Salsa Y Salsa offers an array of Mexican beers, Tecate, Negra Modelo, and Dos Equis Amber among them, by the bottle for $4 a pop.

For those not into beer, original margaritas are $6 frozen, straight up, or on the rocks. It’s an additional dollar for other flavors. Martinis are also $6, while sangria and caipirinhas are $5.

Salsa Y Salsa also offers a wide variety of food for unbeatable happy hour prices, but I haven’t ordered food there just yet.

As far as the quality of the drinks goes, this restaurant presents a good deal. I’ve had cocktails of the same caliber elsewhere for double the price. The drinks are strong, made with decent liquor, and flavorful. By no means is Salsa Y Salsa the best spot in the city for drinks, or even for happy hour, but it’s a place worth visiting. I know I’ll be back.