El Borracho in Ballard Delivers $1 Tacos
When you need a break from a dreary work day, El Borracho Taqueria is the Hot Spot I recommend that is a great place to grab some cheat eats and drinks for a 4-7 p.m. happy hour Monday through Friday. With the design of the room and the large rectangular bar at 5465 Leary Way, it’s simple to spark up conversations with others sipping their margaritas.
There is a vibrating energy in the room, with tables packed with people laughing and chatting. It’s easy to embrace its motto “El Take it Easy,” after ordering a homemade margarita aptly named El Cheapo for just $4. But the crowd pleaser at El Borracho is the $1 taco. I recommend the cochinitas pibil tacos made of orange achiote pork with pickled red onion and the carnitas tacos, both packed with flavor. If you’re downtown, El Borracho has another Hot Spot, located at 1521 1st Ave., between Pike and Pine streets.