What to Eat at Ciudad’s New Happy Hour

Photo: Border Grill

Tacos are back at Ciudad, the pan-Latin fusion restaurant that must have felt left out of the current taco renaissance sweeping the city. Original Mex-mixers Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s downtown restaurant once had a popular taco menu that inexplicably went bye-bye right before new experiments in Mexican cuisine began under Kogi’s reign. Left with just one taco on the menu, exec chef Jeremy Tummel wisely set about reversing the situation, upgrading taco tradition with Niman Ranch pork chorizo and shishito peppers, cooked fajita-style. Niman Ranch pork and shishito, alas, aren’t cheap, so it’s best to bite these babies at happy hour, when they are only $3 each. At Ciudad’s sister restaurant Border Grill, anyone who gives the secret phrase “Taco Taco” today at happy hour gets a two-for-one taco or jalapeno popper. Check out the full happy hour menu at Ciudad below.

on a warm corn tortilla add freshly mashed guacamole 1.25

Cilantro Chicken grilled dark meat, caramelized red onion, serrano chiles, lime

Carne Asada marinated skirt steak, grilled corn salsa, roasted garlic sauce, queso fresco

Carnitas cilantro, onion, guacamole, arbol chile salsa

Chorizo homemade with niman ranch pork, green zebra tomato salsa, queso fresco

Shishito Fajitas shishito peppers, onions, mushrooms, guacamole, oaxacan string cheese

Crispy Potato Rajas roasted potatoes and peppers, corn relish, guacamole, chipotle crema


Guacamole creamy avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, lime

Quesadilla chef’s special creation


Peruvian Ceviche mahi mahi, avocado, lime, ginger, aji amarillo chile 11.50

Argentine Empanadas wild mushroom with warm chipotle sauce

spinach with pine nuts, raisins, manchego, salsa verde 10.00

$4.50 DRINKS

House Mojito, Margarita, Caipirinha, Sangria

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What to Eat at Ciudad’s New Happy Hour