NOTE: This restaurant has since closed.
I never turn down a good margarita. That’s one thing you can always count on. I recently went to a new Mexican restaurant in Boca, 101 Cantina. It has a bit of a reputation for being a total college bar — it’s one of the only bars in all of Boca that is 18+ so on “Techno Tuesdays,” college kids of all ages can get in and dance to crazy house music all night long. Not my cup of tea nowadays, but hey…for happy hour, 101 Cantina works for me. My friend Kathryn and I love going out for Mexican on our “girls’ nights,” and since neither of us had tried this place before, we figured it’s time to give it a shot. All of their margaritasare half off during happy hour, so we each got the Cadillac, which is your standard margarita amped up with some OJ and Grand Marnier. My faaaavorite! Of course, no Mexican Happy Hour is complete without a full array of chips, guacamole, and salsa. The Appetizer Trio gives you a big basket of crispy tortilla chips and three dips: salsa, guac, and queso. Neither Kathryn nor I are big queso fans. Well, actually, we are, but our stomachs are not. So we doubled up on the salsa instead. I judge Mexican restaurants based on the chunkiness of their guac and the crispiness of their chips. 101 Cantina passed on each account. Their salsa was a little watery for me, but at least the guacamole had enough depth! The chips though…that’s where it’s at. If you don’t have a good tortilla chip, I will never come back.