33-17 31st Ave
Astoria, NY 11106
Low-key Mexican restaurant Pachanga Patterson does cocktails right: margaritas are flavored with hibiscus, while proprietary sips have real personality, as illustrated by The Frida (almost as intriguing as the artist herself) which fuses mezcal with elderflower, cucumber, dill and lime juice. The dinner menu scans classic favorites with a few updates: quesadillas are filled with zucchini blossoms, fried cauliflower is wrapped into an empanada. A chicken mole and hangar steak with salsa tatemada sticks to the books. The taco list shouldn't be ignored, especially during the weekday happy hour.