Close to a year ago a friend turned me from Bloody Marys as my sunday morning brunch drink of choice to Bloody Marias (same thing only tequila replaces the vodka) and I have been searching for the perfect Maria ever since. My search came to an end on 23rd and Kearney at a place called the Sante Fe Taqueria. \r
I went in with the recommendation that this was a place to get some really good Mexican food for cheap. The service is friendly, down to earth and fast . While Maya was dilligently preparing a delicious Migas from the breakfast menu, she was telling us that she was glad to have Sarah back behind the bar after a brief hiatus. I can completely understand why. I asked for my Maria spicy and I got the most perfectly flavored, spiced and liquored bloody maria that I have ever had (I'm too embarassed to reveal just how many I have tried in the past few months, but let's just say I do have an adequate base to recognize greatness). \r
So if you're in Portland and you get a hankering for some good Mexican food that won't dig too deep into your pocket, head over to Santa Fe. If you're looking for a good bloody mary (or maria), run there.
Pros: Cool Staff, Great Service, Convenience, Location, and BLOODY MARIAS