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Best Happy hour in Sarasota. Happy Hour at Jalisco Mexican Grill is a great time to get together with family and friends. Held every Tuesday to Sunday from 3-6 PM!

During Happy Hour, enjoy our 3 favorite drink specials.

Lunch until 3PM

We offer many lunch specials! Find them listed on our lunch specials page


We offer complimentary chips at each table. We have 18 different appetizer selections for your enjoyment including queso, guacamole, or crab and spinach queso dips; ceviche; and eight different nacho selections!

Celebrate Happy Hour and its history with Jalisco Mexican Grill

The concept of "happy hour" is believed to have originated in the United States during the Prohibition era in the 1920s. During this time, the sale and consumption of alcohol were prohibited by law. However, some establishments would host "happy hours" as a way to attract patrons before the legally mandated period of alcohol sales ended for the day. These events typically involved discounted drinks and provided a social atmosphere for people to gather and enjoy themselves.

After the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the tradition of happy hour continued to evolve and become more widespread. It became a marketing strategy for bars and restaurants to offer discounted drinks during specific times of the day, usually late afternoon or early evening, to attract customers during slower hours.

As for margaritas, their history in the United States is intertwined with the rise of Mexican cuisine and culture. The margarita is believed to have originated in Mexico, with several stories claiming to be the drink's true origin. One popular story is that it was invented in the 1930s or 1940s by a bartender who concocted the drink for a customer. Another story attributes its creation to a socialite in Acapulco in the late 1940s.

Regardless of its precise origins, the margarita gained popularity in the United States during the mid-20th century, especially in regions with a strong Mexican influence such as California, Texas, and the Southwest. It became a staple of Mexican restaurants and bars across the country, eventually evolving into one of the most popular cocktails in the U.S.

Today, happy hour specials often include discounted margaritas, making them a popular choice for patrons looking to unwind and socialize after work or during the early evening hours.

Jalisco Mexican Grill is happy to continue this popular tradition in with the best Sarasota Happy Hour