Gallo Blanco: Happy Hour Report Card

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Tacos are Robson's claim to fame for good reason. They're wonderful. My buddy and I try four of out of five soft-shell varieties and can't agree on a favorite, a good problem to have. For him, it's between the carne asada (grilled rib eye with charred tomato salsa, $1.75) and the grilled halibut, topped with guacamole, pico de gallo and crisp iceberg ($2.50). And for me, it's between the cochinita (local pork, marinated and slow-braised in achiote, orange, garlic and guajillo, $1.50) and the wild Mexican shrimp, topped with chile de arbol, slaw, guacamole and pico de gallo, $2.25.

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House marg and a Four Peaks Hop Knot
The Drink: Gallo Blanco offers a short selection of white and red wines, priced at $5 for happy hour. But for the same price, a refreshing house margarita, made with Sauza Blanca and fresh-squeezed juices, really hits the spot. The beer selection is limited to Negra Modelo, Anchor Steam, Four Peaks Hop Knot and Four Peaks Hefe, but given the $3 price tag, it's hard to complain. Next time, I'm trying an agua fresca spiked with vodka.

Conclusion: Except for the noise, I love everything about Gallo Blanco's happy hour: simple, fresh food, refreshing margaritas and sweet, speedy service. Kudos to the white guy!

Grade: A

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Location Info

Gallo Blanco Cafe

401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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