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The food really was executed poorly the last two visits I paid to the Tacoma Matador (in Nov and Dec). I'm sure most people would agree that cheese on a butternut squash quesadilla really should be melted.
A little late to the game, but here are some options and a link to more
Pacific Grill downtown has 50 percent off happy hour. The meat candy is just a few bucks, bacon wrapped around dates, and it's really good. Mussels and fries is a great deal at $5 or $6 and the cheeseburger sliders with herb fries is another bargain for something like $6
Masa on Sixth Avenue has an awesome happy hour deal, all day sun-tues in the bar. The tacos are taco truck authentic good. This place is a scene on the weekend nights, so avoid it unless you are 22 and like standing room only and people spilling their drinks on you
I also recommend Crown Bar burgers, which are half price on wednesdays.
Down on Ruston, which someone mentioned, Duke's has a great happy hour. Half off.