Happy Hour Highs at Lowkey Taco.

Happy Hour Highs at Lowkey Taco.

My coworker, Keri, recently informed me about a restaurant that has been slaying tacos on Tuesdays at $2 a pop. Over the past summer, Keri did me a solid favor and supplied me with tacos from El Burro when I was doing my Rachel Carson Trail Challenge (see post here). When I need tacos, I know I can rely on her. Anyways, Keri told me to let her know a time when I would like to join her and Matt for $2 tacos and discounted margs at Lowkey Taco. Less than 2 weeks later, I was sitting at the outdoor patio of Lowkey Taco with a blood orange margarita in my hand.

chips, guac, queso, salsa

We all split chips and dips while browsing the very extensive taco menu. I laughed at some of the taco titles like Young Cheezy, Cluck Norris, and Shrimpin’ Ain’t Eazy. There were so many specialty beef, pork, and chicken options with a few shrimp and vegetarian tacos as well. I was torn between choosing the specialty taco platter or the $2 tacos. After many chips and sips, I decided to do the $2 tacos since it was Tuesday and to try the different specialized tacos on my next visit.

three tacos on a plate

With a $2 upcharge, I had a hard/soft shell combo with the carnitas taco. The hard shell was very greasy despite having a flour soft shell blanket. I would have preferred an authentic style with onions, cilantro, lime, radishes, and a salsa verde rather than the predetermined Tex-Mex style with cheese and lettuce. Not much standing out with this taco – I give this taco a 2 out of 5 on my scale. The chicken taco had less flavor than the pork tacos. I miss the onions and peppers like the Patron in Wexford uses on their simple $1 chicken tacos. I also ranked this taco a 2 out of 5. The beef taco came in last at a 1 out of 5. The beef had an interesting spice and the consistency of the beef was a little too pasty for me. The taco was also extremely salty which didn’t fly in my book.

The next time I head to Happy Hour with Keri and Matt, I will definitely try the specialty tacos. Keri loves the Young Cheezy which is a carnitas taco with pinto beans, fajita peppers, roasted corn, queso fresco, and chipotle cream. Now that is a carnita taco that I could get behind! According to our waitress, the Johnny Hopkins is a hit with house brisket, pickled red onion, Lowkey slaw, pineapple ancho BBQ, cheddar, and crema. Another popular taco is the Cluck Norris with fried chicken, chipotle cream, pico de gallo, and queso fresco. So many interesting toppings like kimchi cucumber and carrots, chimichurri, and apple jicama slaw struck my attention for future orders. The Taco Tuesday tacos did not do the trick for me, but I am looking forward to seeing where the Lowkey specialty tacos fall on my scale. Stay tuned…

happy hour special menu

Price: Happy Hour Mon thru Fri 4:30pm to 6:30pm – Half off all drafts and apps, $5 low key margs, $5 white claw slushies. All Day Taco Tuesday special – $1.99 for smoked chicken, ground beef, or carnitas tacos.

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