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Joe Peña’s (“Joe Rock’s”)

4 Feb

DIOS MIO las fajitas mexicanas de Joe Peña’s are top in town! Yes, some cool cat named Joe actually labeled his restaurant, “Joe Rocks.” Wait a minute, that’s just his name. Yes, it’s an undercover restaurant chain, and cool Joe will empty your wallet before the night is through. Sadly, it’s so worth it.

Tucked away on a side street of Gemmayze, Joe Peña’s hip milieu brings together a different crowd every night.

Let’s start with the 17,000 LL Guacamole. The first time I ever paid about $12 for Guacamole was at Joe Peña’s. It’s like paying $12 for Foul. For the record, Guacamole is not so exotic, it costs pesos to make-it-yourself at home (even in Beirut). Confession: I still order it every time.

If you like reading books, pick up Joe Peña’s drink menu, and sing your cocktail ABC’s. Margarita pitchers & fine Caipirinhas aside, Joe Peña’s also makes a mean Mai Tai.

Gettin’ to the gold: Try one of the more daring fajita mixes such as the Chicken, Banana & Coconut, the Beef & Pineapple, or the Camarones (Shrimp) & Chicken. However, prepare your stomach because these bad boys are fillers. One order of Fajitas is suitable for two.

Boutros Dagher Street, Gemmayze

Tel: +961 01 449906.  Call ahead for reservations.

Open Sunday-Tuesday 5pm-1am, Wednesday-Saturday 7pm-2am. Kitchen closes at 12.

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