Otro Café in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card
The Hours: Happy Hour is offered daily from 2 until 6 p.m.
You can't help but try to strike comparisons between Otro Café and Gallo Blanco. Though there are similarities between Doug Robson's two restaurants, there's plenty that sets the recently opened Otro apart. A lighter, more lounge-like interior makes Otro a much more comfortable, relaxed environment with plenty of booths to go around. The interior definitely isn't huge, though, so it seems once word spreads more about Otro it'll be as packed as its predecessor.
Heather Hoch The egg, bean, and chorizo torta at Otro Cafe.
It's the little things that differ between the two menus that are making Otro more delicious for us. The flour tortillas on their tacos are a tasty break from usual corn tortilla street tacos. We tried out the pork, beef, and shrimp tacos, which are well worth the $5 they total during happy hour. The tacos' fillings were comparable to Gallo's preparation, which is fine by us.
Next, we sampled an egg, bean, and chorizo torta ($6), which is pretty much a hearty breakfast on a soft and lightly sweet bun. It was absolutely delicious, plus we're suckers for the black beans at Otro rather than Gallo's pintos. You can also sample the cotija and paprika covered elote ($4.25), guacamole classico ($2/$5) and a shrimp cocktail ($7.50) discounted during happy hour.