To check out the cozy, quiet bar attached to this slightly foo-foo restaurant, I made a point of bringing my Mexican-American plus-one (born and raised

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To check out the cozy, quiet bar attached to this slightly foo-foo restaurant, I made a point of bringing my Mexican-American plus-one (born and raised in El Paso, his parents still don't speak English at home). He was glad they had Bohemia, his favorite brand of Mexican beer; irritated the bartender pronounced the "H"; relieved there wasn't mariachi music playing in the background (jazz and R&B instead); incredulous they were out of chicken wings; surprised that the corn tortillas (filled with chicken and served with guacamole) were hand-rolled rather than pressed (más auténtico, he claims). I and my Norwegian palate were quite happy with the taco del pescado al pastor: salmon marinated in achiote paste, lightly bitter wild greens, and pineapple, topped with a vinaigretteish drizzle. Basically, a salad on a tortilla. These menu items are all $2.95, as are the generous house margaritas, from 2 to 5 p.m. and after 10 p.m. 611 Broadway Ave. E., 206-322-5757, www.galeriasgourmet.net. CAPITOL HILL

 
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