Cafe Ynez looks like the love child of a New Jersey diner and a Mexican beachside hut. It has wood-paneled walls, turquoise booths, and strings of colorful lights hanging from the ceiling. In addition to the food, which ranges from things like $9 carnitas tacos to a $20 whole chicken, they also make all their own mixers in house. They have carafes of mango mint margarita mix to pair with your handle of tequila, and there’s also a blueberry thyme lemonade that you should mix with vodka to make a very inexpensive DIY cocktail.
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