Full, buzzed and under $10 at Sago

April 4, 2011 § 3 Comments

4600 W Guadalupe St (the Triangle)
Daily 2:30-7pm
reduced price appetizers and drinks
$$

I went to Sago Modern Mexican, located at the Triangle, on Friday with four other girlfriends and we all left more than satisfied with our meal. Their happy hour includes reduced prices for drinks and appetizers, most drinks falling under $5 and appetizers under $6. The best option they have are the 16 oz margaritas in selected flavors for $4.

Sago's hot-pink walls ring in Happy Hour

From their hot pink accented walls to the Victorian and mod décor, Sago is definitely trendy and while seemingly upscale, the menu prices are decent and during happy hour, their appetizer prices are ah-mazing.

When we arrived, we wanted to sit outside to enjoy the weather but it was full so the nice hostess put us in a private area that is sectioned off. Since we were a group of five, we opted to try every flavor of the $4 frozen margarita. The size (16 oz) was delightfully large. The group deemed the strawberry and raspberry the best. The blue was tasteless and the mango was without a hint of mango. The drinks were not strong, but since they were such a big size, the waiter jokingly said “no more margaritas for yall!” by the time it was time to get our check. The mojitos were medicore; I preferred the frozen margaritas.

16 ounces of frozen deliciousness: Sago's raspberry margarita

We decided to order several appetizers to share: deluxe tex-mex queso, stuffed nopales, quesadillas and flautas. To be honest, the free house salsa was delicious—I could have eaten that all day long. The tex-mex queso had a sharp cheedar cheese taste to it and had a strong bean flavor.  Nonetheless, it was gone in about ten minutes. The stuffed nopales dish, which was cheese and chorizo on top of a grilled cactus, was interesting at best. None of us had ever eaten cactus before, and we were all thrown for a loop when we tasted the slimy plant. It wasn’t bad nor good—we just couldn’t eat more than three bites. The quesadillas were average and so were the egg-roll shaped flautas. They tasted more like southwestern egg rolls.

Cheese and chorizo on grilled cactus

The best part of the evening was when our check came—a huge drink and tons of a food later, each of us only paid around $8. EIGHT! Next time, I would suggest ordering more drinks and fewer appetizers. The free salsa was the best dish of the night. I give Sago a definite thumbs up.

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