One of the things that I love most about having a work schedule similar to my bestie’s is that whenever we need a break from it all and want a cocktail to help us wind down, we can meet up within 30 minutes and grab something quick. After a particularly hectic day a few weeks ago, we decided to do Happy Hour at Maria’s Cantina (6717 Airways Blvd), a sweet little spot in Southaven that offers “Mexican with a Twist”. It was my first time going (though I’ve heard raves from multiple people) and after the first sip of my frozen Strawberry Margarita, I wondered whyyy had I been depriving myself for so long?!
I’m not a huge drinker, but I do enjoy a cocktail from time to time, and this was just what I needed. It was sweet but not saccharine, and it had a little kick but not too much. I may be odd for saying this, but I actually hate when a cocktail has too much alcohol in it; I feel like you can’t really enjoy the flavors when it’s overpowering, which defeats the purpose (unless you’re trying to get tipsy. If that’s the case, do you boo. The stronger the better. Ha!).
I love Mexican food as well, so I decided to try their Dirty Rice Bowl, which was the BOMB.
It’s filled with rice, onions, peppers, corn, slaw, and your choice of meat-I had Chipotle Chicken-and it was the perfect balance with my drink. Very filling, but no food comas; I plan to recreate it at home, it was that good.
While it’s not quite traditional or authentic, it is delicious, so of course I’ll be back for more.
6717 Airways Blvd
Southaven, MS 38671
Mon-Thur | 11a-11p
Fri-Sat | 11a-12a
Sun | 11a-9p
Where’s your favorite place to go for Happy Hour?