** UPDATE** This restaurant location closed on Feb 7, 2015.  Thanks for the memories. 

The typical Saturday night is usually reserved for dinner and dancing while Monday-Friday evenings are reserved for Happy Hour.   It’s very rare to find a Happy Hour on a Saturday night,  but Talara Baltimore offers a pretty impressive hybrid of both.

If you’re not familiar with Talara it’s a South American themed restaurant located in Harbor East Baltimore.  The menu features sushi, seafood, and tapas with a fresh latin flair.  They also offer Salsa lessons on Monday nights.  The signature cocktails there are the Mojito, Sangria, and Caipirinha,  and they are $5.00  each during happy hour.

Talara Cocktails

The Mango Mojito is my favorite cocktail at Talara, mainly because it’s made with fresh mango and mint.


Salmon Asian Tartare

On my recent visit I ordered the Salmon Asian Tartare and the Blackened Chicken Tostada.  The tartare is a sushi tapa served with a sweet aioli sauce and topped with caviar.


Blackened Chicken Tostada

The tostadas were somewhat of a fancy nacho covered in cheese, chicken, and salsa.  The tostadas I liked  because the chip was not soggy under all the toppings and even though you only get five chips, it was pretty filling to me.  Just like the cocktails during happy hour, the tapas are also $5.00 each


Pulled Chicken Tacos

Talara on a Saturday night is the place to go if you want a chill, under the radar atmosphere to have a few drinks and eats with friends.