After our recent jaunt up to Ballard for burgers at Lunchbox Laboratory, the quest continues on Queen Anne Avenue. We already hit Dick’s and Hilltop Ale House, so upon recommendation, we headed to Peso’s for happy hour.
Look beyond the short menu at your table (if you can get a table) and ask for the full happy hour menu. There’s quite a selection; most everything is $4, so we got four items, including ahi tuna seared rare “Oaxaca-style,” spicy fried fresh calamari, and a salad of pear and arugula. But we were really here for the burger, specifically, the El Diablo “steakhouse” avocado burger with smoky bacon, jack cheese, red onion, butter lettuce, and tomatoes. We added fries for $1.50 for a nice-looking happy hour plate – and a pretty good deal.
Peso’s does a decent burger with good fixings. Nothing fancy, like Lunchbox Laboratory offers, but with much better service; considering how crowded the conditions were, our server was patient, friendly, and helpful.The downside: Though it’s not fast food like Dick’s, we found ourselves eating quickly and wanting to get out, as the happy hour crowd was rather raucous, and we got tired of screaming at each other to be heard. As at La Carta de Oaxaca, it can be hard to enjoy the food in a noisy environment; then again, most people are coming to Peso’s to get happy over happy hour drinks.
Cross-posted at Seattlest, where “we” = me.