January 31, 2014
J: Well, in January, nothing. Oooh, so pun-ny.
K: Not sure about that.
J: At least a double-entendre.
Despite the largely outdoor seating and a frigid evening (haven’t they all been this winter?), El Rey was the perfect meet-up spot with friends on Friday night.
El Rey does three things very well. First, the margaritas were great…and strong. Served frozen (K: Brr, no thanks this January evening), on the rocks, or straight-up, the beverage typically associated with warm afternoons in tropical climates seemed to nonetheless fit. (J: Maybe the heat lamps on max were giving you heat stroke…)
Second, the little tacos were…well little (J: I felt like a giant), but (very) spicy bites of deliciousness. A great combination of mushrooms, accented by a balance of pickled onions and cotija cheese. (J: Giant ate 3…still hungry.). As with a number of spots we review, more veggie options would be welcome.
Third, the retractable roof over the cool architecture of a shipping container structure made for a backdrop that allowed for a fun combination of people watching and star gazing.
Add #1-#3, mix in great company, and it was a exactly the kind of evening needed to wind down a busy week. We can’t wait to try it again, perhaps on a sweltering July evening, reminiscing about that lovely, albeit cold, January night.