In 1992, restaurant owner Carlos Kainz and chef Julie Guerrero first joined forces to open a tiny West Seattle bakery and café, a spot that quickly gained traction and outgrow its modest trappings. The duo packed up the winning operation and moved on to a larger space and a larger vision, renaming their venture Dulces Bistro & Wine and crafting an ambitious menu focusing entirely on Latin-fusion cuisine for dinner. Although Guerrero traces her family heritage back to Mexico, many of her dishes, including paella valenciana and boeuf bourguignon, show strong European influences. Unadulterated Latin staples pepper the menu, such as the green chicken enchiladas that serve as a staple in Mexico City and at Sam I Am’s Cinco de Mayo parties.
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!
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.
For more than a quarter century, the Arias family has served a menu of classic Mexican cuisine at El Farol Mexican Restaurant. Plates full of enchiladas, fajitas, and burritos add their own colors to a space where bold and bright oranges, greens, and blues are splashed across the walls. A spicy shrimp dish, camarones a la diabla, leads a list of more upscale dinner feasts, including sirloin steak infused with cayenne pepper, and burgers, chimichangas, and tacos head the lunch menu. Patrons can quench their thirst with the usual suspects, such as beer, Jarritos, horchata, or a fire hydrant.
Before diving into an entrée, Blue Water Taco Grill's regular menu lets you improve your ability to hold your breath under cheese with a heaping pile of nachos topped with cheese, beans, Pico de Gallo, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa, and veggies ($6.05), or meats such as chicken and beef ($7.30 each). From there, cast your mouth-net around a school of authentic fish tacos ($3.10) adorned with cabbage and lime tartar, or bomb your taste buds with a devastatingly delicious torpedo of prawn burrito (with rice, beans, Pico de Gallo, and fresh salsa; $7.30). For fusion-fueled humans, Blue Water's Taco salads, such as the shrimp and krab taco bowl ($7.30), fuel fusion-powered palates with a swirling vortex of beans, lettuce, Pico de Gallo, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, and fresh salsa, all harnessed inside a crispy tortilla chip bowl. Blue Water also whips up plenty of vegan options, such as the vegan-style fancy rice ($5.20) with Pico de Gallo, beans, cilantro, and salsa, plus a team of veggie choices. Breakfast is also served at select locations.