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.
Chevys serves up Mexican fare in Texas-sized portions, with salsa and tortillas made from scratch daily. Begin by ordering a bowl of guacamole to witness a server capture, skin, and gut a live avocado right at your table before hand-mashing it into fresh guacamole. From there, let your taste buds tango across tender tamales of real masa (wrapped by hand each morning), or play mad scientist and suture together an electrified monster plate from enchiladas, tacos, tamales, flautas, and chile rellenos ($11.99 for any two, $13.29 for any three, $14.49 for any four). Seafarers, meanwhile, will want to try the seafood enchilada ($13.69)—a mélange of shrimp and blue crab sautéed in white wine and garlic that's folded into corn tortillas with veggies and Jack cheese, then topped with spicy habanero-pesto cream sauce. To keep the hot peppers and piquant salsas from singing the sinuses, douse your mouth-flames periodically with a prickly pear or blue agave margarita ($6.95) mixed with top-shelf plata, reposado, or añejo tequila.
Crowned the Weekly Volcano 2010 Tournament of the Tacos champion, the award-winning Moctezuma’s tantalizes taste buds with an extensive menu of bodacious burritos, crisp tacos, and sizzling fajitas. The talented chefs unfurl favorites, such as the pescado al ajo, seasoned mahi-mahi pan-fried in garlic butter ($13.99). The Mexico City tacos, which include the fire-swallowing carne asada ($13.49), star a trio of shrink-zapped corn tacos served on a taco holder and hand fed by the waitstaff. Diners can nosh on meat-free fare in the form of spinach-portobello enchiladas ($11.99), or interview a variety of comestibles to dwell on the same plate, including chile rellenos, enchiladas, tamales, and tostadas ($10.99 for two, $11.99 for three). The tequila flaming fajitas, an agglomeration of sirloin steak, marinated chicken, and tiger shrimp ($16.99), is flamed tableside with gold tequila and an eternal flame. Customers 21 and up will also receive a complimentary margarita shooter.
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.
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).
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.
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!