Paris Ryan / Special to The Bee

Bartender Hopeangel Corstorphine serves a tall drink at Más Cocina Mexicana.

Night Life: Más Cocina's flair is south-of-the-border fare

Published: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 - 12:00 am | Page 32TICKET

Más Cocina Mexicana

1563 Eureka Road, Roseville

(916) 773-3778

masroseville.com

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday

Happy hour: 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 p.m.-close Friday and Saturday

The real steal: Select from draft beers and wine by the glass for $3, well drinks for $4, cocktails ranging from $4-$7 dollars, and appetizers for $5 each. On Monday and Tuesday, happy hour prices on drinks are extended from 6 p.m. to close at the bar. Appetizers are large enough to split between 2-3 people and popular choices include nachos, quesadillas, and taquitos.

The vibe: Traditional Mexican décor, including decorated pots and artifacts, surround you in this laid-back, relaxed restaurant. Red and orange glass pendant lights add a bit of gaiety above each booth. You'll also see added decorations for the holidays.

Signature drink: The top-shelf margarita is $7 during happy hour and is typically the most popular drink. Made with 100 percent premium blue agave tequila; fresh, hand-squeezed lime juice; and agave nectar, this margarita comes in flavors such as mango, blackberry, and pomegranate, to name a few.

Bathroom break: The bathroom has only two stalls, but there is plenty of mirror space for touch-ups and there's a mirror outside the bathroom as well.

Alternative libations: Mojitos and the Jamaican sunset – made with rum, grenadine, and pineapple – are typical choices for those who don't order a margarita. Are you the designated driver? Try one of their virgin margaritas, which come in the same flavors as the alcoholic beverages.

Something extra: Happy hour works anywhere in the restaurant, and we suggest the patio. It is covered and has fans and heaters to deal with whatever weather blows this way. Even on a chilly day, the heater keeps you toasty, but a light breeze fills this oasis. A large fountain takes up the side of one wall. Plants fill decorated pots, and flowers surround the fountain.Sienna Restaurant

3909 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills

(916) 941-9694

www.siennarestaurants.com

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday

Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. daily

The deals: Enjoy a wide selection of drinks, including 18 different wines by the glass ranging from $5.50- $10.50. Well cocktails are $5 and draft beers are $3.50. If you prefer cocktails, they are $7.50 during happy hour. Try the cucumber martini and watermelon basil martini, two popular choices. Hungry? Split a wood-fired pizza with toppings such as spicy shrimp. They all have eight slices and are $9.95. Or for anywhere between $6.95 and $8.95, try one of their appetizers such as the ahi tuna tartare, wild mushroom bruschetta and chipotle barbecue pork tostadas.

Hacienda Grill

4810 Granite Drive, Suite A-1, Rocklin

(916) 259-1230

www.hacienda.biz

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight daily

Happy hour: 3-6 p.m. daily

The deals: Enjoy $2 and $3 draft beers, $3 well drinks and wine by the glass, $4 margaritas. Tacos and pork ribs are just $1.

Pyramid Bar and Grill at Whitney Oaks Golf Club

2305 Clubhouse Drive, Rocklin

(916) 632-8333 ext. 6

www.whitneyoaksgolf.com

Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday

Happy hour: 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday

The deals: Select from 12 different beers on draft for $3 or well cocktails for $4. Every week brings three new bar appetizers – lettuce wraps, pot stickers, chicken tacos, or sliders – each priced at $4. Why not try all three by splitting them with a couple of friends? The bar also offers weekly specials, available throughout the day.Do you know of a bar that has amazingly good deals on drinks and food? Share the scoop with The Bee, and we'll highlight it as part of this new Night Life feature. Email sacbeenightlife@gmail.com.

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