It's often fun discovering new places to eat and drink. As it happens, yesterday, while stopping by the Natural Grocers at Asbury Plaza, I noticed a few folks under the umbrellas and at the outside bar at Rusty Taco.

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Seeing how it was a sunny day, something was alluring about the scene, so I decided the time was right to give this place a try. One caveat, this was at 3 pm, so I was hoping there would also be a Happy Hour underway.

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Sure enough, that was the case with their half-price margaritas and beer.

Having played Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett earlier during the Good Morning Rodeo, I felt assured that it was Five O'clock Somewhere. So I went to the bar and ordered one of their margaritas on the rocks with a salted rim.

Photo Credit: Keith B.
Photo Credit: Keith B.
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I'm always a little leary of a chain restaurant's premade margaritas dispensed from one of those drink machines. Still, I must say, Rusty Taco's margarita was a solid concoction with just the right blend of lime and tequila. But, of course, the Happy Hour price made it all the better.

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Not one to exist solely on a liquid diet and having spotted a nearby customer's order, I also opted for the cauliflower taco bowl. It was a hearty and tasty serving consisting of grilled cauliflower, avocado crema, slaw, pickled red onions, and rice. Delicious!

Feeling pretty good, I thought I better continue my research by ordering another margarita, but a frozen one this time. I've long considered it my duty to go the extra mile when reviewing food and beverage establishments. So with temps in the mid-80s, I wanted to be sure about this frozen margarita recommendation.

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The happy hour food and drink at Rusty Taco hit the spot, the price was right, and the staff was friendly and attentive. I plan to return and look forward to exploring the rest of the menu.

Photo Credit: Keith B. via Canvas
Photo Credit: Keith B. via Canvas
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I give Rusty Taco 4 out of 5 limes!

Rusty Taco - 3333 Asbury Road - Dubuque, IA 52002

rustytaco.com

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