Mexican Restaurants in Seattle


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  • El Quetzal
    Five Things to Know About El Quetzal El Quetzal is renowned for its fish tacos, tortas, and other Mexican favorites. Here’s more about this beloved hotspot: If you’re looking for Tex-Mex, head elsewhere. El Quetzal does authentic Mexican food straight from the heart of Mexico City. Owner Juan Montiel relies heavily on his mom’s original recipes, which incorporate such distinctive ingredients as fresh cactus. It serves Mexican breakfast. Starting at 8 a.m. El Quetzal dishes out hot plates of eggs and chorizo and chilaquiles—fried tortilla strips drizzled with tomatillo sauce and served with eggs or chicken. For late risers, the breakfast menu is available all day. The tortas are not to be missed. Reviewers from around Seattle can’t stop raving about El Quetzal’s over-sized Mexican sandwiches. Try the Torta Toluca, filled with filled with chorizo, beans, cheese, avocado, and jalapeño sauce. The huraches aren’t too shabby either. Comparable to a pizza, huraches layer toppings such as chorizo and cactus atop a grilled base of cornmeal. The sun is always shining inside. One full wall of El Quetzal contains nothing but sun decorations, said to stand for good luck and power. Plus, it offers a nice respite from Seattle’s cloudy skies.
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    3209 Beacon Avenue South
    Seattle, WA US
  • Blue Water Taco Grill
    Kick back and enjoy flavorful tacos, burritos and chips and salsa at Blue Water Taco Grill. Blue Water Taco Grill is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Blue Water Taco Grill offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Blue Water Taco Grill with its kid-approved food and ambience. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. The dress code at Blue Water Taco Grill is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Or, take your food to-go. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. Blue Water Taco Grill patrons can find street parking at the Queen Anne Ave N location. You'll find your bill at Blue Water Taco Grill to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Blue Water Taco Grill's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
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    515 Queen Anne Ave N
    Seattle, WA US
  • Mexico Cantina y Cochina
    In Focus: Mexico Cantina Y Veracruz Cochina Specialty: Modern Mexican cooking and creative margaritas Popular dish: fajitas made with natural beef or sustainably-fished seafood Vegetarian’s choice: sweet-potato enchiladas with goat cheese and poblano sauce Critic’s favorite: a Seattle Times reviewer loved the Ahi Tuna Flores, praising the “pepper-and-spice-rubbed rectangles of seared rare tuna” served with seasonal veggies What to drink: hibiscus margarita with tequila, triple sec, and house-made hibiscus-flower syrup Don’t miss: the lime-salt-dusted tortilla chips Best seats in the house: on the rooftop patio or around the indoor fire pit Eco-friendly cred: Mexico Cantina composts food waste to increase sustainability Before dinner: catch a movie or do some shopping at Pacific Place, the shopping center that Mexico Cantina calls home
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    600 Pine St, Level 4
    Seattle, WA US
  • La Luna
    For Mexican fare beyond the traditional taco, check out La Luna Restaurant and Bar. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on La Luna Restaurant and Bar's menu. The patio seating at La Luna Restaurant and Bar is perfect for those warm summer days. Wireless internet access is available for no charge at La Luna Restaurant and Bar. You pup can accompany you to La Luna Restaurant and Bar, which welcomes dogs. Casual dining at its best, La Luna Restaurant and Bar customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. null Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at La Luna Restaurant and Bar.
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    2 Boston St.
    Seattle, WA US
  • El Farol Mexican Restaurant
    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.
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    1467 E Republican St
    Seattle, WA US
  • La Carta De Oaxaca
    La Carta de Oaxaca: A User’s Guide Regional Oaxacan Cuisine | Popular Margaritas | Shareable Small Plates | Private Outdoor Patio | Signature Mole Dishes Sample Menu Appetizer: hand-mashed guacamole and house-fried tortilla chips Lunch dish: tamales salsa verde Dinner dish: mole negro oaxaqueño—black mole with chicken or pork, served with rice and tortillas Drink: house sangria Where to Sit: If your party is small, grab some seats at the counter so you can look in on the open kitchen and watch the chefs at work. If you have a party of 10 or more, make a reservation for the outdoor plaza, which features large communal tables. When to Go: Instead of trick-or-treating, head out for a bite on October 31. That’s when the restaurant celebrates the Day of the Dead with live music and a parade. Inside Tips Order lots of different things; the menu consists mostly of small plates. Be ready for some heat. Spiciness is king in Oaxaca, the region in Mexico that inspired La Carta de Oaxaca’s cuisine. This is especially true when it comes to one of the region’s most famous foods, mole sauce. Praise Seattle magazine calls this, “easily Seattle’s most authentic Mexican restaurant...” Seattle Weekly says, “The margaritas are practically perfect.” Vocab Lesson Mole: there are many regional varieties of this rich sauce, but chilies, spices, and mexican chocolate are the most common ingredients. It’s typically served atop poultry or pork. Huevos rancheros: fried eggs topped with a tomato-chili sauce (or salsa) and served atop lightly fried tortillas. Tamale: corn-based dough that’s stuffed with meat, veggies, or cheese before getting wrapped in a corn husk and steamed. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Shop for some local artwork at Venue (5408 22nd Avenue NW). After: Finish off the night with an eclectic lineup of live bands at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Avenue NW). If You Can’t Make It, Try This: La Carta de Oaxaca’s sister restaurant, Mezcaleria Oaxaca (2123 Queen Anne Avenue N).
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    5431 Ballard Ave NW
    Seattle, WA US

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