At Casa Durango, chefs whip up a smorgasbord of Mexican eats, with a spread of tortas, tacos, salads, and burritos paired with frosty tropical cocktails and margaritas. Like a computer manual written by Stephen King, the menu is as lengthy as it is appetizing. It presents dozens of different steaks, enchiladas, seafood, and chicken dishes ladled with zesty sauces and complemented by sides of savory rice and beans. The dishes run the gamut from traditional, homey plates of marinated lamb shank and slow-simmered pork to group-pleasing dishes of nachos and taquitos. And when it comes to entertaining groups, the restaurant also hosts karaoke performances that lighten the mood on weekends.
Since Frank Tonkin Sr. opened his first Taco Time in 1962, each location has hand-chopped its own vegetables and concocted pots of fresh-cooked pinto beans every morning. Try the classic beef crisp burrito ($2.79) or its meat-free cousin, the veggie soft taco ($4.69), with a side of spherical, seasoned Mexi-fries ($1.69 for a regular). Watch your figure through southwest chop-salad-colored glasses, with black bean and corn salsa, pico de gallo, and mixed veggies ($5.59). Or opt for a cup of white chicken chili, another of many healthy options at just 139 calories ($1.99).
A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $20, you get $40 worth of creative cocktails and contemporary Mexican cuisine at Barrio’s elegant Capitol Hill and Bellevue eateries.
El Quetzal Mexican Restaurant sates ravenous appetites with a menu of ample eats inspired by Mexico City's street fare. Tuck teeth into the midsection of an overstuffed torta—a sandwich lined with melty mozzarella and teeming with chipotle-sauce-soaked tasties such as mexican sausage, breaded flank steak, or the pleasant paradox of sliced ham with pineapple and five-dimensional bacon ($8.75). El Quetzal’s epicureans test the tensile strength of their homemade corn-dough tortillas with quesadillas gigantes that come overflowing with smoked chipotle-braised meat and a flood of fresh-made cheese ($8.99). Dinnertime diners can graze on a platter of beef with carne-asada steak ($12.99) paired with a Mexican beer or margarita or opt for an all-day breakfast dish, retroactively improving their day with huevos con jamon's diced ham and three scrambled eggs ($8.99).
We proudly serve "original" Mexican food. Everything we serve is fresh right down to our handmade corn tortillas served fresh from the comal. If you are looking for a delicious and truely authentic Mexican restaurant with great service then El Mestizo is your place! We look forward to seeing you soon!
A prodigious red arrow blinks above Bimbos' front door, serving as a beacon to cruisers of the Pike/Pine corridor, the bustling Seattle thoroughfare the Mexican hotspot helped cultivate upon its inception. Developed by a trio of local eco-friendly entrepreneurs, the eatery anchors itself on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and recyclable materials.
The menu's signature dish harkens back to the eatery's former name, Bimbo’s Bitchin’ Burrito Kitchen, and packs four types of tortillas with organic beans, house-made pico de gallo, and a choice of four creative proteins. Beers from local brewers, such as Rainier and Manny’s, clink off 10 different Mexican bottles at a full-service bar upstairs. In the Cha Cha Lounge belowground, black-velvet paintings shadow the walls alongside sepia-toned photos of luchadores, easily identifiable due to their characteristic wristbands.
Located close to the Fauntleroy ferry terminal, Guadalajara lets diners fill up on authentic Mexican eats before or after crossing the Puget Sound. Cooks conjure up house specialties such as chicken fajitas served on sizzling plates, slivers of shredded beef seasoned and cooked according to a traditional recipe, and beef soup filled with various vegetables. The restaurant’s popular happy hour highlights its assortment of margaritas—available frozen or on the rocks—ranging from the tart cabo rita to the tequila sunrise, which features sweet grenadine.