Hutong value | El Nido has superb taco lunch, happy hour draft deals

By Jim Boyce | The new El Nido now offers tough-to-beat lunch and happy hour deals. Diners can get half-price tacos from noon to 2 PM, Monday to Friday, with five filling options and a choice of crispy corn or soft flour tortillas. Two black pepper beef tacos will cost you rmb25 while all other options are rmb20, including honey-grilled chicken with sriracha cream and a vegan pick that comes with Korean enchilada sauce. (Photo: Mr Vargas)

Meanwhile, drinkers can pop by for the happy hours from 6 PM to 8 PM, Monday to Friday, and enjoy buy one, get one free draft beers. El Nido has 13 options, from rmb35 and up, meaning you pay 17.5 and up. A mix of local beers and imported labels from Brewdog, Stone and Drake’s among others.

By the way, check out the new consumers-only WeChat group BEDD—Beijing Eats & Drinks—for more value. It’s a place for consumers to share and discuss good deals in the city. (Numerous trade have asked to join but experience tells me they will end up being a majority in the group and that will defeat the purpose of sharing their deals.) The QR code is here:

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