I went to this great place in the West Village for an after work birthday party last night. La Palapa, a Mexican place with a Rockola juke box with all Latin music.
I just picked whatever looked like it might be good, which means the Afro Latin stuff, Santana, and anything that looked percussion-heavy.
Happy Hour is awesome, with margaritas with house liquor and beers and sangria ½ price and delicious. When you order a glass of sangria, you get a little baby pitcher. They also have appetizers for $2.95 for Happy Hour and the margaritas are made with organic fresh juice. It was a fun place. The birthday girl had so many people there, for a while that the bar started opening bottles of champagne for them in gratitude (I had left by then, but I hear they stayed for quite a while).