Counter-service with a bit of self-service thrown in, Michael Cordua's highly casual restaurant isn't a place to enjoy a meal so much as stuff your face full of puffy tacos and get back to running errands. The room is attractive, but cavernous, which helps create the tornado-grade noise that comes with a busy night. Though you can order something called Chinita, an Asian-inspired noodle dish, the menu is mostly Latin in concept. Margaritas are weak and kids are everywhere. Everywhere.
Vibe: A family-friendly joint where you can walk in with a stain on your shirt and leave with two more and no one will be scandalized.
Happy Hour Specials: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.: $2.50 for select cocktails