A standby for casual-but-vibey Mexican food on the East Side, Takoba is best utilized during happy hour (especially out on their big patio), but it’s also a good place for a low-key date night. The Mexican menu is fairly shareable, and throwing back a margarita (or two) will get the conversation juices flowing.
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